Good evening, friends! Tonight, I’m here to share another blogger award! This time it’s the Blogger Recognition Award via the blog AnimeGoodReads! I’m so grateful for this award and nomination. I’ve been trying to work my hardest this month to really up my blogging game moving forward, and this makes me feel sincere joy; like the hard work is paying off in more ways than one.
I’d like to take a moment to offer a humongous THANK YOU to AnimeGoodReads. I appreciate the support, mate. If y’all aren’t already following them, then I highly recommend it. They have awesome write-ups on anime including some thought-provoking discussions. A few of my favourites are shared below:
- Why humans venture into space?
- Contradictions and the Greater Truth: Attack on Titan Season 2
- Criticising animes is really difficult
- The significance of anime openings
As you can see, they’ve got some great insightful content to really help you get engaged and stay connected with the medium. So, if you’re not following them, head on over to their blog and remedy that mistake ASAP!
Anyhoo, let’s get this award shindig going. I also want to say that if I nominate you for the award, please don’t feel obligated to complete it. I understand that everyone’s busy and stuff, or they simply don’t to award and/or tag posts, which is cool. I just want y’all to know that I’m thinking of you and you’re the ones who inspire me to keep working hard as a blogger every day.
Rules & Things:
- Thank the human who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your own award post.
- Post the award’s banner somewhere on your blog or post.
- Share the reason why you started blogging.
- Share two pieces of advice or insight that could help new bloggers.
- Nominate no more than fifteen other bloggers.
- Tell your nominees about the award so they can partake!
Why I Started Blogging:
Recently, I wrote out a fully detailed post outlining exactly how I ended up becoming a blogger, as well as the many mutations that the blog underwent until it reached its final form (so far) with BiblioNyan. But, long story short, I was feeling incredibly depressed in the wake of the most traumatising event in my life, so when a friend of mine pushed me into taking up blogging for book reviewing purposes, I (reluctantly at first) jumped at the chance. It was one of the best decisions of my life and something that keeps on benefiting me, even though that chapter has been slammed shut, locked-up, and tossed into the vast sea of the past for about four to five years now.
Advice for New Bloggers:
Another one where I have a post of sorts floating about, but I’ll take two from that post and share them here because I strongly stand by these two things.
My first piece of advice is to respect small breaks as they come up. Some of us begin blogging casually and then slowly get more involved in it. When we get used to posting regularly, it can be disheartening and even depressing when life prevents us from creating content and doing write-ups. In my five years of doing this, I have learned to respect those moments. Blogs are incredibly resilient and it’s not too difficult to get a rhythm going again after a small break. If you’re honest about the fact that life is getting in the way, most people tend to respect that and will stick around even during the disappearances. People enjoy authenticity and investing their time and energy into folx who are sincere.
Accepting breaks and using them as moments to pause and reflect, or even to just breathe and focus on the things that have come up, will help you feel rejuvenated and possibly even more creatively active upon your return. So, don’t reject or feel flustered with breaks that come up, or even if you just need one for your own mental health. They are a natural and sometimes necessary part of the process.
My second piece of advice is don’t be afraid to comment on other blogs! This is something that I still struggle with but commenting on other folx content is an excellent way to meet new people in the community, as well as a fantastic way of getting your name out there into the world.
Meeting new humans to interact with is awesome because not only will you make friends with like-minded individuals, you’ll also have resources for blog collaborations, people whom you can trust to give you advice or feedback when you’re feeling stuck or unmotivated, it’ll help you overcome feelings of social anxiety and self-doubt, your self-confidence as a blogger shall grow because people will care about your thoughts and musings, you may be able to formulate some kick-ass professional networks and relationships, and much more.
As far as your name getting out there, if you drop a comment—whether it’s a simple “This was a fun read!” to something more complex—it shall possibly attract the attention of another (potential) commenter and prompt them to check out your content. Most of the people that I follow on WordPress are folx that I have discovered via commenting and visiting friends’ blogs. It’s one of the best experiences to come with blogging.
- Irina the Great via I Drink and Watch Anime
- 7mononoke via Anime Rants
- Raistlin via Raistlin0903
- Krystallina via Daiyamanga
- Lita Kino via Lita Kino Anime Corner
- Pieces of Minty via Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers
- CW via The Quiet Pond
- Fadwa via Word Wonders
- Eggsandwich05 via KS Blogs
As I mentioned above, to fellow nominees, please don’t feel obligated to complete it. I understand that everyone’s busy and stuff, or they simply don’t to award and/or tag posts, which is 100% cool. I just want y’all to know that I’m thinking of you and you’re the ones who inspire me to keep working hard as a blogger every day and motivate me to keep going even through difficult rough patches. So, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
That about does it for this award gig. I hope that y’all shall have a lovely weekend ahead. My current plans are to stay on bedrest and make a huge dent in the anime I’m presently watching and books I’m presently reading. Until next time, much love to you all.