🌙 Hi my beautiful bookish people!, I hope you’re having an INCREDIBLE day, full of good energy and amazing readings. I’ve been nominated for this Award by the adorable Jenna || Bookmark Your Thoughts ||, I’m always praising her person and her blog, so you already know that I love her and that I highly recommend that you check her blog out, she puts a lot of work on her blog and it’s really worth following her. 🌙
I think I’ve never done this type of post before, I’ve been nominated before but never for this one, so it will be interesting because it has a great concept. Before I started, I wanted to tell you that maybe the remodeling of my blog will be postponed a bit, I’ve been having a stressful week, I’ll not lie to you. I’ve had problems with my bank account and that kind of muggle situations that I don’t want to bore you with, but in summary, I hope to solve everything soon and thus return to focus on the blog makeover and bring you fun content. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your support, you’re gold❤️
💫 The Rules 💫
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment (or pingback) on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
🌙 How “A Book A Thought.” started? 🌙
Oh, it was almost 3 years ago, which is crazy. It started because I was honestly looking forward to sharing my love for books with more people, first was Goodreads, though, which will always be a page that I love because it has given me the chance to meet many wonderful people and it has also encouraged me to start writing reviews, but then, I started to discover the world of book blogs and I loved it, so I decided to start my own. Not in a million years would I’ve believed that I would go so far with it or that I would have it for so long. I’ve only been passionate about one thing all my life and that has been dance, but now I think blogging is the second one, not only I couldn’t imagine my life without blogging, but right now and looking back, I think doing this has saved me in so many ways and I’ll be forever grateful to the AMAZING & SUPPORTIVE community that has given me a BEAUTIFUL welcome, much warmer than I expected. I LOVE all of you for that. 💕
🌙 Advice 🌙
Be Yourself || I know this sounds like a self-help book or a cliché, but there’s nothing more important than remembering that. When you start blogging it’s natural that you haven’t yet found your inner voice or that little thing that makes you unique, you know that it’s there, though, but it’s fine if you haven’t found it yet. Finding yourself in that situation makes it very easy for you to let yourself be influenced by the great number of wonderful book bloggers that we have within the community, and so maybe you start creating something that doesn’t feel 100% like yourself and believe me I’ve been there, so much, like everyone else, even those very big bloggers today were beginners someday and had to find their own voice, as well. My humble advice is that you let yourself go, try and cheer yourself up, nothing happens if at first you get upset or you’re changing everything, from your writing style, post or even the look of your blog, it’s necessary to do it to find your own voice, and that your blog ends up feeling more like a little piece of you, something you’re proud of. But nothing happens overnight so I encourage you to try it, to look inside yourself and write as if you would talk to a friend or even yourself, that’s how you’ll begin to feel more confident and your readers will be able to hear your inner voice and begin to know you a little more. There’s nothing more original than being yourself, I swear, and also people will notice and you can have a better communication through your blog. You can do it!
Create Bonds with Other Bloggers || This may sound quite easy for certain people but it’s not always, I’ve been very blessed to have met wonderful people in the community, but in the beginning I was SO shy, and I had that little fear of not being able to express myself correctly with someone or don’t like them, especially because English isn’t my mother language, and although I feel that today I can make myself better understood, it wasn’t always that way. So I know this can be big insecurity for many bloggers and even more when you just start, I still encourage you to do it, because although it looks a bit intimidating at the first, it’s full of wonderful people and you will not discover it unless you give the first step. I think a great demonstration of support and love is commenting on a post, and I know that we don’t always have time to check all blogs, that’s impossible, actually lol, but if you can take at least an half-an-hour and check some and show your support, surely you meet beautiful people, who in the long run want to support you from the heart.
I really think you can have the best content and the best-looking blog, but if you have no one to share it with, it won’t make any sense, so creating bonds and trying to integrate into the community is a great way to start feeling part of all this world, and they’ll never ask you something in return when it comes to supporting you and being there for you, even buddy-reading are great ways to make friends, as well. Always remember to be honest and real when it comes to interacting and you’ll see you’ll only receive more love.
I’ve always had good experiences with the people during these almost 3 years, but I understand that if you have a bad experience or if someone is rude, you can become insecure, but don’t let that put you off, I promise you that most are kind and sweet people that will help you and will always be there for you. Be relaxed, warm and honest and everything will be fine! 😊
💫 The Nominees 💫