Blogging goals and dreams: my book blogging bucket list

I’ve been thinking a lot about my own blogging goals, dreams and achievements lately. I think part of it comes from the fact that it was Book Expo and Book Con in late May in New York City and, while I half envied the ones across the Atlantic seeming to live the dream, half felt grateful to be in the comfort of my own home and not having to brave the crowds and all the anxiety coming with the warmth, heavily populated and stressful area of bookish conventions… I’ve been thinking a lot about my own dreams.

So many things have happened because – well, thanks to, actually – book blogging. So many things I never, ever thought could happen, so many things I could never have dreamed of years ago.

Against all odds, I’ve managed to keep on blogging for so many years without ever feeling like throwing it all out the window. I’ve, unbelievably, managed to interact with authors I loved without fainting (fingers trembling while I typed, friends). Against geography, oceans and unanswered emails, I actually got lucky enough to receive some of my most anticipated reads as ARCs.

β˜‚οΈ Related blog post: My story with ARCs as an international book blogger.

There are days when I’m staring at my bookshelves, my TBR pile growing and the astonishing luck I got despite being an international blogger, and feel like crying and screaming all at once.

That being said, I’m not one to stop dreaming and I definitely don’t have everything crossed off my book blogger’s bucket list. There are so, so many dreams in my head, there are so many things I wished I could have accomplished and so many things that probably will never happen. But positivity while blogging, aiming for more and, most of it all, trying my best and knowing that dreams and hopes keep me typing blog posts some days….

Well today, I thought I’d make a revised list. I already mentioned my goals multiple times and even made a bucket list back in 2017 on the blog. Yet, things have changed, evolved, I have changed, grew and my ambitions and dreams and ideas have, too. So… let’s take a look at this list, shall we.

πŸŒͺ My book blogger’s bucket list

β˜‚οΈ The traveling book blogger’s bucket list

πŸ’§ Go to a big book event

I can’t not mention this one, but I also have conflicted emotions when it comes to bookish events. On the one hand, I feel like I’d ADORE it all. The atmosphere, the feeling of being someplace bookish with tons of passionate people and members of the industry. The books, the signing, the authors, the being-able-to-meet-authors, the books (yes, again) and so on. On the other hand, my anxious-self isn’t really in love with the idea of the massive crowds, the heat and the stress of it all. Yet, it’s still one of my biggest goals as a book blogger. Especially to go in these kind of conventions with a Press/Media Badge, because that’s the ultimate dream, isn’t it.

Bookish events and conventions I’d love to go to someday: Book Expo, Book Con, YALC, Yall Fest…

πŸ’§ Meet some of my favorite book bloggers and friends

I’ve made so many friends, some I talk to constantly about everything, some that have been the best support in my blogging, writing, but also in my personal life. I would adore to be able to meet SO many people and chat about books, scream about books, just ahh that would be incredible.

I’d also need an endless supply of travel money for that, or to invent teleportation or something.

β˜‚οΈ The very bookish bucket list

πŸ’§ Be in the acknowledgments of a book

I’ve always read and loved acknowledgments, even more ever since I started blogging, because that’s when I actually recognized people’s names in there. Authors I loved thanking authors I loved (this makes me way too happy), thanking book bloggers I actually know (this astonishes me and makes my heart melt into a puddle because awww and #goals). One of my biggest, biggest dreams, EVER, would be, honestly, to find my name in this place someday.

πŸ’§ Blurb a book / Be quoted on a book

To be honest, this feels like shooting for the stars since I’m not even that eloquent in my reviews and, when it’s a book I love, I just feel like amehzlurkrz. Yet, if my small little screaming, someday, would make it onto a book’s cover, a book’s back, an ARC copy with my name and the name of my blog, I think I’d cry for days about it and obviously show the book to everyone like:

πŸ’§ Own an annotated book by one of my favorite authors

The strange this is: I don’t like writing in my books…. yet, at the thought of having one of my favorite authors commenting on their book for me and having a copy of that said book…. I’m just hyperventilating because I need and want this so, so very badly.

Annotated books I’d adore: Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi, anything by Alice Oseman, anything by John Green, anything by Morgan Matson, anything by Austin Siegmund-Broka & Emily Wibberley, Nothing Left To Burn by Heather Ezell, anything by Laura Silverman….

β˜‚οΈ The very blogging bucket list

πŸ’§ Have a blog post going viral

This is very clichΓ© for a blogger and this relates to numbers, too, but let’s be honest for a second here, we all care about numbers and wouldn’t it be pretty awesome to have a blog post you worked on for days being super, super popular? I know I’d find that really, really great.

Yeah okay, but what does “viral” really mean, Marie, you’ll ask? I guess it all depends on your point of view, to be honest a couple hundred views on a blog post only would already be quite awesome to me.

πŸ’§ Win a blogging award

Let’s go there, because why not? The probability of this happening is very very veeeeeeeeery close to none, but this blog post is for dreams after all, so let’s dream. Getting an award for my work would be astonishingly incredible okay.

πŸ’§ Most of it all, feel validation as a book blogger

Feeling validation is something that takes time and, for me, it’s something that never stays, either. Feeling relevant, feeling like I matter, like people care about what I have to say, like I personally care about what I personally have to say…Feeling like I’m doing okay at book blogging and being satified by it all is probably one of the most important things, for me. I’m struggling with it every now and then and, forever and always, it will be one of my goals. Feeling like I’m helping, authors, readers, the community. Feeling like I and my work matters.

I’m probably forgetting tons of things here, this list may change, grow, maybe, hopefully someday schrink as I manage to realize some of these accomplishments – one can dream, right? But it’s nice, every now and then, to look at these goals and, if not aim for them or even have them be realistic at the moment (like going to Book Expo or inventing teleportation), it’s still good to dream of it all.

Do you have a book blogger’s bucket list? What would be on your list, what would you love to accomplish?

What are some things you’ve accomplished thanks to book blogging that you’re the most proud of? Let me know in comments!

 

 

 

 

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106 thoughts on “Blogging goals and dreams: my book blogging bucket list

  1. I totally have a book blogger goal list! I started my blog because of a new years resolution, so it became sort of tradition for me to post on NYE about my bookish goals. I don’t have a bucket list yet, and I really loved yours! So many great things to aspire to! I’ll have to spend some time thinking about what I’d want on my list. Great post!

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  2. We have a lot of the same goals! I’d love to meet my blogger friends in real life. It’s a bit odd to spend 5+ years talking to someone you’ve never seen. Feeling validated would be good, too. I often feel like blogging is pointless. There are so many bloggers that I get lost in the crowd.

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    1. Right? There are so many friends I’ve made thanks to blogging that… I have talked to every day for the past four years and more and it’s somehow strange that we have never seen each other. Yet it’s amazing to keep friendships alive despite that ❀
      There are so, so many bloggers, I agree it's so easy to get lost and feel lost in it all at times.
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀

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  3. This is so cool! I hope you do all those things, they sound really exciting! I’m not sure how I feel about book expos, to be honest… they sound so busy and stressful, but also maybe fun.

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  4. Ooh fun post! I hope you can meet lots of blog friends in the future and enjoy going to a book convention. It can be a bit overwhelming, but it’s fun too!! I’ve actually been thanked in a couple acknowledgments and omg, it’s amazing. For real. I hope it happens for you!! I love books that authors annotate themselves, and I want to own them all. LOL I’m actually going to have auctions starting up again that I did in the past called Leave a Mark where we auction off annotated books. Keep an eye out. πŸ˜‰

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren! πŸ™‚
      Ahh this is so amazing, I can’t even imagine how I’d feel at being in a book’s acknowledgments. I would probably cry. For a long time ahah. It’s so great that this happened to you!! πŸ™‚
      Ohhh that sounds exciting, I’ll have to keep an eye out πŸ˜€
      Thank you, Lauren! ❀

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  5. I’ve honestly accomplished nothing, but your list sounds awesome! I know how you feel though, I’d love to go to BookCon, but I already get nervous when it’s busy at school, let alone a whole BookCon! I would really love to be meeting friends there though, so that’s the other side of course. I hope you get to cross some things off someday!

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    1. You created your blog, talked A LOT about books and met incredible bookish people, too, now these are accomplishments already!! πŸ˜€
      I hope we’ll both get to meet bookish friends someday, this would really be the best!
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment ❀

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  6. If crime fiction was your big thing, I’d take you with me to Bloody Scotland, it’s so amazing and you don’t get the anxiety from big crowds, believe me!
    We DEFINITELY NEED TO MEET! ❀
    I cried the first time I got quoted on a book or mentioned in the acknowledgements. Actually, it happens a few times and I tear up every single time xD
    I always feel like a baby blogger. I have been told I'm an established blogger, but I never feel as good as the Great Ones πŸ™‚
    I wish you to tick off those goals, darling Sweechie xxxx

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    1. Ahh that’s so good to hear, to be honest… well if there isn’t anything terrifying there (I mean… it’s called, Bloody Scotland), I’d go right there with you because SCOTLAND ahhh ❀
      Ahh this is incredible, I'm so happy this happened to you a few times already and YOU DESERVE IT my sweechie. You're an incredible blogger and, for me, you're one of the great ones and the best ones for sure ❀
      thank you so much my sweechie!! ❀

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  7. Ah these Bucketlist are amazing and yes it would be cool to be acknowledged in a book and win a blogging award and this is a very good post idea πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    My blogging goals are ; go self-hosted,own a merch store,have an app for my blog and write a book that helps someone

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  8. This is a great list of goals and dreams! I’d love to visit a bookish event one day and also meet some of my favorite authors and bloggers that I got to know through blogging.

    I have been on an acknowledgement page once and it feels so special, to be named there… Your name will be in every book and will be there for ever, it’s so cool!

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    1. Ahh yes, of course, meeting my favorite authors would be a dream and my favorite bloggers just as well, ahh I’d love it πŸ™‚
      Oh wow this is amazing!! It sounds so, so great indeed, fingers crossed I get that chance someday πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment ❀

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  9. I relate to everything in this list! As a person who has followed the book community, specifically booktube for a long time, I’m a little used to the pain of not being there for bea and bookcon. like I live RIGHT across the world in the Philippines i wanna cry. I would love to go someday though but I would have no idea who to go with. which leads to meeting blogging friends irl, which i would love to do but there’s always this lingering thought at the back of my mind that it’ll be awkward lol. it’s probably just me though. Blurbing a book or being acknowledged in the acknowledgements of a book is so unreal for me i actually haven’t even considered it until i read this blog post. Come to think of it, that would be incredibly nice. Blog posts going viral is a wish for me too! I mean, it’s nice to see that people are actually interacting with your post, viewing it, liking, commenting, and you’re not just yelling into the void. Along with blurbing and being acknowledged, getting nominated for an award is so unreal to me, but I think that you actually have a shot at it , Marie! I mean your blog is so so good and professional! I hope you accomplish all of these in the future ❣

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    1. Ahh I’m so glad you could relate to this list, Caitlin, thank you so much! ❀ Every year ever since I started blogging, I've envied people going to these incredible-looking conventions and meeting authors and ahh. Hopefully someday πŸ™‚

      But I 23948% get what you mean about meeting bookish friends and it feeling awkward, this terrifies me like all the time, I'm just too anxious and… I'd love to meet bookish friends, but I'm also scared to be… a disappointment somehow? haha.
      Ahh you're way too sweet, this means the world that you think that ahh. Thank you!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  10. These are some pretty big goals, but I think you deserve them, Marie! πŸ’•

    I would love to go to a big book event! Maybe next year, or sometime soon. It sounds like so much fun to be there with so many bookish friends and authors! Talking with so many blogging friends would be so incredible! I hope you get to attend a big event soon! I think I might get a little anxious there as well… but it would all be worth it, for the books at least. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh Xandra, you’re too sweet saying that ❀ ❀ Thank you so much!! ❀

      I hope you'll get to go to a book event sometime soon -and tell us all about it ahah! It has to be so much fun and incredible, all the books, the bookish friends, the overall atmosphere πŸ™‚

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  11. Great post (: I really hope that some of your dreams come true πŸ˜€
    I completely understand how you feel about going to big book events. They always look so amazing but I have anxiety too and I honestly don’t think I’d cope at them. I’d probably have a meltdown from the number of people although tbh I doubt I could even travel to one 😦 They do look wonderful though.

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    1. Ahhh thank you Charlotte, you’re so sweet! ❀
      I'm glad I'm not the only one – they seem so very awesome, but I have no idea how or if I'd even cope with the crowds and warmth and stress of it all ahah. Maybe one day, or maybe in smaller book events πŸ™‚
      Thank you! ❀

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      1. They definitely seem awesome! I don’t know if I’d even cope with the crowds at a book signing let alone a full on massive event like that /: I really hope that one day that you get to go to one though or yeah like you said a smaller one would be good too! ❀❀

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  12. I think we’d all love for out posts to go viral or to be in the acknowledgements of a book. It really just makes you feel wanted, and really gives the biggest impression that your work and time spent on your work is worth it to other people. Great goals and dreams, I hope they come true for you someday.

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  13. I am a hundred percent with you on the need for somebody to invent teleportation. Like, it’s almost 2020 here people, somebody get on that haha. But anyways, this was such a great post, and I loved reading about all your bookish blogging dreams.πŸ’› I hope that one day you are able to achieve them ALL, because you deserve it πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  14. What a great post, Marie! I adore organizing my thoughts and I’m always writing down lists and yet, I’ve never done one for my blogging goals. I’d love to be able to attend a big event too, but I doubt it’d be manageable because of money expenses and yes, anxiety as well. I get pretty agressive when anxious – that wouldn’t end well. πŸ˜… I’ll be happy if I ever manage to attend the Lisbon book fair someday, since the one we have in Porto isn’t as big and doesn’t do half the discounts the one in Lisbon does. That’ll be a bit hard in the near future because the one in Lisbon takes place in the exams season (so, right now 😭). I can relate to my brain going kcnjdncjejcn over books I love so blurbing a book would be waaaay out of my league πŸ˜‚ But I love reading your reviews, so I have faith you’ll do it someday! πŸ’ž

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    1. Oh thank you SO much Marta, you’re so sweet! ❀
      I think we can start a club, the anxious-aggressive because that's like, my brand or something πŸ˜… πŸ˜… and it wouldn't end well for me either haha so there'd be two of us at least? haha.
      I hope you'll get to attend the Lisbon book fair, this sounds so good and who knows, sometime soon maybe you might get an opportunity to go!! ❀ ❀
      Thank you so much, Marta and nothing's out of your league, your reviews are wonderful, DREAM BIG πŸ˜€

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  15. Love this list!! Book blogging is honestly a lot of fun, and there’s so many opportunities that come with the territory πŸ™‚
    I hope that I’ll be able to attend a big book event too! Hopefully, I’ll also have the chance to interview my favorite authors or get some physical ARCs. It would also be a dream to get quoted on in a book πŸ˜›
    Lovely post ❀

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    1. Ahh thank you Jennifer, so happy you liked it πŸ™‚
      I hope you’ll get all of the chances in the world to receive ARCs and meet/interview authors, too and yes ahh being quoted in a book, that would be SO great πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀

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      1. Ahh, I hope you’ll get to go to YALC next year, I’m not making any promises but I’d love to make it there as well… someday ahah πŸ™‚
        Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Shannon! ❀

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  16. I have never considered a bucket list for my blogging life before. What a great idea! I am definitely interested in going to a big international event as well. BEA is definitely on my list. I hope that you get to do all of these! πŸ™‚

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  17. I had a little bookcon envy too– it looks so fun and bookish of course but quite stressful as well. I hope you get to go one time and enjoy it!! 😊
    It would be so nice to meet bookish friends and talk of books with them in person– the power of teleportion would be so useful!! πŸ˜‚
    I love acknowledgements too and when I see a book blogger mentioned it makes me so happy!! I hope you get to be in one!! 😊
    I love the idea of authors annotating their books. I think it would be so interesting to see more of their thought process!! I have a tv script that was annotated on by the writers and printed into a book and I love it!! 😍
    I really hope you win a blogging award one day– you really deserve it!! πŸ’›
    I hope you feel validation– I love your blog and you can tell you put so much work into it. You are a wonderful person in the blogging community πŸ’•
    I loved this post and best of luck with all your goals!! 😊 (sorry for the long comment πŸ˜‚)

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    1. Oh an annotated TV SCRIPT? this is SO cool ahhhh this sounds awesome ahh so exciting!! I’m dreaming now of a tv script of one of my favorite shows, ahh, the dream πŸ˜€
      Oh Sophie thank you so, so, SO much for your sweet words and your support, it honestly means the WORLD to me ❀ ❀ ❀ Thank you!!

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      1. I know I was so excited when I got it– it is a book called ‘making friends in the uk’ and it has the annotated script (not the final script) and then the final script. It was interesting to see more about the writer’s process. It is one of my favourite shows too– I could watch it countless times (and have tbh haha)!!

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      2. oh my god I just feel like my heart’s bursting from all of this this is just way too incredible ahhh!! πŸ˜€ also I’m so happy you’re such a big fan of the show as well, I know everything by heart haha ❀

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  18. Oh gosh, I feel this.
    I’m lucky enough to be able to get myself down to YALC (although my body doesn’t appreciated the 600 miles round trip) but I’d love to do one of the big US events one day.
    I have been in the acknowledgments of one book, and I didn’t even know until I read it. I sat and bawled my eyes out, and it kinda linked to your last point about validation.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    1. Ahh this is amazing! I hope to go to YALC someday, it sounds lovely and there are so many great authors there πŸ™‚
      I get that, I think I’d cry forever if I ever found myself in a book’s acknowledgments haha.
      Thank you, Cora ❀

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  19. I definitely don’t have a book blogging bucket list. On the one hand, I do want to grow my blog; on the other hand, I just can’t ~visualize~ myself in those situations – the bookish events, the awards, the “fame” in whatever sense. When I picture myself achieving some level of notoriety, it’s always for my writing, not my blog. Which isn’t to say that blogging isn’t writing…just that I don’t expect my blog to take me anywhere necessarily.

    That being said, if/when I get a book published, you’re totally going in the acknowledgments. Only because I’m assuming you’ll be one of my beta readers. Even if it’s 20 years from now (which it might be haha).

    That being said, I would LOVE the chance to meet people from blogging. Meeting amazing people like you – that’s my favorite part of blogging. I love that we’re able to connect and share our deepest feelings about books and writing and mental health, all without getting out of our pajamas! But I would love to be able to physically meet a lot of the people I admire and connect with through blogging. Plus it would just be fun to travel to all the places where my blogging friends live!

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    1. Oh I get what you mean, it all depends on how you see blogging, too πŸ™‚

      AH YES PLEASE I want to be on your beta readers’ list for sure, I can’t WAIT to read everything you write ahhhhhhhhhhh ❀ ❀ ❀

      Oh, same here I love this so, so much, being able to chat like this always makes me so, so happy. I'd be so nervous to meet everyone in person, but it'd be very awesome πŸ˜€

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      1. I definitely think going to Book Con would make me SOOOO nervous, not only because of the crowds but because I look up to book influencers so much that I feel like I would be so nervous to meet them or even just be around them. IDK, there are some people who make me nervous to even comment on their posts because they’re such popular, wonderful bloggers and I admire them so much.

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      2. Oh I 20000% get that. I get shy just tweeting or commenting on someone’s post sometime, so in real life I would never have the guts to approach them, even if I’d be dying to haha.

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  20. I love this list so much, Marie!! I definitely have a lot of the same goals as you: I really want to go to some big book con and meet all my friends!! Honestly, my priority at a con would be to meet all these lovely people, but getting ARCs is a great bonus too haha. And yes, I also love reading the acknowledgements of books (I too get excited when I see authors’ names I recognize), and it would be a dream to be put in there as thanks from an author.

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    1. Ahhh thank you, May! Ahah can’t deny it, it would be amazing to get all of these incredible opportunities and ARCs for sure, too πŸ˜€
      Someday we will, I hope so! Thank you πŸ˜€

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  21. These goals are honestly SO relatable, but I also think you’ll be able to accomplish them (I’m wishing you so much luck!!) I really hope you get to go to a big book event, and I want to meet you as one of the meeting my favorite blogger goal ❀

    You deserve so so much love Marie. I hope you win an award too because your blog is such quality content but also you're an amazing person πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh Tiffany, you’re way too sweet ahh thank you for your sweet words, it means so, so much that you appreciate my content and all of the work it takes me. thank you ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ It would be AMAZING to meet each other ahhh we'd fangirl together and OBVIOUSLY go to eat some fabulous food too haha πŸ˜€

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  22. I think I need to start a book blogger bucket list/goals. I have some that I set up for the year but this seems to be a way better format to look at!

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  23. Meeting other book bloggers and the friends I’ve made through blogging is definitely a goal for me. One of the highlights of my Canadian trip last year was getting the chance to meet some of the bloggers I’d been interacting with for years.
    I’ve not given any concrete thought to my blogging dreams, I’m too much of realist in this instance, but in an ideal world, I would just love to turn my blog into a profitable website.
    That feeling of validation is something I can definitely relate to.

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    1. Oh yes, I bet it must have been incredible! Hoping to make that happen someday too πŸ˜€
      In an ideal world, I’d love to turn this into a profitable blog just as well, right here with you on that one! πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much! ❀

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  24. Yes! Come to come to BookCon/BEA! It would be so wonderful to meet you! And these events are a lot more manageable when you go around with friends! Plus, if you go around with friends you can take a break with them whenever you get overwhelmed!

    I think that being a part of a book in any way would be a dream come true! And I totally agree! When I read the acknowledgements and recognize a name I get so happy! I’d love to one day see your name as a blurb or in the acknowledgements!

    And I really hope all your blogging goals come true soon! I love reading your posts and would love for you to get more recognition for all the hard work you put into your blog! ❀

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    1. Ahh yes, it would be AMAZING to meet you, too! Hopefully someday I can make this happen, it would be the dream ❀
      Thank you so, so, so much for your sweet words, it honestly means so much that you think that, thank you!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  25. I like the idea of big book events, but I think it would be overwhelming for me, plus some of them just seem like ARC grabs and I don’t want to deal with that!

    Marie, I think you should feel very validated as a book blogger! You have a beautiful site, well-written posts, and tons of interaction! You’re obviously doing something right!

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    1. I’m right here with you on that one…. on the one hand I think it’d be incredible to be there and experience it all, on the other hand… all of these ARC grabs are a little… scary, somehow? haha.

      Ah Angela you’re too sweet😭😭😭 thank you so, so much for always being so supportive of my work, it means so much ❀ ❀ ❀

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  26. Ahh, I love this list! I’ve never made a solid blogging bucket list but if I ever do a lot of the things you put on here would make it onto mine.😍
    I love seeing author names that I’ve heard of in acknowledgments! It always makes me so happy when authors shout out the readers or book bloggers who promoted their book, I hope your name gets mentioned in one someday because you definitely deserve it. ❀
    A book event would be amazing! A place where everyone was just as obsessed with books as I am…that sounds like my kind of event.
    I hope you get to check off many things on this list, Marie! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ahh thank you Olivia, so happy you enjoyed it! ❀
      It makes me so happy to see familiar names in acknowledgments and to see how they all know and support each other and ahh, my marshmallow heart is always melting ❀
      Thank you so, so much, let's hope so! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  27. I relate with so many things you’ve said, especially going to a book event and meeting bookish friends from the blogging world. Also, I have a comment about the viral post. I always seem to get more views on posts that I haphazardly put together than one that I’ve worked days on?! It’s so weird! Also the unlikeliest of posts get more views! I’m still waiting for the post I spent so long, which I think is really good, to get 30 views lol. Engagement is weird. I should probably analyze and see what works but I love blogging whatever I want so I’m leaving it be for now.

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    1. It would be so amazing to be at a great bookish events with all of our friends, wouldn’t it πŸ˜€
      Ahhhhhh I 200% get that?? I feel like, I write a post and I put all of my heart and soul in it, and yet somehow it’s another one that gets more attention? I have stopped trying to understand why and how hahaha. πŸ™‚
      And yes, definitely, as long as you love what you do that’s the most important anyway πŸ˜€
      Thank you for your sweet comment ❀ ❀

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  28. Feeling validated as a book blogger can be difficult when there are always more successful bloggers out there and your achievements can feel so small in comparison. Anyways, it’s a very relatable feeling. I hope you get a chance to meet blogging friends in real life. It’s something I would really like to do one day as well.

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    1. Exactly, there will always be someone more successful out there and it’s important to remember that and to be happy where we are at, but sometimes… it’s complicated to feel that way too haha πŸ™‚
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment, Alicia!! ❀ ❀

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  29. Loved reading your bucket list, Marie πŸ™‚ I too want to meet so many blogging friends. But I feel I am kind of shy to meet those people in reality? There are so many of my internet friends in my own country and a few even in my city, but I don’t know why I don’t have the courage to meet them. What if they don’t like me in reality as much as they like me behind the social media? 😦

    I too want to see my name behind a book. I actually reviewed a children’s book and my name was there with one line review of the book πŸ˜€ I was obviously happy but my name was wrong 😦 ANyways, the book was by an Indian author but I want my name to be on an international book πŸ™‚

    I hope you achieve all of these goals pretty soon πŸ™‚

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    1. I get that so much…. I feel more at ease chatting online than in real life and I’m a little nervous to meet internet friends, but if I can be at ease with them and everything as much as I am online it would be a dream, really ahah πŸ™‚ but I get that feeling SO much, you’re not alone. To be honest though I’m certain I’d LOVE you just as much in reality because you’re amazing ❀

      Ohhhhhh this is SO exciting ahhh!! This makes me so happy, but damn, I'm so sorry your name was wrong, thats too bad 😦 but still, a start, and someday your name will be on an international book πŸ˜€

      Thank you so much!! ❀

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  30. This was such an interesting post to read. I have never given much thought about my blogging bucket list. I think on the top of mine would be meeting my book blogging friends. πŸ˜€ I hope you manage to achieve all of these in the future! ❀

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  31. These are such great goals, and I think a lot of us book bloggers can relate to them. I think validation is a big one- we all want to matter, and be recognized, to some extent. Like someone else said, there are so many of us book bloggers! And the friendships too- it would be neat to meet some book blogger friends in real life.

    Also the book conferences- same here. Would love to go but at the same time the crowds and bustle don’t always sound fun haha!

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    1. Ahh thank you Greg, you’re so sweet! ❀ It would be amazing to meet blogging friends, I'd love to, and the bookish conventions sound like a lot of fun…. and a lot of stress? but also, a lot of fun haha. πŸ™‚
      Thank you!! πŸ™‚

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  32. Ooh let me start off by saying that I love the fact that all of the GIFs in this post are from ODAAT!

    And oof even if somebody invented teleportation we would have to pay a hell lot of money for it 😦
    I love all the dreams you have and totally relate. It’s a long road to some of them but I hope they all come true, you deserve it ❀

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    1. I just love and miss this show SO MUCH. Such a great one ❀ ❀
      Ugh yes, I guess you're right about that haha, I can dream!
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment Charvi, you're too sweet, really ❀ ❀

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