january recap (Fiverr, bookstagram and fave reads)

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I am so shocked by how fast January went. I feel like the whole year will disappear if I blink!

January was a crazy-fast month. It was fun, sometimes stressful and an exciting start to 2019! I am so excited about February and the rest of the year to come!

Also, guys, I am so sorry about not being consistent with blogging. I always plan to write and post my posts on certain days but something always keeps me away from it! So yeah I am sorry I haven’t been blogging as frequently. Life really has been crazy (I feel like I always say that!) 

Anyways, let’s get started!

books I want to read

The Austen Escape by Katherine ReaySpinning Silver by Naomi NovikCinder by Marissa MeyerThe Brontë Plot by Katherine ReayLizzy and Jane by Katherine ReayManga Classics by Stacy King
The Selection by Kiera CassDarius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib KhorramAnne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryThe Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee StewartThe Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee StewartThe Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee StewartMy Lady Jane by Cynthia HandLove & War by Melissa de la CruzFront Desk by Kelly YangDear Mr. Knightley by Katherine ReayFull Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
I feel like I read more but yeah!
 My favorite book I read I think is Darius The great is Not okay.
*sobbing* It was such a sweet relatable book! I am definitely going to review it soon! (when I am done crying in the corner)
I am trying to read 150 books this year and according to Goodreads I am five books ahead of schedule, and I think that’s good…?
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Last month I accomplished two things I really wanted to do.
One I started a bookstagram! Yes! I have been wanting to do this ever since I started book blogging and it is so much fun! If you have a bookstagram I would love if you follow me! @elysianartiste
I also have started a fiverr!
Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services. I have posted some blog design gigs that I would love for you to purchase. And for a limited time, anyone who signs up to buy on Fiverr, clicking this affiliate link will get 20% off there first purchase! (this will give a small commission to me which I would really appreciate!) I would love if you buy one of my gigs!

I would really appreciate if you support me on both of those platforms!

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scrunchies- THEY ARE SO CUTE AND JUST 90s 

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clips and barrettes- Okay I am kinda turning into a 90s kid and I love these

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jumper dresses and mum jeans- 

sunflowers

stars

literally anything vintage and aesthetic

oh also I really have become a band and theatre kid. I play clarinet and I like musicals. I am trying to audition for Matilda the musical which sounds adorable because Matilda is basically every bookworm

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January was a great month! I am so excited about what February! Thanks so much for reading!

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What books did you read last month? What are your January favorites? Do you have a bookstagram or fiverr?

Thanks for reading!

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farewell 2018// year recap, fave reads, blog growth + new stuff!

I am shocked by how fast 2018 went by.

It was a crazy year, filled with good and bad, Some things I wish didn’t happen and some things that I am shocked I got the opportunity to do.

first of all

happy new year!

I am really excited for 2019! I have some goals that I hope I can accomplish!

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Cool Accomplishments:

Taking two college classes (and getting all As)

being in a documentary

reaching 200+ follows on elysian artiste

becoming a teenager (YEEET)

getting a domain for elysian artiste

reading over 100+ books

going rock climbing (ON A REAL BIG ROCK)

learning clarinet in only 3 months

starting a bookstagram

seeing the liberty bell

probably more stuff I forgot haha

Favorite Reads

I was planning on making a more detailed post on my fave reads so here’s just a little list.

Jane Eyre

The Giver

girls resist

To kill a mockingbird

more than I might have forgotten

Bloggy Recap

In 2018 I received:

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My most popular posts and pages were:

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Blog Goals for 2019

Ideally, I would want to get in a better posting schedule! I will start a new video series and all sorts of cool stuff!

Reach 300 followers

Monetize my site

Start my blog design business

Sell downloads

Make more freebies

 

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That’s all for today! Looking forward to an awesome new year!

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introducing elysianartiste.com! + goals for december

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Welcome to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! If your one of my regular smol visitors then you might have noticed something different about my blog.

Elysian Artiste has now become a .com blog! I am really excited about the upgrade. There are so many cool features and things I can do with WordPress now!.
I have a bunch of new features I am really excited to show you guys.

Like an art video!

Isn’t that super cool?! Every other Friday I am planning on making a video post. A post that has a video to go with it!

Also, I am going to have a giveaway really soon as apart of a launch for a super special project I am working on that I can’t wait to show you guys!

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enter abby’s write Christmas contest ( IT LOOKS REALLY COOL!)

enter clara’s Christmas photography contest ( yayy)

work on my super duper project

launch my project and launch giveaway

get arcs ( I NEED ARCS)

make hamilton book tag post

review more books

monetize my site and make money

host a contest

do something Christmasy

try to do blogmas then realize I’m too busy

make a clarinet post (YESS I play the clarinet!)

not freak out at band recital

finish creating designs for youth group at church

learn how to play more songs on the piano

I am screaming right now because tomorrow IS DECEMBER! What happened to the new years?! THE WHOLE YEAR DISSAPEARD! before you know it IT WILL BE CHRISTMAS!

November has been a pretty great month and I am excited for what lies ahead in December!

 

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Are you excited for the new things coming to my blog? What are your goals for December?! Are you excited for Christmas?

thanks for reading!

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goodbye october. hello november

 

welcome back to my itsy bitsy corner of the web! HELLO NOVEMBER aka me trying to write a novel in 30 days and accomplish some stuff

*cough*

October was an amazing (stressful), fun (painful) and a nice warm month!

I love October (BECAUSE ITS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET) because its such a sweet month (PERFECT FOR READING AND DRAWING HAMILTON FANART) the leaves just fall and fill the autumn air.

But sadly October has to go…

AND THE MONTH OF WRITING WILL BEGIN TOMORROW!!

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i loved my birthday! it was so cute and so much fun!

hamilton

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yup  i have a “small” obsession.

never mind that

we all know its a HUGE OBSESSION

 

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Its a really great series I really recommend!

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its really cute

PENPALS
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I recently got a penpal AND I LOVE IT!

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hopefully, that narrows it down xD

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surviving NaNoWriMo would be a blessing.

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because sadly I AM RUNNING OUT OF TIME DURING NANO!

start a design business and sticker shop

animate more

BLOG MORE
write a novel

do the hamilton book tag

go see hamilton (BUT IM BROKE… oh I JUST HAVE TO PURSWADE MY PARENTS TO BUY THEM FOR ME) ah its good still living with your parents

start a design business so I can buy Hamilton tickets

cosplay as angelica Schuyler  and allura from Voltron and my oc Cleo

try to accomplish stuff

LEARN BURN ON THE PIANO AND FINISH LEARNING sATISFIED ON THE PAINO

LEARN SATISFIED ON MY CLARINET

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the end.

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october was great and I am looking forward to November!

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i was on a movie set?!+nanowrimo

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welcome back to my corner of the web! this week has been REALLY BUSY, from swimming lessons to band to BEING ON A MOVIE SET (and being in a movie set in the 70s that was really awesome!) The business was actually kinda worth it!

Yup you heard me right I AM IN A MOVIE-well more like a documentary BUT STILL THATS REALLY COOl! It was a lot of fun being in the showbiz with my siblings! My Poppie is apart of this alpha clan thing and PBS is making a documentary about it AND HE LET US BE A PART OF IT. So we all got to dress up in RETRO CLOTHES, which I already kind of do wear!

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my brothers in the background 😛

me and my sister at the shoot^^

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me^^ oof

also I have a weird pick of me rock climbing

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it was fun but a little bit scary

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it’s already almost November and that means!? NANOWRIMO! YAY! I am pretty excited for nano and I AM PROBABLY GOIng TO OVER PLAN because last year I didn’t plan at all and everything went bad! Heh 😛

So right now I am planning out the storyline and the characters! I was thinking about writing a totally different book with a totally different genre but I decided to try something different! So here it is!

INTRODUCING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *drumroll please* *quality drum roll*

LOUDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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I really don’t know if I will actually use this plot and book idea for nano I may write my other book Idea I AM NOT SURE YET!

So this is a very different book genre than I usually write in. I usually write dystopian, sci-fi stuff like that but I decided to make a realistic adventurous book. It’s actually kinda dystopian I guess I DONT KNOW XD I really get confused when writing books 😛

But anyways the main plot of the story is about a girl named Zinnia Raine who’s mute and yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah… I had a whole cool story idea but then I realized it made no sense so THAT’S WHY I AM GOING TO PLAN IN OCTOBER SO MY BOOK MAY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF WORKING OUT! 😛 I really like how the cover turned out though!

 

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September is coming to an end and there were so many amazing opportunities I had. Sure life was busy, but it was fun!