Award, Advice, and Digital Donuts

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Hi, Good Readers of this blog and New People who have no idea how crazy I am…  

So I have unexpectedly have been bestowed the honor of the Blogger Recognition Award.   The rules of this award are as follows:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Write a post to show your award
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and link to the post you created.

I have been nominated by the wonderful blogger Wysteria Campion , blogger behind Headintheclouds913.wordpress.com.

I’m sort of in the process of number 2, so…  *awkwardly moves to the next instruction*

How did my blog start?  I love writing.  I love the feel of words appearing on paper and screen.  I used to have a “real” website, but gave that up after a year. *another awkward moment*

 I still wanted to blog, so I decided to move to a category where I would have no trouble coming up with topics to write about.  I wrote all the time, so why not start a blog devoted to writing and books?

The Artful Author was born in October, after a summer of preparation.  The artful part was supposed to be artsy stuff (besides art prompts), but that hasn’t happened yet… *any more awkward moments and something bad will happen…*  So, yep.  I post writing stuff, book reviews, writing prompts, and random stuff. (Like this.  Or this.)

Advice for New Bloggers:

  • Don’t stress over having everything perfect when you’re just starting out.  Blogging includes a lot of trail and error.  It might take several tries to figure out what your audience likes, what’s good, what bombs, etc.  And it might take a while to get an audience.  Not everyone will like your blog, but hey, you’ll also have people who really like your blog! 🙂
  • Have fun.  Chances are, if you like what you’re writing, so will the reader.  Figure out what is fun to write, and stick with that.  Blogging is work, but it can be fun work! 🙂

I in turn bestow this award to:

Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings

Writing Like Crazy

Hannah A Krynicki

Paws and Clause

PenPrints

Notice that there is not 15.  So, if you’re not on this list, consider yourself named if you’re a Lord of the Rings and Narnia fan. 😛  I’m pretty sure your blog is awesome if you like those.

Oh, and here are the digital donuts.

🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩

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