I was nominated by the fabulous Melissa @ BookNerdMoMo. If you haven’t followed her yet, then go check her wonderful blog out! ❤
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two advice to new bloggers
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to
How Addictively Turning Pages Started
Last summer, I started a group blog with my friends as an experiment. For the longest time, I’ve been thinking about writing a book blog and when the conversation came up, my friends and I decided to try it out together. We promised ourselves we would try for two months and see where that would take us. We posted everything from recipes to reviews to cool tips and tricks for Back To School. In the span of two months I fell in love with the blogging world. But once summer ended, the blog abruptly stopped because we couldn’t find the time to blog anymore.
Now, five months later, February. I was feeling that urge again. The same one that kickstarted the group blog. I describe it as the writing itch. I needed to review but I had no where to post anything. No where I could write and be creative. I dying to blog!! I missed blogging so very much!! So I decided to go solo and start my very own book blog. It felt amazing to blog again and I don’t think I’ll be stopping anytime soon. And now here we are today. 6 months later and I’m still going strong. 😀 It couldn’t have been made possible with all you reading and commenting, so thank you because this is why I love to blog. ❤ 😍
Advice to New Bloggers
I’ve only been doing this for 6 months so I’m still a baby in the blogosphere so by no means do I think I’m qualified to give advice, but this is what I learned so far.
- Write for yourself
- Don’t stress over the numbers
Going back to why I started Addictively Turning Pages, I started blogging again because I missed it. I loved interacting with other bloggers and it gave me a boost of confidence having my thoughts and opinions out there for the world to see. Not only that, it was the effort that I just loved feeling when I posted something. I initially wrote for myself first, and my audience next. If I wanted to post something, I would. If I didn’t feel it that day, I wouldn’t. It is hard to juggle all the other activities you do, and if your blog comes after, then that’s okay! Writing for myself helped me to remember that I didn’t have to post everyday and that I should be happy with what I’m posting and not worry about whether other people would like it. Of course, as your blog grows, I guess you are writing for others, but never forget that you should write for yourself too!
Okay, I do this and I still do this so this makes me a hypocrite but it’s also a reminder for you and for me. So I’m a hypocrite who cares about you. 😉 I know having many likes, followers and views is awesome!! It feels good! I can’t deny that. Just don’t let it stress you out if you only got 5 views today, and only 3 people liked your post. You’re only starting out so it makes sense to have small numbers. (And if you are starting out and have hundreds of views and followers already, TELL ME ALL YOUR SECRETS!!!) Interact with other bloggers and just keep on posting because the traffic will come. You just gotta be patient and dedicated.
Jorelene @ Page Chronicles
Kayleigh @ Just Page By Page
Aentee @ read at midnight
Emily @ Emily’s Table of Contents
Kayla @ kdrewthebookworm
Emilie @ Fiction Is My Reality
Shayla @ DisappearFromReality
Lola @ Hit or Miss Books
Shannon @ Clockwork Bibliophile
I don’t know many people so that’s all for now 🙂 Thanks again Melissa for the nom!