Danielle at The Introverted Book Nerd has nominated for this award around 47 years ago and I found it in my drafts today and decided to answer it finally! Thank you so much for the nomination, Danielle, I am very, very happy to receive it and honored! If you don’t know her blog, do check it out (also if you know it!) – apart from having the most relatable blog name ever, my Ravenclaw sister also kills it with her reviews and is a very sweet person!
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
HOW MY BLOG STARTED
Working with something related to books has always been something I dreamed of doing, but not too easy to get into the industry. As time passed, I decided to follow my passion for the exact sciences instead and study Engineering – but now that I’ve graduated and started a job, it didn’t completely fulfill me. I missed something. So I started this blog as a hobby to fulfill the part of me that wanted to do spread the word about the amazing books out there. I wanted a platform where I could express my thoughts and discuss with people who had read those books, too. I have generally LOTS of opinions on what I read and I am always curious to know if other people thought the same about those books! Since not too many people around me read the kind of books I read, blogging was the way to go.
- Put effort into reading and leaving comments on other blogs! The interaction with the community is seriously the best part of blogging. You could really form friendships just out of realizing you like similar books (or hate similar books), and it feels really good to support people who genuinely have great blogs! There are so many talented people out there, and the bloggers are very sweet and kind people.
- Don’t feel pressured to read the newest releases, getting the best ARCs, etc. It does not matter – what should matter is what YOU want to read and review. Just because the book you read was published in 1856 doesn’t mean people won’t want to read your review! Your passion for what you read will show more if you read what truly creates a spark in you.