I’ve seen bloggers on Twitter taking part in blogger box swaps, snail mail swaps, happy mail swaps and all sort of cute swaps ever since I started blogging really. I’ve had a couple of pen pals but I’ve never done a gift swap before. Until now! Lydia asked if I wanted to do one with her and I loved the idea and joining in with something like this so of course I said yes. Our budget was £5 and we chose ‘stationery’ as our theme. So it was going to be a challenge but that’s half the fun right?
We all want to be the very best like no one ever was (please tell me in the comments if you know where this line is from) and it’s super difficult to do that in blogging when there’s tens of thousands of other bloggers around you all trying to be the best too. But in order to be a good blogger, you need to follow the rules and stick to the guidelines. Here is a small list of things that will turn you from an ‘alright’ blogger to a bloody good one!
Over the course of the last month, I’ve tried really hard to get more involved and be more active in the blogging community, particularly on Twitter. I feel like I’ve succeeded in my mission as I’m making much more of an effort to share posts, chat with bloggers and find new ones to follow. Another thing that I’ve started taking part in are comment threads. For those that don’t know, comment threads are run by certain bloggers / accounts and basically gives everyone taking part the chance to share their new blog posts, discover new blogs and gain some comments on your own as well.
You’ve seen the blog posts and you’ve seen the tweets and you’ll know that the blogging world is a very exclusive and complicated place. We all want apart of it and we all try and portray it like it’s the best thing ever. There’s plenty of misconceptions about the blogging world and the bloggers within in and I’m here to put the record straight. Here are some things that bloggers don’t actually tell you…
When I started book blogging, back in 2013, my ultimate aim was to start working with publishers and authors and being seen as a worthy enough book blogger to get sent books to review. Now don’t get me wrong, the free books are not the be-all and end-all of book blogging but having an author or a publisher contact you, regarding reviewing one of their new titles and allowing you to be a part of that pre-publication hype and providing your honest thoughts on a book which, chances are, people are going to read before they decide to buy the book themselves, is quite special. Book bloggers and book reviews are so very important so it’s not surprising new book bloggers (or even experienced bloggers who haven’t yet ventured into the book blogging world yet) want to be a part of that.
How on Earth is it April already? This year is absolutely flying by – it feels like only mere weeks ago it was Christmas. But into April now we are, the flowers are blooming, the weather is getting nicer and I don’t know about you but my hay fever has already started to rear its ugly head and causing me a bit of grief. But hopefully this lovely bunch of ladies aren’t feeling the effects. Welcome to my blog, April advertisers!
Hi all – as you may have noticed, I didn’t have any sponsors during February. It was a busy month; with people coming and going all over the place so I didn’t really have the time or the patience to get any sorted. But… we’re back now and I have 4 lovely new advertisers for you this month! Let’s meet them below, shall we?
Every blogger knows that it’s imperative to reach out on social media to get more traffic to their blog. A blog without a social media channel has less capacity to attract new readers and advertising income. But social media, if not done correctly, can turn out to be a drain on your time, rather than a money spinner. Bloggers can spend hours doing outreach, only to find that they have increased their follower count by a few dozen. It can be a soul destroying experience.
How on Earth is it December already? I’m honestly reeling in utter shock at how quickly this year has gone. It’s insane. But of course, another month means another set of advertisers and I’m delighted to be rounding off the year with this lovely bunch! Do check them out and send them some love!
Wow, can you believe we’re in November already?! I absolutely can’t. This year has flown by and I’m failing to comprehend how we’ve already had Easter, Summer, Halloween and we’re only weeks away from Christmas when it seems like only a month ago it was the New Year. Scary stuff! But… Another month, means another set of gorgeous sponsors for Jenny in Neverland so without further ado, let’s meet my November sponsors!