Blogger Positivity Campaign | Wrap Up

I kind of disappeared this week as I was just completely exhausted and even though I wanted to blog, I just couldn’t make myself. So instead I watched The Heirs haha (thanks Raisa for the recommendation!). Also before I start this post, I’d like to share last night’s dream with you guys. I was a talking giant panda with magical powers. Maybe deep down I wish I was a panda? I don’t know, but I was on a boat with my classmates and we were chased by some bad guys so I created a tsunami with my magical panda powers to get rid of them. Sadly that’s when I woke up. 


 

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I can’t believe the campaign is over already! It went by so fast, but it was a lot of fun and I hope we all spread lots of love and positivity :)

FIVE BRIEF TIPS, ADVICE OR MESSAGE I LEARNED THROUGH THIS CAMPAIGN

  • The (book) blogging community is huge, there are so many blogs out there that I didn’t know about (and still don’t!) and they all deserve lots of love
  • Just stating ‘I love blog A’ can make someone’s day
  • Spreading positivity and love is really easy and doesn’t take long
  • I already loved the book blogging community, but this campaign showed how loving and positive our community is
  • If you want to join the (book) blogging community, just do so! We’ll welcome you with open arms

FOUR THINGS I ENJOYED IN THE CAMPAIGN

  • Spreading love and positivity
  • Meeting new bloggers!
  • Seeing how hard everyone who participated tried to be loving and positive
  • The topics! They were diverse and fun to write

THREE FAVOURITE BPC POSTS

TWO BLOGGERS THAT INSPIRED ME THROUGH THEIR POSTS

Of course I have to mention Joan! I’m so happy I got to meet you through this campaign!

And of course Jillian herself, as this campaign wouldn’t even exist without her!

ONE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE

PREVIOUS POSTS

And that was The Blogger Positivity Campaign! Just because it’s over though, doesn’t mean we should stop spreading love and positivity :)

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5 Blogs I Recently Fell in Love With

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The Blogger Positivity Campaign is a campaign hosted by Jillian @ Jillian’s Books to spread love and positivity among book blogs.

For this week’s post I will share 5 blogs that I recently discovered and fell in love with. Obviously I recommend you pay them all a visit (and of course follow them)

First up is Joan from Fiddler Blue. She is lovely (though everyone on this list is!), she had the AWESOME idea of us bloggers writing a story together which we’ll start soon (I CAN’T WAIT. If you’re interested, you can still join!) and she is just fun to talk to!

Next is Marie from Drizzle and Hurricane Books, who has written hilarious posts about NaNoWriMo and uses great gifs. Of course not only her NaNoWriMo posts are great, the others are too!

Ms. Sassy from Sass and Sauce is as her name suggests, sassy. Her posts are hilarious and will definitely make you laugh. I suggest you read the post about MinMin the cat.

Sabrina from Books and Barks has a gorgeous blog design and doesn’t just talk about books. She has also written an excellent post about Doctor Who season 8 that I strongly agree with and other fandom related posts.

And last but not least I haven’t been following the lovely Jillian herself for that long! Of course she is awesome for starting this amazing campaign, but she also seems like a genuinely nice person. I also love her blog design and graphics, and of course her posts are fun to read (but everyone’s post on this list are).

So now you have five new blog recommendations! (unless you were already following them of course). GO CHECK THEM OUT. 

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The Blogger Positivity Campaign: Dear Mom

The Blogger Positivity Campaign is a campaign hosted by Jillian @ Jillian’s Books to spread love and positivity among book blogs.

This was actually supposed to go up yesterday, but I was exhausted when I came home and though I felt guilty for not posting, I just needed to rest a bit. Sadly I can’t blog when I’m that tired (who knows what kind of gibberish I would’ve posted!). Anyway, I figured one day later won’t be that bad! I’ll schedule the next one, so it won’t happen again next week!

So this week we have to write a letter to something or someone that inspired or helped us as a reader. This can be a fictional character, an author, an OTP, a favourite book or something/someone of our own choosing. For things like this I always choose something Harry Potter (surprise, surprise), but I’ve already written an essay about why I’m grateful to Hermione Granger and since I talk about Harry Potter so much, I think I should talk about something or someone else for a change.

Dear Mom,

I have these warm, fuzzy memories of you and Grandma reading to me. I know it didn’t take that long before I no longer needed you to read, but I know that you reading Jip and Janneke and all those fairytales to me helped me become the reader I am today.
Thank you for always encouraging my love for books. You understand that I need books to make me happy, and for that I’ll always be grateful. Thank you, for buying me a book when I feel really, really down, even though we’re not exactly rich. Thank you for always coming with me to the bookstore, even though you’re always working so hard, you still make time to come with me. Thank you for (barely) complaining while you wait. I know I take a long time. I wish I could promise you that I’ll try to be faster, but we all know that that’s never going to happen. Just thank you for supporting my love for books.

Love, Michelle

Who or what inspired or helped you as a reader? Let me know in the comments!

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BPC: Things I Love About The Book Blogging Community

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The Blogger Positivity Campaign is a campaign hosted by Jillian @ Jillian’s Books to spread love and positivity among book blogs.

When I first started a (book) blog last year, I didn’t even know about this amazing community that existed. Now, I can’t imagine not being a part of of the (book) blogging community and not being friends with all the amazing people I’ve met so far. So here’s a list of what I love about our community.

(Almost) everyone is super nice, supportive and chatty

I personally haven’t met a rude and/or mean person in the book blogging community yet, but sadly they’re probably out there. But the majority really is nice, supportive and chatty. Siriusly, if you’re relatively new to the (book) blogging community, don’t be afraid to talk to people! In my experience everyone wants to talk and I personally get all happy and giddy and giggly when people approach me. When you’re not feeling well, for WHATEVER reason, people in this community will be there for you, support you and comfort you. In my experience, most of us will always be there for you and will tell you that you can always talk to us. We all worry about each other and it feels like we have this big family in our little corner of the internet.

On that note, making so many new friends!

I do hope that our friendships will actually last forever unlike Tod and Copper’s friendship

Since everyone is so nice, supportive and chatty, and you already have one interest in common (spoiler: books) it’s actually quite easy to make friends! Not to mention what kind of friends (another spoiler: amazing ones)

Having people to fangirl about books with

I think a lot of us started a book blog because we didn’t know that many people that loved books as much as we did, so finding a community that shares your love for books is amazing. I know there’s always someone I can discuss my newest read with. If you want to fangirl, the book community is the place for you.

The book blogger community won’t judge you for having a harem of book boyfriends/girlfriends

I mean, most of us have a ton of book bfs/gfs, so it’s not likely you’ll get judged! The book blogger community understands that guys in fiction are so much better.

Waiting for new releases is much more bearable when you’re waiting together

Let’s face it, waiting for new releases will never be completely bearable, but being able to talk about the agony and your predictions and such with others does make the wait seem a little less longer (okay that’s a lie, but you’ll feel understood and talking about books is always fun!)

And 243247365 other things but 5 is a nice number plus I’m lazy (which is nothing new). What things do YOU love about the book blogger community? 

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The Blogger Positivity Campaign: Introduction Post

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So Jillian from Jillian’s Books had the AMAZING idea to spread the love among bloggers through this wonderful campaign. For the next four weeks there will be a post on Friday spreading the positivity on all the participating blogs. You can never have to much love and positivity going around the blogosphere, so of course I signed up! :)

Introduce yourself and your blog

As most of you know I’m Michelle! I’m a Hufflepuff (even if you’re new, I’m sure you guessed that haha), 18 years old and currently studying journalism. It’s my dream to one day become a bestselling author, but I also want to make a difference in the world.

The Writing Hufflepuff is mostly a book and writing blog and was founded on June 30th 2014! I also sometimes post about other things that interest me and personal things, but since reading and writing are such a big part of my life they pretty much dominate this blog!

Where do you blog from?

Amsterdam, The Netherlands! Yes, the city where everyone is constantly on drugs *sarcasm* or at least according to Fox News (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here. It’s hilarious). 

But siriusly, Amsterdam does have its faults of course, it’s nowhere near perfect (no city is), but um. It’s nothing like what they’re saying in the video (until actual facts show up, but those aren’t from Fox, but from the guy who made the video and put it on Youtube I believe)

Who or what made you the reader you are today?

Honestly? I don’t know! I’ve been reading ever since I remember and before that I was read to.

Who or what made you decide to create a book blog?

I had never really read a book blog before I created my own (I had never found one somehow! Which is crazy since there are so many), which was on a whim. When I started my blog I didn’t even really know what I was going to blog about, but it became a book and writing blog pretty quickly!

What are your thoughts on the blogosphere today?

I love it! I’ve made so many friends and everyone I’ve met so far is so lovely and caring. I feel so lucky to have met you all (though of course I haven’t met everyone yet!)

5 random facts about you?

  1. I’m terrible at thinking up facts
  2. I’ve used above fact as a fact before and am ALWAYS tempted to use it again
  3. I’m really tired at the moment, though I don’t know why (I can hear my mom explaining it in my mind haha. To sum her explanation up in one word: school)
  4. I’m wearing a donkey onesie at the moment
  5. I’m thirsty (THAT IS A TERRIBLE FACT I’M SO SORRY BUT I WARNED YOU THAT I’M TERRIBLE AT THINKING UP FACTS DIDN’T I)

5 favourite books you’ve read and loved?

FIVE?! ONLY FIVE?!

No but seriously I don’t even have 5 favourite books read this year alone, how am I going to pick just five, out of all the books I’ve ever read?! Fine, I will try

  1. Harry Potter (bet no one saw that one coming *cough cough*
  2. Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus (THIS IS NOT CHEATING NOPE NOPE)
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  4. The Book Thief
  5. Made You Up

AND SO MANY MORE UGH I HATE THIS UNFAIR QUESTION. I HAD TO LEAVE SO MANY FAVOURITES OUT I’M SORRY THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS AND THE INFERNAL DEVICES AND THE LUNAR CHRONICLES AND FANGIRL AND *312432567 OTHER BOOKS* (okay that number is an exaggeration. Sadly I haven’t even read that many books *sobs*)

5 favourite book bloggers

Okay, I can’t list five favourite book bloggers, because I have so many more. I mean, this whole campaign is about spreading love and positivity, so I want all my favourite (book) bloggers to know they’re among my favourites! Though listing them scares me, because I’m afraid I’ll forget someone and that makes me feel awful.

IN ALPABETHICAL ORDER

Aentee @ Read at MidnightAlex @ Alex Raphael | Alexandra @ Twirling Pages Alyssa @ The Ramblings of a Literature Nerd | Amy and Nikki @ Every Book You Need to Read and More | Anne @ The Life of a Secret Girl | Audrey @ Forwards and BookwordsBridget @ Stay and Watch the Stars | Cait @ Paper FuryCaitlin @ A Little Daydreamer | Cassie @ The Magical Adventures of Cassie the Weird | Christina @ My Tiny ObsessionsCora @ Smalltown Bookworm | Elly @ A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts | Emily @ Loony LiterateErin @ Serenity Books | Eve @ Twist in the Taile | Evi @ Adventuring Through the Pages | Fantasy Angel @ Avid Reader | Holly @ Nut Free Nerd | leannaatc @ Short Story LongJanet @ The Storyteller | Jenny @ Jenny in Neverland | Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner | Kayleigh @ Miserable and Magical | Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer | Kira @ Delirious Dreams | Mel @ The Daily ProphecyNirvana @ Quenching the Quill | Sam @ A Blast of Random | Samantha @ Reed’s Reads and ReviewsSydney @ Love, Sydney | Yvo @ It’s All About Books

I’m really excited about this campaign and can’t wait to write the other posts! Are you participating? 

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