∇Thank the blogger 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’d like to give this award to.
∇Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created. (Please make sure you do this step! Otherwise they won’t know you’ve tagged them until they check the referral portion of their stats.) [I didn’t do this because I am lazy. Oops.]
how the ravenclaw library came to be;
I had just found Goodreads as a way to help me keep track of the books I had and the books I had read from my library. I could honestly never remember a lot of the books I’ve read and I didn’t know if a lot of them were in series. Goodreads was a way to help me with that. I noticed, when I started following other people, that they wrote reviews and consequently had blogs where they wrote reviews. I had noticed that there was this community of bookish individuals and I wanted to be a part of that. A lot of my friends don’t read to the amount I do and as much as I loved them, I wanted a place where I could scream about books and people understood that.
I already knew about WordPress and decided to build my blog. It took a little bit and there was a lot of fine tuning involved (there still is but we aren’t getting into that now). As for the name, it honestly just came to me out of nowhere. The Ravenclaw part is my House and I’m very proud of it. And I thought of the library I hoped to build and well, the rest is history.
advice to new bloggers;
∇ This is probably the most given advice to new bloggers but it still rings true to this day. Just have fun, friends! Honestly, reading should be a hobby and it should be fun for you. It never should be a chore or something you dread. Sure, you can take your reviews seriously and hone your craft but don’t let it consume you. Relax and go with the flow, my dudes.
∇ Put yourself first. Honestly. Your mental health should always come first over due dates for arcs or blog posts. If you mental health isn’t good one day and you just need to lay in bed and binge watch Hulu, then do it. Never ever put yourself in a place where this blog becomes a chore. Take time to care for you. And don’t worry about your readers. If they are true and loyal to you, they will completely understand and will be awaiting your return when you are fresh and ready to give it your all.
the chosen 15;
I made this sound way more ominous then what it actually is. I’m pretty great like that. But honestly, don’t feel bad if I didn’t tag you. I just went down my following list and chose 15 people. You are more than welcome to do this, if you want. Just put in the post that I tagged you (even if I didn’t). Also you don’t have to do this if you do not want too. No hard feelings here!
∇Sophie at Blame Chocolate
∇ Jill at Jill’s Book Blog
∇ Alex at Comets and Comments
∇ Kara at Bernard’s Book Blog
∇ LaRonda at Flying Paperbacks
∇ Marina at Books of Magic
∇ Alana at The Bookish Chick
∇ Scrill at Vicariously and Voraciously
∇Ellyn at Allonsythornaxx
∇ Merv at Merv Reads
∇ Jenn at Bound to Writing
∇ Melanie at Mel to the Any
∇ Amber at Ambsreads
∇ Elise at the Bookish Actress
∇ Destiny at Howling Libraries