I would like to thank Phannie from Phannie The Ginger Bookworm for nominating me for this award! I’m so grateful. This is the second award I’ve been nominated for, the first being the Liebster Award last at the end.
I have had this post in my drafts for a long time, probably a month now, purely because I forgot about it and I had other blog posts that I wanted to post first. I seem to be getting nominated for these types of awards more often than I would have expected but I can’t always post them, I don’t want my little corner of the internet to be filled up with awards constantly. As much as I enjoying writing and reading these types of posts, I don’t want to bore people!
What spurred me on to post this was when Sophie from Sophie-Alice Talks also tagged me in this award. The rules on her Blogger Recognition Award were slightly different but I’m going to stick with the rules that I got when I originally wrote this blog post. I’d still like to thank them both for nominating me for this award, even if I am posting it a little later than originally planned!
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show of 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 & provide the link to the post you created.
How my blog started
I had the idea of starting a blog for a long while – the idea started just over two years ago after I just finished my first year of sixth form. I started off my blog by posting book reviews that were very sporadic because of sixth form; I never knew what else to post to keep my blog consistent, nor did I get involved with the blogging community at all.
It wasn’t until the summer of last year when I decided I wanted to take blogging seriously. This time I attempted to post something at least once a Saturday. This worked for a good couple of months until university life got in the way and I struggled to keep up with the blog posts. But that was my first real taster of the blogging world and blogging community and I did really love it.
After leaving the pressures of university behind and entering the ‘real’ world I restarted my blog which has now become ‘Ashleigh Writes’ rather than just my name.
Advice To New Bloggers
1. Blogging community. Getting involved with the blogging community is important if you get the chance to do so. Although it takes time, try and set aside some time to get involved with blogger chats. Try and remember to comment on other people’s blog posts if you can. Get your blog out there!
2. Consistency. Whether you post once a week or a couple of times a week, it’s good to be consistent and have a schedule for when you’re posting if you can. People are able to look forward to your blog posts that way.
I’ve only nominated nine people as I didn’t have enough time to find more people to tag in this award, but I hope you enjoy anyway!
1. Khadija // https://octoberslallu.blogspot.co.uk/
2. Julia // http://www.beesytimes.co.uk/
3. Jessica // http://www.jessicagrimshaw.co.uk/
4. Tori // http://torilavan.blogspot.co.uk/
5. Beth // https://bethxkate.wordpress.com
6. Megan Anne // http://www.lovemegananne.com/
7. Robyn // https://robynnblogxo.wordpress.com/
8. Lora // https://lorahullx.com/
9. Megan // http://the-writeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Have a lovely day!
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