I’ve Been Blogging for Six Months??? // Q&A Announcement and A GIVEAWAY!!

Blogoversary QANDA Giveaway

I can not believe I’ve been blogging for six months.

I had honestly no idea what the hell I was doing when I first started and a little secret – I still don’t πŸ˜‚. I’m a baby to the blogging world, but six months is a huge deal for me. I still remember when I wasΒ considering starting this blog. I honestly thought it wouldn’t go anywhere. I had zero idea what the book community was like. I thought I’d maybe post a couple of reviews here and there and that would be it.

Clearly, I was wrong. And I’m SO glad.

This has been one of the best decisions I’ve EVER made. I can’t even express in words how brilliant everyone I’ve met through this venture into blogging has been. Everyone was so welcoming. Blogging has helped me so much. I have some really bad days sometime and one of the things that helps get me out of bed is blogging. Writing and reading posts helps give me a reason to not want to spend all day in bed. I wasn’t even really able to talk to people online before I started blogging. This has really helped with my anxiety.

Even though blogging is so much more time consuming than I imagined and can be stressful, I wouldn’t stop doing it for anything. It’s so much fun. I love you all SO SO SO SO much. Thank you for bringing some light into my life. I’m eternallyΒ grateful.

Q&A, Maybe?

I don’t know how interested anyone will be because I’m quite boring, but if there’s any questions you’d like to ask me then feel free!! If I get enough I’ll make a separate post otherwise I’ll just answer in the comments. Feel free to ask anything. It doesn’t just have to be about books.Β Β I mean, I draw the line at my debit card number but really there’s no money on there so it wouldn’t even be worth it.

Finally, onto the most exciting part of this post……..

I’M DOING A GIVEAWAY!!!

Here’s the important details:

  • There’ll be 1 winner.
  • This giveaway is open InternationallyΒ along as Book Depository ships to your country ORΒ you have a way to receive Amazon eBooks. I know BD doesn’t ship everywhere so if you don’t mind eBooks then feel free to still enter!
  • eBooks will be purchased from the KindleΒ Store. If you win I’ll need to check that the book is available because copyright laws suck.
  • One personΒ can spend up to $20 AUD. I know this isn’t a huge amount, but it’s what I can afford. You can chose as many books as you wantΒ as long as they don’t come to over $20 AUD. Here’s a converter if you want to check what that is in your currency.
  • You’ll need to feel comfortable giving me yourΒ shippingΒ address or your Amazon account email address. This will stay completely private.
  • Because of the above requirement you’ll need to be over 18 or have your parents permission.
  • I accept no responsibility for damaged/lost books.

ENTERING IS SUPER EASY!

You just need to click on the image to go visit the Rafflecopter page and follow the instructions!!

Giveaway

Or click here.

Entries close on the 13th August and I’ll announce the winners on the 14th.

Good luck β™₯β™₯β™₯

Thanks again for all your support these past months!

I hope you’re all having a fantastic day xx

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106 thoughts on “I’ve Been Blogging for Six Months??? // Q&A Announcement and A GIVEAWAY!!

  1. That’s so awesome! Congrats, Lauren! And that’s so cool you’re doing a giveaway. I was thinking about doing the same thing. I still have over a month until my 6 month blogiversary. It feels so much longer though. I still can’t believe a year hasn’t passed already.

    Here’s my question. I know you’re into music so what’s on your playlist right now that you’d recommend? I’m always looking for new bands to check out. πŸ™‚

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      1. Drew, why are you crapping up Lauren’s post? In my defense, I’ve been on the phone with work the last few hours on a teleconference, so I’m surprised my brain is even working well enough to think of a question. And, I believe I was the only one to ask. I asked one but that doesn’t mean I won’t have more once my brain clicks back on later. 😝 Sorry, Lauren. πŸ˜‚

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          1. Aww, thank you! 😊 You’re so sweet. It doesn’t feel like less than five months. I would’ve thought you were blogging much longer, too. I actually think today is Drew’s five month blogiversary. Or is it tomorrow? I think it’s today. He’ll have to correct me if I’m wrong. πŸ™‚ Happy six months, Lauren. And to six more! πŸ€—

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  2. Everyone is so lost when we first start out blogging. I felt exactly the way you did, with little aim beyond knowing that I wanted to review and talk about books. But we’ve come a long way! Congrats, Lauren. Your blog is always fun to read and you’re a pleasure. I can relate to how blogging relieved your anxiety about talking to people online. I feel the exact same way. I’m still introverted and not very social in person, lol, but I’m like a whole different person online. I love this side of me that blogging has brought out.
    Here’s to another 6 months for the both of us!

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    1. Thanks so much, Naz β™₯ Finding your blog has definitely been such a highlight of my blogging experience!

      And yes, same! I’m still incredibly socially awkward and don’t really like real life interactions, but I definitely feel a lot more confident online. 😊

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  3. Aww this is so nice Lauren. Happy 6 month anniversary! (I totally missed mine, oopsies.) My question for you is: β€œHave you ever had a crush on an animated character?”

    I totally had a crush on Speed Racer when I was kid, haha.

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  4. Aww, Lauren :’)
    This is such a touching post, more so beause I found myself nodding at every word you said. It’s like you read my mind and then wrote this post.
    My blog just turned 6 months old too, and I was debating making a post about it. I just wasn’t sure how to write it exactly. You took the words right out of my mouth (:
    Congrats Lauren! I’m so happy for you!
    Blogging is challenging and sometimes stressful, but it’s worth every single minute of it. It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever expirience, and I wouldn’t change it for the world (:

    Hmm… questions, questions… I’m terrible at thinking up with questions. Sorry, Lauren ‘^^
    Hmm… Hmm… okay so: What made you want to start a blog?
    And also: What is the most important thing you learned from your six months of blogging?

    ^__^

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  5. Congratulations on your six month blogging anniversary Lauren, I honestly can’t believe it’s only been six months! It feels like you’ve been blogging for a lot longer.
    I’m looking forwards to your Q&A as well
    My questions for you are:
    What has been the best moment of your time blogging?
    What was the worst moment of your time blogging?
    And if you have one book that hasn’t been released yet and that your really excited for in your hands right now what would you pick?

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  6. Happy 6th month blogiversary!! I would love to know your best tips for blogging and building a community that you have learned in the last 6 months.

    Also, what underrated book would you recommend to everyone?

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  7. Hey, anxiety sister, CONGRATULATIONS!!! We love you, too! πŸ˜€ My 6 months came and went and I did not notice it, haha!
    I love questions! Well asking them more than answering them xD One thing I ask everyone: how many socks do you own?
    Then just for you: what is the best blogging memory of your first six months? / What’s your favorite flower? / Do you prefer baths or showers?

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    1. Of course, you want to know how many pairs of socks Lauren owns. Ha! 😝 Are you going to ask me the same thing for our blind date? I have a pretty impressive sock collection. Maybe I’ll even send pics. πŸ™‚ Ha! Baths or showers? You’re hilarious!

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      1. I can’t help it, socks are a very serious matter :p All my questions should be used by the government during interrogation. You learn a lot from a person from their sock and shower tendencies!

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  8. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!! I can’t tell you enough how awesome you are and how glad I am that I found your blog. You are a definitely one of my biggest blog inspirations ❀ And thank you for considering another option besides Book Depository (my country isn't listed!) πŸ˜€

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  9. Omg six months! I’m nearly there too – it’s crazy! Congrats dude! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ It’s really nice that you’re doing a giveaway too – you’ll have to give me all of your rafflecopter tips haha!

    Question: If you could bring one object or person to live from a graphic novel, who/what would it be?

    Bonus question: If you could have any book re-released in graphic novel or comic book format, what would it be and why?

    Congrats again! 😘

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      1. No worries! ❀ Hahaha I was getting so confused trying to set a test one up the other day – I think I'll just have to put it up and hope for the best. I try! πŸ˜‰ Hope you enjoy answering them, can't wait for the responses! x

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  10. Congrats!! 6 months is definitely a milestone worth celebrating! I remember when I started blogging there wasn’t such a big community. And it was hard! I had no idea what I was doing and really, my first posts are shudder worthy! I shudder at least! LOL! My posts have really changed over the years though! Lol! You’ll probably notice that too! But lucky you, you came in when there’s already a ton of us out here, so you’ll find your groove quickly I think! LOL!

    Congrats again!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Jessica β™₯ I honestly have so much respect for all you bloggers who have been doing this for years. I can imagine it must have been a lot more difficult back then. I’m so thankful the community is what is now because it’s definitely helped a lot 😊

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  11. Congrats! You have such a well written blog and I’m always happy when I see a new update in my inbox πŸ™‚

    It’s such a nice thing that you are doing with the giveaway.

    Question: has blogging influenced you in anyway to read a book that you would not have picked up otherwise? If so, what book was it and what did you think of it?

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  12. Yay! 6 month anniversary! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰
    Gonna enter, and maybe I can get a regular book instead of a sale one! Whoop whoop!
    The Sleeping Prince: that’s what I’d get, so I can FINALLY read it!
    Thanks for the giveaway, honey! πŸ‘Œ

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  13. Congrats on 6 months of blogging!! β™₯
    My 6 months is at the end of next month, which is crazy because it doesn’t feel like it’s been 6 months.

    What was the toughest part of blogging for you when you first started your blog?

    Thanks for the giveaway! 😁

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  14. I don’t have Twitter, and that always hurts me in these giveaways…but I’m not important enough to have a Twitter. What would I use it for?
    Are we friends on Goodreads yet? I’d like to be if we aren’t!

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  15. I CANNOT believe it has only been six months for you! It feels to me like I’ve known you forever, haha. Thank you for gracing my feed with your awesome presence and your funny posts – I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you and your blog and can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us. Hope you have more fabulous months (and years!) of blogging ahead of you. ❀

    QUESTION TIME.
    – What's the strangest thing you've ever eaten?
    – What does a day in your life look like?

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  16. Congratulations on blogging for six months, Lauren! How exciting! And it is so wonderful to hear that blogging has helped in someway with your anxiety.
    And woohoo, this is the first giveaway I am ever entering! It is so lovely of you to do this πŸ™‚
    Questions! Hmmmm.
    1.) Do you have any plans for your blog for the next six months?
    2.) What is the number one book that you would always recommend?
    3.) If you could visit any world, from any book, which one would you visit and why?

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  17. Congrats on the six months Lauren! You’re doing so well and your posts are always so amazing.

    Questions:
    What’s the best book you’ve read so far in 2016?
    If you could live anywhere in the world, real or fictional, where would you live?

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  18. You already know I absolutely adore your blog, but I’ll keep repeating myself: I’m so glad you’re a part of this community! ❀
    Also the fact that you’re doing a giveaway is so kind! Really, really sweet of you. 😊
    I’m trying to think of questions for the Q&A, but I feel like I always leave everything I want to know in the comments. πŸ˜… I guess … where would you like to take your blog in the future? Like, do you just want to be casual about it or do you want it to become a more serious thing?

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    1. Oh also I would like to enter. πŸ˜‚ Leave it to me to forget something in every single comment! Definitely would like something from Book Depository – I can’t stand ebooks. πŸ˜›
      I feel super weird entering a giveaway hosted by someone I know. Usually it’s big Youtubers who do this kind of thing. Again, it’s super sweet of you. ❀

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  19. Congratulation on your 6 months! I honestly didn’t know you’ve just been blogging for six months, I thought it was wayyy longer than that, seeing how awesome your blog is and how at ease your writing seems to me πŸ˜€ Also, I’m entering your giveaway! ❀

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  20. Wow, time does fly by quickly. Congrats to 6 months of blogging πŸ˜€ Here’s to many more to come! I’ll be entering the giveaway πŸ™‚ Definitely interested in a Q & A. My question is, what’s your favorite band?

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  21. Congratulations to 6 months of blogging! I’ll for sure enter the giveaway, that’s a great idea!
    Mmmm about the Q&A, how about these questions:
    1) Favorite song you would recommend right now? (I’m always looking for new music and I like you music taste so why not? πŸ™‚ )
    2) What would be the number one tip you would give to other bloggers based on your experience so far?
    3) Favorite Raven Boy? (Sorry, I know this probably is a difficult question πŸ˜‰ )

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  22. Congratulations,best wishes for many more wonderful and awesome blogging months/years ahead πŸ™‚
    I would love to enterd the giveaway and Book Depository for me.
    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! πŸ™‚

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  23. Huge congratulations!!! I really love your blog and I am so glad we found each other in this little blogging community. Also, for any questions…
    If you had to choose ONE book to take on a deserted island, which one would it be?
    If you could travel to ONE place in the world, where would it be?
    Best and worst thing about book blogging? πŸ™‚

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  24. Darn it I wanted to know your debit card number πŸ˜‰ haha you do make me laugh! Congratulations on 6 months lovely, you’ve done so well and your blog will continue to grow!

    Thank you for the great giveaway, i’ve of course entered!
    Now questions, questions…
    Seeing as I just read your Cursed Child Review I will ask
    1) Who is your all time favourite Harry Potter Character

    and if you were stranded on a desert island what book would you want to take with you?
    πŸ˜€

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  25. Yaaaaay! So many congrats on six months! I’m super impressed by how far you’ve come, and I can’t wait to see what other posts you give us ❀ If I won, I would definitely pick ACOMAF by Sarah J Maas! Happy six months again! πŸ™‚

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  26. This is amazing! Congratulations! I just started blogging couple months ago and I hope I’ll be going strong with my blogging like you are. Congrats! I’m genuinely happy for you, this whole blogging thing is really giving me back hope that they are great people out there who share my interests πŸ˜™

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