Mei-Mei (whom I share my Fan Art Friday’s with) recently nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award. While most of the time I don’t do these awards (who am I kidding, why did I even write that lie…I love doing them every time because I get to write about me for a bit, which is a refreshing change from Star Wars lol), I liked this one because it provides advice for new bloggers.
- 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 want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated and provide the link to the post you created.
- Thanks Mei-Mei!
- Here’s my post. Hi!
- Star Wars Anonymous started through a culmination of reasons. I used to have a blog over on hyperspace (back when starwars.com had an official fan club where you had to pay a fee in order to have your blog hosted with them) through some of college. When I got the notice that hyperspace was shutting down, I was too lazy to save all my posts. Stupid me. I took about a two to three year break (I think, I can’t actually remember) from blogging. I began to miss blogging and considered starting up my blog again because I had very few friends to talk to Star Wars about and I was bored at work and wanted to write about Star Wars while bored. I then made a Star Wars parody video which went semi-viral and decided that I would finally start up my blog again so that I could direct some people to my blog from the video. Again, I was lazy and didn’t want to do too much work actually building a community from scratch. Silly me (again) – that plan backfired and I did end up putting a lot of work into building a community of other fans on WordPress. I’m glad I did though! I’m not sure how my name came about though, sooooooo can’t answer that question.
- My two pieces of advice is this: 1) Blog regularly. Try to blog at least twice a week for a year. That will get momentum and help with SEO, along with helping other fans on WP/internet, find you. Make sure that when people comment, you take the time to reply back to them. Your blog should be a conversation that you started, it doesn’t end when you publish your post. (Okay that was more like 3 pieces of advice). 2) If you want to become a “famous” blogger or perhaps make your blog a source of revenue – build social media accounts that relate to your blog and drive people back to it. Social media is a great way to make your blog a business. (No, I have not done that with my blog but I have done it for clients in my day job so I kinda know what I’m talking about)
- 15 bloggers????? Uh, no. I’ll give you two blogs that I have recently found and like though: There Has Been an Awakening and Graphic Novelty².
Have a great rest of the day guys and MTFBWY (oh, and happy St. Patrick’s Day!).