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 😉

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What To Do While In The Midst Of Procrastinating (Like We Need Help Anyway)

Today, I was supposed to post Organize Your World part 4. But guess what??

I PROCRASTINATED YAY!!

And don’t think I had a good excuse.

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‘I’m thinking’ is just another way to say I haven’t done it yet and I don’t really want to so I’m making a bunch of excuses to avoid it.

So, yes, I avoided writing the post I had meant to write, and instead wrote about all the things I’ve been doing in the meantime you can do while being stubborn and procrastinating.

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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!

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(actually me 24/7)

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

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YA/Classic Romances (The Good, The Bad, & The Tragic [PLUS SURVEY RESULTS HEH HEH])

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! The day of love and happiness (that usually ends with those chalk candies all over the place, eww) and buying expensive stuff to bestow on your other half!

Unless, you know, you’re single like me and spend the day eating all the chocolate cake in close proximity 🙂

But, for bookworms, this is also the day where we get to go crazy over our literary crushes and imagine all out OTPs in those corny ads on TV. Because if we aren’t ‘in a relationship,’ then at least let us pour over our books and scream over our ships, okay??

Speaking of ships… that’s what we’re talking about today. We’re going to go through all the different types of relationships in YA fiction (and some other things, too, hehe) and how some of them are stupid and some of them are THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO BOOKIES.

So, grab your chocolate cake and let’s get started.

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