Thanks, Aris for nominating me (4 months ago, I’m sorry I’m such a poop). I feel validated and my self-esteem is in non-negative integers now. I hope you somehow stumble upon Hamilton tickets.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
How I started my blog
Ah the cringe is strong in my older posts, and by old I mean, like last week. It all started in the year 2014. I wanted to start a blog purely for the unique reason that my friends had one and it seemed fun.
But I also wanted it to be a secret because even my 14 year old self knew my writing was poop. Here’s a tip to other anonymous bloggers: Maybe don’t link your Pinterest page to your secret blog and then ask you’re friend to join Pinterest which will result in her calling you, asking if you have a blog and you wishing you were a dead house plant.
…I never wrote on that blog again. It still exists somewhere in the vortex of abandoned WordPress blogs, slowly decomposing. Anyway, 1 year later, I made another blog, this old chestnut. So yes, I had this blog for 2+ years and have only 30 posts. I would like to take this opportunity to make a public apology to all the inhabitants of WordPress for being a huge disappointment. To be fair, I have been blogging more frequently recently. I intend to continue posting at least once (or more if you’re unlucky) in a week.
Advice for new bloggers
Try everything: Like that song from Zootpia except maybe not drugs, don’t do drugs kids. A lot of bloggers recommend finding a niche- being a big fish in a small pond, but I personally don’t like being restricted to limited topics, I once did 3 reviews back to back and already felt brain dead. So basically experiment; write about dinosaurs, net neutrality or puns about dogs.
Stalk other blogs: And this is why I shouldn’t babysit impressionable kids. But blogging is all about forming a community, love, friendship, confetti and unicorn manes. So commenting on fellow bloggers post is pretty much blogging 101. I personally love getting comments, so I can assure myself that bots aren’t the only ones who read my blog. Or at least sentient bots are.
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