It is time for a blog award. It has been quite a while since I’ve last done one of these to be honest. I keep forgetting about them. To be honest I think this might be the last blog award I do. While I appreciate being nominated for them, I don’t tend to find them that fun to do. I prefer book tags.
In any case a long time ago I was nominated by Erika by Erika in Bookventureland and Cristina by My Tiny Obsessions. I think I’ve actually been nominated a few more times, but I can’t find those anymore. I’m sorry! Thank you for nominating me though!
This award was originally created by Eve over at Edge of the Night
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
- Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above.)
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
- Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!
How A Dance With Books Came to Be
I’ve mentioned a few times that while I was a clear book lover as a child during the second half of high school and throughout college I read very little. I suppose the pressure of school and other hobbies being time consuming took over my life. I’ve always found blogging interesting during those times but I never considered making one, feeling my skills to make a blog were seriously lacking and I didn’t think I’d keep up with it for longer than a few months.
After college there was work and moving to keep my occupied. In 2012 I kind of hit rock bottom though I wouldn’t admit it. But I had a form of burnout that was very physical for me. During the enidng of that time I slowly started reading again. Very slowly, staring with 11 books a year. Each year became more. In 2014 I found Tumblr and made a Booklr. I had fun there, but in 2015 I started realizing that I wanted to post more topic like posts. More writings Tumblr is fast paced and pictures and one liners get more reactions and interactions than posts with a few paragraphs.
So I decided to look into a blog. I had no idea how to make one or about domains so when I found wordpress pre made blogs where I could just edit, well that was ideal for me. And here I am. In May this blog will turn one.
I’m not sure if I’m the right person to ask advice from since I’m still finding things out for myself.
- Be yourself. Do what you like to do. It’s okay to ask your readers for what they like to see on your blog but if it isn’t something that appeals to you then don’t do it. Keep it fun and entertaining for yourself.
- There are no real rules for blogging. Except don’t steal or bash authors, but those are too obvious. There are no rules about how often you should post a week or how long your posts should be. If you have an idea, go with it.
- Tip: Don’t take pictures from the internet that aren’t yours (unless they are covers of books that you use for book reviews) but take your own pictures. Have fun with taking your own pictures. Don’t worry about them being perfect. Practice makes perfect and Id rather see your not perfect photos than a random picture taken from the internet.
- Marcia from Oog op de Toekomst
- Myrthe from Books Around the World
- Rowan from My Pink Fairytale
- Michelle from The Writing Hufflepuff
I did no digging. #sorrynotsorry