Category: Blogging

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 4, 2022 in Blogging, Checking In // 7 Comments

Is it really annual wrap up time already? Where did all the time go? This is only the second time I’ve done this annual post in this type of format – I can’t believe I’ve been with The StoryGraph for over a year now. I still love the site – its stats, its acknowledgement of audiobooks, the graphs, the content warnings! There’s a lot on the StoryGraph I haven’t used, but I love what I have used and that it’s still growing! My biggest use of the StoryGraph is for my wrap ups… and none more than the annual wrap […]

The Ups (& Downs) of Being an Introvert in an Online Community

The Ups (& Downs) of Being an Introvert in an Online Community

Posted November 24, 2021 in Blogging // 8 Comments

Good morning my beautiful monsters. I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I run my blog. At the moment, I’m not changing anything (goodness knows I have a gazillion things to tidy up after the last three times I changed things)… but I’ve been thinking about it, you know? I’ve been actively running The Literary Phoenix since 2017. For me, that’s huge! I’m terrible at committing to everything but my job and my relationship, and some days even then I lie and bed and wonder: “What if I just… call in sick today?” I am a behind-the-scenes person. I […]

Blogging Déjà Vu – Haven’t I Seen This Post Before?  On Overused Topics in the Community

Blogging Déjà Vu – Haven’t I Seen This Post Before? On Overused Topics in the Community

Posted September 1, 2021 in Blogging // 2 Comments

I have no less than three posts on The Literary Phoenix talking about reviews.  Want to know about logging reviews? Then you want this post.  Why I think book blogs should have reviews?  This post.  Want to hear about my observations on how reviews perform on my blog? I got you over here.  Basically, I’ve exhausted my opinions on book reviews.  And I’m not the only one. If you follow a few different book blogs, chances are you’ve seen a few common threads when it comes to posts.  Opinions on reviews are a big one.  You’ve probably also seen a […]

A Much Needed Hiatus

A Much Needed Hiatus

Posted April 7, 2021 in Blogging // 12 Comments

I’ve been fighting it for a little while, and I think it’s time to surrender.  I need a break. I swear – it’s not you, it’s me. February and March this year were particularly grueling months.  I’ve got some time-intensive work projects that are taking a lot of my creative energy and are more emotionally challenging than I expected.  On top of that, I’ve gone through some personal stuff that I don’t particularly wish to discuss at the moment, but I will give that as the excuse to say I feel like a hollowed out pumpkin and I’m ready for […]

Book Hauls, Privilege, Prioritization, & Moving On To Other Content

Book Hauls, Privilege, Prioritization, & Moving On To Other Content

Posted March 22, 2021 in Blogging, Bookish Things // 0 Comments

Book hauls used to be pretty common on blogs. These days, I hardly see them anymore. There could be a few reasons for this.  Perhaps it’s just an “in the last year” thing.  After all, with all the book events being virtual and with people not going to bookstores so much and impulse bying everything, there’s likely fewer hauls to share.  Another possibility is that they’ve all gone to YouTube – I still see hauls frequently enough on BookTube. Or perhaps folks have taken a good hard look at that kind of content and decided it’s time to move on. […]