How To Get Out of a Reading Slump
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How To Get Out of a Reading Slump

Today, I wanted to hit pause on my usual book reviews and bookish articles and have a chat about what it is like to be in a reading slump when you have a book blog. As you can imagine, it can be pretty frustrating to be in a reading slump when you have a book … Continue reading

Book Blogging 101: 5 tips for blogging success
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Book Blogging 101: 5 tips for blogging success

I came up with Bound2Books in 2013 whilst living in Sydney, Australia. I had wanted to write about books for such a long time, but I always felt like I couldn’t do it. Somehow, I managed to ignore my imposter syndrome and started a blog with WordPress. In the beginning I didn’t know exactly what … Continue reading

Writing Done Right
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Writing Done Right

Writing projects of any length can feel daunting. I’ve talked about how hard it can be to write long writing projects here. The whole process can feel overwhelming and whilst it can be difficult to start a project, it is often harder to finish it. And finishing it does not mean writing the last word, … Continue reading

Bloggers in a Barrel
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Bloggers in a Barrel

The concept of ‘crabs in a barrel’ comes from fishing for crabs. The crabs are caught and placed in buckets, or barrels, for transport and storage. The crabs begin to fight their way to the top in an attempt to escape and they begin hurting each other in the process. Its probably triggered from a … Continue reading

Blogging Rituals, Habits, and Routines: are they important?
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Blogging Rituals, Habits, and Routines: are they important?

This year feels a lot like swings and roundabouts when it comes to how things are going in my life. There are moments where I hold my breath and think to myself, “Things could finally be working out” and then the universe steps in with an industrial-sized frying pan and hits me in the face. … Continue reading

When algorithms hurt: social media struggles
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When algorithms hurt: social media struggles

It has been a decent amount of time since Instagram changed the way it organises its feeds and hashtags. It has been a daunting task for a tiny blogger like me who once loved Instagram because it was a lot freer than Facebook. Since the changes, my engagement with followers and the potential to have … Continue reading

Easy and cheap ways for self-care with a book flair
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Easy and cheap ways for self-care with a book flair

Self care was a buzzword for 2017 with a lot of articles floating around on social media talking about ways to look after yourself ranging from tips on meditation to weekly manicures. Self care has both emotional and medical aspects to it. Self care is ultimately about making time to put yourself first. However, there … Continue reading

My #metoo Promise
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My #metoo Promise

Tarana Burke created the Me Too campaign approximately 10 years ago. It is meant to be a campaign that tells victims of sexual harassment and assault that they are not alone, and it is a way for these people to connect with each other. Women and girls are affected by sexual violence and harassment on … Continue reading

#2 How to survive a long writing project
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#2 How to survive a long writing project

As the weather changes here in Switzerland, universities and schools are starting again and NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) is just around the corner. It doesn’t matter if you are writing a thesis, creating a novel, working on essays and assignments for school, or working on a long report for work. Writing is hard work. … Continue reading