Thank the blogger who nominated you
Tell a little bit about how you started blogging
Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
Nominate 15 other bloggers
1. Many Thanks
Thanks Miss March! If you don't know her blog, check it out. Now. Then come back here to finish reading this.
2. Blogging Story
Once upon a time, not so very long ago at all, I started a blog. Actually that's pretty much the story so far since I only began blogging about a month ago. I'd thought about it for a few years but it took me a while to finally plunge in and create my own little soapbox for proclaiming my opinions to the world! Never mind, a little beginning blog can be just as exciting as one of the "big" established blogs because you don't know what its future will be and there's still a whole story to unravel ahead.
It seems a little bit presumptuous of me to dole out advice on how to run a blog when I've only been at it for a month but hey, blame whoever made up these questions, not me! Besides, I certainly had a lot of opinions about blogs back when I was merely a reader not a writer. In short, my two pieces of advice are as follows:
1. Don't expect to change the whole world...
Let's face it, our blogs are very important to us authors personally, but they're not to many other people out there. Fact is, your brilliantly crafted post on Relevant Deep Thought probably won't end up being one of those ones that gets shared thousands of times and goes viral and has hundreds of comments from people saying how you changed their thinking / life. Write about subjects you enjoy / are passionate about but don't be disappointed when you get little reaction, ok?
2....but expect to change a little bit of the world.
Having said the above, it's not wrong to have goals for a blog. In fact, this can help eliminate aimless rambling posts which get skipped over by bored readers. Your brilliantly crafted post on Relevant Deep Thought might not go viral, but it might touch one person's life. Alternatively, your series of amusing reviews on Recently Seen Movie Series might just give someone the laugh they needed that day. Have a purpose for your blog and use it to glorify God and you might just change a tiny bit of the world.
I thought long and hard about whether I'd actually do this step or not. I've not been blogging that long at all and other bloggers don't really know me yet so I don't want to annoy them with a tag. On the other hand, whatever, what have I got to lose? So, here's a handful of people I've chosen to nominate. (Apologies if you've previously been nominated).
There you go, one exact handful. It's not 15 but 15 is a multiple of 5 so I've almost answered the question. ;)