Wow! I’ve never been nominated for one of these before, so apologies beforehand if I mess it up. 😛
A huge thank you to Teresa Brumit, the amazing blogger behind Armed with a keyboard, for nominating me. She posts inspirational, clever and flawlessly written posts every week! Go follow her on her blog to be both entertained and enlightened. I thoroughly enjoyed this recent post by Teresa: Don’t be the hamster.
Rules For This Award
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 5 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
How my blog got started.
I have always had a love of writing, but it’s not always been fiction. Soon after school, I played the guitar and thought of myself as a bit of a musician. So naturally, I started writing music and lyrics with it. After that came a nerdy phase of wanting to write and design tabletop games and RPG’s. Then I started writing articles about the paranormal, science and history. This was all until I tried to write some fiction, which has ever since become my passion. Despite being incredibly nervous about putting my work up on WordPress, I went for it, and my blog was born. The support that I received from fellow writers was incredible. It’s been a very positive journey, and my writing skills feel stronger than ever thanks to it. So, six months later, here I still am, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
I still consider my self new to this, as I am still constantly learning new things about blogging. But let me share two things that I have learned so far.
- Be consistent. At first, experiment with which days and times work for your blog. Pay attention to the number of people that see your post. Once you pick those days and times, try your best to stick to it. This will mean that you gain a consistent audience that expect your posts, and as a result, are usually more willing to interact with them.
- Quality over quantity. Of course, if you have the time to achieve both, well done you. But always, your main focus should be the quality of your content. We’re all human and make mistakes sometimes, but these things are easily avoided. Is your post full of spelling mistakes? Does it make sense? Is it in a readable format? All of these may seem obvious, but can easily be overlooked if they are not double checked.
My five nominees.
Please go and check out all of the blogs that I have featured here, they’re all great and belong to superb members of the writing community.
Thank you all for reading! 😊