In my interview with Wendy of Musings of a Bookish Kitty, I asked her about her tips for new bloggers. My Friend Amy asked a similar discussion question, and as a relatively new blogger, I'm so grateful to see so many established bloggers chiming in on this.
What is one thing you wish you knew about blogging when you started or what advice would you give a newbie blogger?
Honestly, I wish I had known how much fun this was going to be. I would have started blogging a lot sooner!
My advice to new bloggers is don't allow anything to intimidate you. Don't worry about how your blog is going to stack up against other blogs. Don't hesitate to ask questions. Don't be afraid to contact an author. (They're people like us, just with cooler job titles.) Don't stress out over statistics or how many comments your latest review received. Most of all, have fun.
What is your best blogging tip?
Participate. One of the best thing about book bloggers is the unique community that we have, but you'll miss out on that if you focus only on your blog. Make an effort to get out there and meet new bloggers. Comment. Share your opinions. Participate in challenges if that's something that interests you. Be genuinely interested in what other bloggers have to say. Remember that no matter how different we may be, we all share a passion for books. I think that's a pretty powerful and amazing thing.