The Blogger Recognition Award (III)

I was recently nominated for my third Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Whitney @Books Whit Me. Thank you so much for this lovely award Whitney. It was so sweet of you to think of me.

If you all are not yet following Whitney then you really should change that right now. Whitney writes really great book reviews that are both insightful and entertaining. Definitely someone that you all should be following.

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger/s 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 up t0 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.

How A Little Haze Book Blog came to be

Since it isn’t too long ago since I wrote my first post for The Blogger Recognition Award (read it here) I am going to change this up a little and talk about the difference blogging has made to my life in the short few months I have been blogging. I started my blog on the 21st June, 2019 and in that time my life feels richer. Blogging has given some happy structure to my life; as you all may have noticed I am quite a regular blogger and really enjoy organising and scheduling my posts a week in advance (and sometimes even longer than that lol!)

Blogging has also provided me with this fabulous corner of the internet where I just feel free to be myself. I feel like I it has given me a voice and an opportunity to express my bookish opinions of which I have a great many!

It has also introduced me to some great blogging friends that have really made me feel welcome in the blogosphere. And I think that is what is the best part of blogging. It is the engagement with other people. The sharing of our thoughts and opinions. And the knowledge that there are other people out there who are as bonkers about books as I am.

Advice for new bloggers

My advice really has not changed much. The most important thing with blogging is to just be yourself. Write blog posts about what you want to write about. When you are passionate about a topic then other people will feel that passion and emotion come across in your posts and they will naturally reach out to you.

As for some more practical tips… SCHEDULE!!! People always wonder how it is I blog so frequently and that is down to the fabulous WordPress scheduling option. Every Sunday I take a little while to sit down with my laptop and prepare all my posts for the coming week. If I depended on writing posts on a daily basis I just know it would feel too stressful for me.

Another tip for new bloggers is to take part in Bookish Memes and Tags every week. This is a great way to generate interesting content and gets you into the mindset for regular blogging.

And lastly reach out and chat. Comment on other bloggers’ blog posts. Share your thoughts and reactions to their posts and this will lead to greater interaction and hopefully foster friendships.

So if you are a new blogger and have somehow found your way to this post then comment on it. Tell me who you are and I’ll follow you back. Let this be the first step in a new blogging friendship.

People I am nominating for this award

28 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award (III)

  1. I definitely agree with all of your advice! I do need to get better at scheduling my posts, lol. I do have all of my reviews written out but the others I lack on.

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  2. You are very welcome and thank you so much for the kind words. I’m so glad you like my reviews! Also, I definitely agree. Scheduling posts is a life saver. I actually did this yesterday after a burst of energy hit me at work and I was able to catch up on all of the reviews I needed to do. I had thought about posting them all at once, but realized instead of flooding them out, spreading them over a few days made a lot more sense. Great advice!

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  3. oh my god i love your advice so so much. see i usually do it the day before but hmmmm weekly might be better i think i just like having something to look forward to sometimes.
    CONGRATS. you definitely deserve it. you are one of the people i am so glad to have met on here. and i will be bothering you forever and ever now as a result ❀

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    1. Oh I get everything ready on a sunday because otherwise I would feel too stressed during the week! I like to plan Amanda lolllll!!! AND YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOTHER ME AWAY COS I LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! <333333333333333333333333333333

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  4. β€œBlogging has also provided me with this fabulous corner of the internet where I just feel free to be myself.” AMEN TO THATTTT!!! ❀️❀️😍

    And I cannot believe you started this little beauty just a few months back!!?!? 😍😍😍❀️ You are SLAYING the whole blogging thing, hon!! SLAYINGGGG!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

    And I DEFINITELY agree with your advice! ALL OF IT! And I need to take it because I dont really participate in memes that much! πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜” Makes me sadddd!! πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

    MANYY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR THIRD AWARD, Emerrr! YOU FUCKING DESERVE IT ALLLLLLLL!! ❀️❀️😍😍😍 AND A THOUSAND THANK YOUSSS FOR NOMINATING MEEEEE!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 As I always say, I tale these things very seriously because you could as easily have included someone else BUT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MEEEEE!! And its the THOUGHT that counts right! ❀️😍😍 Makes me feel sooo loved! SO THANK YOU FOR THAT HON! ❀️😍😍😍

    YOU ROCK 🎸!! πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

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    1. Aw how could I not tag you Rain!! You’re one of my bestest blogging buds :))) And it feels like I’ve packed a lot into my blog since I started it in June. It’s been such a fun and interesting journey and one I’m glad to have undertaken. And I’m even more gladdened to have met awesome people like you along the way <3333333

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      1. 😭😭😭😭 AWWWWW!! 😍😍😍❀️❀️❀️ AND SO ARE YOUUUU, Emer!! ❀️😍😍😍😍❀️❀️❀️ I AM SOOO SOOOOO GLAD TO HAVE MET YOU HERE!! β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

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