Category: Blogging

What’s More Important: New Posts or Commenting?

What’s More Important: New Posts or Commenting?

I’m really bad about commenting. So much so that I’ve almost forgotten how fun it is to go around the blogosphere and leave different messages on different blogs. Of course, there are a lot of factors in why I don’t get to comment often. For starters, as an introvert, it’s hard to go leave multiple meaningful comments without feeling totally drained and sometimes I just don’t have anything to say/add. But the number one culprit is time. Ever since my junior year in high school […]

Posted February 16, 2017 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 3 Comments

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Old Posts

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Old Posts

Do you ever go back and look at your old posts? I do, mainly because even though I moved from Blogger to WordPress years ago, I have yet to finish reformatting all my old posts to the way I like them now. That and the fact that young me was prone to a lot of grammatical issues and poor writing. Republishing edited old posts has been something I’ve been thinking about for a while. None of my older posts get a lot of traffic and […]

Posted February 9, 2017 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 2 Comments

8 Ways to Fight the Burn(out)

8 Ways to Fight the Burn(out)

We all know the feeling of waking up with the don’t-feel-like-doing-anything mood. You know the one where you just want to lay in bed and watch stare at the TV. Then there’s also the horrible feeling of not feeling like blogging. When tweeting is the most about of “blogging” you want to do. And sometimes you don’t even want to do that. Those moods and feelings suck. The burnout is very real and very annoying. So here are a few ways to fight it. Fight […]

Posted August 15, 2016 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 0 Comments

10 Things Book Bloggers Should NEVER Do

10 Things Book Bloggers Should NEVER Do

Every community has rules that need to be followed and actions that are considered taboo. No one is perfect. We are all humans (I think) and we all make a lot of mistakes. Heck, I’m pretty sure I’ve done at least half of the list below. But the important thing is that we learn from our own mistakes, as well as those that others make. Before I get any further, I have to make something clear about this post. The goal of this post is […]

Posted July 14, 2016 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 5 Comments

Staying Current and in the Know Reading Wise

Staying Current and in the Know Reading Wise

It’s so hard for me to keep up with all the “popular” and must read books. Especially, since I feel like I’m being pulled in two different directions. My friends in real life want me to read books like Divergent (which I read roughly five years ago) and The Selection. My blogging friends… well, I can’t remember what they want me to read BECAUSE THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY. Besides being split between two worlds, I’m also being split between two times. My blogging friends […]

Fighting My Addiction to Social Media

Fighting My Addiction to Social Media

In today’s world, it’s hard to escape technology. It’s everywhere you look, at every corner you turn, and constantly on your mind. Or it was always on mine. That was why I decided that I needed a little break from social media. Because let’s face it, I wouldn’t be able to survive without technology. No social media? That is definitely more doable. And yes, I included blogging as part of social media… 😉 The Story Instagram I’m not going to lie, before I took this […]

Posted June 28, 2016 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 1 Comment

Blogger Confessions – I’m a moody blogger

Blogger Confessions – I’m a moody blogger

Confession: I can’t blog when I’m not happy or stressed out. This took me a while to figure out. I used to be so focused on being a consistent poster. Unfortunately, poor time management means I don’t usually have many posts scheduled in advance. I don’t know how some bloggers schedule posts for their blogs three months in advance. They’re like super bloggers. I can barely schedule posts three days ahead of time! Anways, I find it hard to find the motivation to write posts […]

Posted December 8, 2015 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 4 Comments

Social Media Usernames

Social Media Usernames

How important are your social media usernames? This is a question I have asked myself constantly throughout my blogging “career”. It’s pretty common knowledge that social media is very useful when it comes to gaining readers and sharing posts. Does your username effect how effective you are at publicizing yourself on social media? The Long Story When I first starting blogging, I looked up how to be a better blogger because well, I wanted to know how to be a better blogger. All of the […]

Posted November 12, 2015 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 0 Comments

#TheStruggleisReal – Blogger Burnout + An Update

#TheStruggleisReal – Blogger Burnout + An Update

As much as it pains me to admit it, I’ve been struggling with blogger burnout for a while. I had trouble writing posts and coming up with new ideas. Even when I could finally type something out, I was never really satisfied with it. But I still hit the publish button. And now I feel like I’ve not only let myself down by valuing quantity over quality, but I also let other people down. When I caught a cold a few weeks ago (yes, I […]

Posted July 27, 2015 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 8 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – What’s your rating system?

Thoughtful Thursday – What’s your rating system?

I’ve always struggled with rating books. And not just how to rate one, but how to do it through my rating system. My rating system has changed over the last year or two. Back when I was still on Blogger, I didn’t really do half star ratings as it would mean I would have to insert more graphics into my posts. And also, how the heck was I supposed to rate it on Goodreads who still doesn’t let you give a book half stars? Do […]

Posted July 9, 2015 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 3 Comments