I had the honor of being nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Wendy Megget. Wendy’s blog is amazing and she puts so much hard work into it. You can check out her amazing website located at https://wendymegget.wordpress.com. The Blogger Recognition Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a way of recognizing the efforts they put into their site.
The Rules for the Blogger Recognition Award
Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.
A Brief History of my Blog
I started “I Won’t Say I’m In Love With Reading” back on October 5, 2018. I used to have another blog with one of my friends, but when we had a falling out, I found that I missed having a blog. So I decided to create my own, and share my love of reading with fellow bookworms. I started my blog on blogger, but I noticed I wasn’t getting a lot of traffic or followers. When I started noticing other bloggers on Twitter using WordPress, I decided to check it out and do research on it. I decided to move my blog over to WordPress, and found that the transition was actually really smooth.
They had a program where all you had to do was import your blog from blogger into WordPress, and all my posts just showed up on the new platform. Since I moved to WordPress, I found that I am getting a lot more traffic and more followers. I haven’t had my blog for a year, but so far it has been one amazing journey. I had doubts that I could do this by myself, but I decided to give it a go anyways, and I have to say that it has been the best decision of my life. I didn’t think that my blog would be as successful as it has been, but I was presently surprised and I can’t wait to see what happens in the future!
Advice to New Bloggers
My advice to new bloggers is simple. Write what you love and don’t stress about your posts. I chose to do my blog based on reading, because that is what I love to do. I love getting lost in a book, and going on various adventures without leaving the comfort of my home. I found that when you write about something you love, you are more likely to enjoy writing on your blog, plus you won’t run out of things to say.
I used to stress about what kind of post I should do on my blog, besides book reviews, but than I started looking at what other bloggers where putting on their website to get ideas. I also started thinking as a reader what kind of posts would I like to see and got some pretty good ideas from that as well. You should blog about what you want, and be honest in your posts, because honesty is the key to everything. Also, if you do chose to go with book reviews, make sure you aren’t giving away any spoilers because in my opinion that ruins the surprise the readers will get from the book experience!
Now we come down to my nominees for this amazing award. I believe that everyone works hard when they have blogs, because everyone wants it to be successful. These bloggers below are my nominees….
- Transatlantic Notes: https://transatlanticnotes.wordpress.com/
- Wellness & Beauty Marketing: https://wellnessandbeautymarketing.wordpress.com/
- Reading Ladies: https://readingladies.com/
- Kiera’s Bookish Thoughts: https://kierasbookishthoughts.wordpress.com/
- Vanessa Kay: https://vanessakay84.blog/
- Elley the Book Otter: https://elleyotter.com/
- Living With Mental Health: https://livingwithmentalhealth436315807.com/
- Firstbooklove: https://firstbooklove.wordpress.com/
- bookishdella: https://bookishdella.com/
- Dear Dominique: https://www.deardominique.com/
Please take the time to check out these amazing bloggers websites above. To all the bloggers out there keep doing what you love and never give up!