Award

Blogger Recognition Award

Y’all, I woke up [on my birthday no less] to my very first blogging award! I was beyond ecstatic that Hamad @ The Book Prescription tagged me. You should definitely check out his blog. I love the way he sets up his reviews. Thank you again!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

My Origin Story:

I chose to start this blog back in March because I needed a new creative outlet. I wanted something that was just “mine”. I had a handful of friends who would often ask me about different books and thought that maybe, other people would be interested in my reviews as well. 

My Advice:

[1] Write your review that way YOU want to write it.

We all can get dragged down into the abyss that is social media. I would personally look at so many others (and sometimes still do) and think about how much better their page, pictures, set-up, etc. was than mine. While it’s find to get ideas like this, also consider your own voice. Over the past few months I’ve finally let myself go. I feel my reviews have gotten better because I try to focus on what I’m doing and allowing myself to actually enjoy what others are doing too. No two blogs should be alike, and that’s the point! We all have different opinions and favorites when it comes to reading. So let that on it’s own guide you.

[2]  Canva is your friend!

Once I finally figured out that this is where everyone was making graphics, it totally transformed my blog. I’m still creating more graphics often and learning new things whenever I get on there! It’s super helpful, a lot of it is free, and it’s a great chance to add some fun to your blog.

Tags:

I’m still pretty new to this and am not following a lot of bloggers, so I’ll tag the few I really enjoy following! 

Laure @ Laure Galie Book Reviews // Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm // Sara @ The Bibliophagist // Christine @ Purple Manatees // Jess & Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser