Thank the person who nominated you
Include a link to their blog in your post
Share how your blog was started
Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
Nominate 15 bloggers of your choosing to keep spreading the love
How my blog started
I first started blogging back in 2015 where I was posting book reviews, but it was very sporadic because I was also studying A Levels. I didn’t have time to blog, or at least I didn’t make much time for it so didn’t keep the ball rolling.
I came back to my blog properly in 2016 after I’d finished my A Levels because I had more time on my hands and I wanted to make blogging work. This time I started posting more regularly, but I was posting under my own name. Life happened over the next couple of my months and my blog suffered because of that.
It came around to the end of November / beginning of December when I really decided that I wanted to make blogging work. What better way to spend my spare time than utilising my love for writing? Blogging really helped to give me a sense of purpose at a time when I needed it the most. It was around this point, if I remember rightly, that I also ended up ‘rebranding’ my blog into what it is now, Ashleigh Writes.
Now, two years later, I have no idea what I would be doing in spare time if I didn’t blog! Blogging and working full time isn’t easy, but I make it work (most of the time) because I love it!
Advice for new bloggers
- Write content for yourself. At the end of the day, your blog is your own and if you want to enjoy blogging then I would highly advise you to write content for yourself. Blogging is hard work at the best of times, writing content that you enjoy will make it more enjoyable.
- Social media is your best friend. When it comes to putting your blog and the content that you’re posting out there, social media is your best friend for promoting this content. I have written a blog post on ways to grow your blog through Twitter as a useful guide if you’re just getting started or need some tips.
If anybody wants to take part in this, then feel free and let me know in the comments! I’m very busy at the moment and I would hate to nominate people who’ve already taken part in this before.
How did your blog start? I’d love to know in the comments below!
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