Thank you so much to Fatima at NoteablePad for nominating me for this award! The book blogging community is honestly such a wonderful one, and Fatima truly runs an amazing blog and is amazing in general.
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two advice to new bloggers
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to
The story behind Fabled Haven
Fabled Haven was born in May of 2014! During that time of my life, I was recovering from my spinal fusion surgery (scoliosis), so I wasn’t very mobile. As a result, I did a lot of reading (more than usual), stumbled across BookTube, and then found the book blogging community. I first created Fabled Haven on Blogspot, since it’s where some of my favorite BookTubers at the time had their blogs set up (ABookUtopia and LittleBookOwl), but soon after moved my blog and two existing posts to WordPress.
All of my first reviews were extremely stiff and formal – I just didn’t know how to be conversational in my posts and when sharing my thoughts. There was also very little personality to my blog – I didn’t really let a lot of my character shine through my posts, if that makes any sense. I also didn’t interact with fellow book bloggers very much, which is really unfortunate, because this is such a wonderful community that I’ve fallen in love with.
Advice to new bloggers:
1. Interact with other bloggers!
This is easily one of the most important things you can do as a book blogger. Being able to establish relationships and friendships with other book bloggers is so amazing, and can generate a lot of discussion and recommendation! Some of my favorite bloggers to talk to are Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews and Liam @ Hey Ashers! – being able to talk to bloggers like these make book blogging such a wonderful experience, so I highly recommend being social in this community.
2. Keep your blog running and active.
I know that it can be really hard to maintain schedules and keep blogs active, but it’s really important to be posting regularly – I manage to do this by utilizing the ‘schedule my posts’ feature, especially for weeks where I know I’m going to be really busy.