Welcome back to May attempts to organize her life while a pandemic goes on!!
Aka I’m finally doing Part 2 of the Q&A that was meant to be in celebration of my 3-year blogiversary all the way back in January. I debated not doing it because it’s Embarrassing how late I am… however, 1) I would feel weird leaving it hanging, and 2) being this much of a mess is my brand!!
(This post is very long so I will cut the intro short just for you. I’m a saint. Even if the more saintly thing to do is to shut up and stop talking so much so I don’t have to bore you in the first place.)
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It’s been 3 years since I started blogging.
It’s so strange to say that (it makes me feel old even though… I am a baby), to think that I’m going into my third year of blogging in this community. I’ve changed and grown so much throughout these years, and blogging has contributed to that.
You all mean the world to me, and I can only hope to one day repay every one of you for your kindnesses. It’s very surreal to me, and though there have been rough spots and I still struggle with some things, it has been an amazing three years and I’m so grateful to still be here with your support <33
I decided today to just go ahead and start my Q&A, instead of another post like I usually do, since it’ll be split into two parts! If you’d still like to ask questions, you can comment them below or submit them here!!
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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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Seems like I’m just in the blogging-advice-giving mood??
And I’m not even mad about it!! Being the horribly, pathetically kind person I am, I love to hand out tips and help out in whatever way I can.
Today, I’m here to be a little sappy and reflect back on my previous years of blogging, but also give blogging advice to my younger selves (and to you!!). I don’t know what really prompted or inspired me to write this post, I just felt like it would be fun for me to write up, and also beneficial for old and new book bloggers!
Note: The first 5 are for my 2017 self, and the last 5 are for my 2018 self!!
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Welcome back to the latest edition of May pretends to know what they’re doing!!
Today, I’m going to be talking about something I hold very near and dear to my heart: interaction. It’s near and dear to me because 1) I’ve been the worst at it and feel extremely guilty over the lack of it for the past year, but 2) I love doing it and it makes me happy!!
Comments are 100% the number 1 thing I look forward to when I publish a post. Yeah, it might get a lot of views and a lot of likes, but when I manage to get someone to take the time to write out their thoughts in response to a post I wrote?? That’s gold. Plus I just love talking to you guys so much!! (Despite what my silence last year might make you think.)
So today I thought I would share what makes me comment on a blog post, aka what compels me to interact with a blogger, so you’re able to apply those things to your own blog posts! I think interaction is KEY to growing your blog and being a successful blogger (whatever “successful” means to you), and I hope this post will be helpful to encourage that interaction!!
Full disclaimer: I’m by no means an Actual Expert on any of this!! I didn’t study any field related to this type of thing (because I am… still in high school…), and the only “research” I did was this. I’m literally just using my own experiences as a 2-year-old blogger, so if none of what I says actually works, you can blame it on my tendency to put in minimal effort. (Just kidding, this post took me a long time to write.)
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