blogger positivity campaign: intro + something i wish i did more of

Monday, November 23, 2015

i am horrible. i just went through my e-mails since i was away last week and realized i missed not one, but two, events for the Blogger Positivity Campaign hosted by Jillian from Jillian's Books. i need to set myself a schedule and become more consistent. endless apologies. but here is a cheeky 2 in 1 post, making up the past 2 blog posts i missed for the campaign (as well, as the other post i published today).

The Blogger Positvity Campaign


  • Introduce yourself and your blog
hi there, I'm Alexandra, but I go by Alex. my blog was created during my senior year in college. i had a long hiatus for a while but i want to continue to post on here and write about what i'm reading, as well as life events that are occurring. 

  • Where do you blog from?

i blog from good ole' South Florida. the most humid and swamp-like state of the U-S-A.

  • Who or what made you the reader you are today?
i would like to say that i come from a big literary-inclined family, but the truth is i ride solo when it comes to reading in my household. i would say immigrating to America made me the reader i am today. English is not my first language, but my second. when i arrived here i was not fluent in English and had a bit of trouble acclimating to school. reading helped me excel academically and truly learn the language. it made me feel safe and allowed me to find a home in my school's library and all the books it offered. since then i have been a lifelong bookworm.

  • Who or what made you decide to create a book blog?
i started this book blog during my senior year in college. it was a great way for me to freely write about what i wanted; less school-related papers and more about trips or books i was able to go on and read during the weekends. looking back at my earlier posts, i realize they are a bit lengthy but it reminds me of all the thought and effort i put into them once i had finished reading something.

  • What are your thoughts on the blogosphere today?
i can't say i have a lot of thoughts on the blogosphere today. this blog was more of a platform for me to get all my thoughts down. i didn't have much time in the beginning to interact with others and can still say i am a bit of a noob at it. but i think blogging is great once you get the hang of it and become consistent. it's great to have the chance to engage with others who might live across the ocean from you but share the same interests.

  • 5 random facts about you?
alright, here we go.

  1. i am obsessed with my dogs. they are both maltese and are big, fluffy white balls of fur 
  2. i hate the cold if it's coming from an air-conditioned source. but i love the natural cold- the way the temperature drops and scarves and boots come out, the way the leaves change and how long drives become more enjoyable with a cool breeze blowing through
  3. staying in on friday night's with a book and pizza is paradise
  4. i prefer checking books out from the library than buying them
  5. i was born in Venezuela 

  • 5 favorite books you've read and loved?
so hard, but randomly choosing from my Goodreads favorites:

  1. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  2. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
  3. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
  4. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  5. 1984 by George Orwell 

  • 5 favorite book bloggers! 
for this one i wish i could add more info, but i want to be honest with my answers. i don't really follow many book bloggers yet. i watch a lot of BookTube videos though. this year (like last year) i am making a resolution to get out more on the book blogging community! 

Something I Wish I Did More of in the Book Blogging Community

this post is a bit of a freebie for the Blogger Positivity Campaign. seeing as i already mentioned that i am not too active on the book blogging community, the only thing that really springs to mind for this post is "i wish I was more active." i need to change my layout a bit and make it more interactive, as well as become more consistent with when i post. i also need to get out there and leave comments, follow people and explore other's book blogs. i tend to do things a little bit differently and out of order, so all of this is not surprising to me. but with a little scheduling and planning i'm sure it can be accomplished.

if anyone has any tips or tricks on blogging interaction and getting more exposure, let me know down below!

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  1. Yayy welcome to the positivity campaign! I'm taking part too :)

    I think you pretty much know exactly what you have to do. Scheduling and interaction with other bloggers are the two biggest things I'd focus on. Scheduling has helped me heeeaaaps and talking to other bloggers/commenting on their blogs helps you form relationships within the blogging community! I'd recommend checking out all the other blogs that are participating in this campaign (Jillian posted the list in one of her posts) and commenting on their posts as a lot have advice on blogging and they're all super duper nice people!

    1. aw thank you :) i am definitely going to take a look at everyone participating, I hadn't thought of that- thanks! i just put the rest of the positivity campaign posts on my calendar so i can publish on time haha!

  2. Yeah! So great to see your posts Alex! Better late then never, right? ;) And it's so cool that you have Maltese puppies. I have one as well and they are just the absolute cutest. ♥ Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the next prompt!



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