Recently, I have been thinking a lot about my relationship with the Internet, and the history of my blog and the kind of content I write here.
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a book tag. And I mean a LONG time. But I recently remembered that it’s halfway through 2022 already– as if time could pass any faster– and I decided I might as well keep the tradition going and do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag again.
Two years ago, the Internet changed forever.
With TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, the Metaverse and I’m sure some as-of-yet un-invented new addictive type of social media on the rise, it’s hard not to foretell the death of blogging.
Do you love reading? Do you love writing? Do you want to get your opinions on all things books out into the world and have discussions with fellow word nerds about all things literary? Have you always wanted to post book reviews online?
I reached 800 blog (including email) followers a few days ago, so I asked on Twitter and Instagram for some questions for an “AMA” post to commemorate the milestone. Thank you so much to everyone who supports this blog!
Reflecting on 2021: Blogging Milestones, Reading Stats, and New Year’s Resolutions | 2021 Mega-Wrap-up
I simply refuse to believe that today is the last day of 2021.
I’m currently in a blogging slump AND a reading slump. We’ve all been there, I’m sure (or at least, I really hope), so today I decided to compile a list of 30 blog post ideas for when you’re in a writing slump.
When will everyone realize that the middle of the year falls at the very end of June/the very beginning of July, and not the middle of June? I don’t know, but it won’t stop me from posting all my mid-year reading stuff whenever in the summer I feel like it.
How do you keep track of your reading progress?
I’ve always used Goodreads, but this year I also decided to track my reading via a spreadsheet, like the nerd that I am. I tracked four different metrics: book genre, book “age group”, and format I read it in.
After slightly more than one year of blogging, I finally reached the 500-follower milestone on Friday and I just wanted to pop in and say thank you!
The saying is “April showers bring May flowers”, but I’ve always said “March showers bring April flowers” is more accurate. Anyway, what better way to spend a rainy Wednesday night than to… write a book tag post? Thank you to Reading by the Moonlight for nominating me for the Meet the Book Blogger tag!
How could I let this happen? It’s twenty minutes before the time my weekly blog post is supposed to go up, and I’m sitting on the couch, staring at the devastatingly empty draft post on my laptop screen. My cursor blinks pitifully against the unforgiving expanse of blank space, until I close out of the tab with a plaintive sigh.
I find it funny that something I started purely on a whim ended up becoming one of the most important hobbies I’ve ever had.
The paradox of 2020 is that although my life changed irreversibly, I feel almost as if nothing has changed at all.
It’s hard to believe 2020 is almost over, but I am certainly not complaining. Although it was a little lacking in other departments, 2020 was an amazing reading year for me. I started my blog in March, which reignited my almost-dormant passion for reading, and as the year went on my book addiction was completely rekindled. As of now- December 26th- I have read 125 books. That’s the highest number of books I’ve read in a year since I began keeping track on Goodreads in 2017.
Today is a special day. First because it’s Halloween (free excuse to eat as much candy as I want) and second, and more relevantly, because I’m going to do be doing a double tag post.
I’m checking in to let you all know that, contrary to the state of my blog feed, I have not actually fallen off the face of the earth! I’ve been really overwhelmed with school, work, dance and all of my other extracurriculars for the past few weeks, and unfortunately I do not have anything super
Today I am bringing you the Currently Reading Tag. Thank you to The Reading Addict for tagging me!
To welcome in this new era of the online academic year, I’m going to revamp Frappes and Fiction and focus on writing posts that you would most like to read.