A huge THANK YOU goes to Amanda @ Books, Life and Everything Nice who nominated me to the Blogger Recognition award! I love her blog and her reviews, and it means a lot she thought about me. Go, check out her blog, if you haven’t already!
The requirements for this award are as follows:
• 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’ve nominated them, and provide the link to the post you’ve created
How I started my blog?
Well, it’s a long story. Once a little more than a year ago I got myself worked up because I couldn’t write all of my thoughts down on a bookselling site because their ‘review’ option didn’t allow enough characters. I was really angry because I felt like my thoughts and feelings were trapped inside me. That’s when I first decided that I’d create a book blog – so I could write as much about any books as I want. I was completely clueless though, back then. I didn’t know the book blogger community was a thing. I didn’t really have a fully worked-out idea of what my blog would look like. Of course my blog was completely deserted. I didn’t know anything, I just wanted to write about books.
Problem was, I didn’t really have enough time to improve it or to write at all, so I almost even forgot about it. Then about the time I finished university in June (and got a handful of free time) I decided to give it another chance. I named my blog ‘Swift Coffee’ because by that time I was smart enough to know that I’ll probably never have a period in my life when I’ll have so many time regularly that I can write fully worked-out, pages long essays about all the books I read. I also tend to write things quickly down while having a coffee (or tea, like this cold time of year).
So, Swift Coffee was born. This time I temporarily had time to set it up the way it should be and to create social media sites. This way I found out about the wonderful bookish community almost immediately! And that’s it. I stayed. Because…it’s addictive. Just like reading itself is.
I still think I’m relatively new – my blog is yet about 6 months old… I don’t know if I’m experienced enough to give advice. But here it goes…
I know I should give two, but I only have one real piece of advice:
Really, at the end of the day, that’s the only important thing about blogging. And it helps with every other thing, too. If you enjoy writing your posts, people will feel that, and your joy will be sticky! Don’t stress over reading and writing for time, over not getting the statistics you’d hoped for, or over being smaller than some other blogs… write, read, talk to people! Have you enjoyed it? Yes?
Then it was completely worth it.
- Al @ Papertea and Bookflowers
- Asha @ A Cat, A Book and a Cup of Tea
- Amanda @ Literary Weaponry
- Mani @ Mani’s Book Corner
- Aoife @ Witty Little Reader
- Alecia @ The Staircase Reader
- Amanda @ Books, Life and Everything Nice
- Jee @ Hooked on Bookz
- Rekha @ The Book Decoder
- Anjana @ Superfluous Reading
- Dorka @ Berries & Books
- San @ Behind the Sentence
- Nirant @ The Poem Zone
- Sammy @ What Would Sammy Say
- Emily @ A Literary Life
Of course there’s no pressure to do it, but if you do, please tag me so I can see your posts! 😉