I made a bookish tag?- The Fictional Survive or Die tag


So I have 20 tags I need to catch up on, so I obviously created a new tag.


(I am aware that that image looks like it was very poor and rushed, but it took me so long and I’m tired so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

Anways, I’m bringing you a tag I made up. I’d like to say I thought of this post during one of my moments of reflecting deeply on creativity and the beauty of tags, but honestly, I thought of it at 1:00 A.M. when I couldn’t sleep. *le sigh*

Anyways, here’s how the tag works!!
1) Link back to my blog so I can read your lovely posts!
2) Write down seven (or more!! I just chose seven) characters and seven fictional worlds/ settings. (I have mostly books, but you can do movies/tv shows!)
3) Choose one random character and one random world.
4) Determine whether that character would survive that world/book.
5) Repeat!

I hope that makes sense?? Anyways, I hope it does after you read this post!!

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Lina (Love and Gelato)-Six of Crows (Fjerda)
The second I read the name and setting, I started laughing.
Lina is this sweet and determined girl, but she belongs in Italy. She probably wouldn’t last a day in Fjerda (too many criminals!!)
Final decision: DIE

Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)*- Red Queen
OOOH this is interesting.
Since Percy technically has powers, he would probably be classified as a silver blood. However, since Percy is such a loyal and caring person he would probably try to help the red bloods, which would probably lead to either arrest or dying.
BUT he escapes death 628 times in his series, so he would probably escape death in this universe??
Final decision: SURVIVE

*Y’all I’m listening to the Lightning Thief the Musical the soundtrack so yay!!!
A very accurate portrayal of me dancing and tripping because I’m a klutz

Sophie Foster (Keeper of the Lost Cities)- A Disney movie
I threw in Disney movie just for the heck of it, but now I’m thinking really hard about this??
Sophie would probably fit perfectly in the setting (she’s an elf AND has an alicorn friend?? ), but I don’t think she’d be a huge fan of bursting out into song.
Final decision: SURVIVE (but be humiliated by singing)


Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)- Camp Half Blood (Percy Jackson)
I can TOTALLY see Hermione and all of the Athena kids being best friends?!?! (Please tell me I’m not the only one XD) Also, she can use magic, so she can magic away* all of the monsters!!
Okay now I need a Harry Potter/Percy Jackson cross over.
Final decision: SURVIVE

*is this even a phrase?? “magic away”??

Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)- Illuminae (space?)
Hahahaha NO.
I love Anne, but if she made it on a spaceship in the first place before the planet exploded- (Minor) SPOILER ALERT!! HIGHLIGHT TO SEE SPOILER!!!- I don’t think she’d survive the evil AI/AIDAN controlled robots. END OF SPOILER There’s just TOO many death traps on those spaceships.
Final decision: DIE

Lara Jean (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)- Panem (The Hunger Games)
When I first read this, my first thought was “no way”, but now that I’m thinking about it, she may survive?
If Lara Jean did end up getting reaped and participating in the Hunger Games, she could probably use her SUPER cooking skills to find food in the wild, but in the end, I don’t think she’d have it in her to kill someone.
Final decision: DIE (but survive a long time!!)


There’s no way I could survive the world of Scythe.
I feel like it would be just my luck to get gleaned?? Or maybe I would do something dumb and anger a Scythe?? However, I’d probably survive a long time if I hid in the middle of nowhere- all I’d need is a lifetime supply of gelato* and books!! But then a Scythe would get mad at me trying to escape death and come glean me.
Final decision: DIE (hopefully after a long life??)

* my obssesion with gelato is actually unhealthy.

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That’s it!! I hope you enjoyed this tag!! Also, if you’ve seen this tag done before, PLEASE notify me immediately. I personally have never seen this tag before, but that doesn’t mean it’s been done before!!

Anyways, for the nominees, I tag…

May // Dezzy // Melanie // Audrey // Nimika // And YOU because you’re a wonderful person ❤

That’s all for now!!!


Thanks to Annie Splatt on Unsplash for the featured image photo!


Hide and Seek Blog Tour- Character Interview with Amara!

Hide and Seek Blog Tour

Hi there! Today I’m SUPER excited to be participating in the Hide and Seek blog tour! Hide and Seek is Mya’s novel, which is being released very soon! Today, I have the honor of interviewing Amara Clark, the protagonist of Hide and Seek!

SynopsisHIDE AND SEEK front cover only

Amara Clark is haunted. When her childhood friend, Asher, vanished during a seemingly ordinary game of hide and seek, she was left bewildered and alone.

Now, eight years later, memories of Asher are coming back to haunt her and she struggles to decipher the meaning of his disappearance. In a terrifying sequence of events, she comes to the deadly realization that a simple game of hide and seek can be much more dangerous than one might think.

Before they know it, Amara and her best friend, Rowan, are whisked away on a journey to find Asher and take down the sinister group that is holding him captive. But time is running out, and saving one friend could mean losing another.

Grab your copy here!





Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, November 9:

Intro // Mya Gray @ Life From Behind A Camera

Book Spotlight // Rose @ The Bright Bookcase

Character Interview with Amara // Bea @ The Treasure Within

Saturday, November 10:

Character Mood Boards // Mya Gray @ Life From Behind A Camera

Author Interview // Carlye @ Carlye’s Camera
Sunday, November 11:

Hide and Seek Book Tag // Mya Gray @ Life From Behind A Camera

Hide and Seek Book Tag // Rose @ A Purpose of Winged Dogs

Character Interview with Amara // Sapphire @ Simply Sapphire Song

Monday, November 12:

Q & A Live Stream // Mya Gray @ Life From Behind A Camera

Character Interview with Rowan + Book Review // Jo @ The Lens & The Hard Drive

Tuesday, November 13:

Hide and Seek Release! + Giveaway Winner // Mya Gray @ Life From Behind A Camera

Book Review // Lilian @ Green Tea With Books


One signed paperback copy of Hide and Seek!

—-> ENTER TO WIN <—-

Now for the exciting part…


(I”ll be in bold, and Amara will be in… not bold?)

1) Hi Amara! How are you doing today? Anything exciting happening soon?
Hi! I’m doing good, thanks. Eh, my birthday is in a few months. But as of right now, Silverton has gone back to being quiet and uneventful.
2) If you could describe yourself in only three words, what would they be?
Hmmm… Artistic. Impulsive. And loyal.
3) Do you have any siblings? In your family, who are you the closest to?
No. My parents are divorced and my dad lives in England with his new family. So it’s just me and my mom.
4) What’s a hard decision you had to make?
Trying to find Asher. I wanted to protect my best friend Rowan, my mom, and Asher all at once. I had to make a lot of hard decisions on how much I was willing to risk.
5) What song embodies your experiences and your personality?
I’m not sure! I can’t think of anything… maybe Leave the City by Twenty One Pilots?
6) What’s something you’ve done that you’re really proud of? 
Excluding everything that has to do with Asher’s disappearance and all the adventures surrounding that, something I’m really proud of is becoming friends with Rowan. We became friends after I confronted the losers I saw bullying him, and if I hadn’t decided to stick up for him, who knows where I would be. Well, I know. I would be friendless and lonely and afraid. I never could have faced anything that I have if it hadn’t been for my best friend.
7) What’s your greatest fear?
Losing my friends.
8) Are you an active person? Do you enjoy sports/physical activities?
 I don’t like team sports, but I enjoy hiking. It’s my favorite form of exercise because I get to enjoy the outdoors at the same time as I’m keeping myself healthy.
9) What always makes you smile, no matter how sad you are?

My friends. Being around them puts a smile on my face, because no matter what we may be going through, we’ll all be in it together.

Thank you so much Amara! I hope you enjoyed the interview!

About the Author 

DSC00334Mya Gray is a teenager with a knack for words: when she isn’t penning a story, she can be found reading, taking photos, or blogging. Her dreams range from becoming a well-known author to fostering shelter kittens. Mya is a homeschooled high school student who resides in the Midwest with her parents, three siblings, and cat, Cupcake. Stay up to date with her and her writing on her website, lifefrombehindacamera.com.


I hope you check out Hide and Seek! I can’t wait for it’s release!

How to De-stress! (+Where have I been?)


Well, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve last posted! However, I’m back!! *confetti gets thrown* *cheering*

I haven’t been posting because I’m VERY stressed, but that’s perfect for today’s post!

Basically, I have a lot of work, school and non-school related, but also other personal stuff. No joke, my calendar is FILLED with a ton of stuff I have to do!!


Whenever I had free time, I usually worked on NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) stuff- I’m pumped this year! It’s a great event that’s helping me achieve my dream of becoming an author!

The ONE pro of being so stressed is that now I know how to destress!! Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite ways to destress!

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1- Stay away from social media

Ah, social media…

There are DEFINITELY benefits of social media, but it can be kind of stressful. Trying to keep up with whatever’s new and stuff like that can also take up a lot of time being productive.

If you know you’re going to be busy in the coming week or month, deleting your social media apps and going on a ‘social media’ cleanse can be helpful!

2- Bake

Baking is awesome- the whole process is relaxing, and then you get FOOD?!

Baking is actually pretty easy- you can find tons of recipes online, and they smell wonderful while baking!

Baking with friends and family is also fun- but make sure you clean up the huge mess afterwards!


3- Stretch

If you are a not athletic person (like me!) trust me- stretching is SO AWESOME!

I didn’t actually start stretching often until last year, but I stopped for a while because I was, well, busy and stressed! I just recently got back into it, and oh man, does it feel AMAZING!

If you don’t know the first thing about stretching, there’s A LOT of videos online that will be super helpful! You definitely won’t regret taking five minutes out of your day to stretch. 🙂

4- Drink tea!!

If you want a shortened version of my About Me page, here it is: My name is Sapphire and I’m obsessed with tea!!

There are SO many types of tea out there- fruity, herbal, and even more- but no matter what flavor they are, they always calm me! The handy dandy thing about tea is you can drink tea while doing other things- writing a blog post, watching TV, whatever you want!

5- Rewatch a favorite movie

I’m pretty sure it’s no surprise when I say my favorite movie’s Tangled.

I need to stop ranting about Tangled. XD

Actually, it’s been scientifically proven that watching a movie you already know the ending of reduces stress, because the fact you know the ending makes you feel at ease.👍

I’d recommend watching Tangled a childhood favorite because it’s nostalgic and amazing and wonderful!!

This is me in one gif XD


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That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’m sorry I haven’t been posting often- I hope to be posting more in the upcoming months though!! 😀

(Also, I just realized how many exclamation marks I used in this post??? I’m just a tad bit tooo enthusiastic. 😂)


Is anyone participating in NaNoWriMo this year? How do you like to destress? What’s your favorite movie? (I need suggestions 😂)

signoffver2Thanks to Anna Sullivan from Unsplash for the gorgeous featured image photo! Also, thanks to the fellow bloggers who helped me with featured image platforms- Canva works great, and I’ll definitely use it more in the future!!

My WIP in GIF’s!!+I started a new WIP?!?! ft. lots of fangirling and snark

Hi there! Sorry I haven’t posted in FOREVER. School started recently, and I’ve been SWAMPED in work. *cries*

However, I realized I have tons of tags I need to catch up on! I’m starting with the WIP in GIF’s tag (thank you SO much Audrey for tagging me! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, go check it out now! Her posts are always amazing and she’s a wonderful writer.) In the next week or so, I’ll be catching up with the rest of the tags, so look out for those!

Anyways, we’ll start with the GIF’s, then I’ll talk about my new WIP!!


One of the rare moments when The Squad aren’t running for their lives
A Disney GIF? What a surprise!!
I originally put this in because it’s Supergirl but it does relate to the story!
See above (the Supergirl GIF)
This is actually The Squad 24/7
It was either this or another Tangled GIF XD
A rare time when two characters are happy!! YAY!!
This is one character for the entirety of the book

Those are all of the GIF’s for now! As for my actual WIP, I’m not going to be sharing much. *evil laughter* I basically shared every single detail about my old WIP, so now I’m being secretive!

However, I will share a snippet or two!





(I just realized all of the characters are really snarky and it’s kind of amusing)

That’s it for today! If you like the WIP in GIF’s tag, consider yourself tagged!! I hope you liked the snippets!

Are you currently working on a writing project? Do you like to write? Do you have an unhealthy obsession with GIF’s?


My All Time Favorite TV Shows!!



Hi there!! Today, I will be talking about my favorite TV shows.. as you can probably guess from the title. 😂

I watch a variety of shows- from cartoons to game shows to action shows (is that what people call them?? xD) Today I will be talking about my favorites!

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Tangled: The Series


Tangled is my all time favorite movie, so I was so excited when the series was released!


I thought that it was going to be a cute cartoon, with no plot and two-dimensional characters… but I was WRONG.

The plot and conflict are great, but the CHARACTERS?!

Rapunzel, Eugene, and Pascal are in this series, but there’s more characters, including my smol child Varian!



Also, the relationship between Cassandra and Eugene is hilarious!


Anyways, if you don’t watch this show, you should at least listen to the soundtrack… which I’m listening to right now!! The song I’m on right now is “Ready As I’ll Ever Be” which is SOoooOooOo gOOd!!!

Okay, I’m done fangirling. 😂

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I don’t even know where to begin with this show.. oh wait! I do!!

This is such a diverse show!! It deals with really important topics like immigration and feminism. The cast is really diverse- two of the main characters are POC, there’s a gay couple, a first generation Latina character, the president is a woman, and in the next season there’s going to be a trans character!!

This show also makes me laugh really hard.

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(Sorry the formatting is bad!! I tried hard to make it look good, but it just wasn’t working!)

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I’m only on the third season, but this is a really good show! It follows a man named Oliver, who has been presumed dead for 5 years. When he comes back home, he becomes a vigilante and tries to rid his city of crime. I like the fact that this show is realistic- the good guys don’t always win. However, the reason why it ROCKS is one reason- My Queen, Felicity Smoak!!!
Felicity_funnyI couldn’t find more gifs because I’m trying to stay away from the fandom due to SPOILERS!!

Anyways, she’s a queen!! I love her!!

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Cutthroat Kitchen


I adore cooking shows, and this is by the most entertaining one I’ve ever seen!

I don’t know how to really explain this, but chefs have to cook the same dish, but they are sabotaged by their opponents. In some episodes, chefs had to cook using a hammock as their prep table, couldn’t use any pans, or had to other equally weird things!!

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The Kindness Diaries


While this show is a lot different than the other shows, it’s still very interesting and heartwarming!

This show follows a man named Leon Logothetis who travels all around the world- with a twist. He travels around the world using only the kindness of strangers.

“What do you mean, Sapphire?” you may ask. Well, Leon asks strangers for food, for them to pay gas for his motorcycle, and even asks a boat crew* if he can stay in their boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean to go to Europe. However, he doesn’t accept money, only kindness!

This is such a cute show and proves that there are many kind people in the world!

*I spent a solid minute thinking if “ship crew” or “boat crew” sounded better

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Thanks for reading this post! I had fun fangirling about my favorite TV shows!! If you watch any of these shows, please tell me your opinion!

Have you seen any of these shows? What kinds of shows do you watch? What’s your favorite show? Do you love Tangled?



Thanks to Fabrizio Conti on Unsplash for the featured image picture!

My Favorite Book Covers



People say don’t judge a book by it’s cover… yet I do. A lot.

I have read many book solely based on the fact the cover is GORGEOUS. Today, I’m going to share some BEAUTIFUL covers!

I haven’t read all of these- if I have, I’ll leave a rating!

(All covers link to goodreads!)

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The Glass Spare

Lauren DeStefano


WOW. *clutches heart* This is just so beautiful and it deserves a hug!!

I just wish the actual story was better? I loved the characters, and the family relationships was A+. Also, a mythology retelling?? YES! However, the world was one I’ve seen before and the plot was slooow. The ending was good, and I’ll be reading the second book!

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Courtney Summers

This is so BEAUTIFUL! It’s minimalistic, but the red stands out, and the font is gorgeous, and just WOW.

(I thought this came out in July and I just realized it hasn’t even come out yet 😒)
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Story Thieves: Worlds Apart

James Riley


I present to you the only middle grade book that’s ever made me cry!!

Story Thieves is my all time favorite series, and this conclusion was just… WOW what a roller coaster.

All of my smol children look SO GROWN UP?? I mean, Kiel with his smirk??


I had such a hard time to choose between all of the Story Thieves covers- I mean, they’re all so AMAZING!

You should DEFINITELY read this series!! It plays around with non-fictional and fictional worlds and characters. Also, the CHARACTERS?!?! I can’t stop raving about them- there’s a half-fictional character(!!), a time traveler immune to paradoxes, a superhero who’s power is optimism, and the human form of a cinnamon roll.

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Always Never Yours

Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Things I love about this cover:


B) The mint background is also GORGEOUS!

C) The font is GORGEOUS!!


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As You Wish

Chelsea Sedoti


While this book wasn’t my favorite, due to how slow it was, I LOVE the color scheme! The candles look really pretty and I love it. The blue and the gold match really nicely.

Screenshot 2018-02-05 at 10.31.15 AMThat’s it! Hope you enjoyed!

What are some of your favorite book covers? Have you read any of these books?


Credit to Alex Loup on Unsplash for featured image picture!

I’m Back!! ft. Life updates, my vacation, and my button! (and lots of gelato)!!


HI THERE!!! I’M BACK!!!!!!!!

I haven’t posted in TWO MONTHS?! I’ve been on vacation for the past two months, and I had a great time!! However, now I’m back on WordPress and back to schooooool.

Today, I’m going to update you all on my vacation and life!!


I can’t say EVERYWHERE I went for privacy reasons, but one of the places I went to was Italy!! If you would like a photo dump, comment below!!

The Duomo!


The architecture was absolutely gorgeous!! We also ate gelato everyday, making the gelato lover in me VERY happy!

This was a gelato sandwich!! Gelato in between two cookies with chocolate sauce? YES PLEASE!

Over all, I had a great time and hope I can go again sometime soon!


I read a TON! I decided to share some books I read.

(All covers link to goodreads pages!)

Some of my favorite summer reads:

cruel primce.jpgThe Cruel Prince

Holly Black



Holly Black is one of my favorite authors, and there’s been TONS of hype, so I went into it with INSANELY high expectations, and it did NOT disappoint!! I loved the characters, and the plot, and the relationships. My only complaint is that the beginning was a bit slow, but that’s it!

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Love and Luck

Jenna Evans Welch


Love and Gelato was my one of my favorite books last year, so I was so excited when I learned this book was coming out!! It was really fun, but some parts were a tad bit predictable. However, I loved the characters! Addie was such a fun and spunky character, and Rowan is SUCH A SWEET BOY.
There wasn’t any gelato though??? Gelato is an essential of life.


The Cruel Prince

Neal Shusterman


This book deserves a round of applause.


This book DEFINITELY has some of the best world building I’ve ever read! The idea of the scythes and gleanings both fascinated and terrified me. I loved the characters!! Rowan and Citra had great personalities and a very interesting relationship. I definitely recommend this book!

Anticipated releases:

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(I think WordPress’s one goal is to try to ruin my life by messing up the format of the covers 🤦)


First things first… I have a button!!!


Mukta designed this a while ago when she created the GORGEOUS design for my blog* but I kept forgetting to share it. I would love to swap buttons with all of you- please comment below if you want to too!

*I will always be eternally grateful for online design companies- it took me half an hour to just make the featured image 😂😂

Another thing… *slow piano music starts playing in the background* Lately, I’ve been debating a very important topic. I simply feel out of place and have been thinking deeply *music stops* okay, I will cut to the chase! **

I’ve been thinking of changing things up on my blog. To do this, I’m creating a blogging schedule! FINALLY.

On Sundays, I’ll be posting my usual posts- random and weird posts, challenges, discussions, and lifestyle-ish posts. On Wednesdays, I’ll be posting bookish and writing posts. I mostly read these style of posts, and I want to try out literary blogging!!

**… what?? is?? this?? paragraph?????

Also, I have a Pinterest!! Click here follow along!

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That’s it!! I’m so excited to be back on the blogosphere!!

What did you do this summer? Do you love Gelato? Are you excited for school? What program do you use to make your featured image? (I need help. LOTS.)



Thanks to Corey Agopian on Unsplash for the featured image photo!!

A very quick announcement!

Hello friends! I’m traveling for… TWO FULL MONTHS!! I can’t tell you everywhere we’re going for privacy reasons, but our first stop is Italy!! Our plane is today!

Unfortunately… I don’t know if we’ll have wifi, and you kind of need wifi to blog. So if I’m VERY unavtive for most of summer, you know why!!

Don’t worry, I’ll be back before you know it! 😉 I love each and every one of you, and I hope your summer ROCKS!! Look forward to a ton of travel posts near the end of August!!


note: the way this post sounds makes it seems like I’ll be gone for 10 years instead of two months XD


The Official Reverse Blogging Post!

Hello there! The post you’ve been waiting for is here- the reverse blogging post! Thanks to Ella, Julia, Sydney, Liz, Sumheda, Arabella, Tess, Zella, Mukta, Liv, and Kendra for submitting ideas!

I may have shortened some entries just to make this post easier to read, but I didn’t change the wording at all! Everything is directly quoted. 🙂

Without further ado, let’s move onto the tips!

Question: What are your tips for balancing blogging with your life?

  • “Set a specific day to do all your blogging and then spend the rest focusing on your life 🙂 Also keeping blogging as your fun hobby rather than a chore! Just don’t get too caught up in it!”
  • “I try to look in advance. What do I have to get done in this coming {insert time amount here}? (Eg. week. Or month) I can write drafts in advance!”
  • “I happen to be a draft freak (if there’s really such a thing) so I’m constantly writing up new drafts WAAAAAAAAAAY before I need them. Eventually, it’s a matter of pick-and-choose. 😛 This is especially helpful when I don’t have any ideas for new posts, or am waiting for readers to tell me what they want to read next.”
  • “I really like scheduling posts! Helps a lot if you need a post to be a certain day and you don’t have time on that specific day!”
  • “Don’t stress 😛 I’m not even kidding… don’t stress, it’s ok if you miss a posting day, your readers will forgive you. And start with plenty of time so you’re not rushing at the last minute.”
  • “Don’t blog every single second you have free. Use some of the time, but spend some time spending time with family, walking, etc.”
  • “I’d say what keeps me balanced is thinking of it as a hobby, not a chore or a job. You decide what goes on your blog – don’t let people peer pressure you.”
  • “My tip is not to be afraid to kick blogging down the priority ladder. Often times we think that we need to blog every week, maybe even every day, to get lots of followers or gain credibility as a blogger. I used to be like that. Then I realized that this is MY laptop, MY blog, and MY email account. I get to control when I go online, when I blog, when I comment, when I read other posts. If I don’t have spare time, I don’t have spare time. I often let my followers know when it’s gonna be a rough month, so they not to expect much from me. And I choose to spend my time putting work into posts that will benefit others, instead of rushing through a cheap post to get people commenting or get engagement.”
  • “Don’t have a blogging schedule unless the scheduled day(s) will be perpetually free and independent from real-life obligations, events, and people.”
  • “Be open to whenever, wherever, however inspiration strikes, take note of it (mentally or on paper, whichever works best for you) and then WRITE THE POST when you have time to do so. I know, that sweet amount of time comes only once in a blue moon (or maybe slightly more often than that…), but it’ll come.”
  • “Schedule one hour a day to write your posts and have a focus for each day. (example: Mon: prewrite, Tues-Thurs: drafting, Fri: proofread and schedule) Also, multitask while you write. Sit and watch an episode of your favorite show or listen to music. The goal is to make writing fun for yourself instead of a chore.”
  • “Write about something you are truly passionate about. Personally, blogging is my creative outlet so I write about things I am interested in and want to share with my viewers. Blogging balance takes trial and error, and you’ll find it gets easier with practice. Just keep at it and you’ll get it. :)”
  • “I’m going to say that you have to make time!  Finish your assignments as soon as possible, preferably at school itself, and so on.”
  • “Planning always helps. However less, it’ll help to manage a time-consuming hobby such as blogging along with in real life duties.”
  • “Establishing a routine or setting time aside regularly for blogging can make you cultivate the mood to blog at those times. Soon you’ll be following the routine before you know it!”
  • “Try not to put blogging as your first priority. It’s not a job, it’s a hobby. If you work well with deadlines, good, but blogging should be more of an outlet than another chore. I try to not worry about publishing posts regularly and so I don’t get stressed when in real life deadlines prevent me from blogging. I simply blog later when I’m free and this has helped me to see blogging as something I enjoy and not another thing to keep track of.”

Also, this tip made me laugh- “Really, the only way to make it work is writing at night huddled in a dark cloak at a desk with a dark lantern when the moon is full. *cough* it can be done.”

Thanks so much for reading? Would you like to see another reverse blogging post?  What was your favorite tip?

(My wifi is slow, so my signoff isn’t working >.<)

Sapphire’s Silly Stories pt. 2!

Hi there!

A while ago, I posted a post about random and interesting stories. I had so much with that I decided I’d do another post!


Okay, this is a very weird memory…

When I was three, I was at a zoo. I wanted to take a picture in front of the giraffe, so I stood underneath it. Right when my parents were going to take the picture, the giraffe leaned over and stole the hat I was wearing!!

(My parents say that the zookeeper put giraffe food on my hat, but I don’t remember that 😉)


A little secret… I’m a little scared of dogs.

Not cute little dogs. I’m more scared of bigger dogs, especially when they growl.

(I promise that track and my fear of big dogs actually has a connection)

Okay, so once I was on a run with my friend, and we were going through a dog park. There was this dog that walked by my friend, then came to me. Since I’m scared of dogs, I was a little nervous. However, dogs can sense when your nervous, and so the dog started growling. SO THIS SCARES ME EVEN MORE. And then ANOTHER growling dog came!!

And that’s when I did literally the dumbest thing anyone can do- I ran.

I know, you’re probably thinking SAPPHIRE! Dogs can probably outrun you, especially when you hate sprinting!

HOWEVER, the owner caught the dogs, and running fast felt really cool!

I did apologize to the owners, and everything was fine, and now I want to join my school’s track team!


One dark and dreary night, Sapphire was haunted by monsters- her homework…

One night, I had a lot of homework. However, I was feeling really lazy, so I decided I’d watch a movie.

However, I knew if I watched a new movie, I’d finish the whole thing, so I decided I’d watch a childhood favorite.

However, I decided to mix things up, I’d watch a Disney movie I’d never seen before.

I decided on Hercules (because that was probably the only Disney movie on Netflix I haven’t seen,) and told myself I’d only watch the first 15 minutes.

However, and hour and a half later, I finished Hercules and I hadn’t touched my homework at all!!

And that’s why I never start movies with the intent of not finishing them.


Back when I was in 6th grade, we were FORCED to do chorus.

(Note: I CANNOT sing at all.)

However, there was this BIG concert that I was really looking forward to. All of the musical electives were performing, including the middle school chorus I was painfully forced to join.

Then, I learned I couldn’t go. I was a bit upset, but not really. I stayed after school and waited for my mom to pick me up.

However, my dad showed up and told me I could be in the concert because his meeting was cancelled! I was so happy!

Then I remembered something- there’s a uniform for concerts. You have to wear all black and a pop of color, like a scarf. Since I didn’t think I was going to go, I didn’t bring a change of clothes

Luckily, I was wearing black leggings that day, but not a black top.

I frantically raced around the school, and I found a black sweater!! It looked small, so I assumed it was a 6th grader’s sweater. Since I was in 6th grade, I knew my fellow peers wouldn’t mind if I borrowed their sweater.

(Looking back, that wasn’t great logic xD)

I had this pink fluffy winter scarf I stuffed in my locker a long time ago (which I don’t think was what they meant by scarf,) so that’s what I wore for my uniform.

And that’s how I made my concert uniform at the last minute!

I hoped you like my stories!