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 🌸

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