I was very fortunate to be nominated for this award by the amazing Dani @ Perspective of a Writer and I am so excited and thankful for this nomination! If you haven’t already, check out Dani’s awesome blog, follow here, and most importantly, take her blogging advice!
Here are the rules should you choose to accept the award…
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created. (OR Pingback… include a post link from their blog (not their main page) in your post and it will notify them you wrote about their blog!)
Alright so here we go!
In Which a College Decides She Needs to Read for Fun (Again)
Comma Hangover is actually the second version of my blog. The first one started while I was in college. I decided that I had to start reading for fun again after doing mostly coursework, but left to my own devices I would’ve abandoned that goal. So, one summer I started a book blog! It was mostly just book reviews, which I am probably going to transfer here at some point.
Then, I graduated college and hit a point where I thought if I didn’t write or read something I would approach insanity and I would do so really quickly. So, I started Comma Hangover. By that time, several years had passed, I learned a lot more about writing for the internet, and how a blog is indexed, plus a fair amount about web usability.
By that time, several years had passed, I learned a lot more about writing for the internet, and how a blog is indexed, plus a fair amount about web usability. So I dove into Comma Hangover and tried memes, reviews, tags, and a variety of different posts.
My Advice to Bloggers
1. Scheduling is your friend (and so are memes)! Everyone says that having movement on your blog is crucial to staying relevant but it can get tiring. So what I tend to do is join a few memes, work on and schedule the posts. That was it’s one less thing I have to worry about for the coming weeks, and I can focus my energies on reviews, discussion posts, and tags.
A few of my favorites are Memorable Mondays, Waiting on Wednesday, Book Traveling Thursdays (which I am hosting starting in September), and WWW Wednesdays. Most bloggers do these in some form and you just have to find the ones that work in your schedule. Another one that I really like, that I think is a lot of fun each week is The Sunday Post, which is just a weekly wrap-up with a link up.
2. Remember that while search engine indexing will determine if your blog appears in search results, you are the boss of your blog. So be honest with your reviews, do the memes and tags that interest you, write in whatever style suits your voice and just remember to have fun, because on your blog no one is going to say: “I don’t like that, it needs to change” unless it’s you! And you are free to make changes!
Holly @ Nut Free Nerd
Breanna @ Paws and Paperbacks
Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm
Amber @ The Literary Phoenix
Em @ Keystroke Blog
Ola @ Ola Reads Books
Amanda @ Literary Weaponry
Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks
Sarah @ Reviews and Readathons
Beth @ Reading Every Night