Thank you very much Ate Alyssa of Book Huntress’ World for the nomination! Yup, this is my blog’s first ever award. 😉😝 Thanks again, Ate Alyssa! You guys might want to visit her lovely blog.
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story on how your blog started
- Give two advises for new bloggers
- Thank whoever nominated you, and link their page
- Nominate 15 other bloggers
That’s the time Afire Pages started running. It’s been 5 months since I started my blog and I can say that’s since then, blogging became an important part of my life.
I started reading YA novels when I was in fourth year high school (somewhere on December because I received it as a gift from someone special) and that novel is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I grew up with books. Reading is really a huge part of my life since I was child. I was a sickling back then so I was not allowed to get that tired so I spent my days with anything that I can read. First, it was a hobby then as I grew up, it became a passion.
When I was in fourth year high school (that’s the time when I was still addicted to Wattpad) I discovered that English novels aren’t just for old or nerd people because growing up, that’s what I always thought. So I saw this The Fault in Our Stars movie and decided to read the book. Then after a month or so, I read Looking For Alaska (Yes! I started with John Green) and I loved that story so much. Back then, I’ll just read whenever I want or whenever I don’t have anything else to do but when I got in college, I started to be more serious. I started craving new stories, new lives, new characters to meet and discover. Then along the way, I discovered Goodreads where I can find my next read so I made an account and got addicted to this site. That’s where I learned about book reviews. Honestly, I first thought that reviews are just like comments (lol) but while reading reviews – that I always thought as comments – I noticed how I always see the word Netgalley too often so I searched for it and the real meaning of “review” too. When I finally learned things about this two, I suddenly had an urge to write book reviews. I don’t know but, as someone who loves to read the idea of writing a book review is such an interesting and lovely thing. Then I wanted to discover Netgalley more so I signed up and learned that I should have a blog and that’s where the idea of blogging came. I read books on the “Read Now” section of Netgalley and write reviews of it. Basically I used it as a practice but I always make sure that my review is honest no matter how crappy I write. I post my reviews on Goodreads and Amazon back then. Then I did this regularly, up to the point that it became a routine.
After a month of reading and reviewing from Netgalley, I started imaging what my blog might be, how I will manage it and planned about it. Then after a long time of imagining it, on June 2016 it became true. Basically, I started blogging because I wanted a place where I can post any bookish thing I want – especially my reviews. I wanted a place I can call mine, where everything I, or anyone will see is mine. So yeah, that’s how and why I started.
My advises for anyone out there who are planning to make him/her book blog:
- Do it because of love. You don’t need to do it if you don’t really love it. This is the main thing you need to have in starting a blog. Blogging is not an easy thing to do especially when you’re just starting. It requires patience, fresh ideas and a lot of time. So if you don’t do this because of love, how can you give the things it’ll need from you?
- Be committed.
- Be open to suggestions, ideas and more information.
- Write, just write what you want.
- If you’re planning to make a blog because of ARC, don’t do it.
- Know your purpose.
- Make fiends!
Subiksha @ Cover to Cover
Keeana @ Kee the Reader
Rakel at Mirakel Books
Louise @ Genie Reads
Jay @ A Lovelorn Virgo
Breana @ Pages Bound Together
Reg @ She Latitude
Kendra @ Reads and Treats
Mish @ Bibliophilemish
Pearl @ Pages of Pearl
Nicka @ Read by Nicka
Jasmine @ Smiley Booklover
Claire @ Claire’s Bookish Wonderland
Brittany @ Ginger Night Owl
Natalia @ A Court of Tales
If you’ve done this already, just feel free to comment down the link.