A super big thank you to Raistlin903 and Remyfool for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Raistlin903’s blog is full of really interesting film, tv, book and even board game reviews. In each of his reviews he really takes the time to carefully analyse the media. By the time you finish reading his post, you want to quickly go out and watch that film or play that game! Remyfool runs ‘The Lily Garden’, filled with all your Yuri needs – from manga to anime to even visual novels. His posts are incredibly in depth, and have inspired me to go out and watch/read as much Yuri as I can.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
- Select up to 15 other blogs you want to give the award to
How KuroSamaReviews/Two Happy Cats Started
I started blogging in September, 2015. 2015 was probably one of the worst years of my life, I was so down in the dumps, I had pretty much no friends, and my university marks were going down. One of my friends in the UK mentioned that her friend had started writing a food blog, I had a look through it and was interested. I thought it over a bit and then I decided to make my very own anime blog. I wrote a bit more details of the story over here 🙂
I know I’m meant to keep the advice focused on blogging, but the lovely two blogs that nominated me already put in the best advice. So I wanted to divide my two cents into blogging and general life.
- Blogging Advice: Participate in the lovely Arria’s Blogging Carnivals. Arria runs these really amazing Blog Carnivals, once a month, and they are honestly such a great way to get involved wiht the community. You can see what other things people are writing about, and also discover new blogs. On a more technical side, it’s also a great way to put your blog ‘out there’ and gain new followers. Each time I’ve participated in the carnival I’ve gained at least 3-4 new followers, and my view for the post I submitted has always gone up significantly.
- General Life Advice: Build on your positives, rather than focus on your negatives. Story time! When I was 13, I had just started High School, I had 3 really good friends, and it was nearing the end of my first term. Our maths teacher was reading out the results for our maths exam, and my 3 really good friends came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the class. Now, I was happy for my friends, but I was also thinking to myself – why wasn’t I up there? Why was I sitting at this table alone? Now I was never good at maths, and probably never will be, but I applied myself to other subjects I was good at. I tried my best, and for the rest of High School, I made sure I was always called up (for every subject except for maths – there was no hope there). I reckon if I had focused on my inability for maths, tried my best, and still not done great, it would have been a massive hit to my self confidence. I still did work at maths, and gradually got better at it, but I spent a lot more time on things I was good at and enjoyed – which ended up having a lot better result.
What this kind of pompous story is trying to say is – Always try to find ways that you can do better, with the abilities you have. If you’re in school, find the subjects that you enjoy/ are good at and excel at them. If you suck at maths (like I do) don’t focus on being the top in maths, but if you’re good at English or history – smash it!
Unfortunately, I won’t be nominating any bloggers for this award. I’ve seen it go around the blogging community quite a lot, so I think pretty much everyone has done. If you would like to do it, comment down below or send me a DM on Twitter, and I will nominate you ^^
I hope you guys enjoyed my advice/ story. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂