Can you believe it? The Summer Blogger Promo Tour is officially over! 😱🎉 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. 😘
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. 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. ☹ As a result, lot of my posts were posted late due to my funk. SBPT’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. 💕 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. 🙈 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. 📆 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.
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. ✏ 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. ✨ 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. 👌🙆 Since I post twice a week (Sunday and Thursday), my Sunday post was taken care of—I had someone to bounce ideas off of and hold me accountable.
I’m still cannot believe that SBPT is over—summer went by so fast! 😱 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.☀ I’m so happy that I participated, and I’m looking forward to next year!