Around the Blog #5 – Aesthetics, Ratings, Reviews & More

Hello, friends!

I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday. I’m having a very busy day catching up on blog posts, writing my own, and possibly (hopefully?) working on my WIP. I’ve got a lot to do but not much time to do it. Also, it’s a Sunday which my brain thinks is a lazy day so it hasn’t been easy so far.

But that’s okay because I get to apply my own tips to beat procrastination (shameless self-promo, I know. Sorry) Here’s to hoping they work πŸ˜‰


Around the Blog is a weekly post that will feature my top five posts I’ve read during that week. It’s my way of appreciating other bloggers’ content and to share the love for the chosen posts and bloggers with my followers in the hope they’ll love them as much as I do.


Here are my favourite posts of this week…

How to Rate by Hannah @Mortal Reader: Hannah talks about how she rates books, her opinion on not rating books five stars out of principle, and using half stars.

Let’s Talk: It’s Okay to Write Negative Reviews by Ryann @Ryann The Reader: Writing a negative review is one of the hardest things to do, am I right? Ryann talks about the many different reasons why it’s okay to write a negative review so if you’re feeling guilty, please check out her post.

Author Acknowledgments: Yay or Nay? by Kelly @Kelly’s Rambles: I always read author acknowledgments because it reminds me that writing a book is not a one man / woman show and there are a lot of people who contributed to the finished product. It’s nice to see other people share my opinion.

How to Make Aesthetics 101 by Michelle @The Writing Hufflepuff: Have you ever wished you could make a beautiful aesthetic for your favourite character, novel or your WIP? Well, your wishing days are over because Michelle (who’s a pro at making them!) gives you all the tips and tricks for making aesthetics.

That’s it for this week! I hope you’ll go check out these bloggers and give them some love because they deserve it.

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23 thoughts on “Around the Blog #5 – Aesthetics, Ratings, Reviews & More

  1. I actually don’t find writing negative reviews hard. Ranting comes naturally to me! Positive reviews are harder because how do I translate ASDFGHJKL into a review?? I love Kelly’s ramble about author acknowledgements! What a great idea, going to check these blog posts out ❀

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  2. Agh! Thank you for linking to my post!! And Kelly’s Author Acknowledgements post was amazing! It definitely convinced me to pay more attention to those acknowledgements!

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  3. I really love this series – feeling the book blogger love!!! I really like the post about how to create those aesthetic moodboards. Personally I don’t really need a tutorial on it, but I can definitely see how it’s helpful for others! 🐱

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  4. I actually kind of love writing negative reviews? πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ Unless it’s a book from an author I love or a book I was really excited for. If I really hated a book it just feels so good to rant and let it all out haha. Thank you so much for sharing my post! ❀️

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