Well, if we’re going to be really technical about it, my blogging anniversary really falls on the 17th of December. However, despite my first semester officially ending on the 15th, I still didn’t have the time nor the energy to get back to blogging right away. My first semester as a BA Communication Research major had been (I’m using ‘had’ because it’s over) a lot tougher than I anticipated. I think I may have mentioned this in an earlier post. But hey, again, my semester is over and right now, I’m just waiting for my grades to be released (spoiler: so far so good!).
As a lot of you know — or perhaps you might be new followers/readers of the blog (in which case, hold on, things are about to get clearer soon), my blog was established nearly two years ago. On the 17th of December 2015, to be exact. With my 2nd blog anniversary drawing nearer and nearer each day, I’d really like to conduct a major giveaway that all of you can participate in!
Unfortunately, due to recent and unforeseen events, I don’t have the finances to hold a giveaway. With that said, I am looking for willing sponsors for my anniversary + Christmas giveaway! There are two ways to sponsor:
(1) Buy me a cup of coffee via ko-fi! A cup of coffee is worth around $3.
(2) Sponsor a book or bookish goodies to give away! Just send an email and let me know what you’re willing to contribute. For authors who want to give copies of their own books away, I’m sure we can also find additional avenues to promote those books aside from the giveaway. Again, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
So yeah, I’m hoping there’s enough Yuletide spirit for any of you to be willing to help me out!
In an attempt to put a little orderliness in this post, I’m going to break things down into three sections: PAST, CURRENTLY, and FUTURE. I know, I know. I’m not very creative. But bear with me!
Here we go.
But I digress. Here’s another really pitiful monthly synopsis of my blogging!
My wrap-up post for April 2017 will most likely be shorter and less substantial than my previous monthly synopsis for March 2017 because — cue dramatic pause — I’ve blogged even less frequently this time around. Yep, given my prolonged inactivity, I didn’t think this was possible either.
I think it’s pretty obvious that I failed to anticipate the sudden increase in deadlines and college work, which would explain the gradual decline of my online presence and activity here in my blog. It’s sad, really, because I was very motivated to publish a lot of fresh content and to write unapologetically. But life doesn’t make adjustments for anyone. I’m the one who’s tasked with the obligation to learn how to adapt.
I’m incoherently babbling, sorry. Let’s proceed with the wrapping up part of this post!
For the month of February, I read a total of seven books – including both novels and poetry collections. This is a remarkable increase compared to the two books I read back in January. I’m pretty happy about that. In terms of quality, however, I was largely disappointed and/or underwhelmed by most of these books. I’ll explain this further once I finish my reviews!