Thanks to Nerdy Book Life for the acknowledgement, she let me know about this a while ago but I haven’t had the chance to do much with my site recently. As a thanks, I’m going to suggest that anyone reading this give her site a quick browse, especially if you’re a book reader.
Now all the formalities are done with, here’s how the next few paragraphs are going to look:
- Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select bloggers to pass on the acknowledgement to.
1. The Epiphany
I can’t say there was some writing revelation that brought my blog into existence. I used a journal as a house for all my writing, and I still do, but it wasn’t until my first year of college (or high school depending where you’re from) that my Creative Writing teacher showed us how to set up a blog as another platform.
At first I wasn’t convinced – there were too many buttons, too much technical shit that I didn’t care about, and I didn’t even know what you put on a blog. So I wrote something to get myself out of class, and didn’t touch it for a year.
Then after one long binge of The Walking Dead one night, I realised I was sort of wasting my life on Netflix and not really putting my only talent to use. So I fired up and dusted off my site and wrote this.
It was just me talking to thin air about college, podcasts, what I’d written for the magazine…boring stuff really. But I hinted towards my first real post that I wanted to write about; philosophy. Bit deep for a novice, I know. It’s here if you’re interested in a 16 year old chatting on about how nothing exists.
Now over a year and 160 followers later, I’m here being nominated for my third blog award. The rest is history.
2. Advice to new bloggers:
#1. If you don’t have a niche and you just like to write about anything, no doubt you’ve got some pretty interesting stuff to share. Share it all.
#2. A pretty blog is a good blog – pictures and a suitable theme are important.
#3. There are YouTube tutorials for everything else you’d need.
3. *Accidental boast incoming*
I was actually nominated for a similar award recently and my choices haven’t dramatically changed since then. So with this information, I’d like to suggest two things:
- Check out my nominations from the previous award – The Versatile Blogger Award – here.
- Nominate your favourite followed blogger and spread the love, guys.