- Thank the person who nominated me and provide a link to their blog.
- Give a brief story of how I started my blog and a few tips for other bloggers.
- Nominate 15 others and comment on their blog to let them know I nominated them.
The story of how my blog got started:
I think the idea to start a blog came partially from me wanting to talk about the books that I was reading and review them, and some of the inspiration could have also come from reading a blog that my favorite author - John J. Horn - used to write on: Ballantyne the Brave. Sadly, since Vision Forum (the publisher that I believe was funding the blog) shut down, so did BTB, and I can't provide a link for y'all... Anyway, I was actually 'blogging' on my sister's Mac in a document file on Pages (sort of like Word Processor, etc. except exclusively for Apple computers). Haha...seriously. She kept telling me that I should start blogging for real. I was a bit shy to have people actually reading the things that I had written... But, for some reason (that I cannot remember), I finally did decide to start a real blog. I had already had a sort of name for it, but I ended up changing it to what it is now: Adventures Beyond the Horizon. So, I set up a Blogger account, and posted my first article in June 2014!
My advice to other bloggers:
Keep writing about what you love to write about. I know it can be really discouraging when you only have a few followers or subscribers, but that isn't what blogging should be all about. Blogging should be a fun experience where you ramble on about your favorite books or authors or music. There is a really cool quote I found on Pinterest that goes somewhat along the lines of: 'It doesn't matter how many followers you have. Jesus had 12. Hitler had millions.' Or: 'When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.' So true, right!?
I nominate anyone who wants to do it!