A Month of Faves: This Is How I Read/Blogged in 2018

Have you checked out how Estella’s Revenge and Girlxoxo blogged this year?


FRI. | Dec. 28 – #AMonthofFaves This Is How We Read and Blogged This Year – eg. Number of books read so far, genre you read the most from, picture of favorite (or most often used) reading location, most read author, % eBooks, hardcovers, paperbacks and/or audiobooks, hint at what your favorite read of the year is (let us guess), types of books you wish you read more of, month you read the most and least). Plus tell us how you blogged – most popular blog posts, you faves, did you try anything new on your blog this year, did you make blogging goals – how did you do, essential programs, apps, plugins, websites and / or your blogging routine, blogs on blogging that you follow, blog tips you learned and used this year.

Oh goodness…. 2018 was the best of times, it was the worst of times (in blogging). No, really, I STILL love blogging, but there were times I let the blog slide- I had too much going on in my side hustle, I was traveling, it was summer, my nieces were in town.


I REALLY focused hard on my Instagram game and I’ve even wondered if blogging was still a thing- but the truth is, I enjoy blogging. I enjoy putting my thoughts out there about books, showing off my book photos, interacting with friends. I like my little space on the internet and truthfully, I probably will keep it open till the internet shuts down.


How I read in 2018:


74 Books Read in 2018

Five 5star books

49 4star books

18 3star books

1 2star book

Pages Read: 26,544

Longest Book: Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison


Genre you read the most from: Mystery/suspense/psych thriller/domestic drama type books.

E-books/Hardcover/Paperback: I read a lot of ARC’s and they are all paperback, but for finished copies they could be hardcover. So, not really sure!

My fave book(s): One has a character that is an interior decorator, one has a character that comes from a wacky family & is a coroner, one is about when life gives you lemons and yoga pants, one is about a group of girls who form a club, and the last one is about twins and boarding school.



So far (as I write this post) I will have blogged 155 times. I’ve been trying to consistently blog 3 times a week- it didn’t always happen, tho.

My fave blog posts: 12 Tips for Surviving Book Expo, 7 Books That I Am Dying To Get My Hands on at Book Expo, & #BloomBlogWeek: Come Join the Book-tastic time at Bloom. I’m also pretty proud of all my A Month of Faves posts in December!

Essential Programs: Google Drive, Canva, Tailwind, Dropbox.

Blogging Routine: I don’t have a set routine, but I usually like to format my posts ahead of time and then sit down a couple of times a week and blog for an hour or 2 at a time. I also have started working in batches: I make images for Pinterest/Instagram in batches. That saves me a lot of time- just knowing I am working on a few weeks stuff at one time and then I can use the images as needed.

* How did you read/blog this year?*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

11 thoughts on “A Month of Faves: This Is How I Read/Blogged in 2018

  1. I’ve blogged about half of what you’ve blogged. However, I only aim for once a week. I also read about half of what you read too. However (again however), I watched too much TV this year and also just couldn’t focus as much on reading as in past years.

    • I think because i’m Actively reviewing books that makes me have to keep on a schedule. If I was just blogging what I read ( no ARC’s) I would prob blog less.

      I def read less than what I was reading a couple years ago/ but between things I have to do/want to do/ sometimes reading gets put on back burner

  2. Akilah says:

    I can’t figure out where to see how many blog posts I’ve written for the year short of counting them all, which I’m not going to do.

    Like you, I probably won’t give up my blog until the internet closes. I have too much to say about so many things. I mean, I talk a lot in person and even that’s not enough.

    I am intrigued by this lemons and yoga pants book. Hmm.

    • I went to my archive link & it shows how many posts I did each month/ then I just added them up.

      Exactly. I don’t have any reader friends where I live so the internet is my place to talk about books. And no one understands my obsession with Instagram ( making pretty book photos) because they use IG to share photos of kids.

      Today’s post revealed the book, but it’s When Life Gives You Lululemons ( get it: lemons & yoga pants?)

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