I started using Twitter as a way to promo my blog, but it soon became something that I found myself addicted to. On twitter, I made a bunch of friends, joined parties while actually promo-ing my blog without even knowing it! Overall, Twitter has really only ever benefitted me.
Obviously, I knew what "signings" were before blogging. However, I didn't know about the author signings or how close they were to me. Where I live, I don't get very many signings, but I do get some. Because of blogging, I've been to to signings since last January. The first one was the Marissa Meyer one and I went as a reader. I got my books signed and a picture. The second signing, I went to as a blogger. I met fellow bloggers and talked to them. It was a lot more fun because I could go and be like "hey, fellow blogger!"
I knew what ARCs were because my classroom got them. We would get a few boxes from Scholastic during the seasons, so I knew that. But I didn't know how big of a deal ARCs were and how many scream-inducing memories I'd have with them. I got my first ARC package from S&S and it was True by Hilary Duff. The first ARC I got that I requested was How to Love by Katie Cotugno! I've been very lucky with my ARCs for some reason, so that's definitely something that's very eventful that's happened this year.
I didn't even know I had Photoshop Elements 9 installed on my computer until one day I had to make graphics for my blog. My blog is solely made of my graphics with images from Google. Which is why in a few days time, there will be a new design (because I obviously don't know how to design a blog). For now, I'm sticking to small graphics and labels. My signature and buttons are all mine and they're really pretty so yeahhh..
- Tea Time
Don't know what Tea Time is? Google it! I started joining TeaTime during the #ARCParty in July. I thought it was super fun and I ended up winning an ARC too! So when they started Spreecast, I ended up being a face pulled up on the first time... WHAT?! It was so cool and I was super nervous; especially because I was able to talk to Jodi Meadows in front of a 100 people! And then I was up on screen again to discuss Divergent which was so cool! I also had my name read a few times, so *dies* it's a pretty Cloud 9 situation.