Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Reflections & Wrap-Up

Can you believe it? The Summer Blogger Promo Tour is officially over! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐ŸŽ‰ย The past two months have been incredibly fun and rewarding, trying out new posts and working together with Stephanie. Today’s post will basically be a reflection of this entire experience! Thank you to The Book Bratz for hosting this entire tour.ย ๐Ÿ˜˜SummerBloggerPromoTour

In general, what did you think of this experience?

To be honest, I was pretty anxious when I first signed up for this event because I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.ย I took a mini-hiatus in May during my university’s final exams, so it was somewhat difficult jumping back into the blogging groove when the hiatus was over. I had a bit of writer’s block and had trouble thinking of unique ideas. โ˜นย As a result, lot of my posts were posted late due to my funk. When-Getting-Home-ExhaustingSBPT’s organization and schedule helped me ease back into blogging after my hiatus. It was like a huge weight was being lifted off my shoulders. I’m extremely grateful that I did sign up because it was such a wonderful experience. ๐Ÿ’•ย I made a new friend *waves at Steph*, and I also learned a lot about myself, blogging, and a few bookish hacks.

Favorite post we did together?

I honestly had so much fun writing every post that it’s difficult to pick a single absolute favorite. ๐Ÿ™ˆย I’d narrow my Top 3 down to Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 (So Far), Around the World in 6 YA Books, and the discussion of how Blogging Made Me More Introverted.

Any major takeaways from this experience?

The biggest lessons I’ve learned from SBPT are scheduling and organization. I’m not really into astrology, but I get told a lot that I’m a stereotypical Virgo.ย ๐Ÿ“†ย I plan everything diligently on my Google Calendar for school, work, and extracurricular activities, but I wasn’t really using it for my blog. I had a few notes here and there, but this summer, I started a separate calendar to plan weeks in advance.ย Screen Shot 2018-08-24 at 10.41.20 PM.png

If we could go back and change one of our posts, what would we have done differently?

I honestly love every post that we did together, but if I had to chance one, I would change the Guest Review post.ย โœย  As much as I loved The Hate U Give and thought Stephanie wrote a phenomenal review, I would’ve preferred doing something more collaborative. We both posted reviews that already existed on the other’s blog, so while it required minimal effort to put together, it wasn’t as fun as the other posts we did.

Would you participate again?

Of course! I think it’s a great way to get more involved in the blogging community. You get to see the different posts other participants have created, and some people have the most unique ideas. โœจย giphy (1)Also, it helped me be a more efficient blogger and saved me tons of time. You would think that having to constantly communicate with another blogger would take hours, but it actually made the past two months of blogging a breeze.ย ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™†ย Since I post twice a week (Sunday and Thursday), my Sunday post was taken care ofโ€”I had someone to bounce ideas off of and hold me accountable.

Final thoughts?

I’m still cannot believe that SBPT is overโ€”summer went by so fast! ๐Ÿ˜ฑย Posts that we wrote weeks ago felt like they were written yesterday. Like I said before, this was truly such a great experience, and I’ve learned so much within the last two months.โ˜€ย I’m so happy that I participated, and I’m looking forward to next year!

Did you participate in SBPT? How was your experience? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!ย ๐Ÿ’•

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12 thoughts on “Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Reflections & Wrap-Up

  1. This sounds like such a fun event, I’m really sad I didn’t participate now haha, it sounds like such a fun experience! I’m so happy you had a great time doing this Tiffany, I’ll be looking forward to next year to hopefully participate ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. This sounds like a cool and fun experience! I’ve seen many book tours in the blogging community. I was just wondering, what is a book tour (ie. what is it for?) Ahh scheduling and organization are such important skills; I need to better myself in these skills!

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    1. Ooo so normally I think blog tours are for a specific book that one blogger organizes on behalf of an author. They would usually have an application process where other bloggers can apply to be a part of that tour as a “tour stop” where they would either review the book, host a giveaway, conduct a Q&A, etc in exchange for an ARC.

      This tour was different in that you were just paired with another blogger to do some type of post together each Sunday for the months of July and August. We would share our posts on Twitter under #SBPT, so we could see other bloggers who were participating.


  3. HOW IS SUMMER OVER FOR EVERYONE ALREADY!? ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I would love to participate in this event if it pops up again. Making new blogging buddies is the best! (And maybe I’ll learn to get my shit together too ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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    1. LMAO AIMEE ๐Ÿ˜‚Of all the bloggers I know, you DEFINITELY have your shit together! Or at least you fake it till you make it pretty darn well ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s definitely an interesting event, and I would say a big part of it depends on who you’re paired with, but I had a great time ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. This tour seemed so fun! Sadly I didn’t get into the WordPress community until this past July, but there’s always next year! Also, I’m incredibly jealous of your scheduling skills– I do the same, but I’m not as efficient as you are placing everything onto Google Calendar.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah

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    1. I hope you get the chance to some time ๐Ÿ™‚ Scheduling skills are something I’ve definitely learned to improve over time haha! You’ve already been doing a great job Abigail โค It's amazing to see how far you've come


  5. This sounds so great and I’m so glad you had such a fun time doing this! I honestly knew nothing about it and also knew I wouldn’t have had the time to dedicate to blogging in August but I think this is definitely something I’ll look into for next year!

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    1. You should definitely consider it! I thought I’d be busy and was skeptical that it would take too much of my time, but it honestly helped make my July and August so smooth. It kept me so organized and helped me brainstorm more unique ideas ๐Ÿ˜€

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