Tag: Blogging

Following Up on 2019 Goals and My Plans for 2020 & My Blog

Following Up on 2019 Goals and My Plans for 2020 & My Blog

‘Tis the season to hold myself accountable for the blogging goals I made at the beginning of the year last year!  I am terrible at following through on resolutions – whether personal or blog – so I’m pretty sure I epically failed this one yet again (yay!) but you know?  Here goes nothing! Before I make more empty promises to myself, let’s take a look at last year’s goals and whether or not I succeeded. Don’t participate in NaNoWriMo. ✓ I succeeded here!  Honestly, it was a really close call as well!  I very nearly went in for NaNoWriMo this […]

Posted January 13, 2020 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments //
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 //