I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the amazing, talented and the sweetest Audrey from audreywritesabroad (CHECK out her blog, it’s full of books, places, travelling and creative writing- I’m a fan!). Thank you so much for nominating me.
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.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
How Did I Start My Blog?
There really is no interesting story behind that. I had been thinking about starting a blog for some time and it was in the middle of my exams when I suddenly started reading other blogs. These blogs were about books, recommendations, travelling etc. and I was like, why not? I like to rant (ahem, at least I can pretend that someone listens to me on my blog) and I might as well keep all of my rants in one place to convince anyone of my lame nerdiness so they can run away from me and I can have a peaceful, introverted evening.
Okay, yeah, that might not completely be it. But my story really is very uninteresting.
Also, wordhaven was meant to be a Writing Only blog at first. The main reason for me to make it was that it could be a nudge for me to write consistently throughout the week. Although, I post my writing on it consistently (what?), I’ve basically planned to do whatever I wish on it. So, there you go!
Two Pieces of Advice For New Bloggers
Um, I am a new blogger. I literally just started to blog this April- that is, six months back. So, I don’t know if I’m in a position to give advice but what the hell-
- Write Drafts Consistently, even if your idea isn’t concrete and you just have a taste of what you want to do, write a rough draft of it and save it. Later, when you have no idea what to write or do on your blog, you might just find some inspiration in your drafts. I have several incomplete drafts myself and I realized this last week that even if I don’t have anything new in mind, I really wanted to work on those.
- Keep Playing With Your Themes at first when you’re still figuring out the layout of your blog. WordPress themes are a tad bit difficult to navigate through at first and you might just be satisfied with the custom theme, but my advice is to keep changing it and fiddling with the controls and the options until you figure the perfect one out. Personally, my blog looked disgusting at first but finally I learnt how to add widgets, menus, personalized headers and stuff. So, it’s way better now.
Anyhoo, I just want to say that it’s an absolute honor to be nominated for this so thank you. ❤
I’m supposed to be tagging 15 bloggers here, but honestly, I don’t know many- hey, I’m a newbie blogger here. So, I’m just going to tag as many bloggers I can think of-
- Ananya from mylabyrinthofwords
- Cátia, from thegirlwhoreadtoomuch
- Christy, from momstartingover
- Luna, from bookishluna
It’s completely okay if you don’t do the post on your blog so don’t feel pressurized to do so!