Monday 15 June 2015

Blogger Recognition Award

Woohoo! Our second award! Who would have thought this day would come?

We got nominated by the amazing blogger Laura, over at Blue Eye Books. Thank you for nominating us! This award was created by Eve @ Edge of Night. You can check out the original post here.

Here are the rules:
1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
2. Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you've nominated in the post. 
Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
3. Comment on each blog and let them know you've nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
4. Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! 

Our blog's story:
We had two fail starts at blogging before we started this one. This blog was created on the 24th August 2014. We didn't have any followers at the beginning, but we just kept on writing our reviews and this is how we ended up today! We gradually started developing the blog more and got more, we think we can call it skill, at running the blog and writing our reviews and expressing our opinions better.

Our advice:   
     1. Run a blog along with a friend
 We think, that it is immensely helpful to both of the co-bloggers to run one blog together. Then both of them can keep each other on track if they have a posting schedule. A partner is also good moral support. We can prove that from our own experience. As an example, we used to post our reviews when ever we finished reading the books. But then we both coincidentally landed in a reading slump and didn't post for a long time. Then we both agreed on a posting schedule and therefore we could save some reviews for a later time.
     2. Don't feel pressured to post something
Never feel forced to post something on time or post something that you don't want to. You created your blog for leisure and out of interest (hopefully). It is understandable is you want a break from the blogger world, after all a blog is a good thing and shouldn't be viewed as a chore. A good example for that would be Jessica. She sometimes needs more than a week to gather her thoughts about a book and therefore misses her posting day. Sometimes she just doesn't have the time, but she posts her review on the coming posting day then. She doesn't force herself to post on the day if she can't.
We nominate:
- Book Jawn 
- Lilac Reviews 
- Rose @ Rose's Reids 
- Rachel @ Rachel's Really Random Reviews
- Karleigh @ Karleigh Reads 
- Ayesha & Monisah @ twinsturnpages 
- Jasmine @ Freshly Picked Books 
- EI @ Flickering Lights
- The BookTrotter 
- Mehsi @ Twirling Book Princess
- Maryam @ Captain Swan Bookishhh
- Undeniably Addicted @ Undeniably Addicted to Books
- Shonima @ shoshow
- Rachael @ Reading Rachael
- Chloe @ The Page Starts Here
- Shannon @ The Fault in Our Blogs

You guys deserve this award!


  1. I've been thinking about having a coblogger join me but I'm not sure yet. I'm still figuring everything out! I totally agree on the second point! You should never post something because 'people are expecting it'. People read your blog because they like what you have to say and your personality in your writing. You do you!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  2. WOW thank you! I'm extremely late I'm replying very late! I had been away for a while! I'll definitely do it as soon as I can!
    Not many people have the guts to keep doing something regardless of success or failure and you guys deserve an applause! You got up from your fall instead of wallowing in pity and depression! Awesome guys!
    Having a co-blogger sounds good, should definitely think on that! Also, I think the not getting pressurized to post part is very important and I think it's one of the mains reasons people give up blogging after some time! At times like those, I think it's important to remember why you started blogging in the first place.
    I hope you continue to inspire and entertain people with your blog! All the very best!! ^_^

    Eclectic Introspections (EI) @ Flickering Lights