- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your blog award.
- Give a brief story about how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you created.
HOW MY BLOG STARTED:
I was first introduced to blogging by the school publication team in high school in which I was the feature editor. In 2009, I published my first ever blog post as part of the official entry for an inter-school writing conference. Soon after, I started writing my own blog posts (which were mostly drafts of poems and short stories, and incoherent slices of my journals and musings) in Blogger and Tumblr.
It was in 2010 when I decided to settle for a permanent cyber home in WordPress under the blog name, The Nocturnal Nutshell. It contained a motley crew of ideas: from my university papers to my most personal reflections on life, love and relationships.
In late 2014, I revised the name to Owl Cities. It was my first attempt to channel my blog and to reach out to the greater world of the blogosphere.
In 2016, I decided to put into action my longtime plan of blogging systematically on themes such as art, film, literature and beauty. Thus, my blog underwent another reconstruction for what is presently known as Wander | Summer.
TWO PIECES OF ADVICE FOR NEW BLOGGERS:
1. Remain faithful to your passion
It is easy to be swept away by the prevailing standards of the Internet these days. It is all about the views, the stats, the engagements now, and sometimes it is hard to deny the fact that we write just so we can be recognized. Don’t ever fall into that lonely trap.
Whatever challenges you encounter on your blogging journey, whatever setbacks you face that may make you lose your interest (say for example: no one is reading your posts), always remember to hold onto the one you first loved (and that is, writing) and remind yourself of the reason why you started. Blog for passion, not for fame.
2. Create quality content
As a continuation of Number 1: that is not to say that blog fame is not good. Of course, it feels great to gain traffic to your blog. What I am trying to emphasize here is that you don’t let fame be the driving factor of your blogging enterprise.
As a new blogger, focus primarily on creating quality content that is worth reading and worth coming back to. Be adventurous, be interesting and most of all, be the writer that ignites the readers’ minds and allows them to reflect on ideas too.
- Busy Bee Blog
- Out N’ About
- Roxy Starr
- Pink For Days
- Hashtag & Goals
- Cat’s Wild Years
- Chloe’s Blog
- Some Kind of a Beautiful Chaos
That is all for today’s blog post.
See you again in the next one.
Thank you for dropping by! 💕