Category: Blogging

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 8, 2021 in Blogging, Bookish Things, Checking In // 0 Comments

It’s that annual wrap up time of year again! When I set up the placeholder for this post a year ago and called it “Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles” I had no idea how true that would ring.  I know I was thinking about following through on my personal reading challenge as well as Start On Your Shelfathon… but y’all?  2020 has been rife with reading challenges.  And blogging hurdles.  I am plum worn out. Usually, I use this post to share Goodread’s “My Year In Books”.  This year, I’m going to pull a little data from that page, but they’ve stripped […]

Looking at 2020 Goals and New Ones for 2021

Looking at 2020 Goals and New Ones for 2021

Posted January 1, 2021 in Blogging // 7 Comments

2020 was a year. With that in mind, this really isn’t a time to talk too much about accomplishment and productivity.  It’s been a very stressful and traumatizing year for many people.  I don’t want to make that worse for anyone so before I get too deeply into this post, I want to pause and remind everyone that whoever you are, wherever you are… you’re doing great and your value is not determined by your productivity.  You are more than your accomplishments.  And every accomplishment, no matter how small it feels, is valuable. In this post, I’m going to take a look […]

Following Other Blogs:  Do You Curate, Follow-For-Follow, or Something Else?

Following Other Blogs: Do You Curate, Follow-For-Follow, or Something Else?

Posted November 6, 2020 in Blogging // 19 Comments

Blog hopping has always been something of a challenge for me. It’s not because I don’t like the content y’all put out there.  I do!  I really do!  It just falls to the wayside sometimes.  Additionally, once you follow a certain amount of blogs, things start to all blend together and I get discouraged looking for content-based posts under all the memes.  Basically, I struggle with keeping up with the community and I’m curious as to how other bloggers do it.  What makes YOU follow a blog?  What types of posts do you look for? I’ve built The Literary Phoenix […]

On Being a Better Blogger & Reader

On Being a Better Blogger & Reader

Posted August 31, 2020 in Blogging, Reading // 6 Comments

A couple weeks ago, Nicole @ Thoughts Stained With Ink shared a post on how she wants to be a better blogger.  It’s a fantastic, honest, vulnerable post and I very much recommend popping over to her page and reading it. It also got me thinking. There’s a lot of things I want to do with my blog and content and with my life to be a better person.  While this is a pretty wide spectrum, there are a few things I know I can zero in on immediately and try to fix… but also?  I don’t think I’ve ever hosted […]

The Short & Sweet Life of a Blogger

The Short & Sweet Life of a Blogger

Posted August 24, 2020 in Blogging // 16 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about leaving the book community. I understand on surface level how absurd of a comment this is.  Leave the book community?  I’m barely in it!  I’m rubbish at blog hopping and only tiptoe around Twitter.  I’m only in one Discord server that rarely has activity and even interactions on my “active” fronts – the blog and bookstagram – are middling at best. It’s more… the content creation aspect.  I have a lot of ideas of things to write about, but I’m not sure the interest is out there.  There are some other aspects as well. […]