Plan With Me: 2019 Bullet Journal Set​up + Back from my Hiatus!

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Greetings bookish friends!

I’m back from my random, super long blogging hiatus and back into full swing!

Although it is very late, here is my bullet journal set up for 2019. I got the Scribbles That Matter Pro for Christmas and so far, I am really liking it. It is a major improvement from my old bullet journal, as the pages are much thicker. I apologize for this post coming out so late, there’s just been a lot on my mind lately. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

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For the cover page, I made 2019 in a black marker using the Tombow Fudenoske Brush Pen and adding some white highlights using the Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen. On the next page, my yearly view spread, I made a calculated risk to cover the entire page in black marker and use the white pen over it. I am happy with how both these pages turned out!


My future log is looking pretty blank now, but soon it will be filled up! This is a pretty easy and simple spread, and although it is tedious to write in all the dates for the months, anyone can do it. If you are trying to recreate this spread or something similar, I recommend stretching this spread out into two pages so you have more space to write.

Next, I have my New Years resolutions. Usually, I don’t set goals for the New Year, but I wanted to push myself to improve without it being stressful or me slacking off. So, I quickly made a spread for this! I think that writing it down on my bullet journal will be more effective than just saying I’ll do my resolutions because it will constantly remind me about my goals. Sometimes, we forget about our goals for the New Year, and they slowly fade away until we can’t even remember what they were in the first place. But this year, I promise that won’t happen!

And lastly, I have an almost blank spread where I can write down all the awesome memories and experiences that happen in 2019. Then, when 2020 pops out of nowhere, I can take a moment to sit down and reflect on the year that just flew by.

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Do you ever take blogging hiatuses? What’s your favorite calligraphy pen? What bullet journal do you have? Let me know in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎

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 🌸

7 Favorite Things Tag

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Greetings bookish friends!

I was tagged to do the 7 Favorite Things by Olivia from Purely Olivia, who by the way is totally awesome. I technically wasn’t tagged for this, but I asked her if I can do it and she said yes. This is kind of late and should have not procrastinated and posted this earlier, but whatever. Enjoy!

⭐︎Rules⭐︎

  1. Link back to and thank the person that tagged you. Thanks, Olivia
  2. Link back to and thank the blogger who began the tag. Thank you so much, Beth!
  3. List and picture at least seven of your favorite things.
  4. Tag at least seven people, which I will do at the end of my post.
  5. List the seven rules
  6. I don’t have all of them
  7. There we go yeehaw sis

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💛Day-Dreaming💛

This one is kind of cheesy, but whatever! Daydreaming is enjoyable and a great way to get good ideas.

You get idea from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. 

The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.

-Neil Gaiman

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Imagination

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🍫Chocolate-Covered Bananas🍫

They’re just so good, OK?

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Nutella or melted chocolate?

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📝Poetry + Writing📝

As many of you already know, I am not only an avid reader, but a writer. One of my favorite types of writing is poetry. Although I rarely write poetry, I think it is beautiful.

 

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I’m a poet and I know it

 

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🌎Globes🌎

Globes may seem like a random, insignificant household object, but oh boy, you’re wrong. Globes tell the story of the earth. It’s lakes, mountains, oceans, deserts, you name it. It is a tangible display of humanity’s regime on planet earth and a precise graph of existence and space. Wow, I am such an intelligent, observant scholar. You can find the timezone of a certain location in comparison to another. And, one can even see the center of the world.*

Also, it spins.

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I find this extremely entertaining.

*Fun Fact: The center of the world is where the Equator and the Prime-Meridian meet, off the coast of West Africa

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🌿Plants🌿

Person: Globes and poetry? And now plants? Wow, Katie needs to get out more no offense…

Me: Excuse me? Globes are awesome, poetry is beautifully artistic, and plants are amazing.

Person: *Coughs in spite of all the smoke because oooooof they got roasted so hard by Katie That Bookish Girl herself. Call 911, the world is on fire. 🔥

Just kidding, that wasn’t a roast, but globes, poetry, and plants are superb. First of all, plants are great for maintaining and keeping safe, refreshing, air quality levels in your home. Plants are also decorative and look good on a desk or a table. Not only that, but plants require little attention and care. All that is needed is a small amount of water every day, depending on what type of plant you are purchasing.

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Just now realizing that in the paragraph above I sounded like a salesmen at Home Depot or Lowe’s.

I have a houseplant on my desk named Josephine (yes, I name my plants 😂) and I really enjoy having her.

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📺The Office📺

This one should be pretty obvious because I used a little bit of foreshadowing expressing my love for The Office a GIF ago.

My favorite character is, without a doubt, Pam Beesely.

Also Jim and Pam are sooooooooo perfect together. Whenever they’re on-screen together, my inner fangirl swoons inside.

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Pulling pranks on Dwight like

 

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💻Blogging💻

I love blogging so much and think it is a great way to express yourself through writing and get recognition and feedback for your work. Also, the blogging community is so supportive, accepting, and kind.

Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers out there who make the blogosphere such a positive place.

 

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Elf is the best Christmas movie of all time

 

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Rhi // Starling // Aditi // Emily // Bayance // Clara // Rose

All these bloggers and awesome and I love their posts. Don’t feel pressured to do the tag if you don’t want to! If you haven’t been tagged, but you would like to participate, leave me a comment and I’ll add you on.

Do you like globes? Is poetry worthwhile? Are you imaginative? What are some of your favorite things? Do you prefer Nutella or chocolate? Let me know in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

🌸Katie K🌸