Thank you so much to Jamie for the nomination! She has just recently celebrated 2 years of blogging so go give her a follow and congratulate her.
• Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
• 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.
How My Blog Started:
I have always loved writing, especially creative writing, but as I grew older there became less opportunities to do this. I dropped English after GCSEs and the only essay writing A Level I did was History but that was more fact writing than creative. So when I went to University, I decided to start a blog. It wasn’t until June of this year that I actually began posting on a regular basis though.
Advice to New Bloggers:
Post what you want to post, not what you think people want to read. It might be easier to get followers through posting about trending topics but ultimately you are not going to enjoy blogging if you aren’t genuinely interested in what you are writing about. It may take longer but you will get a following through similar-minded people who genuinely enjoy reading your posts.
Look at your stats but don’t obsess over numbers. It’s quite good every so often to have a look at your most popular posts to see what your followers enjoy reading about most or to see who are your top commenters so you can thank them, but don’t fixate on them. Just like a watched kettle never boils, the numbers won’t change just because you’re looking at them!
If I didn’t nominate you, comment below your plans for this weekend! I am actually going to visit a friend of mine at University for the first time so I’m very excited!!!