Awesome Gifts For Bloggers [Collab w/ Anna @ Anna Pastelle]

Sometimes, it’s so hard to get the perfect gift for that one person.

You know what I’m talking about. It’s your friend’s birthday, or anniversary… or first blog anniversary! You just have to get them something — not something generic like a $10 gift card to Walmart, but something that really matters to them.

If your friend is a blogger, there are plenty of gifts that would make their day! And I’m here to show you them! *jazz hands*

Anna @ Anna Pastelle and I teamed up today to bring you a bunch of ideas for gifting your writer, blogger, and bookish friends! She’s going to be talking about what to get your bookish buddies, while I cover blogger-specific gifts.

Soo…. let’s do it!


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How To Create An Author Bio To Blow Your Readers Away + HUGE CHANGES

We live in the age of the world-wide-web, where you can meet a dozen new people a day if you want. You can get in touch with people who share your interests and even with people who live on the other side of the planet.

And, especially as bloggers, we have to introduce ourselves so. many. times.

First impressions are important. It’s like a sales pitch for yourself AND your writing. You only have several moments to introduce yourself to your audience, and it may factor in whether they leave or stay. It could mean a world of difference to your stats or sales.

So, what exactly makes a great bio?

I’ve broken down the fundamental parts to a great bio that will pull readers in and give them a reason to stay with you, whether on your blog or the back cover of your book!


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50 Followers — ¡QUE BUENO!

Heyy, guys! Wanted to give a quick update on the secret stuff going on around here. *snickers evilly*

first of all, I hit 50 followers today!!

*loud shrieking*

I honestly didn’t think I’d make it anywhere past 50 until next month, so this is awesome! Thank you to everybody who’s been a part of this craziness with me, especially you that have put up with me since the beginning. I say this so often but I really mean it – I love yall so much!


there’s also lots of stuff happening around here soon.

^ look at my photography/graphics skills ahahah ^

A few weeks ago, I emailed my subbies (you can be one here, by the way) and asked a bunch of questions, to which they gracefully answered. THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH. Your answers are priceless and have given me fantastic references to build upon.

I don’t wanna spoil too much, but a few things will be changing – graphics, posting time, post length…. lots of other great stuff I’m going to keep to myself. Heh heh.

Get on with your day. I’ll see you on Friday 😉


How To Get People To NOT Follow Your Blog!! (Super-Duper Helpful Tips You NEED)

Hi! It’s that time of the week again: helpful blogging tips from Abby! And this week, we’re going to talk about how to get people to unfollow or completely ignore your blog!

It’s useful to have a very low amount of followers – all the pros know this – because you need room for the other people who want to follow! Otherwise, you’re just going to have a HUGE number. And we can’t let that happen, now can we? 😉 😉 😉


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#OYW – Planner Tour & Organized Blogging Pt 1

Heyo, everybody!! It’s week number three of #OrganizeYourWorld! Honestly, I didn’t know until yesterday that I was going to be like Susanne Collins and split the last segment up into two parts. But here we are so yeah!

Bloggers (and writers) especially seem to have a hard time with procrastination. School, writing, work, chores… somehow, we continue to push them away until the last possible second. We may not intend to do it, but it always seems to happen. So how do you take back your time?

Weeeellll, part one is all about scheduling your time and posts by using a planner or bullet journal. Yes, folks, today I’ll be introducing you to my baby 2018 Erin Condren Planner. And I’m totally going to be a dork about organizing and planners again! WOHOO!


(actually me 24/7)

That is what you came here for, isn’t it?


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Blogging Expectations Vs Reality

Dude… I just gotta say it. Blogging is no walk in the metaphorical park.

There are so many things you have to worry about. Stats. Reader feedback. Graphics. Post quality. SEO. And all the other stuff that takes forever to sort out.

But sometimes for some reason, we enjoy fluffing it up in our minds. Like, you know those times where you overestimate your abilities or an outcome? But then life turns around and says lol nope!!1! and you end up looking back at your work, asking yourself what happened. And, what’s more, almost every blogger goes through it.

But our expectations in the first place? Usually, they’re so outrageous and overachieving that I can’t help but laugh.

So, to end this (long) intro, let’s take a look at some ridiculous expectations we set for ourselves – and of course, their realistic counterparts 😉


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My 2018 Goals (That I’ll Probably Fail At But Will Try Anyway!!)

(I almost published this at 11pm not 11am whoops)

Is it just me, or does anyone else kind of miss the holiday season?

It always seems like, the day I get accustomed to all the Christmas décor and the smell of wintery candles no longer overwhelms me, it’s time to put the tree away and store all the boxes back into the attic.

It’s… kind of depressing?

But now that’s it’s 2018, it’s time to set some goals for this year! I’ve been thinking about this since November, since I’m a very goal-oriented person, and decided to be very unoriginal try and inspire you to get out a pen and make some of your own. So, let’s get to it!


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