Thank you Crystal Girl for nominating me for this award. It’s nice to reminisce about how all this happened haha.
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
- Do a post to show your award
- Give a summary of how your blog started
- Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers
- Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award
- Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post
HOW THIS BLOG CAME TO BE:
It all started when I read a book. This book actually:
I had a lot of *feelings* about the book. (Still do). At the time, I had no one to discuss it with. Well, no. That’s a lie. I had my bff. (Again, still do). She’s the one I vent my bookish opinions to. The thing is, at the time, she wasn’t a huge reader. So it was a bit of a one-way conversation. The day I told her about the book, I was still riled up and took my therapist’s long-ago advice: write it all down. I did and it was cathartic. The next book I finished, got the same treatment. Before I knew it, I had a few book reviews completed. I didn’t know what to do with them. Then I remembered that years back, an old high school classmate had a blog here on WordPress. I thought about creating one myself but kept putting it off. Reviews piling up. Until one day (almost 1 year ago 😮 !), while watching Casablanca, I finally decided to go for it. Hence the blog name. And the rest is book blogging history.
I’m terrible with advice. Terrible. So I’m going to be a cliche and say: be yourself. Because that’s legit solid advice. I think the best blogs are the ones where the blogger’s personality shines through. In whatever form it may be. Just stay true to who you are. It’s your blog, your safe space, do what you want with it.
Another piece of advice? Yikes. Um… don’t give up? I think it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything going on around the blogosphere. To feel some kind of pressure. Especially if you’re new to all this. Find your rhythm. Take a breather when necessary. This is all genuinely fun. And the pressure goes away. For the most part haha.
* I’m not specifically nominating anyone. But I’d love to know how everyone’s blog came to be! Please tell me in the comments below 🙂 *
HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! 😀