Fellow Canadian blogger Ida Auclond has very sweetly nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you very much, Ida- it is very much appreciated! While I think most of us are here because we enjoy blogging and would do so without an audience, it is lovely to know that are other bloggers who look forward to your posts and want to read your words! So, how does this work?
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give 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 on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
How Did My Blog Start?
I’ve already shared how I love lifestyle blogs like The College Prepster and The Londoner, but I was entirely frustrated that the most popular lifestyle blogs are by full-time bloggers. Realistically, I’m always going to have a job- I want to hear from bloggers who blog AND have a job. I want to know how other mid twenties to mid thirties women are getting on in their careers and navigating this thing called adult life. I figured, hey! Maybe someone else would also be interested in that, and thus An Historian About Town was born!
1) Try and figure out what kind of blog you want to be. This can change, but if you are writing 90% of your posts about beauty or books, then you are probably a beauty blog or a book blog (for example). When I look at a blog’s “About Me” section, I want to know what I can expect- if you are a lifestyle blog and 90% of your posts are beauty, I might be disappointed because I was expecting a wide variety of posts. If you say that you are a beauty blog that occasionally posts on other topics, I will have no disappointment!
2) Post regularly! I periodically do a big unfollow a few times a year, and 98% of the time I unfollow because of erratic posting. I’m following your blog because I want to read your posts- if you have three posts in a week, and then nothing for two months, I will give up. Even if you only post one day a week, post on the same day and I will go and look for it! And if you want to take a break, just throw up a short post letting your readers know that you are taking a break. A large blog I follow (with close to 10,000 followers) disappeared with no notice or explanation for 5+ months- it’s just confusing and annoying to readers.
Bloggers I Am Nominating (I only made it to 10… and I’m just tagging you here!)
Thank you again, Ida!! It has been quite fun to do this! And I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s responses!