Thank you so much to The Lit Mermaid for a Blogger Recognition Award nomination! You’re the best!
- 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! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
- 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! (It happens LOL)
How my blog started
I vaguely recall wanting a space to record my thoughts on books so I somehow stumbled upon WordPress (it was fate) and created a blog. At the time I was obsessed with the idea of infinity and my best friend’s favourite band was Infinite (KPOP fans anyone?) so hence, Infinity Reads. I remember losing interest in the first month or so then I noticed people were actually reading and commenting on my stuff so that kept me going and here we are!
Probably not the most exciting/inspirational blogging story you’ve ever heard but yeah.
Advice for new bloggers
I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half now which in my opinion isn’t that long but the three pieces of advice I would have to give new bloggers are:
1. Don’t Give Up
The MOST important thing about blogging is commitment and perseverance. You’ve got to have patience, the people and the recognition, the fun, everything will come in due time. Remember, focus on the light at the end of the tunnel
2. Be Passionate About Your Content
There’s no point in blogging about makeup if it doesn’t excite you. Create the kind of content that gives you satisfaction, that makes you want to keep creating MORE and also, create content that you’d want to read yourself. In saying that, stay true to yourself and your blog but try to balance your audience’s needs at the same time.
3. Be Yourself
Okay in the initial stages it’s okay to be (highly) inspired by other blogs but as you go along try adding your own personality and your uniqueness to your blog, trust me it goes a long way. People will always appreciate you showing them your quirky side, it means you’re a real person.
I can usually never be bothered nominating people (laziness you see). But here’s a list I compiled!
Faith @Fangirl World (always)
Safa @ Books over people
Janelle @A million pages, a million worlds
Rochelle @Inside my worlds
Kacie @Kacies Bookshelf
Chanice @Inside the mind of a bibliophile