Boring Blog Updates

I doubt anyone cares about this, but I wanted to just make a quick post about some little changes I’ve made, and am thinking about making, to this blog lately. So here it is!

  1. I’m no longer taking part in Top 5 Wednesday, mainly because I just keep forgetting to make posts for it. Every time Wednesday comes around I see people’s posts for the week and I’m like whoops… Tags/memes are a great way to make your blog more discoverable in my experience, but I’m tired of this particular tag, so I’ve stopped doing it (though I may pick it up again in the future.)
  2. Having said that, I am going to make more of an effort in the Standalone Sunday meme, because I like the idea of promoting standalone novels I’ve read and enjoyed. Probably not every Sunday, but I’m going to make a post every two/three weeks or so.
  3. I’m cutting back on book reviews ever so slightly. Sometimes I just want to read a novel and not have to think about writing a review for it, so some novels I read won’t get a full-length review on here, but I will still leave a comment on GR and Amazon for it.
  4. I’m thinking about changing my featured images? Idk I’m not 100% satisfied with this design so I’m going to play around with it.
  5. I’m also thinking about changing the way I rate novels. I need to do a bit more thinking on how I’m going to do this, but I don’t really like out-of-five star ratings anymore.
  6. I am open for review requests again!! It’s been around nine months since I was accepting requests so this is exciting for me. I vastly reduced my genre preferences  too, so it’s a lot less daunting than it used to be for me to be open for requests.

So those are some slight changes I’m making to this blog. I haven’t been on here much lately, and I wanted to freshen my blog up a bit and make some changes so that it inspires me to work harder and create more content.

Have you made any changes to your blog lately?

jess

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My Current Dilemma With Star Ratings

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Paperless Post Review

Hello everyone!

This post will be a review of Paperless Post, a website where you can create online stationery and invitations. They kindly asked me if I would like to work with them as part of their Paperless Post campaign taking place during the month of October (of course I said yes!) so I wanted to write a post about my thoughts on their site and their online stationery.

This post was made in cooperation with Anagram Interactive. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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What Makes You Follow a Blog?

Hi all!

A small fact about Beaucoupbooks is that its stats this year have been pretty poor. I used to post three times a week, and now I’m lucky if I make one post a week. I don’t regret this change, because it felt necessary that I take a step back from blogging this year, but the outcome from this decision is that my blog suffered in terms of stats.

Recently I’ve also noticed that a lot of the bloggers I was friendly with a year ago seem to have slowly disappeared for a variety of reasons, such as careers, school, and health reasons. Some have even deleted their blogs, and its only when I’ve searched for their blogs on WordPress have I discovered that they’ve been deleted.

I love my little blog, and I’m eager to inject some life back into it. Since my blog has been struggling this year, I was wondering: what makes you want to follow someone’s blog?

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My Bookish Decor Wishlist

I’ve mentioned before on my blog that I’m really into interior design. I’ve decorated my bedroom several times, not only because it’s fun, but I also love the idea of having my room be a space that reflects my personality. Since I love both literature and design, I figured why not make a post about some of my favourite bookish decor items.

I’m quite minimalist, so a lot of the items I would like in my home are quite plain, honestly. I’m not much of a fan of clutter, but if it’s bookish, I can let it slide. Anyways…

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Confess TV Adaptation (Mini) Review!

Soooo I’m doing a mini TV show review because my blogging schedule is shot to shit and I figured why not write my thoughts on this Confess adaptation since I have nothing else to write about…

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I haven’t read Confess but I saw the show advertised on Twitter a while back, so I took a night off from uni applications and watched this show. I watched them all in one sitting, they’re surprisingly short – 7 episodes long, each around 22 minutes long.

So here’s a quick review!

Contains spoilers of both the TV show and the book! 

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Some People Don’t Want to Read, and That’s OK

So… This is something which I think about every now and then, but it’s late and I can’t sleep so I’m writing down my thoughts. I’ve been thinking about some of the mentalities I’ve seen from some book bloggers and literature lovers in regards to people who don’t like to read. And they kinda annoy me…

This isn’t aimed at anyone in particular, I’m just bringing to light something I notice every now and then online  

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