Blogger Recognition Award

bloggerrec_awardA great big hug and a thank you goes to Jonathan and Aaron from Husband & Husband for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! And more hugs and thanks go to Charley over at booksandbakes1 for a second nomination! This award celebrates all the wonderful people out there who share their unique voices with the world through blogging. I’m feeling very honoured right now.

The Rules:

  • 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 NightThat way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

How I Got Started:

It’s confession time… I have had blogs before this one but none of them lasted. I tried a few different topics before realizing that a book blog was the most natural fit for me, but I had a bad track record, so I formulated a plan. I decided to start this blog without telling any of my friends about it. My previous blogs died because I would tell people about my post ideas and then never actually write the post. By not telling anyone about my blog until after I had worked at it for a few months I found my voice, my style, and my community.

Advice For Newbies:

Join the community! Each week I get the most views on Tuesday because I participate in Top Ten Tuesday with a bunch of other great book bloggers. But I don’t just post and then hope people will find me. I spend the next couple of days visiting other blogs who have TTT posts leaving comments, starting conversations, liking posts, and finding new friends in this awesome community of book lovers.

My nominees (in no particular order):

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