Category: Blogging

I’ve been a very bad blogger…

I’ve been a very bad blogger…

Hello!  Remember me?  *waves sheepishly* I don’t know where the year’s gone.  Honestly, I feel like it was only yesterday that it was Christmas and here we are in the lead up to Christmas once more.  So where have I been? This year has not been a great year for me, blogging wise – personally, it’s been a fantastic year!  But it’s been my personal life which seems to have had the most impact on my ability to blog and I have to be honest, I’m not entirely happy about that. It started when my cousin arrived from Italy a little over 12 months ago, staying for two months.  She stayed with my parents in Melbourne, and at the time […]

Posted December 6, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging, Life / 1 Comment

So I kinda disappeared…

Hello!  Remember me?  I’m that blogger who dropped off the face of the earth about a month ago, and before that I’d hardly posted for the previous two months.  Not only have I not been blogging, I haven’t read another blog in months and my comments have been non-existent…  Yep, that’s right, I’m that slackarse blogger! Don’t worry, I’m not apologising for not being around, mostly because I don’t believe in that.  This is my hobby, not my job, and I’ve come to realise that sometimes things just get in the way and there’s not a lot I can do about it.  What I’d like to do, if that’s ok with you, is share what’s been going on with me […]

Posted April 6, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging, Life / 0 Comments

Time to Challenge Myself in 2015

Time to Challenge Myself in 2015

Hi guys!  After essentially a month long hiatus from blogging, I’m back!  January just wasn’t my month; in fact, between December and January I don’t really know where the time’s gone… Between work, playing tourist with my cousin (she’s now gone back to Italy), spending time with friends and family, eating waaayy too much and the Australian Open, life just completely passed me by.  It also didn’t help that I was really sick with hayfever for two weeks last month, it was so debilitating.  If I hadn’t already been taking annual leave from work, I definitely would’ve booked in some sick leave.  I looked and sounded so awful that everyone at work thought I was sick with the flu and […]

Posted February 3, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging / 4 Comments

Wednesday’s Weekly Wrap-Up {14}

Wednesday’s Weekly Wrap-Up {14}

Welcome to another edition of Wednesday’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  For lack of a better title, this is where I share with you all of the (mostly bookish) interesting bits and pieces I’ve bumbled across in the past week (usually) 🙂 What have you missed? On my blog: Wednesday: Wednesday’s Weekly Wrap-Up {13} Sunday: Today I Said Goodbye… Tuesday: TTT ~ Top 10 Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table On the interwebs: Apple have finally worked out that there’s a problem with the iPhone 5 battery – I’ve only been saying that for almost 2 years now!  They’ve issued a recall and you can check here to see if you’re eligible.  The sooner I do this, the better – […]

Posted September 3, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging, Life / 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday {16}: Top 10 Confessions of a Blogger and Reader

Top Ten Tuesday {16}: Top 10 Confessions of a Blogger and Reader

Top Ten Tuesday is THE bookish meme, hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish, the book blog that hooked me on all other book blogs!  I’m a sucker for bookish memes, so here we go… Today’s topic is Top Ten Blogging Confessions!  I’ve only been blogging for a little while and I had a bit of hard time coming up with confessions that were strictly related to blogging only.  So, I’ve got confessions about both blogging and reading, since they both go hand in hand for me 🙂 Anyhoo, in no particular order here’s my list 🙂 My Blog Posts Are Rarely Scheduled. I prefer to schedule my blog posts, but I rarely do. If you’re […]

Posted July 8, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging, Memes / 13 Comments

Slumps and Doldrums

Slumps and Doldrums

That gif up there – that has been me for the past month and a half.  I have not been able to get motivated AT ALL.  In fact, I have been in the mother of all slumps for a while now AND IT SUCKS.  It’s not just blogging, it’s everything – work, home, reading, family, the works.  I’ve had a serious case of the Can’t Be Arsed and it has been driving me crazy. All I’ve wanted to do is sit on my butt and do nothing, which isn’t really all that productive or healthy 🙂 I know myself well enough to know that I’m like this because I need a change and I’m not looking forward to anything exciting […]

Posted June 11, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday {12}: FREEBIE! Top 10 Favourite Book Blogs

Top Ten Tuesday {12}: FREEBIE! Top 10 Favourite Book Blogs

Top Ten Tuesday is THE bookish meme, hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish, the book blog that hooked me on all other book blogs!  I’m a sucker for bookish memes, so here we go… Today’s topic is Freebie, and this means I get to pick the topic I want to do!  I decided to look back over the list of topics that have already been done for inspiration, given that there are SO MANY I haven’t done before!  I’ve decided to share my top ten favourite book blogs, but I didn’t include The Broke and the Bookish or the individual blogs of it’s contributors – it’s a given that I love those. Also, all images […]

Posted May 27, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging / 20 Comments

X is for… eXtremely Late!

X is for… eXtremely Late!

Don’t forget to check out my giveaway!  You’ve got an hour and a half left to go! Check it out here 🙂 So after a brilliant start to the A to Z Challenge, life caught up and I got a bit behind.  My W post for Saturday went up on Monday, my X post for Monday is going up today (Tuesday), but hopefully I’ll also get the Y post up today and that will get me back on track! To be fair, I think I’ve done alright!  I’ve certainly lasted longer with this than I have in the Fat Mum Slim Photo-A-Day Challenge – I haven’t done it at all this month because I wanted to focus on this challenge, […]

Posted April 29, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging / 0 Comments

I is for… Idling, also known as Procrastinating!

I is for… Idling, also known as Procrastinating!

Ok, so I had originally planned to write a post about procrastination for the letter P, but then I realised that I needed to schedule a review for that day… So I looked up ‘procrastination’ in the thesaurus, saw the word ‘idling’ and BAM: I suddenly had a post for the letter I! I have a VERY BAD HABIT.  I’ve had it all my life, I’ve always done it and I’ll probably always do it to some degree.  I am a Procrastinator. With this blog, I procrastinate on writing posts – it’s partly why I’m doing the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, to force me to post almost everyday, even if it’s just something small.  It’ll also help […]

Posted April 10, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging, Life / 9 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday {4}: Top 10 Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

Top Ten Tuesday {4}: Top 10 Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

Top Ten Tuesday is THE bookish meme, hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish, the book blog that hooked me on all other book blogs!  I’m a sucker for bookish memes, so here we go… Today’s topic is Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader, and this was probably the easiest topic for me yet!  I know I haven’t been a blogger for long but I could go on for ages about why I love being a reader 🙂 I’ve decided to share my top five blogger loves and my top five reader loves, so here we go! THE BLOGGER The Community: I love being part of a community of book readers who talk about […]

Posted February 18, 2014 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging, Memes / 15 Comments