The Blogger Recognition Award || ๐ŸŒ™

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ย ๐ŸŒ™ย 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.ย ๐ŸŒ™ย 

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 goldโค๏ธย ย 

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ย ๐Ÿ’ซย The Rulesย ๐Ÿ’ซย 

  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 (or pingback) on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

ย ๐ŸŒ™ย How “A Book A Thought.” started?ย ๐ŸŒ™ย 

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. ย ๐Ÿ’•

ย ๐ŸŒ™ย Adviceย ๐ŸŒ™ย 

Be Yourself || I know this sounds like a self-help book or a clichรฉ, 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!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

ย ๐Ÿ’ซย The Nomineesย ๐Ÿ’ซย 

Dreamy Addictions | Meeghan Reads | Kristin Kraves Books | Howling Libraries | Caitlin Althea | The Orangutan Librarian | Weird Zeal | Metalphantasmreads |

I hope you liked it and that my advice are useful, I’m not an expert but I feel like I wanted to share my thoughts with you. So if you’re just starting in the blog world, I wish you GOOD LUCK and just be yourself and work hard on it, it will be an enriching experience ๐ŸŒป

Have a beautiful day & tell me, why you decided to start with your blog?, I would love to know!ย ๐Ÿ’žย 

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31 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award || ๐ŸŒ™

  1. My blog adventure started because I really wanted to share my thoughts, interact with other book lovers and also (and mostly) because I love writing ! I am still working on it, trying to find my own style and all but your advices will be useful : thanks a lot โ˜บ

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  2. This is very inspiring post, thanks Sofii! ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™m relatively new to the blogging community so hearing your input is very uplifting. Iโ€™m still trying to figure out my voice and work out the aesthetics for my blog and other little nuance things but I know in time Iโ€™ll figure it out! I started my blog because I love to write and wanted to meet others who shared by interests so every time I get discouraged I just got to remember why I started โค

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    • Aw, I’m glad you liked it!, and thank you SO much to you for commenting.๐Ÿ’•
      I’m sure you’ll find your voice and your aesthetic soon, I hope you have a beautiful experience in the community ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Totally! I think we have all been there, and we feel kind of discouraged for any reason and we must always remember why we’re here doing this in the first place, if you love and enjoy doing it, it’s all that matters ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Yay! Congrats on the award! Funnily enough Jenna tagged me for this too and it’s going live very soon, what are the chances we posted this on the same day?! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    This was some really good advice! I agree full heartedly to being yourself, if you’re not, you won’t get any friends that way!
    I also agree with interacting with other bloggers, I agree it can be hard, but once you start I think it gets easier.
    Again, great advice ๐Ÿ’ž

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    • Thank you SO much, Meghan, I just finished seeing yours and I loved your advice!! โค๏ธ
      I’m so happy that we think alike, basically, I think that mutual support is so important among all of us ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I hope you have a wonderful day, sweetie!

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      • You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Thanks! I’m happy we think alike too! I agree, if we don’ support one another it’s just not fun and it becomes a competition, and that’s no fun!
        Thank you, you as well! ๐Ÿ’ž

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  4. Tnx for the advice. Am new to the book blogging community. And am still figuring it all out.
    I started blogging to share my love for books and i guess with time iโ€™ll get better at expressing my thoughts and finding my own style.

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  5. Congrats on the nomination and thank you so much for nominating me, too! โค This is a great award and I loved your advice – especially about connecting with other bloggers. I was scared to death to reach out to people when I first started, but as soon as I took the plunge, I was stunned by how kind and welcoming this community was!

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    • Thanks, love!! I can’t wait to know your advice, I’m sure will be of great help to all of us ๐Ÿ’ž
      Same!, I think that scary feeling, in the beginning, paralyzes you a bit, but it’s totally normal and we’re so lucky to belong to a community like this one, there’s nothing like it ๐Ÿ˜


  6. Awe!!! I’m so glad you had fun with this! And thank you so much love!! I really appreciate all the support you have given me. You are such a lovely person and a fantastic blogger in general! I love your story about how you started. I think a lot of us feel that way about wanting to connect with more people who love books as much as we all do in this community.

    I totally agree with the being yourself … it’s the only way I find blogging can really work in the long run. And this community is so accepting that I don’t think people have to worry about being judged for being who they are ๐Ÿ™‚

    The bond with bloggers is also important! There are some bloggers that I’ve been connected with since I first started and it’s surreal! This year in particular, I’ve connected more with so many wonderful people. It’s such a lovely thing.

    Wonderful post love! โค

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    • Oh, you deserve all that support and love, honey. It makes me happy to be here for you! โค๏ธ

      I totally agree on EVERYTHING!, I think that many of us start for the same reasons, which is beautiful if you think about it, because we all form a wonderful community, even when we are all super different people and everything to be able to share our same passion for reading, I love that. I think it’s inspiring, and I wish it happened in every aspect of life ๐Ÿ˜

      Thank you SO SO much, I’m so glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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