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August 24, 2020 at 4:27 pm #118672
That is really helpful. Thank you for taking the time to lay that out. I think probably I won’t start Bookstagram yet, just so that I won’t feel forced into it.
Yay, so glad to hear that! Sounds like a plan. 🙂August 18, 2020 at 1:02 pm #118356
Instagram does have its merits for a marketing tool, and it can be fun to be a part of the bookstagram community. But feeling pressured into getting it is…not so fun. Please don’t feel like you absolutely have to get on or do a bookstagram, and even if you do decide to get on, it’s your account. You don’t /have/ to post every day if you don’t want to, or even every week. If you start small, then figure out later that you have time/inspiration/whatnot, then you could add an extra post per week. There’s been several things lately of “you don’t have to give explanations for an absence–we’ll still be here,” “you don’t have to follow trends if you don’t want to–do what you’re comfortable doing,” and other things like that.
I got on Instagram this year mostly to follow bookish accounts because they didn’t do as much on Facebook. But I ended up starting my own bookstagram after a bit, and it’s actually been really fun. I’m only posting once a week because I didn’t want it to become stressful and something that runs my life. (Plus, I don’t want to annoy people by posting constantly…) I’m really glad for that choice, because it’s fun but still manageable. In the future, I may decide to increase posts per week, but I’m still just taking it slow for now.
As far as number of accounts, you can have one for everything, and that’s fine. I know of several people on Instagram that have both a personal account and a bookstagram and/or an art account. But lots just have the one and post everything on there (life updates, writing, random thoughts, art, etc.). It depends on what your preference is. 🙂
Stories are nice if you just want a quick post to let people know about something without thinking too much about aesthetics and editing and all that. IG does have messaging; there may be another app for it (I don’t know), but you can just use the main app for messaging, and it seems to work fine. There are apps like Layout that you have to download separately if you want to make a collage, which is a bit annoying, but oh well.
So anyways. Hopefully that made sense and at least a teeny bit was helpful! 😀June 2, 2020 at 10:19 am #114244May 26, 2020 at 10:46 am #113772May 22, 2020 at 3:04 pm #113488
@rusted-knight Nice to meet you! 🙂 Hey, that’s awesome. 😀 Oh, nice! What are you planning to study in college?May 16, 2020 at 12:52 pm #112680
@arindown Thank you!! That means a lot. 😀
I love to read…I may or may not be addicted to books. -innocent whistling- Also, I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends (real-life and internet), listening to music, and sometimes doing the occasional craft/art project. I just started getting into the bookstagram thing, so that’s been fun, too. 🙂
@wolverinerm YES XD
Nice! I honestly didn’t expect to start writing contemporary, but that’s kinda the way it ended up. XD Cool! Yas, all those books are so good! <3
Thank you! I really appreciate that. 😀May 15, 2020 at 5:10 pm #112629May 14, 2020 at 12:22 pm #112462
@beth20 They’re all good! 😀 Yes, she is! Dust is so, so incredible. <3 I read an ARC of it a few weeks ago, and agh, yes, it’s wonderful. 😀
I hope you can join! 😀 The curriculum license is the individual/unique number and letter combination for each student so they know if you’ve actually bought the curriculum. You use the number to join the forum, enter the contests, and register for Workshops. If you bought the curriculum directly from Clear Water Press, then the number should be on the invoice. If not, then you can email them to figure out where it is. 🙂May 13, 2020 at 12:20 pm #112352
@arindown Thanks! 🙂 Nice! Good to find other bookworms. 😛
My novel is set somewhere in the Pacific on an island country called Palisadia (I made it up XD), the main character is Eric Gunn (just an average kid….sort of), and the main theme is basically “you can’t always run away from your past and your problems–you have to stop and face them” (Not a catchy way to put it, but I’m working on that XD). I put a synopsis in my bio. 🙂
Sounds cool!! 😀 Ehehe, I totally get that, the things just falling into place.
Nice meeting you, too! 🙂
@beth20 Nice to meet you as well! That’s awesome! My dad is retired Army. 🙂
Ehehe, I get that. XD Hmm…my list could get very long very quickly, too. 😉 But some of my absolute favorite are the Blades of Acktar series and the Beyond the Tales series (Tricia Mingerink), the Ilyon Chronicles (Jaye L. Knight), the Ascendance books (Jennifer Nielsen), the Weaver Trilogy (Lindsay Franklin), all of Nadine Brandes’ books, all of Morgan Busse’s books, all of the Ronie Kendig books I’ve read so far, Blank Mastermind (Rosey Mucklestone), all of H.S.J. Williams’ books, Kara Swanson’s books, and…a lot of others. XD
That’s so awesome! I hope you enjoy OYAN! Are you on that forum? If you’re not already, I /highly/ recommend joining it. It’s such an amazing place. <3May 12, 2020 at 9:54 am #112251
@lizzyh Welcome! I just joined today myself.
Thanks! Hey, nice. 😀
Hello and welcome! From where do you come and what’s interesting about it? What do you like to do besides writing? What is your…
- current Bible study?
- favorite book in the Bible (yeah, it’s hard to pick just one 😉 )?
- favorite Bible hero (besides Jesus 😉 )?
- favorite verse?
Thank you! 🙂 I come from all over (military life), but I’m currently in Ohio. What’s interesting about it? Hmm…well, it seems to be a more central location for a lot of things than I ever expected. Between church things, homeschool things, and just random stuff, a lot of stuff happens very near us, so that’s been cool. 😀
Besides writing, I love to read, spend time with my family and friends, listen to music, play guitar, and occasionally do photography and drawing (long story, but I only just figured out how to do more than stick figures). 🙂
As far as current Bible study, I don’t have a specific one right now other than reading through (I’m currently in Ezekiel). Also, I’ve been taking the day’s Proverb and writing out the verses that stand out to me for one reason or another. I think it helps me internalize a little better to do that.
Agh, I can’t pick just one favorite book. XD I’ll go with Psalms and all the Pauline epistles.
Favorite Bible hero other than Jesus…I think either David or Paul.
There’s so many, agh. XD But one that has really stuck out to me the last few months is Psalm 138:8 – “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.” It’s been comforting several times lately.