Saturday, January 17, 2015

Blogger Recognition Award

I've been tagged by the amazing blogger Beth over at ad majorem dei gloriam. Thank you very much, m'dear! :)  This tag was originally from the blog Edge of Night.

+ Select 15 blogs to nominate
+ Thank the person who nominated you
+ Give a brief story of how your blog got started and a piece or two of advice for new bloggers. 
+ Attach the award
+ Comment on each nominee's blog and let them know that you've nominated them
Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night (link above)

Okay, so.  How my blog got started...two words: Jane Austen. :D  In late winter/early spring of 2013, I discovered JA and became a giant fangirl.  I started to look up fansites for it, and found some Jane Austen blogs that I loved (the first two being Yet Another Period Drama Blog and Regency Delight, in case you were curious).  Through them, I got introduced to other blogs, and still others, and I began to want to blog myself--it looked so delightful! 
Around that time, I started to annoy everyone around me by constant talking about my fandoms, as I was rapidly developing into a Typical Fangirl and couldn't think about anything else. :P  So, I finally gave in and started a blog, first just as a chance to talk without danger of interruption, and then as an activity I really enjoyed.  

As to the piece or two of advice...goodness, I still think of myself as a new blogger, but I suppose I'm not exaaactly new anymore.  Haha.  Well, I think one bit of advice I would give anyone who's starting to blog is to get connected.  Rather cliched advice, I know, but I think that blogging is very much a social activitySo look around for other blogs you enjoy, comment often, host events, and just generally make your presence known.  Obviously don't throw yourself at other bloggers, but blogging is a lot more fun when you have other people giving input on your posts.  In my opinion, at least. ;-)

My nominees:
Yet Another Period Drama Blog
Regency Delight
Inklings Press
Coffee, Classics, and Craziness
Hamlette's Soliloquy
Incidents of a Literary Nature
Wonderland Creek
Spilled Ink
Period Drama, &c.
Me, Myself, and I
A Peace of the Past
A Lantern in Her Hand
Lianne Taimenlore
However Improbable
The Story Girl
Puritan Observer

~Miss Jane Bennet


Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Thank you SO much Jane! I'm uber busy at the moment with final year of school and university applications but will try and find time to do this. If I don't I'm so sorry! Just letting you know :D
PS: I've been singing MFL all day... :P

Eva said...

Aw, thanks so much for nominating me! Although...I don't really 'do' tags anymore, and I probably won't do this one, but I still feel very touched by the fact that you thought of me. :)

Mònica said...

Aw, thank you for the tag, Miss Jane!
If I may ask a silly question, what are you currently super fangirled up for?

Beth said...

You're welcome! Lovely post!!:-)

Miss Jane Bennet said...

That's totally fine! Goodness knows it takes *me* forever to do tags, haha. ;-)
HAHAHA ME TOOOO. :D That watch-along was such fun! :-)

That's totally fine! And of *course* I thought of you--your blog is one of the ones I most enjoy. :-)

You're certainly welcome! I enjoy your blog very much. :-)
Haha, I always enjoy Nonsensical Questions. ;-) I'm currently still wayyy hyped up over BOTFA, and Tolkien in general--but Jane Austen is coming in. (It didn't ever really go out, though...haha.) I finished S&S a few days ago and COLONEL BRANDON AND MARIANNE ARE SO CUUUUTE. :D

Thank you very much! :-)

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

*appears in puff of smoke*
Did I hear Brandon and Marianne?
THEY AER SO ADORABLE AND CUTE AND AHH MY HEART AND AND I'm so sorry for fangirling on your post..
oh and about brandon and marianne......
I maaaaaaaay have written a continuation :DDDDDD
*Disapears in puff of smoke coughing as I go*

Anonymous said...

Awww, thanks m'dear! :-) I'm sorry this took me soo long to comment on. I'll do this as soon as I can.
And sorry I'm being rather brusque. I just found out about Loo Brealey being in Season 4 Sherlock, and my mind is sorta out of function.... :-p