May’s Moments of the Month: July // What Even Happened Besides My Reading Slump

No one can convince me July happened.

It felt like it just went by really quickly without my knowledge or permission, and I can’t recall more than like five distinct things that happened? I know I say this like each month (I clearly have a terrible memory), but this month truly felt like it lasted one day.

Nonetheless! I’m still morally obligated to post this (just kidding!!! I just have fun tormenting myself trying to remember what happened each month), so here’s everything that I can recall that went down in July!!

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The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards: Voting!

This is going to be my shortest*, least pretty post ever, but that’s okay!!

The nominations for the Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards have all been counted and totaled, and the top bloggers with the highest amount of votes for each award category have all moved onto Round 2: Voting, where the winners will be determined by your vote!! 400 bloggers were nominated, and a little over 70 have gone on to the next round.

*Note: In my original post introducing the awards, I said you would vote for one blogger out of the top 5. However, in some categories, there was no way I could fairly identify the top 5 (ie. I would have to choose one blogger out of multiple that had the same # of nominations), so there may be more or less than 5 choices!

You are required to be signed into your Google account for security purposes, but that information will not be shared by me. You are not allowed to vote more than twice, and you are allowed to vote for yourself. You do not have to vote in every category, but it’s encouraged to vote in as many as you can. Bloggers are in randomized order. This form will close on Wednesday, July 31, at 11:59 PM CDT, and results will be posted most likely during the week of August 4-10!

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Am Currently Update: Book Blogger Awards, 3-Day Dance Intensive, & I Entered a Writing Contest??

If you know me, you know I’ve been up to some WILD things.

Just kidding!!! The most exciting thing I did this summer was go to an outdoor water park for 5 hours, come back home, and actually get shocked that I visibly tanned. I’m not smart, clearly.

But while I may not have done any wild things, have been a little busy with a bunch of little things! And since I have nothing better to do, why not talk about all those little things!!

I always enjoy “#amcurrently updates”, because I love rambling about what’s going on in my life even if absolutely no one cares. I don’t know how interesting they are to read, because it truly is just me talking about myself—but my blogging time has been eaten up by a certain awards taking place, and I wanted something fun and easy to post!!

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4 Things You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty For or Beat Yourself Up Over as a Book Blogger (Coming From Personal Experience!)

This post is brought to you by me feeling in a preachy mood!

Just kidding, I hope this doesn’t come off as a really preachy post! More of like a, “YOU’RE GREAT AND YOU SHOULD THINK SO TOO” post, because I think we all need that reminder sometimes.

Today I’m going to be discussing something that I think a lot of bloggers struggle with: guilt, but I’m going to tell you why you shouldn’t beat yourself up over those things! Feeling guilty, while it can be a motivator can improve yourself, more often than not leads to people bringing themselves down, and it makes me so sad to see.

I got inspired to write this post after I saw some comments on the post I wrote on 10 pieces of advice I wish I’d given to my younger blogger self, when I touched on some things I felt bad about in blogging-wise!!

(I also recently read a blog post by Emme @ A Literary Latte that discussed the guilt we feel as readers, and I really liked it, so I wanted to share it with you all! Of course, this post isn’t the same as hers, and I definitely recommend reading it!)

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2019 Goals Mid-Year Check-In: Am I Failing Miserably or Have I Managed to Surprise Myself?

Hi, I’m May, and I have horrible memory.

I’m going to pretend as if I haven’t already written this entire post and am just now writing this intro, and say: I have no recollection of what my 2019 goals were, except for like two of them.

So today, I’m revisiting these goals I made half a year ago and seeing how well I’m doing on them, and because I have the worst memory and have completely forgotten them all, I have no idea what to expect!!!

[insert me giving a thumbs-up]

(Also this is probably the worst intro I’ve ever written, considering 1) it’s all fake, and 2) it’s in a very different voice from the rest of the post because I’m writing this at midnight and I’m tired, but this is the content you signed up for when you followed my blog!!) Continue reading “2019 Goals Mid-Year Check-In: Am I Failing Miserably or Have I Managed to Surprise Myself?”