‘Don’t worry when you are not recognised, but strive to be worthy of recognition.’- Abraham Lincoln
Well, here I am being recognised, but the quote above still stands. Thank you to the wonderful Anthony for nominating me for this. I feel honoured to be the one person you actually nominated and didn’t just copy xD I appreciate your laziness and am annoyed that I can’t do the same 😀 Also, I want to know who washes their computer (if you are completely confused by that comment, click on Anthony’s name to see his post and all shall become clear).
How It Works:
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give advice to new bloggers.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to your blog (but really, this is just common courtesy).
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
Well, I’ve received this award multiple times, so I’ve explained this before, but here goes a very short version. Basically, when I was 12 1/2 (a very important half year) I received a laptop because the school I was moving to required them. This pushed reading out of place for a whole year! I was still reading, but I wasn’t keeping track and I wasn’t reading very much. Then, a year later, I discovered BookTube and started reading again after picking up I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. I thought that I wanted to do something like BookTube, but I didn’t want to edit film or worry about lighting, camera quality etc. so I found blogging, then WordPress and then started blogging! When I was making my blog I had just finished reading Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, in which the main character is a blogger, so I took the name of my blog from that (that is to say, I was inspired by the characters ‘Girl Online, Going Offline’ so I made my blog ‘Signing On’ as in, I could ‘sign off’. Cheesy, I know.).
The number one advice I can give to new bloggers is to be proud of your blog. If you don’t like the content you are putting out, no one else will either and beyond that: this is your space on the internet. It is an alcove of you so make it something you are happy and proud of.
The other major advice I would give to new bloggers (which everyone gives) is to keep socialising. Start, yes. But continue! Don’t just sit back and wait for things to happen, take initiative and strike conversation. You like when you receive nice comments, don’t you? Give other people those lovely comments and they’ll be more likely to check out your blog. I have met some wonderful people through blogging and we don’t bite… much 😉
Okay, first of all…. 15 people?! Not happening. I will be giving my recognition to 3 people (not that the other blogs I follow don’t deserve it… but do you know how long that would take to link 15 people?!) So I nominate: Nicole, The Orang-Utan Librarian and Beatrice.
And that was it! I hope you enjoyed. I was going to catch up on the 6+ book reviews I need to do, but I decided that spreading them out and not posting them one after another was necessary, as not everybody likes reviews and discussions. I myself only read reviews of books I hated or discussions of books I loved for the most part (although not always… Cristina did a wonderful review of Big Rock which I highly encourage you to check out. Keira x.