By the time you read this I will probably be in class. This is actually my first time scheduling a post so I hope it works. I just wanted to give you guys a quick blog update. (And I apologize in advance for the many parenthetical phrases and bursts of emojis, which was due to my recent discovery of this WP Smilies guide…)
I’ve hinted this in my recent posts (and it’s probably been pretty evident this past month) but you may see a few changes on Xingsings. Because of my fall schedule, some pharmacy internships, and possible research (if I get it) this semester I’ll be even more inactive than ever. It won’t be abnormal for me to post only once a week or even a couple of times a month, which probably isn’t too different from my usual 2-3 posts a week but it’s still a change. I just thought I’d give you all the heads up!
However, I’ll still be around the blogosphere checking in with you guys. Instead of leaving the usual Summer bombs, aka the (sometimes) ridiculously long comments by yours truly, I’ll probably just be commenting when I can and opting for WP’s like option. And, of course, I’ll still try my best to reply to comments, because talking and getting to know you guys more truly is the best!
You also might’ve noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of tags and very few book reviews lately. And I feel so guilty about that. Though tags and memes are all fun, I don’t want my blog to be mostly comprised of them so expect a couple (actually, maybe a lot) of book reviews coming your way soon. I’ve also joined a couple of St. Martin’s Press blog tours, so be on the lookout for those discussions, reviews, and giveaways (I feel like it’s going to fail so bad but I hope some of you will consider entering if you’re interested). And like I confessed last month, I want to create more discussion posts to interact with everyone. So I also have a few Summer Says posts already drafted. Look forward to those too! 🙂
Another thing, I’ll also be absent from Twitter and Instagram. I’ll still be posting some updates that reflect what I post on my blog, but it’s likely I won’t be replying to tweets that quick (the usual hours it takes for me to reply could possibly be days or weeks now…) or checking my feed (not that I was very good about that before school started anyway). For some of you, that’s our default form of communication. Sorry… 😥 However, I’ll still be pretty active on Goodreads. I can’t stay away from that one. I love updating my shelves. 😎
Lastly, this would have been a weird post by itself so I decided to pair it up with this blog update: The No Strings Attached Award! I was nominated by the kindest Daniel (thank you! You are, as you always say, awesome to the max! 😉 ) at Hyperion Sturm. He’s a writer, and I suggest you read some of his posts. A lot of his series are so fun and insightful!
The No Strings Attached Award is an unique award where, as the name suggests, does not require anything from the bloggers nominated. It’s just another way for bloggers to recognize blogs they respect and enjoy.
Initially, I wasn’t going to nominate anyone and just direct you to my other award posts if you wanted to make new friends, follow other book bloggers, or find new blogs to read. In those posts, I nominated a good many people and kind of blurbed about them. However, then I thought I’d recognize the first ten blogs I’ve followed since beginning this blog in January. And like my other award posts, hover over the links to see messages.
- Thomas at The Quiet Voice
- Erika at Erika in Bookventureland
- Trisha at The Bookgasm
- Cassandra at Read All About It
- Maria at Big City Bookworm
- Ashley at Dreamingthroughliterature
- Kimberly Come Hither Books
- Shelby at Bookish Royalty
- Joey at Thoughts and Afterthoughts
- Alysyn at Reinreads
Some of these blogs don’t even participate in memes, tags, and awards, but I thought I’d mention them anyway. And, of course, feel free to ignore this nomination if you’re not up to posting it. I know this award is a bit of an oddball on it’s own. 😛
That’s it! Hope you all are doing well. And those of you that have started or are about to start school: good luck! 😀
Until next time,
P.S. I’m not sure why I made this in a letter format… I guess I felt like it? LOL. 😄