Hello guys !
You know how I usually am this heartless, very sarcastic, ranty person, right? Well, not today. I decided I’m turning – for the briefest of times- into this slightly over sweet marshmallow that pukes happiness and love. Yikes! Anyway. I had this idea hovering over me for quite some while now and I just wanted to share some things that always get me jumping around the house gleefully because they simply make me happy. And I’m sure many -if not all- of you will relate to some of these things. So, here are the things that to me, make this blogging adventure worth it and will never get old.
1- New Post Ideas
It’s like a gift from the skies. Seriously, everytime I get a new post idea it’s like my own little miracle, ESPECIALLY if I haven’t seen it around or haven’t been inspired by anyone’s post. I’m like “WHUT? Where did this Genius awesome idea come from?” From my Genius awesome brain obviously! I hope I can continue to bless you with them for a very long time. You’re welcome! Eventhough, you should thank my brains and not me, because they have a mind of their own and are independant of my body, I am convinced they don’t really belong to me.
2- Very thoughtful Comments
Please keep them coming!! PLEASE KEEP IT RAINING SWEET AND AMAZING COMMENTS. They make my day and I’m not even joking. They show that people take a little from their time and read what I have to say and take even MORE time to respond to that and eventually start a discussion around the topic. I like commenting them as well, especially if the post speaks to me. I know I get carried away on some of your posts hahaha but as I love getting long comments, I think people do as well and like to do that when I have things to say. Correct me if I’m wrong though!
3- New Followers
No matter how many I already have. May it be 50, 500 or 5.000, I genuinely think that seeing that number climb up even by 1 will always brighten my day because it blows my mind that people are actually interested in my ramblings enough to keep on coming back for more. And I am so, so, so greateful for that because when I first started I never thought my blogging journey would last more than a few months and that I’d reach 100 and now I’m on my way to 500 and more importantly I’m 2 months away from reaching that 1 year milestone. Crazy, I KNOW.
4- Booming Stats
Generally -from my personal experience- stats are kind of stable throughout the month, being higher on posting days but there are days where that increase is spectacular, reaching sometimes 3 times the usual. And I know we’re not here for the stats, and I genuinely am not, there are days when it totally skips my mind to go check on how my blog is doing that day. BUT, that peak makes me think that I did something right on that post ESPECIALLY if it’s an idea that I hold dear to my heart or one that took forever to bring into life. I just LOVE that feeling.
5- Giving Book Recommendations
Huhu! I can go a little crazy and overboard when I get asked to recommend a book. Shhh!DON’T YOU DARE JUDGE ME. We all do! Main symptoms include: Screaming at the top of my lungs book’s name, why you most definitely should read it, praises to the author. Also, book throwing -which might result in bruises and/or concussions- or kidnapping said person until they finally read the book. This might happen when these books are involved: Wolf by Wolf – A Darker Shade of Magic – I’ll Give you the Sun – Homegoing – When the Moon was Ours – More Happy than Not. (See how I indirecty slipped in some book recs there? You’re welcome.)
6- Comments saying a Person Loved your Recommendation.
Yes. Yes. YES. Please do! Saying these few simple words will make me jump up and down from happiness without any considerable efforts on your part. Please consider doing this from time to time and not specifically with me but with all bloggers that have influenced in a way or another to read a book you ended up loving, I know for a fact that this is a universal thing that all bookbloggers love and appreciate. AAAAH! I can’t get enough of this. Seriously. Or even just the fact that a person added a book to their TBR because of one of my reviews.
This is the kind of thing that when you start doing it you never ever want to stop. Especially when you find a person that GETS you and that you can have fits of ranting/ raving/hysterical laughter with while reading a book. Buddy-reading is seriously such and amazing experience, and it not only gives you mental support while reading a book that might destroy you but it also offers new perspectives because the person whom you read the book with can see things that you didn’t notice or didn’t give much attention to. I’ve done quite a few and have an upcoming buddy-read that I’m tremendously excited about because of 1/ the book which is Six of Crows (YES! FINALLY) and 2/ The blogger is a very dear friend of mine. I’m looking to do more in the future so if you’re interested hit me up in the comments or on Twitter so we can make it happen. (please do that!! I won’t bite)
8- Being Mentioned in someone’s Post
OH MY GOD YES !! I go into serious fangirling mode whenever this happens to me. I just cannot understand the fact that people like my posts enough that they want to share them with others. I want to thank everyone who ever did this. You are seriously the most amazing human-beings ever. THANK YOU! I know there are a couple I still have to thank directly, I’m sorry! I swear I’m not being rude or ignoring you, it’s just that I’m in over my head right now with life and whenever I have a bit of free time, it seems to slip my mind. Just know that I truely appreciate you!
9- Arc Requests
I feel like the luckiest person on earth when I open my inbox to find an email from authors/publishers asking me to review a book, I know that I can’t review every single one of them especially when they don’t sound like something I would enjoy, it’s just not fair to a/the book and the author and b/other people who might want to read it and enjoy it but I seriously am greatful for each and every one. Same goes for getting approved on Netgalley for a book that I’m really excited about. Ritual may or may not include a little happy Victory dance afterwards.
10- Making Friends
This is seriously the BEST one out of this list and the thing that makes this whole adventure –with its downsides- 100% worth it. Getting to chat with people that I genuinly love and admire, bloggers who inspire me and have a little hand in shaping me into the blogger I am. Getting to know them on a deeper level. Having someone to confide in, to rant to (Shout out to my twinnie Marie who bares with me) or someone with whom my conversations can go from SUPER shallow to VERY deep in a matter of seconds (Hey Kat hahaha). People who cheer me up without ever noticing and many many more. Just know that’ll forever cherish you. You also lowkey give me wanderlust because I major part of wanting to travel comes from wanting to meet you all.
That’s it until next time.
Can you relate with ANYTHING on this list? Do you have Something to add to it?
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.
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