The lovely Fangirls on the Road have nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! It feels like I come across a new blog award everyday, but if it means spreading the love, I’m all for it! Here are 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 Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing.
I’ve been blogging for years. I don’t ever remember a time where I didn’t have a blog of some sort. I’ve used everything from Blogger to Greymatter. This blog though has been around since January of 2012. The title comes from my favorite Edgar Allan Poe story, The Tell-Tale Heart! I pretty much blog about whatever I want, and don’t see this blog as having any sort of theme. I blog about everything from personal matters to conventions to collectibles. I guess in that way, my blog reflects who I am. I’m someone with many interests and I think that comes across here in my writing.
1. Remember, it is YOUR blog. If you want to keep a schedule, do it. If you want to blog about one topic, do it. If you want to branch out and write about the most random stuff, do it. In the end, the only person who needs to be happy with your blog and writing is you. And that will come across to your readers. It shouldn’t feel like a job, even if you are trying to make money off of your blogging. It should be something that you enjoy.
2. Your layout/theme matters. You could have the most amazing writing skills, but if I can’t get past your color scheme or layout, it doesn’t matter. You can have a look that’s personal, without it being a mess. If you’re having a hard time finding something that works for you, be sure to check out places like Etsy! That’s where I found my current theme.
3. Make it easy for people to comment! If I have to use Facebook or Google+ to comment, I’m not going to, and that’s a shame. There’s been plenty of times where I’ve read a post and wanted to answer the question or share advice, and I couldn’t because of the commenting system.
And now onto my nominations!
And there you go! I tried to mix it up. I know I follow a lot of the same blogs as my friends, so I didn’t want to list too many and make it difficult for anyone to nominate someone.