Ever wanted to visit an abandoned island? A magical one at that, where you’re surrounded by fellow book lovers and anything is possible? Same. I’ve always loved the idea of just using a portal to go to an island with my fellow bookish friends and just live there. Welcome friends, to the start of a brand new series, to Island Adventures an interactive story on Cuppa Clo!
I don’t know about you all but I would love to have a bookish picnic with all my online friends in the book community. Just take a minute and imagine the possibility that we were all able to gather in the same place, the whole of the bookish community and have a picnic.
it’d be chaos but we’re going to focus only on the positives Wouldn’t it be something for the scrapbook? Surrounded by people who love the same things as you AND we’d get to eat food. Need I say more?
Bookstagram and I haven’t always been in harmony. In fact we were usually a mess both in terms of a theme, a style and my posting schedule. bookstagram has definitely been a HUGE struggle for me which is a post for another time. Bookending Spring gave me the motivation to challenge myself, to try and take photos inspired/directly related to that days prompts! I don’t think I’ve ever had this much fun with my bookstagram or found an editing process which is somewhat therapeutic to me. So today I’ll be sharing my process with you all and I’m so excited about it!
I have a very weird system. By weird I mean it’s not much of a system and the colours aren’t really coordinated? Ooops. I know my shelves aren’t pretty to the standards of rainbow shelves BUT they’re functional for me which is what’s important. I also painstakingly reorganised them late March and took photos for you all, so you can feast your eyes on the pretty shelves. Since we’re all here for the shelfie pictures, don’t pretend 😉
I am totally writing this post after just tweeting about feeling uninspired…which then inspired me to write this post. If that doesn’t show you that inspiration can come from anywhere and anything, I don’t know what will. However today I want to talk about replenishing our creative energy and just keeping ourselves inspired. Whether you’re a creative type or not, we are all taking energy from ourselves and putting out into the world it may not always be a lot. Over time though it weighs on us and I think, for me anyway, that’s when I’m likely to burn out. When I give out too much and I’m not consuming content at the same rate as I’m producing content.
Chaos. Sometimes it’s organised chaos. Look we’re very trying people us book bloggers, we try our best to get organised, plan ahead and in the New Year is when a lot of us have dreams and hopes of being organised. Blog posts all written, scheduled, formatted and we can just blog hop at our own pace. No worries about that blog tour post popping up because we forgot. Or that other post we said we’d have up on this day…it’s all taken care of. At least that’s the dream, right?
If there’s one thing I’ve been meaning to do since forever, it’s read the books that have been gathering dust on my shelves. Have I done that? Well erm…no not quite. I’ve not devoured a nice hole in my TBR in a hot minute but I do love to buy books regardless. My TBR just keeps growing and I have no idea why or how.
since it’s not my fault at all, nope