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.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:+ 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 activity. So 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. ;-)
Yet Another Period Drama Blog
Coffee, Classics, and Craziness
Incidents of a Literary Nature
Period Drama, &c.
Me, Myself, and I
A Peace of the Past
A Lantern in Her Hand
The Story Girl
~Miss Jane Bennet