• Blogging,  Lifestyle

    My 2019 blogging Goals (Part 2)

    It’s that time again when you need to figure out the next year. Here are some of my goals I hope I will able to achieve throughout the next year (2019). Continue visiting new places Blog more often and consistently See friends and family more often Get back into reading (15 books +) Study a subject I love Carry on Italian lessons Get 1,000 followers on my blog Get 6,000 views on my blog Get 2k followers on Twitter Create and make photos for online Goto some blogger events (2+) Create blogger friendships online I aim to: To plan posts in advance: This is as simple as it seems. I…

  • Blogging,  Lifestyle

    2018 review & 2019 goals (part 1)

    Blogging 2018: This was a great starter year for me. I managed to get over 3,700 views on my blog and I finally went self-hosted early in the year. Although I stopped being a book blogger, I expanded my blog to lifestyle with the occasional book-related post & that felt more real to me. I also talked about libraries which is a big part of my life due to volunteering – the more exposure to library cuts the better, I say! 2019: The year I hit over 5,000 views? This year I want to continue writing content and keep challenging myself to see what I’m actually capable of. I want…

  • Blogging

    A massive update, for 2019

    Hi everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR As you must have noticed W Books n Thoughts has been aesthetically updated. This was because it is what I felt the blog deserves. I kept looking at my old blog saying it just isn’t ME anymore. Luckily I found a lovely new photo of me and a great theme to use from now on and I am sooo happy with it. This blog originally started out as a book blog over a year and a half ago but has expanded to so much more than I could’ve dreamed of. I’m now writing about my life.. my life? as if I thought anyone would…

  • Blogging,  Food & Drink

    My journey with food, & beyond.

    I have been musing about what to add on my blog and I thought why not Food & Drink? Let me take you on a journey as to why I love this topic so much… When I was a child I loved going out to places and loved to eat a lot. A favourite place I used to love in Cardiff Bay was a fish and chip restaurant centred next to Techniquest. It was a lovely place and it had some memories I will treasure forever of going there with my dearly beloved nan. Scroll on to 2000s, I was an anti-food snob and barely ate anything but ready meals and…

  • Blogging

    HOW TO: Start a blog (& maintain it)

    This is a common post most bloggers end up creating – about how they survived the first few months blogging. It is crucial that in the first few months you don’t give up as they are the most challenging of all the months. After you have established a brand or started working with brands hopefully it will get easier. I’m not quite at that level yet but I am actively searching for brands to collaborate with, in 2019. Anyway, here’s my top 5 tips… 1. Make sure you have content ready BEFORE making your blog. This is important because when you first open your blog and ask people to view it, you…

  • Blogging,  Favourites,  Food & Drink

    Exciting New Blog Changes in 2019.

    This blog is going to experience big changes as of 2019. I felt it was time to add more content and topics close to my heart. The topics I am going to add to my blog include Italy, Food & drink. I think you will love it! The reason behind this move is that I felt books are not a big enough part of my life. I love days out with food & drink. I am also learning the Italian language so thought it would be ideal to talk about on my blog. I go out quite often and feel that my readers would love me to document my experiences…

  • Favourites,  The library

    Library Volunteering: 1 YEAR ON.

    As you might be able to tell from the title I have now been a library volunteer locally for over a year and what a year its been. I have had my ups and downs but overall helping out has been a good experience & I aim to carry on for another year… Meeting new people In a library, it is impossible to go a shift without seeing and greeting new people. They are either regular members of the library or new-comers. Sometimes you bump into people you know outside the library and start a conversation and get distracted. I love chatting to members about books and how their life is…

  • Blogging,  Favourites

    ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING, IN 2018.

    This post is a celebration of blogging for a whole year. Am I proud? Yes. Will I continue? Yes. Do I think I can improve? Definitely. Will you join me reading my blog? I hope so! As this year has flown by so quickly, I want to look back on what I’ve learned this year blogging. Then do a brief description of what My Blog was, is & My new goals. WHAT I HAVE LEARNED: This year has been an eye-opening experience into the world of blogging. Although I have tried before in my teens it wasn’t until I fully dived into the community of books and blogs I didn’t have a…