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Anniversary for the Blog!

So I’m not sure the exact date I started the blog I’m sure I could find it somewhere on WordPress but I forgot last year, so I wanted to say it was the second anniversary of me starting Plaid Reader Reviews. I’m pretty happy with how things have gone in these two years. I’ve gotten almost 200 followers (195) and written almost 500 posts (486) I’ve gotten a chance to be part of several fun blog tours, and read eArcs through Netgalley.

I’ve gotten to interview an author which I’d never thought I’d get to do, I’ve been to several virtual book festivals. Do I have any favorite moments to reflect on my 2nd anniversary, only that I hope the blog keeps growing and that I get more offers to work and be involved in things like readathons. I’m also doing my own readathon for Christmas but you’ll read more about. I think I’ve really grown as a blogger in the past two years. I’ve learned a basic amount about SEO, though I hope to improve that.

Where would I like to be next year? I’d like to maybe try Booktube or get back on Instagram. Since I’m disabled I need something lowkey I’m fine with working with lights but I don’t really have the money for a whole Booktube setup. Anyway it might be film degree to the rescue with simple ring lights.

I’d also like to get more ARCs, I haven’t contacted publishers but I might try that this year.

I also want to build on my Twitter following and be more active on Twitter I’d like to interact with more people, in fact I’d like to interact with people more across all platforms I want to find people that share my feelings on books as well as social issues like disability justice.

Anyway that’s what how I feel at 2 years. How did you feel on your blogaveries?

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Sick Bloggers Recovery Guide

Now if you haven’t been reading my weekly post you might not know I’m laid up for another month with a broken ankle. I had surgery, internal fixators, nurses commeting on how bad my injury was. THE DOCTOR commenting on how bad my injury was the works.

1)A Large TBR Pile

And while I really hope none of you end up on the sofa for two and half months with a broken ankle. I do know we all have times when we aren’t feeling our best. So I thought I’d share what worked for me to keep from going a little tired and annoyed from sitting in one place.

I’ve been reading since I came off the painkillers and I think it’s help distract me from any lingering pain, plus perfectionist that I am, even with a broken ankle I’m still worried about my reading goal for the year so I’ve managed to keep up pace with my goal. You however shouldn’t worry about your reading goals and heal instead, I’m just stubborn.

2)Subscriptions

If you don’t have Kindle Unlimted or Comixology, or Scribd consider the often off free trials. I payed $5 to try Kindle for two months, by then I should at least be off the couch and the same for the Comixology plan, I’m not sure about Scribd’s free trial as I recieved it as a gift for this year for Christmas but I’m sure they have something similar.

This way you’ll be able to explore new content and keep yourself interested in reading.

3) Consider less days a week

I’m not doing this but it might the right choice for you. The personal reason I’m keeping my blog daily is it makes me feel productive especially when I don’t feel productive doing anything else. But if you are having a rough recovery you may want to back off to post once or only a couple times a week.

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