Posts tagged ‘blogging advice’

June 27, 2012

The Reader Appreciation Award

Hello Hello my lovely readers! I haven’t posted in almost a month and I have missed you all! Well, my return to actually posting cannot be better announced than by an award I was nominated for by my most loyal blogger the lovely fellow over at Wanton Creation. The award is pretty simply for being a loyal and regular regular reading of his blog which is really not a difficult job considering his content is so awesome.

Anyways, as always the rules are to link back to the blog which nominated you, to nominate some loyal leaders and also to say what you’ve been up to recently.

Well, what have been up to? In a word- studying. And when I was done with that I studied some more. Then I went to sleep, woke up, studied. Ate some ice cream. Studied some more. Once I finished my exams I spent quite a large amount of time doing nothing much other than sleeping which was most excellent. Last week I also competed in a riding competition which was incredibly fun though utterly exhausting and after spending some time catching up with friends and organizing my summer plans I can happily say that I have been looking forward to blogging and reading again 🙂

Anyway, now to nominate some loyal readers, whose blogs I also highly recommend! (If I haven’t mentioned you, it’s just because there are so many of you! who to pick?!)

1. Wanton Creation

2. Akephalon Muse

3. Persephone

4. Literary Tiger

5. Thoughts on my Bookshelf

6. Books and Bowel Movements

April 23, 2012

3 reasons…

3 reasons I love blogging…

I think it’s safe to say that no one blogs regularly unless they enjoy it. I can think of no other reason to take time out of your day to ramble on in the hopes that someone, somewhere in the masses of people on the planet, actually gives two hoots about what you’re writing. But here are three concrete reasons I find it awesome.

1. It makes me a better reader

I’ll be honest, up until January this year I had pretty much shelved (terrible pun in the making, be warned) my reading habit. It became a thing of the past like- I used to read a lot when I was little. Although I stubbornly refused to relinquish my title as a book-lover I  was only reading 5-10 non university books in a year. Setting myself the challenge, and blogging about it, has motivated me. It shows me when I’ve been neglecting my loving paper friends. Like when, at the end of lent, (bearing in mind that Lent is 40 days and 40 nights) I had only actually COMPLETED one book. I had read many books, but not finished them. Terrible, but it made me get a move on. Without this blog I could hide my book shame, but I couldn’t. Because one of my readers would catch me out, would remind me that my goodreads counter was dangerously low.

2.  I meet people

I always thought blogging about books would make me a better reader but I never expected to meet so many lovely people. Can’t really get better than being able to connect with people who have similar interests.

3. It makes me a better writer

Like most book worms, I entertain often elaborate fantasies about writing and publishing the next big thing, pushing J.K Rowling off her Potter pedestal and having writers bow to my literary glory. When I return from the land of unlikely fantasies, I am often faced with my blog. It is here that I babble inanely about anything and everything that comes to mind and whilst I’m hardly the next Austen, blogging makes me more fluid, more engaged, less worried about what people think and more concerned about what I enjoy. And somehow- that seems to interest people too, making my writing dreams become just that little bit more likely..

So there are my three reasons. What are yours?.. 🙂

March 14, 2012

So….I’m a bad person…..

So….I’m a bad person. I have broken the golden rule of blogging- never neglect your readers. And I have. I have had my posts scheduled for some time now as I knew that I would be devilishly busy, but wanted to keep posting everyday. Anyways, it’s meant that I’ve neglected all of those lovely people who have started following my blog or who comment and visit often. Hopefully I’ve responded to all of your comments and thanked everyone who has started following me, but by way of apology, for 48 hours only, I will grant to anyone who has liked, followed or commented on my blog for the last couple of weeks a favor (that is within my power of course)- whether that be re-blogging one of your posts, or posting something in particular, or anything reasonably within my power. So if there is something you want- from now until 15:00 GMT friday, all of you loyal readers can request one thing which I will try to grant. Requests in the comment section! 🙂 And thank you for reading 🙂