6 Blogging Tips to Celebrate My 6th Month Blogoversary // New Blog Design

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Greetings bookish friends!

Today, November 3rd is my 6th month blogoversary! I know, not that big of a deal, but this is really important to me because it marks 6 months of hard work and dedication to something I am truly passionate about: blogging.

I have also recently switched my blog design from a fluffy gold and pink aesthetic to a silver navy blue flower theme.

Here are 5 blogging tips that I’ve learned along the way that I’d like to pass down to other bloggers. Enjoy!

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1. Write quality posts

Quality over quantity is essential in blogging. I much rather see someone write interesting, cool posts once a month rather than get random junk every other day. I could go on and on, stressing the utmost importance of this tip, but I’m going to keep it short and sweet. Bottom line is to post quality content, always.

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2. Interact with the blogosphere

If you are interested in growing an audience that will read, comment, and like on your posts, then meet some new blogging friends! There are so many awesome blogs out there with innovative and creative people behind that computer screen who would love to grow their audience and meet people with the same interests as then.

So if you happen to stumble across a blog that seems cool, give them a follow and leave a comment! Maybe they’ll stop by your blog as well.

3. Use other social medias to promote your blog

Although this is optional, using other social medias to promote your blog is a great way to gain followers and widen your audience. For example, if someone sees your profile on Goodreads and likes it, they may check out your blog and give it a follow. Also, having other social medias can be really fun! I use my Instagram to display my bullet journal and discuss book that I enjoyed reading aside from my blog.

4. Don’t pay too much attention to stats

Yes, I know it can be tempting to compare yourself to bloggers who have way more followers and are far more experienced. And although it is nice to have an audience, don’t get stressed out or worried if your blog hasn’t gone viral yet. It often takes a long time to grow a blog, and its a gradual process. `

5. It’s OK if your blog isn’t perfect

There are so many things to take account into when first making a blog: the posts, the design…I could go on and on. That’s why it’s really important not to compare yourself to other bloggers who have more followers than you, because even if you have thousands, chances are there is someone out there who is more successful than you.

When I started my first blog, I was constantly comparing myself to other bloggers who had better posts, and nicer graphic designs. Sometimes, I would look at my blog and see a million things wrong with it, even though it had taken me so much time and effort. I even considered deleting my blog because I always felt that I could never be as good as any of the other bloggers that I knew.

Be confident and don’t compare yourself to others: you can always improve, but you are already good enough.

6. Be passionate

This is the most important tip on the list — if you don’t care about what you do, then why do it at all? I’m going to say right now that if you’re not passionate about whatever your blog is about (books, fashion, traveling, ect.) then it’s pointless.

Passion makes all the difference.

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Thank you for reading this post. Please follow my blog to receive email updates whenever I post.

Do you celebrate your 6th month blogoversary? Where my tips helpful? What was your favorite tip from my list? Let me know in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

🌸 Katie K 🌸

Life Updates // Starting A Bookstagram (Instagram) Account

Greetings bookish friends!

In my last post, I was desperate. Desperate for posting ideas, that is.

And you guys gave m some great feedback in the comments section. *Thank you!*

I have a lot going on in my life right now, (mostly homework) and I don’t have the free time like I do in summer to post 3 days a week. *Or at all, for that matter*

So, I am officially changing my posting schedule to one post every week on Saturday, with monthly bullet journal posts to monthly recaps being the exception.

But I will be trying to get my homework done faster, adapt to my new more demanding schedule and post more often. I love blogging so much, and its tons of fun.

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As was mentioned in the title, Katie That Bookish Girl has officially started a instagram {aka bookstagram} account! I haven’t posted anything yet, but please give it a follow anyway because there will be some awesome bookish/bullet journal posts in the future.

I will be also be doing an instagram live stream for my October Plan With Me! It will be at  around 4:00 in the afternoon and on Thursday (or Friday if I decide to be lazy…)

The username is @katiethatbookishgirl

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And that’s about it! After my October Plan With Me, I’ll likely have a school related post. I also got a comment requesting to do libraries v.s. E-books, which I would have a lot of fun doing (roasting E-books, that is). Let me know in the comments section down below if there’s anything you want to see.

Keep On Booking,

-Katie K

Happy Birthday Polly // 5 Reasons Why My Sister is Awesome

Happy Birthday Polly :: 5 Reasons Why My Sister is Awesome

Hello! Today I will be celebrating my little sister’s birthday. Enjoy!

Blog Arrow Gold1. She’s Considerate

Polly genuinely cares about the people around her and how she effects the world. She always makes an effort to make sure that she is impacting others around her in a positive way. I know because Polly has always been there for me.

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#kindness

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2. She’s Hardworking + Really Athletic

Polly is a dancer, and she always dances “full-out”. She works hard to improve and get better to reach her goals in not just dance, but all aspects of her life. Whenever she is struggling with something, she keeps on trying, even when it’s really hard.

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I am seriously addicted to this show

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3. She’s Energetic

Polly always faces life with energy, passion and vigor! She is great at motivating people, especially in terms of sports.

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4. She’s Fun

I have a lot of happy memories of Polly I, having lots of fun! I love to hang out with my little sister and am so lucky to have her in my life!

It’s lots of fun too…

  • Go on Bike Rides
  • Play with Slime
  • Watch her Dance
  • Read my story (Pie Land) to her
  • Look at old Jake Paul memes + GIFs
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5. I love her

Polly means so much to me, and I love her always. I couldn’t ask for a better sister!

Sooo…

*drumroll, please*

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POLLY! 🎉🎁🎊

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Blog Arrow GoldThanks for sticking around to read this post! Please leave a comment showing some love for Polly. I love you so much Polly and Happy Birthday!

Keep On Booking Partying,

-Katie K

 

Summer Reads List + NaNoWriMo update

Hello! Summer is just around the corner *just one more week of school YOU CAN DO IT KATIE* so I decided to compile my ultimate summer reads book list! I also have an update on my NaNoWriMo Challenge at the end of the post! I have been working really hard and doing well, but I don’t know how long it will last…

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Summer Reads List

  1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  3. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai ✅
  4. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  5. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt ✅
  6. Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
  7. Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool
  8. The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers
  9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell ✅
  10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  11. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman ✅
  12. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandria Christo
  13. Matched by Allie Condie
  14. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  15. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  16. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  17. Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
  18. Spin the Golden Lightbulb by Jackie Yeager
  19. The Science of Unbreakable Things by Tae Keller
  20. The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill

So, that wraps up some books I would like to read over the summer/highly recommended tween and teen books! I can’t wait until school FINALLY gets out and I can start chilling out at the pool and of course, reading books!

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NaNoWriMo Update

I am proud to say that I am doing well so far on NaNoWriMo. I have written about 2100 words, which is two days ahead of schedule! I have finished my first chapter and am almost done with my second.

Even though it was a little bit out of my comfort zone, and even if I fail miserably and don’t finish it, I am glad I tried it. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s fun and I am sure it will be rewarding in the end. (Right?)

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Thanks for reading this post! What do you think of my summer reads? Do you want to read them too? Or have you already read them? Have you ever done the NaNoWriMo Challenge before? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Keep on booking,

Katie K

May Monthly Recap

Hello, squad! Today I will be sharing with you my May reads, this month’s blog stats, and my official pledge to FINALLY write my first novel and beat NaNoWriMo. Since 50,000 is a LOT to write in one month, I will be spilting it up into three months. Enjoy!

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NaNoWriMo Challenge

I have been wanting to write a full novel for a long time now. I have the perfect idea, characters, and storyline, but I struggled to motivate myself to actually write it.

*lightbulb turns on over head*

And I thought to myself, “Why not start the NaNoWriMo Challenge?” Sure it’s in November, and nobody cares because its June but really, why not?

I decided that I will split up the 50K words into three months, so I am less stressed and have more time to write it. Then, I will take a 4th month to edit it and type it up on my computer.

I will write 500 words per day in my first month, and 600 in my second and third. And yes, I did the math.

I, Katie K, hereby pledge to write 500-600 words per day from June 1st to August 31st. Therefore, I promise to complete the NaNoWriMo challenge.

NaNoWriMo, here I come!

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May Reads

Refugee by Alan Gratz

I absolutely loved this book! I was engaging, original, and inspiring. It really made me think about what some people have to go through just to have a place to call home.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖½

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I had a really hard time choosing between Refugee or Everything, Everything for my favorite read of the month. This is also an exceptional genre, but I only gave it 4 stars because I have a strong hate bias against romance novels *sorry* but I loved it anyway. Highly recommended.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖

Crash by Jerry Spinelli

I read this book at a book club for school and really enjoyed it! It wasn’t absolutely life-changing or incredibly inspiring in the way that Refugee was, but it was still awesome. Once again, highly recommended.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Yes, I had very high expectations coming in from this book (because it was so highly recommended to me) but I was disappointed. It many redeemable qualities, but otherwise, it wasn’t very good. IT HAD THE WORST PACING EVER. There were a lot of twists and turns, and the plot was excellent though. I have mixed emotions on this one. If you don’t mind waiting a long time before the story actually gets started, I would definitely recommend Eragon. If not, it’s better you just skip it.

Rating: 💖💖💖½

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

*beware fellow people a rant is coming*

Wow, I am VERY disappointed. Unfortunately, I will not know how the ending turned out because it was so boring that I DNFed (Did Not Finish) it! It was literally the most boring book I had ever picked up. I tried really hard to like this, but I couldn’t. It was absolutely horrible. I semi recomend Eragon, but DON’T READ THIS.

#depression

Rating: 💖

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Blog Stats

Goal for this month: 20 followers

Followers this month: 25 followers

Total Followers: 25 followers

Goal for June: 40 followers in total

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Thank you for reading this post! Let me know down in the comments section below what  your thoughts on NaNoWriMo or what book sounds the most interesting to you from my May Reads.

Keep on Booking,

-Katie K

Fresh start

Hello, world!

My name is Katie K and I am the author of another blog called The Tweendom Kingdom. I switched blogs becuase I wanted to switch from reviewing children’s novels to YA novels. I blogged on The Tweendom Kingdom for a year until I realized I wanted change. I wanted to try something different and spice things up a bit. I wanted to be involved in more tags and challenges.

Thus, That Bookish Girl was formed!

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Creation

I am going to work hard to be able to post more content. Not just book reviews, but other random stuff.

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Better that YouTube?

My goal is to post at 3 times a week (2 if I am feeling lazy) on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I will proably only do book reviews 1/3 of the time because they take so long to write and edit.

Thank you for checking out my new blog! Please pick up on where you left off and click that follow button (to be apart of the bookish squad). See you soon!

Keep on Booking,

Katie K