Today’s discussion is about memes and tags.  Many of you may have noticed that I have significantly cut down on posting memes.  When I started my blog, the only thing other than my monthly wrap-ups that I posted were memes and tags.  I didn’t really like that my blog was mostly memes and tags and nothing else, after a while writing them and posting them actually took the joy out of blogging for me.  Another issue I realized with memes, is that I would see the same answers and I myself had the same answers.  Recently, I have found it difficult to comment on meme posts, because, like I said above too many of the books on the lists are the same, there isn’t much variety.  I also don’t feel inspired reading them.  I also stopped doing tags, I started to hate writing them, they took way too much time to write.  The last tag that I did was Celebrating the Little Things back in November.  It’s the last tag that I did after writing a post back in July of 2016 explaining why I wasn’t doing tags/awards anymore.  The last meme that I did was Top 5 Wednesday last month.

Since I have cut back on memes and tags, I like the direction my blog is going in so much better.  I have found other things to fill the days that I would normally post a weekly meme.  I have also found that since cutting back on weekly memes and I am no longer doing tags, I am enjoying blogging so much more than when my blog was just memes.  Am I still going to post memes? Yes, just not every week or every month, and most likely it will be a Top 5 Wednesday.

What do you think? Can tags and memes take the enjoyment out of blogging?

Celebrating The Little Things Tag

I saw this tag on Lauren’s blog Wonderless Reviews.  If you haven’t already please go check out her blog!  Me doing this tag is a rarity as I stopped doing tags and awards.  However, with a lot of negativity going on, I thought it was the perfect time to do a tag that makes people appreciate the things about blogging that sometimes go unnoticed.  If anyone is wondering if I’m going to start doing tags and awards again, the answer is no.  This tag is an extremely rare exception.

Who was your very first follower (if you can find out) tag them and give them a shout out!

I can’t find the exact first person that followed my blog, I’ve gained followers and I’ve lost followers, so It’s difficult to pinpoint the very first person that followed this specific blog!

What was the last milestone you reached?

I recently reached 260+ followers on my blog!

What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us! If you can find out.

It’s amazing that I have been blogging for four years and I can still find my very first post.

Who was your most recent follower, tag them and give them a shout out!

James from You and I Books, thank you for being my most recent follower!

What was the last post you posted and who was the very first person who took their time to click the like button? Give them a shout out!

The last post on my blog was Friday 56 and the first person who liked it was Kim from By Hook Or By Book.  Oh, and her blog banner is Belle in the bookshop and her avatar is Belle reading a book!

How many months have you been blogging for?

48 months

Do you have any bloggers you’re friends with? Give them a shout out.

I have so many that I feel like are my blogging friends, and while I should shout them out, I don’t want anybody to feel left out.

Who originally created the last meme or tag you participated in? Give them a shout out!

The last tag before this one is Friday 56 which was created by Freda at Freda’s Voice.

Have you any social media related to your blog?

Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram, although I’m not the greatest at bookstagram.

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Friday 56

The Friday 56 was created by Freda from Freda’s Voice.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*It’s that simple.

Today’s Friday 56 is brought to you by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

“The creepers tugged the three witches through the chink in the wall, and the knight himself was dragged off his steed after them.”- Page 56 of The Tales of Beedle the Bard