I was nominated recently by two people for The Blogger Recognition Award.
Firstly I was nominated by Meghan @Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations and Reviews. Thank you so much Meghan, it’s so lovely to get this recognition especially when I have only been blogging since June. If you are not following Meghan already then you really need to follow her right this second because she is one of the nicest bloggers out there and always posts such great content.
And then I was also nominated by the lovely Jena @Jena R Collins, The Mother Cover Lover. Jena has one of the most beautiful looking blogs out there; her blog is filled with some really great posts and she’s super lovely too so everyone should give her a follow. Thank you Jena!
- Thank the blogger/s 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 Little Haze Book Blog came to be
I guess it all goes back to taking that first step on Goodreads a number of years ago to write my very first review. That book was Asking For It by Louise O’Neill. I felt it was such an important read and I really wanted people to know that so I wrote a short review about the book and how much the topic of rape culture (that the book explores) needed to be discussed.
And from there I started writing more reviews on Goodreads but I always had the itch to have a little corner of the internet that was unique to me. And that is where the desire to create a blog came from.
For ages I was incredibly nervous and really did not think that what I had to say was that important but this June I finally just took a deep breath and created my blog.
It is still very much a work in progress but I am really loving it so much.
As for the name ‘A Little Haze’. That moniker came to me a number of years ago now. It stems from the fact that I live with a chronic illness and frequently feel like I am living in a haze of sickness, pain and medication. So calling my blog, instagram, twitter…i.e everywhere I am on the internet A Little Haze feels like I am taking agency over my illness.
Advice for new bloggers
I am not sure that I am that qualified to give advice just yet but what I think is important is to just be yourself. Always blog about what you want to blog about. Don’t let yourself be influenced by hype and by what makes other people happy. As long as blogging is fun and enjoyable for you then there are no hard and fast rules.
And if you are new and just starting out like I really am myself, then just start chatting and commenting on other people’s blog posts. The blogosphere is a community and communities only work when there is communication and chat; so just take that deep breath and reach out.
People I am nominating for this award
- one thousand and one book
- If There’s a Haunted House in it I’ll Read it
- The Geekish Brunette
- Kyla’s Library
- My Honey Reads
- The Pine Scented Chronicles
- The Library at Woodring Estate
- Narrative Paradise
- Sometimes Leelyn Reads
- Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner
- Life With All The Books
- BW Reviews