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  • 2018 / 11 / 05

    I can’t always think outside the box

    Everybody seems to agree that being original is better. Presenting unique ideas and being the only one to offer it sets you apart from everyone else instantly. But as much as I want to be original and avant-garde all the time, I don’t think I’ll able to pull that off easily. I’m not the only one who has this kind of blog and I won’t be the last. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who share the same—

  • 2018 / 10 / 20

    The statistical probability of me caring about my blog stats!

    You must be wondering why I ironically like to mention about stats when I always have cold reception towards it.  Because in a way, it’s fascinating to check the activities (rather than actual numbers) Where they came from. What posts people most favor. Those stuff. I added tracking code and post view snippet just recently…few months ago, iirc). It’s not for information to benefit my blog’s growth—which I numerously emphasized is not or never gonna be my priority. It’s mere—

  • 2018 / 10 / 07

    Naming the EIGHT big changes I made for my blog in these past years.

    Despite my championing about changes, I have to admit that I’m still fearful of the changes coming especially when I have grown comfortable with what I have currently. Changes in and of itself isn’t bad but what makes the difference is the attitude about it. When I was completely content with my blogging ways during my bookish era I was super hesitant to hop over to the new direction. But seeing the direction evolving, interest shifting, I think that changes—

  • 2018 / 09 / 04

    The changes in blogging culture and why I don’t like to be affected by it!

    I heard a lot of buzz from people. They say that blogging is not trendy anymore, and a lot are moving to more popular platforms like Instagram and YouTube. And the worst they say about blogging is that it’s dying out. *gasp* How could they say to something I love, oh well that’s how it goes, but I just give zero care with all the hype!  I’m sticking to the platform I’m happy and comfortable with!  I’m here to stay—

  • 2018 / 08 / 21

    What kinds are my favorite blogs to follow?? Here I am now telling!

    I admit the one major aspect the leaves a quick impression to me is the blog’s design (a designers prerogative me thinks). A good design blog makes me wanna go “ooooh~” with heart eyes.   But that first impression will wear off, and eventually it’s not the one that sticks, it’s still the content that will make me subscribe for the loooong haul. When I was still a book blogger, 90% of the blogs I follow were book blogs. But—

  • 2018 / 08 / 09

    I stan emojis and why I bedazzle my blog posts with it.

    Once upon a time I tweeted how I described my blog (or my blog’s aesthetic so to speak) I mentioned that my blog is “gloriously pink, deliberately messy, and abusively emoji-ed.” Yes, I’m guilty of littering my post with emoji. Childish? Perhaps, but I think it’s just fits my writing personality. It adds personality and some way convey extra emotions coz you’ll be able to express your emotions via these emoji. I got comments that they thought I was younger—

  • 2018 / 07 / 24

    Why I rarely post about blogging tips & tricks!

    One topic that I’m very uncomfortable of writing is about tips and tricks.  If you’re just gonna ask me personally like in twitter or email, I’ll answer you because it’s very specific. But to give some sort of guideline and act like an expert is an overwhelming task that I’s rather not do. Even though I’m a long time blogger already (8 years here + some years in livejournal, then some more other years in some places) I feel like—

  • 2018 / 07 / 12

    Blogging in between RL stuff (#adulting) + other hobbies!!

    Let start this post with bold (overuse) statement: I love blogging, so I always make time. I need to make time. It’s one of the things I’m so passionate about that’s why I never viewed it as chore despite my busyness.  I make time for it ‘cos I enjoy it. From brainstorming for post ideas, writing the content, maybe in the future taking photos for my blog & redesigning my blog (not soon, still love this one to bits!!) Everything—

  • 2018 / 07 / 04

    The forgotten blogiversary…and why?

    Hey you, yes you! I’ve got a secret to tell: my book blog (which has morphed into what it is now) was created in October, but this blog started way before that! I installed WordPress in July of 2010…I started Skye Station in July! I talked about the drama (both TV and life LOL) anime, manga and sometimes books…But when books begun to dominate the content of what supposed to be my personal blog, I’ve decided to trash everything and—

  • 2018 / 06 / 20

    Seeking the fangirl solace through blogging.

    I think I knew blogging as early as I know about the internet! When my family finally got a stable internet connection (like early 2000s), I found it sort of overwhelming! I got to access amazing things via this little (OK, you know computer before ain’t small, hello big-ass monitor!!) machine—it was amazing! I went hoping from things (I, however, never find things like friendster or multiply appealing~) but I know I want something to fangirl! Yes, I ended up—

  • 2018 / 06 / 04

    Is blogging a life changing experience?

    Life experience in the form of drastic changes? Not really, but in many ways I learned (and still learning) so much from blogging that I think sticking with it, writing my thoughts whenever the idea idea sparks is already a habit that is very hard to break!  I’m absolutely thankful that I chanced upon this hobby and I still making me happy in many ways I don’t even know how (and why!) When I officially started blogging publicly here on—

  • 2018 / 05 / 16

    Why I would never be envious of someone else’s blog success!

    Envy is such negative word for me. Envy is an ugly emotion and something I don’t want to feel in association to the things I love. So being envious of someone’s success is something I don’t even try to give a thought about, it’s not really worth my time. So when it comes to blogging I never ever been insecure or envious of someone else’s blogging success. I think—which I already said over and over again—contented with how my blog—

  • 2018 / 05 / 08

    The financial aspects of a broke blogger!

    I’m not rich! I’m not even from a middle class family! I’m just…average.   Well yeah, sometimes I can afford something like traveling, but even that take a decent amount of savings to happen! So I need to be wise when it comes to spending. And so when it comes to blogging, the least money I put in to it the better. Actually, the more that money isn’t involved in it the better—no, the best!! I already touched this issue before—

  • 2018 / 04 / 02

    The tiny ripple in this vast ocean!

    That’s how I felt even before when I tried (operative word: tried) to gain some followers because of book blogging game was fierce back then (think of ARCs). I always thought why me, why this small blog, this tiny ripple in this vast ocean? And then years later I came in to terms that it’s okay to be this tiny (cute? ) ripple in the ocean; it might sound insignificant or unnoticeable but the personal joy it brings to me—

  • 2018 / 03 / 17

    Is there a return of investment in all the blogging I do?

    Whether it’s money, time and effort—blogging is not as effortless as it may look like (or I claimed it to be in the past then again I’m blogging out of my own interest…more of this later). There’s lot of shenanigans going on behind the scenes.  I can imagine how hectic it is for established bloggers with wide readership marketing their brand/preparing their content—more so to the bloggers that make profits out of their blogs too, and for some reason I—