Q & A | Ask Me Your Questions For My One Year Blogiversary!

Unfortunately, there’s not going to be much of a full post today, but I decided I wanted to dedicate today to making a post announcing that my blogiversary is very soon! Six months ago, I did a Q & A session to celebrate my sixth month blogiversary, and I want to do the same thing this year as well!

I’ll probably be accepting questions until Monday or Tuesday, since my blogiversary post will be up exactly on my blogiversary (which is Wednesday)! I’ll answer all questions unless they’re, like, super creepy or invasive.

And that’s pretty much it! Just feel free to leave me your questions in the comment section of this post or on Twitter, if that’s what you prefer! I’m looking forward to answering all of them!

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8 Tips For Gaining Blog Traffic Like A Boss

My name is Mikaela, and I have a problem with writing too many blogging tips related posts. Please forgive me.

I’ve talked a lot about how to grow your blog in general and also how to navigate the world of social networking, but I decided that it’d be nice to focus on giving tips when it comes to blog traffic. I’m sure we all want to have a high amount of views and likes and comments on our posts, but can’t really figure out how to get to that point. So, I thought I’d write up a post about some tips when it comes to gaining traffic, whether your blog has been around for a while, or it’s brand new!

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[LET’S CHAT] Problematic Faves & What To Do With Them

 Is it truly a bad thing to be a loyal fan?

I’m sure we’re all familiar of how it feels like to be part of a fandom! We’re all fans of certain book series, movies, TV shows…if there’s a name for it, there’s a group of people passionately carrying it somewhere out there. But, of course, being in a fandom can become hella complicated pretty quickly, and as bookworms, I feel like it’s a conversation that has popped up often.

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Happy Birthday to Me! | Celebrating The Little Things Tag

Yesterday, I celebrated my 17th year on this earth (in short, it was my birthday).

I had a hard time agonizing over what I should do to celebrate it, and I thought the best way to do so was to just do the Celebrating The Little Things Tag, especially since my blogiversary is coming up soon, AND I AM VERY EMOTIONAL.

So, may I present to you, the sappiest post on my blog. Bask in the glory.

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I Went To Yallfest 2017! | Recap & Haul

Spoiler alert: I went to Yallfest.

And, much like Bookcon, I decided it’d be nice to talk about my experience going there for the people who are (a) curious, (b) want to know what it’s like, or (c) want to vicariously live through me. I AM HERE TO PROVIDE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE.

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[LET’S CHAT] Are We Making The Error of Looking for the “Perfect” Diverse Book?

Ah, yes, we’ve approached another edition of “Mikaela discusses things only she has ever noticed or cared about.”  I’m sure you guys have missed that while I was away.

If you haven’t heard or you’ve been living underneath a rock when it comes to the book community, you might have missed out on the hype and controversy surrounding a book titled 27 Hours. I personally feel as if the controversy surrounding this book has never really been fully discussed. I can’t tell if it’s because it’s a diverse book, the fact that it was hyped as all hell, or the fact that – let’s be honest here – the community that hyped this book acted pretty hypocritical as things came to light. So, I thought that I would talk about it, because I feel like it really sheds light on an issue that I’ve been thinking about lately.

(Also, wow, does it feel good to be back!)
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I’m Taking A Blogging Hiatus (Because 2017 Is Out To Kill Me)!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but, recently, I haven’t been around the blogosphere much. Or, like, at all.

I still haven’t responded to comments on my latest post (don’t worry, I have seen them, and I’m sorry I haven’t replied). I haven’t commented on anyone else’s posts. I haven’t been publishing anything this past week. And I’ve been super quiet on Twitter.
I was going to just push all my worries aside and keep trying to blog, but then I realized that was a terrible idea. There are a few things I want to cover before I disappear.

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7 Common Book Blogging Insecurities (And Why We Should Stop Worrying About Them)

A couple months ago, I wrote a post about seven of my book blogging insecurities.

It ended up being way more popular than I was expecting, and, as you can tell by the sidebar, it’s still one of the top five most popular posts on my blog. I thought it’d be a good idea to write a more positive side to the post, especially since it’s been a while since I’ve written that post, and I’ve had time to reflect on things!

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[LET’S CHAT] The Debacle of Rating Books Before You Read Them

Obviously, there’s a debate surrounding the idea of rating books if you haven’t read them.

Should you do it? Is it a form of protest? Is it completely wrong or right? Are there certain instances where it’s fine, but others where it isn’t? What’s the whole point of doing it in the first place? I decided that today would be the day I put my two cents into the discussion, so let’s do it!

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