Thank you very much to Pierina @ Pierinareads for nominating me in the Blogger Recognition Award.
Blogger Recognition Award
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
15other blogs you want to give the award to.
Starting My Blog…
I’d tried blogging in so many different formats and for so many different topics. I’d been watching BookTube for some time – especially Christine who continues to inspire me. Then, one day in the week I had off before my last AS exam, I signed up for a wordpress. I don’t remember exactly how I came to the blog name Novellique, but it’s meant to be a combination of Novel and Unique. Novellique – technically the double ‘l’ shouldn’t be there, but I like how it looks and sounds. For the record, I pronounce it: Nov-el-eek. In summary, this blog was totally born from procrastination. Procrastinator and proud! Or something…
You don’t need a strict blogging schedule but you should use the schedule function. If you’re posting less than once a week, you should seriously consider queueing up a set of posts – I do this for Tag Tuesday sometimes up to three weeks in advance. At the moment I’m sorted until the middle of October, with more half-finished stuff in my drafts. This ensures I post once a week. I also have Reading Update drafts ready and waiting to be filled out in the run up to Friday. Then I schedule anything else usually every other day to ensure an even spread of content.
Don’t expect interaction if you don’t go out and get it. Liking a post isn’t enough – contribute to the community, comment on other people’s posts and get involved. It can be scary at first, but look for people who ask questions at the end of their posts: What are you reading? What do you think? Generate a discussion and others will be more willing to do the same for you. It certainly isn’t a game of statistics, but if you look at the blogs with many, many likes/comments, you’ll see them in other people’s blog posts far more often.
- Amy @ NovelGossip
- Nina @ WhatTheNina
- Lauren @ WonderlessReviews
- Zainab @ TeenBookLit101
- Paige @ PaigeHadleyWriter
EDIT: Technical difficulties – accidentally didn’t paste the tagged people in from another draft, can’t believe I missed it for two days. Sorry for the delay!
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