I’d first like to thank Angel from Invisible In Ink for nominating me for this award! I was truly not expecting it, and she definitely made my day 😊
– Rules –
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers you’d like to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created. (Please make sure you do this step! Otherwise they won’t know you’ve tagged them until they check the referral portion of their stats.)
How did my blog come to be?
This is kind of a long story, but I’ll summarize the best I can.
A few years ago, my friend and I wanted to start a book blog, because we were avid book lovers, and we thought it’d be cool to join the blogging community. Soon, we realized how enormous the bookish community (Booklr, Booktube, Bookstagram) really was, and we began to really get into blogging.
However, as school began to get busier and busier, we both decided to take a break from blogging. About a year later, I decided that I wanted to get back on my feet and give blogging another go, but my friend decided not to continue. Thus, I changed my blog name to Read by Tori, and I started blogging on my own. Eventually, I realized that no one calls me Tori anyways (lol), and that the name really didn’t fit me. And that’s how Victoria’s Reads was created.
Advice for aspiring bloggers/my fellow bloggers:
1. Don’t let other people’s opinions and judgement keep you from doing whatever you want.
If you want to start a book blog, or any other blog in general, DO IT! At the end of the day, everyone is passionate about different things, and if you happen to be a bookworm who wants to write about books, don’t let anyone stop you. I myself have been guilty of letting other people’s opinions get the best of me, but I’ve come to realize that it’s time to let that all go (although it isn’t easy).
2. Write, write, write.
Even if you feel like you’re suffering from writer’s block, just write or type something down, and you’ll find that ideas will begin to flow better. For me, starting a new post is always the hard part, which is why actually starting is all the more important for me. Grab yourself a nice, steaming hot cup of tea and play some music to set the mood, if that helps.
Flavia from Flavia the Bibliophile
Anna from My Bookish Dream
Serena from The Radiant Reader
Rosie from Reads and Roses
Emma from Emma Reads
Eva from zwischenseitlich
Arrvee from Arrvee’s Book Diary
Hayley from Hayley’s Library
Amanda from The Lexington Bookie
Mandy and Sha from Book Princess Reviews
Darque Dreamer from Darque Dreamer Reads
CG from Vibrant Reads
Kat from Let the Pages Reign
Karina from Afire Pages
Shannon from Shannon Reads