Saturday, 9 August 2014

Changes are happening.

Hey guys!

Today is National Day in my country so I decided there's never a better time to begin with a fresh start!

Firstly, as some of you may know, I'm a pretty new book blogger and over the past few months I've learned much from many other bloggers! Today I would like to share with you certain plans I have to make a blog a better place (hopefully)!

1. Ratings

I have decided that I am going to change my ratings system because I feel the one I currently have doesn't show my like or dislike for a book as much as it should. Therefore, I have created a new one which I came up with after finding inspiration from other book bloggers.

The current 5 * one will now be changed to a 10 * rating and the following are my explanations as to how I would rate a book.

10 Flawless & beautiful.
One of the best books I've ever read. 

9 So close to perfection.
Almost there.

8 Excellent.
Mostly well liked by me but there was one or two parts that I felt could have been different.

7 Great. 
Most books fall under this category. I liked it but I didn't love it.

6 Good, but have some reservations.
It's like a love-hate relationship.

5 Um. Meh. 
Like I said. Meh.

4 Didn't really like it. But there are some miserably little parts that I perhaps DID like.
It must have been really miserably little.

3 Barely readable. 
^ Refer to above.

2 No. Just. No. 
I probably did not finish this book because of how bad it was.

1 I want my money and my time back.
I'm not even going to say please. Just give me back everything I wasted on this book and just don't ever write such a book again.

2. Book Reviews
Over the past month, I have been busy with exams and stress and regular flus, fevers and headaches so I have not been posting as many book reviews and personal posts. However I have made it my resolution to do so as much as possible so that I can keep this blog more entertaining for you guys too!

3. Book Promos

Currently, if you look at my calender, it is full of cover reveals, book blitz and stuff. I've already been trying to limit myself but many times I can't help it because I know many authors require help promoting their books and I am more than happy to help. However, I will be reducing the number of such book promos that I am posting and will be focusing more on my own posts, such as book reviews or even memes, which have content from me. More book reviews will also be posted from now on. 
Instead of possibly like 3 - 7 book promos per week, I will cut down bit by bit after August from that to probably around 1 per week.

4. Book Tours

Now however, I feel that I would like to participate in more book tours. I feel that with book tours, I can review, interview authors, etc. It helps to promote authors and at the same time, there is a personalized feeling. After months of book promo, I now understand what I have to do for book tours so I will be trying to apply for more book tours instead.
5. Guest Posts

This is something that I have no idea how I am going to start but I hope to start having some guest posts on my blog. I'm currently participating in someone else's guest post so that will be interesting! I will most likely collaborate with another book blogger and we can see what we can do from there:)

6. Organization

After my examinations next week, I will be revamping up my blog. I've been starting to feel that it is getting cluttered and after seeing many other beautiful blogs, I am hoping to change up my blog so that it looks more beautiful too! Look forward to it! :D

Alright then, this is all I have to say. I hope that you will give me your support for the changes! I would really appreciate it! :)

- Nerissa <3

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