Guess what guys? Thanks to the awesome Aimee at To the Barricade , I've been nominated for, not one, but two blog awards! Thank you, ...

Yay for Blog Awards!

Guess what guys? Thanks to the awesome Aimee at To the Barricade, I've been nominated for, not one, but two blog awards! Thank you, thank you, thank you Aimee! Means so much that you read and enjoy Summer Snowflakes!

Much different situation, but the sentiment is the same :D
All righty, let’s hop right into this!

The Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their page.
  • Give a brief story about how you started blogging and share some tips.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers
  • Notify your nominees.

And it’s storytime, everybody! Grab a seat and a cup of hot cocoa (or tea, or coffee, whatever you prefer), wrap yourself in a blanket, close your eyes and let me take you back... back... way back...

From jurassicpark.wikia
Uh, not that far back. Fast forward! Now!

From tardis.wikia
And not that far forward. Rewind, rewind, and stop!

Ah, here we are. It’s the autumn of 2013, when I first decided to start a blog. There I am searching for names, gathering ideas, looking up advice, determined to make my baby shine the best I could! My reasons, though, were a bit lacking. I started Summer Snowflakes because I heard you had to have some sort of online presence in order to be considered a card-carrying, bona fide author. At the time, there was nothing I wanted more.

Still isn’t actually, but back to the story.

I started blogging because I thought I needed to. I kept blogging because I found I liked it. Very much. I’ve always been an opinionated child and sharing my opinions on everything from writing to movies to your once-in-a-while pop culture post brought me great joy. So, even when I had exactly two subscribers and as many views to speak of, I kept going.

And here I am now! Still haven’t exactly gone viral (working on that, give us a chance), but hey. I’ve got quite a bit more than I did then.

Great, we’re back in present time! I guess this is the part where I give out tips. Honestly, I don’t know if I’m the best person to come to for this, but here’s what I thought up:

1. Reply to comments: every single one. Even if it’s just a “thanks for commenting!” it’s always good to engage with your readers. 

2. Comment on other people’s blogs with a link to your website: This isn’t just for that blogger either. It’s for anyone who visits their blog, sees your comment, and says to themselves, “Hey, another blog person to follow! Guess I’ll click on over and see what they’ve got.”

3. Write what you know: oldest tip in the book, isn’t it? And for books, I don’t even follow this. I write what I know and research what I don’t, which vastly outweighs what I do know.

But back to the point. You know what I blog about? Reading, writing, music, movies, and life in general. Because that’s what I know. And most importantly, that’s what I enjoy. 

4. Don’t ever try to copy someone else’s blog. Not to say that you can’t be inspired by them, but make sure to be you, do your crazy, unique little thing and eventually, people who are either like you or like you for you will find your blog, follow it, and love you forever.

Aw, that one’s over. Oh well. On to blog award number two!

 The Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • List the rules and display the award (Hey I’m doing that now!)
  • Add 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Follow on blogger the person who nominated you.

Smart little girl that I am, I’ve already done three of those. Multi-tasking for the win ;)

So now we have, drum-roll please, Seven Facts About Me.

You have been warned.

1. I have tried thoroughly and unsuccessfully to determine my Myers-Briggs personality. At the moment, I think I’m either INTJ or INFJ. But I may have some “S” tendencies. So go figure.

2. Since I am unsure about number 1, it may not actually be a fact.

3. Number 2 is definitely a fact.

4. I will stop now and write actual facts about me.

5. Like Aimee who nominated me, I love music. Heck, if you’ve hung around here for a while, you already know that. Since I, uh, kinda have a whole day dedicated to music on here...

But anyway

6. At the moment, my favorite bands are Anthem Lights and Thousand Foot Krutch, but because I tend to bounce around with favorites and interests, that is subject to very swift change. 

Sorry guys.

7. I don’t watch TV, but I have a few favorite shows that come on Netflix or Hulu. At the moment, those consist of Doctor Who, Merlin, The Flash, Agents of Shield, and Supernatural (but I’m only on season 2 of the last one). I also watch LOST, but I’m not sure I’d put that on my favorites list because
**spoiler alert** 

There’s an excessive amount of favorite character death in that show.

Because I am such a lovely individual (but mostly because I wasted several facts above), here’s an extra one:

8. I talk to myself. Often. I figure it this way: other people have the pleasure of speaking with me, so why shouldn’t I?

With any luck (good or bad, I’m not sure yet), you probably feel like you know me a little. If for whatever strange reason, you happen to want more, you can check out my July post for the Liebster Award and read eleven other facts about me.

But on to the rest of the post.

*Checks things off the list* Okay then, we're at the part where I nominate 15 other bloggers. Heh heh, ahem. Unfortunately, I don’t actually know 15 others, but hey I’ll get as many as I can:

Well, I’m off to let all those lovely people know I nominated them. Meanwhile, check out their blogs, leave a comment (and if you left one here, I wouldn’t be upset), and I shall see you guys Monday!

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  1. You had me cracking up reading this post. "Other people have the pleasure of speaking with myself, why shouldn't I?" Lol.
    Congratulations on being nominated! You have such a cute blog, you deserved it!
    About your tips(which were great, by the way), I always feel uncomfortable leaving my blog url, liking I'm being too pushy or something. But, hey, you practically invited me, so.... I hope you'll check out my blog :)

    1. Thank you! Glad to make you laugh! And I will definitely check it out! :)
      And it really isn't too pushy, especially if you just put it in a signature or something at the end of your comment. Most other bloggers will understand your need to market yourself.

  2. I love the rewinding and fast-forwarding with the pictures. Very vivid

  3. Awww! Thank you Alex! <3 I loved the rewind and fast forward. It definitely gave the desired effect of adding excitement to the blog post!


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