Time to Shine: The Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated by the lovely Eggsandwich04. Thank you ≧◡≦

Rules first

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your award post.
  2. Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
  3. Share the reason why you started your blog.
  4. Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
  5. Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers.
  6. Tell your nominees about your award post so they can participate!

The reason why I started this blog

I was in graduate school when I started this blog, so it was a creative outlet for me to relieve stress. Now that I graduated, I blog for fun.

Advice for newbies

Posting consistently tends to increase your blog traffic. There was a long period where I didn’t post any content. So, I saw my traffic gradually die. When I started posting again (and more consistently), my traffic began to grow, whether it was from search engines or WordPress.

This one is a personal opinion: I prefer blogs with a featured image theme. Usually, this is a template or a colour scheme. Regardless, it makes the blog look organized, and helps your readers recognize your posts easily.

The nominees

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Pinkie’s Paradise

Note: I’m working on a Kingdom Hearts fanfiction project (The White Witch) inspired by the Korean drama, Hotel del Luna.

Synopsis: When Roxas was young, his mother asked a woman in white to grant her final wish: to erase her death from her son’s memory when she died. However, it came at a cost. Twenty years later, Roxas, who returned to his hometown from abroad, would pay the price as the White Witch came to claim what was rightfully hers. Hotel del Luna inspired.

The story does contain elements of suicide, depression, and self-harm.

Read The White Witch on Fanfiction or AO3.

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