I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award!
Or wait… I don’t think that’s right…
…I think I actually WON the award…
The award IS being nominated, isn’t it? Or does some secret Blogger Jury actually go around picking out winners? Hmmm….
Anyway, I’m not the only one with questions. The Blogger Recognition Award itself also has questions. For me.
Who nominated you?
Film blogger Annylel James nominated me, which is super cool! Thank you, Annylel! I’ll make sure to make at least one movie reference in this post, in your honor. 🙂
What inspired you to start blogging and which blog post of yours reflects that?
The About Me-section in my blog summarizes the original thoughts behind my blog, but I suppose there is more to say about my blog than that.
The truth is that I started out with the idea of writing blogs in a sort of investigative journalistic way, diving into topics I know little about and figuring out where I stand as I go.
It started after I had wrapped up my thesis and was still in the mood for digging through long peer reviewed articles and statistics.
Let’s just say my attention span has declined a bit since then. Also, I have full time job, a comfy couch and a cuddly boyfriend that sometimes stand in the way of my inquisitive side being more productive.
When I noticed my blogs started to move more into “personal musings”-category I decided to start a parallel blog where I could let my brainfarts out with less academic pretenses and more series of dot-dot-dot’s.
My previous blog is on life support but I’m still hopeful I will manage to resuscitate it again at some point.
This blog is pretty much therapy for me. My Black Pete pentalogy (which is a fancy word for five blogs, I looked it up) is a good example of a topic that I needed to get out of my system.
Which 2 pieces of advice do you have for new bloggers?
- Don’t try to mimic others. Writing stuff that doesn’t reflect who you are is really hard to do (well) and it often makes for a boring read.
- Don’t let the idea that there is nobody else on earth (yet) that shares your particular idea or opinion stop you from writing about it. Even if it’s true (and it probably isn’t), passionate blogs are the funnest reads.
- Bonus tip: Keep it short (I’m terrible at it).