How I fell back in love with Blogging – the burn-out aftermath

How i fell back in love with blogging

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A few weeks ago, when I talked about book blogging pressures, I mentioned how in Summer 2018 I had my worst blogging burn-out to date and was even considering quitting my blog altogether. And I thought that I would go from there and explain what helped me get out of that state of mind and love creating content on here like I did when I first started. Continue reading

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(Some) Book Blogging Pressures & How to Fight them

Blogging Pressures

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Book Blogging is a wonderful adventure, but it does not come without its downsides. And I’ve been meaning to write an unfiltered post about book blogging pressures I and many (if not all) of you have felt at least once along the way. But I never knew how exactly I wanted to approach it and just siting all the ways in which book blogging stresses me out sometimes just didn’t feel quite right for how I envisioned this post unfolding, especially since it’s something quite a few awesome bloggers have talked about before. Then a few days ago, it dawned on me, while struggling with all these things, I also picked up some ways so battle them or at least make them easier to handle so why not rant about them AND share the tips I’ve picked up along the way. Continue reading

My Productivity Tools – Or how to be a Master Organizer!

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If there’s one question I’ve been getting over and over and over again for the last two years or so is “but!!! FADWA!!! How do you manage to stay on op of blogging on top of everything else?” and let me tell you, it’s called Anxiety. Well, that and having a Virgo mother but, details. On a more serious note, a huge part of the reason behind me being so organized and on top of everything really is anxiety, I can’t really rest if it’s nagging at the back of my brain, so I HAD to find a way to visualize everything I have to do and actually…you know…do it. In this post I will share EVERYTHING I use to maximize my productivity in the hopes that some of it works for you as well.

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Spreading the Love: Favourite Booktubers

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Today on the blog, I’m having another Spreading the Love post but booktubers’ edition. I love doing these posts so much because I love gushing about people in the community who do good work and inspire me to do the same as well. That and their content never fails to be entertaining no matter the topic. I already talked about 10 of my favourite bloggers and 10 of my favourite bookstagrammers. So, now, you have 10 of my favourite booktubers. And as per usual, I have WAY more so I’m planning another one of these posts at some point in the year.

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My Bookstagramming process + Helpful tips and tricks

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At the end of last month, I reached 1000 followers on my Bookstagram so I thought what better time to take you all through my bookstagramming process than to celebrate hitting this milestone? I’m in no way, shape or form an expert, I started my account less than a year because I love taking *aesthetic* pictures of books. And since I’m still relatively new, I might as well walk you through everything from one newbie to another, whether you have an account or are thinking of making one.

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Word Wonders turns THREE: I answer your questions!

3rd blog anniversary

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MY BABY BLOG TURNS THREE THIS WEEK I’m still a little bit in denial over the fact that I’ve been around for that long? I mean, it’s not a super long time in the grand scheme of things, but it’s long to me, because I’ve never been able to stick with a project for over a year, let alone two and now three with no end in sight. So, to celebrate I asked y’all for questions since it’s been a while since I’ve done a Q&A. and here are my answers: Continue reading

Spreading the Love: Favourite Bookstagrammers

 

 

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I’m back today with another post where I decide to spread my love of some amazing bookish content creators. I made the first post a couple moths ago about 10 of my favourite book bloggers, this time around, it’s bookstagrammers. I want to shine a light on some bookstagrammers that put a lot of work and energy into their posts and the end result is fantastic. I’ve been on Bookstagram for a few months now (you can follow me here, hehe) and I’ve seen and followed so many amazing accounts in that time, some of which I’ll share today, others I’ll share in future posts. Continue reading

Navigating the Book Community as a Person of Color

 

NAvigating as a POC

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I know what you’re saying after reading the title…oh no, she’s here with yet another rant…or maybe you’re not and that’s just me haha. But either way, I wouldn’t call this a rant *cough* *cough*. It’s more of me putting to paper -per say- a collection of thoughts and observations I’ve been having for the past couple years of being neck deep involved in the book community and advocating for diversity. I just want to preface by saying that I won’t be bashing anyone or anything in this post, what I will be doing though, is sharing my thoughts without any sugarcoating. Continue reading

Author/Reviewer Interaction Etiquette part II

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If you remember, a few months ago (back in March), I did a post on Author/Reviewer interaction etiquette and for that post to be as short as possible, I kept it exclusively addressed to authors, I listed some basic do’s and don’ts they should keep in mind and follow when reaching out/responding to bloggers and reviewers across all platforms. Back then, I promised a part two addressed to reviewers was coming and I’m finally coming out of my summer-long blogging rut and feeling inspired to write it. Continue reading

Spreading the Love: Favourite Book Bloggers

 

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I’ve been around for over two and a half years now and in the time I’ve been in the community, I had the chance to visit hundreds and interact with hundreds of blogs and bloggers, some of which I’ve stuck with, some of which I drifted away from (nothing personal, things happen, no hard feelings) and some I have stuck with since day one for a variation of reasons, most of which can be summer up in one sentence: Their content speaks to me. You can see here, what makes me keep coming back to a blog but the gist of it is a show of personality and content I’m interested in. So, I thought why not rave about some of those blogs and spread the love.

This list is in no way exhaustive, I have WAY more favourite blogs and I’ll probably do a second edition in the future but to keep this post readable, I’m keeping the number reasonable and talking about ten blogs I adore!

Green Tea & Paperbacks – Laura

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  • Laura is one of my favourite people in existence as well as one of my best friends.
  • She does all kinds of different posts that are equally enojoyable to read.
  • She reads and reviews great middle grade books.
  • She makes SUPER fun bookish quizzes.

Some of my favourite posts:

One Way or An Author – Aila

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  • I LOVE AILA SO MUCH, OKAY?
  • You’re looking for a book review? You’ll probably find it on her blog.
  • She reads a wide variety of genres, which… BLESS! I can always go to her for a recommendation.
  • HAVE YOU SEEN HER ART? *cries* it’s so gorgeous!!

Some of her reviews:

Drizzle and Hurricane Books – Marie

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  • Marie is the sweetest and her blog is one of the very first I followed almost 3 years ago?
  • She writes great and insightful discussions.
  • Her travel posts give me major wanderlust (as if I didn’t have enough already).
  • Also the minimalist theme is 10/10 good on the eye.

Some of my favourite posts:

Utopia State of Mind – Lili

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  • Lili is another one of my friends and she’s an absolute joy to talk to.
  • She focuses on SFF titles and I trust her recommendations an incredible lot.
  • She also reviews other genres though, and her reviews are clear and concise.
  • She hosts interviews of some really great authors.

Some of my favourite posts: 

Forever and Everly – May

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  • May is discussion posts royalty, and I don’t think anyone can disagree with me.
  • They’re also so funny??? Like? They manage to make me laugh even in the most serious posts.
  • Their reviews are always honest and they don’t shy away from telling it as it is. I appreciate that.
  • Also? The soft pink? Absolutely adorable.

Some of my favourites posts:

A Whisper of Ink – Ilsa

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  • Gotta support fellow muslim bloggers, AMIRITE?
  • She’s also another one who’s super funny and she just has a very genuine likeable voice.
  • ALL THE SNARK. I live for it not gonna lie.
  • She’s had a more chill approach to blogging lately (which is great) and I still read whenever she posts.

Some of my favourite posts:

Aimee, Always – Aimee

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  • Aimee writes super fun and varied posts.
  • Some of them have super helpful tips and resources.
  • She also does blog design for low rates, and looking at her blog, you want to hire her.
  • She organizes blog tours pretty frequently and the next one is for Mirage (AAAHH!!)

Some of my favourite posts:

The Bookish Actress – Elise

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  • Elise is both eloquent and funny and I’m here for it.
  • She has really creative post ideas that go beyond books, although, yes books are the focus.
  • She’s really honest and genuine in her posts;
  • You need sapphic recommendations? SHE GOT YOU!

Some of my favourite posts:

Vicky who Reads – Vicky

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  • Vicky writes spot on discussions about important issues.
  • She pushes for the better inclusion of international bloggers and I REALLY appreciate that.
  • She’s also super sweet!
  • Besides that, she recommends books based off of books we already know and love.

Some of my favourite posts:

Paperblots – Julianna

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  • Julianna writes a lot of great discussion posts and lists.
  • She’s actually funny too? Her post titles make me cackle!
  • Her blog is so aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. Blue is my favourite color so.
  • She hypes up Asian YA titles, especially in Fantasy, and I LOVE those!

Some of my favourite posts:


That’s it until next time.

Recommend me some of your favourite blogs to follow in the comments, please!

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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