Tag: Blogging

How Do Y’all Feel About Giveaways? (Disclaimer: This is not a giveaway)

How Do Y’all Feel About Giveaways? (Disclaimer: This is not a giveaway)

How do you all feel about giveaways?  Do you feel they are essential to keeping new traffic coming to your blog?  Or Instagram account? I have very mixed feelings about giveaways. First of all, to answer my own question, yes, I think they’re pretty much expected on some platforms.  Instagram is a big one – there are a lot of milestone giveaways on Instagram.  In fact, I’m running one right now because it seems like a good way to grow followers and therefore influence.  I’d love to be a rep or influencer for one of the bookish candle companies I love, […]

Posted February 8, 2019 in Memes // 11 Comments //
The Stats Problem

The Stats Problem

I am one of those bloggers that can’t stop looking at her stats. Really.  When I click to get to my dashboard, I go though the main site and click the bar graph for stats on my WordPress top bar to get to the backend stuff.  Every single time I visit my blog, whether to reply to comments, update something behind the scenes, or write a new post… I look at my stats. It’s a terrible habit, but one I’m not alone in doing. I think that our obsession with statistics directly correlates with our cultural need to define our success […]

Posted September 28, 2018 in Blogging, Memes // 8 Comments //
My Not-So-Famous Vlogging Life

My Not-So-Famous Vlogging Life

How many of y’all can lose hours and hours on YouTube? I think that YouTube is an amazing platform for creators to reach out to their fans and followers for a more face-to-face experience.  When I was in college, I really wanted to fit into the YouTube scene.  At that time, Vlogbrothers was really blowing up and YouTube was The Place To Be.  By the way – despite their success in other areas, Hank and John Green still upload regular, amazing content. My favorite channel (at the time) was Five Awesome Girls – and if you weren’t familiar with them, basically […]

Posted August 31, 2018 in Memes // 6 Comments //
The Importance of Blogging for Fun

The Importance of Blogging for Fun

Raise your hand if you are a full-time student! Raise your hand if you work a full-time job! Raise your hand if you’re a full-time parent! If you are any of these things, blogging is a time consuming hobby in a world filled with responsibility.  If you are more than one of these things – if you are ALL of these things – I salute you.  In a world demanding so much of our time and energy, how do you find time to operate a blog? For myself, I am a full-time worker bee.  I work an eight hour shift […]

Posted June 22, 2018 in Memes // 11 Comments //
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 //
Reviews:  A Necessary Evil We Love to Hate

Reviews: A Necessary Evil We Love to Hate

Bad Blogger Confession:  I almost never read reviews. It’s not that you’re doing them wrong!  There are so many posts about reviews.  They’re hard to write.  They’re hard to read.  Make them better!  Make them shorter.  Make them colorful! I’m gonna be honest with you – unless the the book itself stands out to me, I’m no more likely to click on your review overloaded with GIFs than I am if it’s 6 paragraphs.  Book reviews are tough because they’re only fun if you are: Looking to add books to your TBR. Have already read the book and OMG SQUEE LET US DISCUSS! […]

Posted November 10, 2017 in Memes // 6 Comments //