Tag: Blogging: Behind the Scenes

The Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award

In November, the resplendent Tabby @ Orange Owl Diaries nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award.  If this is your first time hearing about this award, here’s how it goes: THE RULES: – Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. – Write a post to show your award. – Give a brief story of how your blog started. – Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. – Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to. – Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide […]

Posted June 11, 2018 in Blogging Awards // 6 Comments //
The Art of Being Genuine on My Blog

The Art of Being Genuine on My Blog

One of the challenges most bloggers are faced it throughout their blogging career is the presentation of their blog.  Your blog layout is your face to your readers, and your content bares your soul.  For any of my followers who joined this merry band of renegades last spring, you’ll know I’ve gone through three or four layout changes in that time.  It was so bad that I actually made it one of my 2018 goals not to change my layout again.  And I’ve been good, for the most part. Making sure your blog is everything you want it to be is […]

Posted June 1, 2018 in Blogging, Memes // 21 Comments //
March Wrap Up

March Wrap Up

My loves, I am exhausted.  February and March are always difficult months for me, with many thanks to the glorious New England weather.  I can only do so much with grey skies and snowstorms, you know?  This month’s wrap up is going to be brief – mostly just to say hi and let you know what’s been going on in my library these days and see how you all are doing! My haul was pretty low key this month, which is fine!  I didn’t go out and buy any of these except Children of Blood and Bone – all pre-orders, ARCs […]

Posted March 26, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
The Blogger Appreciation Award

The Blogger Appreciation Award

Waaaay back in September, Deanna nominated me for this award. 🙂 I’m terrible, it’s been about six months since I was nominated… but Deanna, thank you so much for the nomination!  I’m doing it now! 😀 The Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Write a post to show your award. Give a brief story of how your blog started. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to. … Holy crap 15 is a lot?  Lets do 5. 🙂 How Did Your […]

Posted February 18, 2018 in Blogging Awards // 8 Comments //
Happy New Years!  Blog Resolutions.

Happy New Years! Blog Resolutions.

Here’s it is again, by beautiful monsters!  That time of year where we look at the bright, sparkly future and dream of everything we could be, everything we want to be, and resolve that we will become that bright better person. Small confession?  I loathe New Years Resolutions.  I feel like I’m seeing myself up to fail.  Besides, who needs to wait until New Years to be a better person?  Still, it feels like a fresh page.  A new start. A “maybe I can do something for a full twelve months!” moment.  So while I may not promise to change my […]

Posted January 1, 2018 in Blogging // 9 Comments //
Let’s Talk About Blog Layouts.  What’s the Secret?

Let’s Talk About Blog Layouts. What’s the Secret?

Mes amis, you may have noticed the blog layout changed again. I know, I know!  I promised I would stop this.  I promised I would settle.  I really, really loved my header, after all, and now I can’t use it.  And what about all those pretty featured images people would compliment me on? I have a lot of reasons for switching the layout… but I don’t want to talk about my reasons. Today, I want to talk about blog layouts in general.  I want to discuss the importance of a visually appealing layout, while balancing something that is functional for you.  While I don’t […]

Posted December 11, 2017 in Blogging // 25 Comments //