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Guest Blog Post on NovelKnight!

One of my goals this year is to write and receive guest posts to strengthen my writing and to think more creatively about bookish content. I am thankful to have come across Austine’s blog, the NovelKnight, on Twitter one day early this year. Such perfect timing! Here is the blurb I stumbled across that lays out what she has in mind for guest blogs on NovelKnight:

Behind the Bookwyrm is a guest post blog series where members of the book community come to NovelKnight to share their thoughts, opinions, interests, and anything in between! This series is intended for book bloggers, booktubers, bookstagrammers, booklrs, etc. If you’re using a platform to talk about books, then this is for you!

Right now, this is an open topic feature, meaning that there aren’t really any restrictions on what you can talk about in your post. Granted, this is a book blog so something related to books/reading, book merch/swag, blogging (or your platform of choice), etc. would be preferred over, say, a post on your favorite dog breeds. Let’s keep it bookish!

Originally, I was thinking of a different topic, but felt that was not going to fit into one post. So after some exploration of my bookish and reviewing habits, I landed on one that can be have varying opinions… Head on over to the guest blog on NovelKnight and let me know what you think about The Dreaded DNF!

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2018 Blog Plan!

Happy New Year!!!

I’m hopeful you all had an enjoyable holiday and are welcoming a brand new year with all its possibilities. For those that know me, you know that I am a goal-oriented person who embraces #challengeaccepted. So no surprise, my strategic planning has led me to change up my posting and social media habits to encompass what I want to accomplish this year. After seeing Simon Sinek’s TEDtalk Start with Why, I created my own Golden Circle around the ‘Why’ for Incessant Bookworm:

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Strategic Planning Hiatus

Greetings all!

After much reflection, I am choosing to take a brief hiatus the next week or so from blogging. These last few months, I have been thinking critically and learning about constructing a purpose, goals, and strategic plan. The Incessant Bookworm has been up for almost 3 years, and I have not done a retreat of sorts to determine where I want to take the blog and what kind of content I want to produce.

Additionally, with the holidays around the corner and a full house of family members, I’ll want to spend time with them and not stress over upcoming posts and reviews/reading challenges. This past weekend I delved deeper into the blog’s mission and objectives – I’m hoping to continue to flush those out and create a strong plan for 2018 that will keep me engaged with the content I am sharing as well as contribute to the bookish community I adore so much.

Furthermore, my reading goals will look a bit different in 2018 as I definitely pushed myself this year (in which I am grateful to have read wonderful books and went above my reading goal) and want to immerse myself in each book as opposed to reading for quantity! I also want to tackle my TBR pile where I felt I was lacking this year with doing a number of challenges that included books I didn’t own – hello library hauls!

Have a wonderful holiday and I’ll talk with you all soon 🙂

~Courtney (The Incessant Bookworm)


What Kind of A Bookworm are You?

This week in my Social Media class we were tasked to create a Buzzfeed post, so obviously I created something bookish,  because why not?! At first, I was agonizing over what to post about but once I got started, I couldn’t step away – just ask my co-workers during my lunch break ;). Not wanting to spoil too much, but if you have a minute, head on over to You Know You’re a Bookworm When... and comment your results below!

Happy Reading!

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Books & Social Media!

Full disclaimer: This idea came from an assignment for my Social Media Marketing Class in which I needed to create a Facebook Page and have people ‘Like’ It! So….. before reading any further, feel free to click on over to the Incessant Bookworm Facebook Page :).

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