I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by A Little Haze Book Blog, and Amanda from AE Lily Reads, please do check out their blogs, lots of fun book-related posts and reviews. And many thanks to them for the much-appreciated nomination and continued support of my reading blog through their comments and replies, it has been a lot of fun having these little chats.
- 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 Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner Started
Last year, around late 2018, I had been trying to change up my watching habits on Youtube to include more worthwhile and uplifting content. I’d started coming across book reviews from various “Booktubers” and I noticed the bright and easy, relaxing atmospheres of these content creators.
I became interested in a ton of books and book series, swept away by the infectious enthusiasm after years away from avid reading. Around that time, I started taking reading as a hobby into full swing, reading every day. I noticed that writing or making voice notes about my feelings towards books really helped with retention. This led to writing reviews on Goodreads, but I noticed that my reviews tended to be so lengthy, thus this blog was started- a place to go in-depth on reviews and keep myself focused on reading and connecting with a large community of readers.
It was a lot of work getting started but totally worth it. I’ve communicated with so many incredible people and really cemented my love of reading and made some good organizational plans via the weekly postings. To all who are reading this, thanks for being here. 😀 The chats and comments have been a joy, and I’m really struck by how fun it all is.
Two Pieces Of Advice For Book Bloggers
1.) Just get started.
I’d always thought “I’d like to make a blog someday~” but never got around to it. Once you get started, it becomes a mostly easy and natural, if time-consuming process. Just write. You can always go back and edit your posts if you need to. I am constantly editing mine after noticing little mistakes, lol. People are by far and away positive and productive in their responses, and it just always feels good to get a post out there.
2.) Take notes, if needed.
Keep a notebook for recording your ideas, to-dos, and just general things you’re learning while blogging and want to remember. I keep a notebook online via an app called Simplenote. But a real-life notebook for taking notes by hand might be even better. I find myself learning new things about blogging every day and it helps to get those thoughts organized somewhere.
People I Am Nominating For This Award
- The Geekish Brunette
- Novel Lives
- Devouring Books With Dana
- At The End Of The World Is A Book
- Nad’s Book Nook
- The Book Prescription
- Secret Library Book Blog
- The Voracious Bibliophile
- My Bookish Fantasy
- Confessions of a YA Reader
- Shalini’s Books & Reviews
- Willow Writes & Reads
- Blue Mood Cafe
- K.J. White Reads
Many thanks as always for dropping by! I highly recommend checking out all of the blogs listed above, they’re active and mainly book related. 😀 If you had also nominated me and I didn’t know/forgot to mention you please do feel free to leave a comment and I’ll add you to the intro portion of this post.