Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Blogger recognition award

I was very excited to be nominated for this award by Danielle. Thank you so much!

Danielle blogs at daniellesbookreviews129.wordpress.com  Twitter @dmcdowall129 Thank you so much Danielle for thinking of me!  I really enjoy reading the reviews on your blog too.

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How my blog emilywilliamsauthor started:

I first started the blog back last October as a way of recording my journey, as I published my first novel Letters to Eloise. I wanted to note down the process that I was going through and as advice for other indie authors.

The blog became more than that, as I started connecting with authors, reviewing their books, and having authors on my blog for interviews and guest posts. I suppose the blog just took off from there! My blog is now mainly dedicated to reading and reviewing with other book related posts thrown in for good measure. I still post about my writing and publishing processes.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers:

1. Enjoy what you write. Blogging is a great experience, so enjoy what you do! Sometimes it can feel pressured when reviewing for time scales etc, but then I've learnt to scale back my TBR pile to not become overwhelmed. It's meant to be fun!
 2. Link posts to social media. In doing this, I've opened up my blog to many people that wouldn't normally find it through search engines. Before this, my page views were dwindling but since then I'm nearly over the 10k page views mark, as my little blog is getting more traffic :-). Use labels and tags to increase post visibility.

Why I love blogging (my post)

If anyone has read Letters to Eloise, then you'll know how much I love writing letters. As well as letter writing from a young age, I started a diary around seven years old and kept one up until college. I just love the day to day musings, and I've found this again in blogging. Although my posts are less about high school crushes and ponies (not totally!) and more about my love of books, I still have the same feelings when writing. That need to release the words from my head that circulate constantly and cause my daydreaming. I feel lighter after blogging.
Here are the blogs I nominate:

There were so many lovely bloggers that I could have chosen but below were some (by no means all) of the kind and generous bloggers that have helped me in my journey with Letters to Eloise, and from blogs that I look forward to reading reviews and learning about books from.

 1. @booksInHandbag  jessiecahalin.com
 2.  @MegsTyas betweenthepages13.wordpress.com
 3.  @DBBloggerxoxo dbbloggerxoxo.com
4.  @BooksAddictJax readingwithjax.wordpress.com
5.  @bookmarksblogs bookmarksandblogging.blogspot.co.uk
6.  @susanhampson57 booksfromdusktilldawn.wordpress.com
7. @TheBiblioGirlUK thebibliophilegirluk.com
8. lipsquidbookblog.wordpress.com @hayleylipsquid
9.  reflectionsofareader.blogspot.co.uk @LeahJMoyse
10. @Reviewerlady facebook.com/groups/books4bookworms
11. jessicasbookbiz.blogspot.co.uk @neeenaww
12. heleneleuschel.com @HALeuschel
13.  bibliomaniacuk.co.uk @KatherineSunde3
14. thebookbox.uk @TheOnlyBookBox
15. mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com @jocatrobertson

Thanks again to Danielle for nominating me for the award. I love how the book world has opened up to me and I've found such lovely and inspiration people through blogging.
Bye for now

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