I do apologise to any readers who may be fed the fuck up with posts where I’ve been nominated or tagged to take part in them. This month I did two, although I thought I’d actually done more.
Michael over at mnealewriting tagged me receive the award, which was really awesome, especially considering that it’s a recognition award, not just your average tag post or award post. You can read Michael’s blogger recognition award post here. Thanks again Michael for tagging me to take part in the award! 🙂
It’s really nice to be recognised and I feel that 2018 has been a phenomenal year for my blog and it has made me so happy! I also feel like I’ve made so many blogging friends this year, as well as made some amazing connections. My blog is my hobby and it’s one that has made me so damn happy.
Of course with all awards there are rules, which I’ll explain down below!
Rules of the Blogger Recognition Award
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post responding to the nomination.
- Give a short story on how you started your blog.
- Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate 15 other bloggers.
- Let the bloggers know that you have nominated them. And provide them with a link to the post you created.
So, how did There Might Be Coffee come to be?
I started this blog on the 1st January 2012, I was 22, unemployed and it was called Broken Prophet Blog at the time. You can actually read my first ever post here!
I hadn’t long finished university and graduated and I was at a point in my life where I was a bit fed up. I hadn’t gotten a job in the profession I had just finished studying and like most students these days I was trying/working any job I could get (within reason of course). I had studied drama and creative writing, so writing was definitely something I LOVED doing and I missed writing. I mean don’t get me wrong, I wrote but I didn’t feel like it was enough. I wasn’t showing anyone my writing so I wasn’t getting any feedback like I previously had and it was making me feel a little crazy. So I decided to start my blog, but I don’t think I quite knew what I wanted to do at the time. I knew I just wanted to write like a journal of what I was doing and stuff like that. I loved fashion at the time, as well as beauty but I just wanted to write about everything! The more I wrote, the more I started to realise what I wanted to write about.
In May 2013 I decided it was time for a name change. The reason for the name beforehand was to coincide with my Twitter name, as a lot of people know me as Broken_Prophet. This was inspired by Lostprophets but it was just a bit weird and didn’t work, so after thinking long and hard I decided to change it to There Might Be Coffee after the Deadmau5 song, which I LOVE. If you want to find out more as to why I changed it, you can read about that here, which in turn is the day I changed my blogs name.
So yeah, that’s how There Might Be Coffee came about! 😛
Best 2 pieces of advice I can give to bloggers!
I always think of LOADS of ideas when it comes to people asking me for advice when they’re starting a blog, or even if they just need some additional ideas. I always feel like my advice is honest and handy to know, but I also worry my blog advice is poor as I dunno… I’m not exactly the best blogger in the world! 😛 I feel like I have my own way of doing things.
So number 1! Don’t worry about advertising and promoting new and old blog posts ALL THE TIME. I rarely advertise stuff more than once because I don’t want to worry I ram my work and newest posts down people’s throats. I just personally don’t like to do it. I also don’t have time to do it. So my point of this piece of advice is if you don’t have time to advertise your new review all over your social media platforms, don’t sweat it. Just advertise as much as you can and to your own comfort. Don’t feel like you need to post it on your Twitter page every hour. I used to know someone who did this and it was SUCH A BORE. I didn’t want to see that. I know some people will tweet every now and then BUT they’ll share different posts from their blog. I like that, I really do! Sadly I just don’t have time, nor the effort involved to do this myself. I know I should but meh. So yeah never feel bad if you don’t do this either.
Number 2! This is hard because I’m torn between mentioning what Michael did and say to make friends, because blogger friends are some of the best to have! BUT as he mentioned that, I want to talk about something else and different. Write about WHAT you want! Don’t feel like you need to be certain niche, you can write about whatever you want and still consider yourself a certain thing. I always say I’m a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger with a geeky twist. I write about all sorts in all fairness. If I’ve bought some awesome merchandise from Japan, then fuck it I’ll talk about it! If my boyfriend has bought something cool and I want him to share it on my blog, I will. It’s your blog at the end of the day and as great as it is to make your readers happy and keep coming back, you need to be happy about what you’re writing.
I’ve known people quit blogging because they got bored with writing review after review, or constantly feeling like they’re buying clothing so they can keep up with all the trends on their blog. You get my point. Just write about whatever makes you happy! I am always in search of new geek, gamer and otaku/kawaii bloggers to follow and befriend!
My nominees! All 15 of them…
Sarah – Raiin Monkey
Estelle – Estellosaurus
Jess – Little Pink Duck
Eleanor – Eleanor May
Cate – Cateaclysmic
Vikki – Cuteek
Envy – Lost In Translation
Emily – The Mini Mermaid
Emily – Coventry Life
Lizzie – Hello Lizzie Bee
Jasmine – Kkochsongi
Gemma – Just Gem
Elle – Elle May
Bexa – Hello Bexa
Thank you again to Michael for tagging me to take part in this awesome award that is going around at the moment. Whenever I’m tagged to take part in stuff like this I feel so loved! 😀
Can I just add what an odd day it has been? It bloody snowed this morning, it’s still autumn! Why do we have snow?!
Did you have snow in your area? Make sure to let me know, as well as what you have planned for the weekend and Halloween next week!
Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far.