- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Share two pieces of advice to new bloggers
- Choose 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them, providing a link to the post you created
How My Blog Started:
My blog actually started about 3 years ago. I had another blog with a couple of friends called The Dramatards, but we mostly just wrote about Asian dramas and movies at the time, and I hadn’t really wanted to focus on that anymore. I also had fallen out of that phase, and watched so many they all started getting too similar. So, I decided to create my own personal blog, where I could talk about anything and everything I wanted. At least, that was the idea. I was on and off of the blog for the last couple years, but when I started up again back in August, I kept up with it, and have finally been consistent about posting everyday on this blog. I still have that other blog, but it’s just the one friend and I now, and we post movie reviews and recommendations, talk about current shows we’re watching and such. And we’ve broadened our topics. I’m more dedicated to my personal blog these days.
TWO PIECES OF ADVICE I HAVE FOR NEW BLOGGERS:
Honestly, the biggest one is to be yourself. It can be scary posting for the first time, revealing your inner thoughts or creative works to the world. But I’ve found that WordPress is an amazing community, and there are many positive people here. You can be as anonymous as you want. Putting yourself out there, though, it’s a great feeling. I’ve found it to be a sort of creative therapy, I wake up and look forward to writing out a post everyday.
The other piece of advice I have is to always write for yourself first and foremost. Don’t write something you don’t know anything about, people want to see your passion for something, they want to learn about you, they want to relate to you. Don’t do what someone else is doing, write what comes naturally to you. If you want recognition and likes on your posts, make sure you thank people for visiting and commenting. Check out the blogs of those who have liked you, give back. I’ve found some great blogs just by doing that. And I’m so thankful for everyone who has started following me and continues to do so.
As Hunida did with hers, I’m leaving this open-ended to anyone who would like to take this challenge on also. So if you’re reading this, you are nominated! No pressure to do this, only if you want to!