Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a good week. My friends are doing a fake Christmas tomorrow, which I’m so excited for. Today is “Christmas Eve” were we’re having a sleepover (although their flat is tiny so it might be a squeeze!). I’m so excited!
But on with the bookish stuff! I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award!
Firstly thanks to Brunching Bookworms for tagging me! Step 1 ✔️And the post to show the award is this one haha, so step two ✔️
How my Blog Started
Good question. My blog basically started because I had no where to put my reviews when uni ended. I’d been spamming the university entertainment magazine for the best part of three years when I graduated university. I then found myself full of words but with no where to put them. I had a friend who’s been a book blogger for a while so guess she kind of inspired me.
Running a blog may seem like a bit of a jump from sending over a text file to an editor every once in a while, but I’d actually been running the afformentioned magazine’s WordPress website for a while then. Hence my blog is hosted on WordPress. The only big jump I found was social media.
As girl who’s Facebook cover photo boasts of a holiday from over a year ago, it’s clear I’m not big on social media. Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads (um, when did I last do anything on that site?) were all vaguely sites I wanted to interact on but I had no where to start, and am still working those out.
For the small hiccups of what to post, how to respond to review requests and how to juggle life and blogging I had my afformentioned friend’s help. She’s a girl who has been rocking the book blogging world for ages now and her advice was invaluable and if you’re ever looking for sassy opinions or funny reviews I suggest you check her blog out.
Two Pieces of Advice for Newbies
My first advice would be don’t be afraid. Blogging seemed very scary to me at first but everyone is very supportive and it’s a real community of bookworms, which is great. I used only have one friend to fangirl with and now seem to have found lots of people to talk books with!
Don’t feel you need to read and review what everyone else is. Whether it’s non fiction, romance, adult or YA, read what you like. Talk about the books you enjoy. Your blog will be more genuine if you don’t just follow the hype and you’ll have a better time for it.
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