I was tagged by Emily from The Little Book Affair and Ari from The Daydreaming Bookworm to do this award aaaages ago, but I’ve been shamefully sidetracked, so this post is about a whole month too late, haha. Fortunately, I managed to set aside a little time to catch up with my tags, so here we are! 🙂
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
- Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
- Make sure to also attach the award itself!
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
- Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!
My Blogging History
She Latitude probably started a bit differently from how other book blogs have started, at least from what I’ve read around the blogosphere. I didn’t start it because I love books (although I do love books)—I started it because I love being a busy bee and I needed a project to work on in my spare time, now that I’m graduating from uni and only have work left.
The first month I ran this blog, it was actually a fashion and lifestyle blog complete with tips and tricks, how-tos and seasonal purchases. While fashion is my (other) big love, however, books eventually won me over and those fashion posts are long gone… except I guess for the book looks that I post because, well, I still love clothes. :p
Advice for New Bloggers
I still consider myself pretty new as well, to be honest, so I won’t pretend I know the deep and complex intricacies of the wonderful world of book blogging, but my main advice is basically this: make sure that you’re doing these things for yourself, first and foremost of all, and make sure that you’re having fun.
I think it’s really easy to get caught up in reading the most books, writing the most reviews, doing the most book tags, getting the most followers… but you’ll burn out very quickly if you’re only doing these things to get through the motions. Blogging takes a lot of time and effort, and it’s an easy line to cross.
My second piece of advice is something that I think the blogosphere in general will benefit from: connect with other bloggers. What this means is be friendly—many of us are here because we like to talk about books and we want to share our love of reading, so let’s talk about books.
- Maria | Marwhal Reads
- CW | Read Think Ponder
- Kat | Life and Other Disasters
- Amy | Book Enthral
- Brittaney | Brittaney Reads
- Jessica | Mud and Stars
- Ashley and Veronica | City Girl Scapes
- Hayley | Rather Too Fond of Books
- Nikki | The Clumsy Reader
- Ayunda | Tea and Paperbacks
- Regina | The Bibliotheque
- Victoria | Addlepates and Book Nerds
- Rae | Book Best Friends
- El | The 17th Read
- Jess | J Belk Books
Feel free to ignore this tag if you can’t be bothered or have done this before—in which case, link me to your post? I’d love to check it out. ❤