Thursday, October 14, 2021

Meet the Awesome Writer - C.L. Rue

Hey readers,

I am back with my interview series and so excited for you to meet this writer who has already published a novel on Amazon and has another one coming up for you. But, he is more than just a published author. He is also a gamer, a reader, he enjoys a good nap (that, we all do). Let's give a warm welcome to this writer who goes by the name of C. L. Rue. 





To start off this interview, tell us a little about yourself.

Well I am 27, born and raised in the UK. (god I hate writing about myself, feels like filling out a dating profile haha) I am really into gaming and horror films, I newly own 2 rats named Lilith and Razz. that's about all I can think of right now.


I would love for you to share a little about your book, Oni - Rise of Shadow, with our readers.

I am glad you asked! Well it's about a group of friends who go to ancient sites to find undiscovered artifacts that they can sell off to interested parties. They unwittingly release a demon and they have to send him back. I could go on but there are some points I do not wish to spoil.


I have read a few pages of your book. The names of your characters are pretty unique. Where did you get the inspiration from? 

So this one was honestly just some guess work. Just started running names through my head and they seemed to work. Apart from Toshi, I was playing mario kart as yoshi (the king) and it just hit me.


Your story is set in Yoshino, Japan. Why did you choose that specific set for your book?

Well I have always had a fascination with Japanese culture and history. Admittedly it had stemmed from video games and movies but I was always fascinated by it, which is why Japan is top of my list of countries I want to visit! One of my favorite parts about writing this was the research I put into certain locations the gang visit, like at the beginning in Yoshino at the Mikumari Shrine and later when they go to the Tokyo National Museum. 


How do it feel to have your novel, Oni Rise of Shadow published and that too with such positive feedback from your readers?

You would never be able to tell from my face but honestly it was overwhelming. I actually couldn’t believe I had been chosen to be published. The reviews and feedback were just the cherry on the cake for me.


A little bird told me about an upcoming sequel of Oni – Rise of Shadow. Would you like to share anything about the sequel with our readers?

Well it will be set around 1 year after the final events of the first book. It's probably going to be twice as long and will lead off to the final book making this a trilogy. No more, no less. It branches out of Japan this time as well. Visiting different countries and locales. One of which I am familiar with.


Is there a specific time of the day that you prefer to write? 

I love writing in the middle of the night, when it is quiet and peaceful (and no sun to blind me). That's why when I was working night shifts when it was quiet I got so much writing done.


Have you always wanted to be a writer? If not, what did you want to be?

Honestly, my career path has always chopped and changed. First I wanted to be a teacher. Then I didn’t know, then I wanted to be a youtuber/streamer. I have been so back and forth. I never actually thought I would be a writer, I actually have my mum to thank. She was the one who encouraged me to send it to publishers.


According to you, at what point can you start calling yourself a writer or an author? 

Honestly it's all about personal feelings. I say that author relates to anyone who has had a book published. Anyone can be a writer, because the term writer isn’t limited to books, whether it's scripts for a screenplay/TV show/Movie. Writing news articles etc. Writer is the broader spectrum of the term. Author is the designated term. But that is just my opinion.


Do you simply open a blank page and begin writing? Or do you plan everything ahead?

Well with Oni - Rise of shadow it was a case of opening a blank page and starting writing, but for the sequel as well as certain other projects (very hush hush) I have really sat down and planned them out. My desk has about several notepads worth of notes!


When writing, do you listen to music or watch tv shows? Or do you fully focus on your writing?

It honestly depends on my mood, if I feel I need to sit down and properly focus I will sit there in silence writing away. But most of the time I will stick to either some music or Youtube. I like the background noise and it's nice to be able to take a break every now and again. I still remember watching GameGrumps playing Sonic Adventure DX in the background writing Oni. 


What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Well I do love a good nap! But honestly it would be a mix of working, reading, playing video games with friends or just chilling with family watching some bad TV.


Writing takes a lot of time, did you ever have to give up on anything to become an author? 

Not really, I made it fit into my schedule. If I could give up work and focus on writing full time I would do that in a heartbeat. But unfortunately I have bills to pay haha.


Do you often get a writer’s block? If yes, what is your secret to get out of it?

Finding something mind numbing to do sometimes helps. Read a college textbook or do something that you find boring. Do it for long enough and it sort of resets your brain. Failing that, I tend to play some video games for a bit. The stories crafted in them tend to spark something that gets me going again. 


You mentioned your favorite author being Stephen King, what do you love about his writing the most?

It is hard to pick one, I would say that it is the shock factor and the sense of disturbia that any horror writer would hope to achieve, he gives it. There are certain themes and moments in his books that could be considered Taboo, especially in this day and age. It is why I love it, because it has that shock factor that will forever be stuck in your head.


Do you ever have those days where you don’t feel like writing?

Some days yes, I will open it up and look at it and just not feel up to it. It is rare, but it still happens. When it does I just take the time for myself.


What is the best part of writing for you? What is the worst part?

The best part is envisioning the story as you go along, as if it is playing like a movie inside your head. The worst part (that I experienced recently) is when you finish the story, then after going through it making sure you are happy with it, end up taking half of it out.


Do you aspire to be a famous author?

I don’t care if I get famous or not, although it would be nice. I would just like to reach a point where I could live comfortably off my work.


Do you have a favorite quote that you would like to share? 

"To me, Writing is Fun. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, as long as you can tell a story." - Stan Lee


Is there anything that you would like to add or share in this interview?

Not particularly, so have a picture of a panda:



I hope you enjoyed reading C. L. Rue's answers as much as I did. He's pretty hilarious with a great personality. I would love for you to check out his latest novel and support him in any way that you can. 

You can always click the link below to purchase Oni - Rise of Shadow. 

Oni - Rise of Shadow

You can also follow him on twitter for more updates on his upcoming sequel. 

Twitter



~ Thank you for reading & happy blogging ~


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Social Anxiety - Journal Writing Prompts

Hey readers,

How you doin? I am so excited because I have a lot of things planned for this blog and I can't wait to share all the of those posts with you. I have interviews coming up, book reviews, collaborations, and so much more. 

Today, let's talk about being social. We are always surrounded by people. Sometimes it is our family and friends but sometimes it can also be your colleagues, classmates or people you know but are not very close to. Why is it that we meet some people and suddenly feel so comfortable with them whereas, we have difficulty expressing ourselves to people we have known our whole life?  Isn't that weird?  I guess it all depends on how they make you feel, how people treat you and how do you reciprocate to that. 

Social anxiety is such a delicate subject and it is even harder to talk about when you have difficulty expressing yourself. I have never really written anything personal on here except for my last post. A lot of you were able to relate and share your experience and I hope that this post helps you just as well. Today, I am reviewing a digital journal written by the lovely, Kate. 

Kate is a blogger at Love My Anxious Brain . She writes about social anxiety, mental health and review books. I am so glad that I have come across her blog and found this gem. If you have social anxiety and love writing in journals, this is for you. 




What I loved the Most

I can't begin to tell you how this journal has been so helpful to me. The best part being, it is a digital journal so you do not have to print anything (unless you want to). I must say that I appreciate Kate for using such warm colors for the journal as well as the illustrations. You can see an example, above, I love that picture, I think it represents the contents well. The journal has various colors, but it is simply beautiful. 


How it has helped me.

I don't really want to go in details because if you decide to purchase the journal, I don't want to spoil anything. But, there are are 31 great prompts to help you work on your social anxiety triggers. It really makes you feel good because you aren't just writing on a page, you are doing exercises that helps you mentally. Also, Kate has activities that will make you socialize with your friends and doing fun things. You might even re-connect with an old friend and interact with people more. A simple message can change everything. 

The step by step process in this guide is amazing. Kate has written prompts that will make you think about yourself, about your past and future. She makes you reflect deeply and I love that it doesn't end there. Once the 31 prompts are over, you can keep still work on each of them every single day until you need it. Kate also has a blog which has great articles about mental health that you can read and get inspired from. 


My Review on the Journal 

This journal was beyond my expectations. I did not expect to learn so much about myself in such little time. These prompts were not only helpful but also very interesting. I have been writing in this journal every single day and it has helped me seeing things from another perspective. I love that it was not repetitive. Every day, there was a new prompt that challenged me to work on myself. This journal made me realize that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am so grateful to Kate for sharing her story and helping us share ours. Definitely recommend to anyone struggling with social anxiety. 


If you would like to purchase this journal, head over to her blog. Love My Anxious Brain You can also show some love by leaving a comment on her latest blog post. Kate has a lot of great posts about mental health which are definitely worth reading. 


Social anxiety can be treated, you simply have to accept that it is a part of your life and work on it, until it isn't. 


~ Thank you for reading & happy blogging ~










Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Lost Girl Who's Living in Her Own World

Hey readers,

How you doin? I have been feeling all types of ways lately and I am pretty sure I am not the only one. I have read other blogs, I have talked to people, to friends & family and everyone seems to be "just fine". We are living our lives, we are doing our things but are we reaching closer to our goals? I think that we all want to be more than just fine. We want to achieve our goals and our dreams. 

Photo by trail on Unsplash



If you are someone who wakes up every day following the same routine, you might feel like you are just stuck somewhere, doing the same things over and over again and not getting anywhere. This is how I feel at the moment. But, I know that if you look back at the end of the year, you'll realize that you weren't really stuck. You are just progressing at a slow rate. 

I have recently just gotten a new job where I am able to work from home. As an introvert, I love the fact that I don't have to go outside to socialize with my coworkers or anything. The job is better done from a work from home environment. Every day, I follow the same routine so even though I love the job, it is getting repetitive and I am feeling stuck again. But, then I realize how I did not have this job three weeks ago and that has changed my life for the better. I now have a job where I feel comfortable for the moment and I am very grateful. 

To be honest, I have plans for the future, but I am currently lost as to what I want to do. I am in the whole "trying to figure myself out" zone. But who knows for how long that phase is going to stay with me. This is the part where you ask yourself a lot of questions and have no answers to any of them. You simply go with the flow because you don't really have a choice. 

I always get very anxious when I think about the future. We think that the future is very far far away but it is not. In fact, we have to start planning now for a bright future. If you are like me and haven't figure things out yet, this idea of planning might just scare you as we do not have any plans. 

It is probably normal to stress about your future, but I don't think it is normal to wake up every single day with anxiety thoughts about your future. Every time I log on social media and I see friends achieving their goals, I get super excited for them but I get equally stressed because the thought of not being able to achieve my goals scares me. 


The worst part is feeling like you are alone in all of this. We think that everyone knows what they're doing and we are the only one left behind, not knowing anything about our own lives. That might be false, people around you are probably also figuring themselves out but we are so preoccupied we our own problems that we don't see their problems. 

To anyone who is reading this and feeling the same way, I hope you know that you are not alone. It is totally normal to feel anxious or to feel left behind at times. If you are still unsure of what you want to do with your life, that is okay. There is no deadline. You can achieve your dreams at any point in your life. 

I might be smiling, I might be active on social media, I might be posting every single day on insta/twitter but my inner self is screaming and I might just feel like I am about to explode at any moment. 

I am writing this as a reminder to myself and to you, that it is okay to be lost at times. Hopefully, we'll find the way to our dreams one day. 

PS: I know that the best possible way to avoid anxiety about the future is to actually write down goals and work on them at your own pace. But, I have a bad habit of avoiding my problems and distracting my thoughts by watching TV shows (mostly comedy and thriller) or movies. That does help for some time but eventually, I will have to face my problems. But just in case, if you want to forget your problems for some time, I recommend watching Friends, The Office or Parks & Recreation. 



QOTD: Did you ever feel lost or felt left behind at some point in your life? If yes, were you able to figure yourself out afterwards? Let me know in the comments! 

~Thank you for reading & happy blogging ~ 






Monday, July 26, 2021

5 Ways To Increase Your Following on Instagram

Hey readers,

How are you doing? It's been a while! I came back with some tips and tricks on how to increase your following on Instagram. Now, I am not talking about simply increasing your following just to be "famous", I am talking more to your advantage in your field. As a blogger, I want to engage with more bloggers and so, I don't want to follow or be followed by just anyone but rather a blogger who I can connect with. I have used these tips to gain a loyal following and it works so you should try it as well.






Be Consistent 

We all try so hard to be consistent with our social media, but sometimes life gets in the way and we don't have the time to create a new post or engage with our followers. If you are really busy, I'd suggest to simply take 5-10 minutes to post a quick story or comment on other posts. If you don't post anything for 2-3 months, chances are you might lose some of your following. 

Collaborate with Bloggers

I find that collaborations are very advantageous, not only for your blog but to increase your Instagram following. Let's say you collaborate with someone who has a different type of following than yours, your post might attract them and that will certainly increase your engagement. The blogging community is huge and you will always discover new bloggers through collaborations. I'd suggest, whenever you have time and the opportunity, collaborate with bloggers as much as you can. 

Hashtag Following

Instagram lets you follow hashtags and I love that because it allows me to discover new bloggers. I am from Montreal and I follow #montrealbloggers which helps me discovering bloggers in my area and I love connecting with them. This is great if you often collaborate with bloggers in your surrounding. 

Follow People in your Niche

As a blogger, I love following other bloggers and the more you engage with them, the more you meet new people and follow them and you might get a follow back from other bloggers as well. It is important to support each other as we all have one main goal (to bring followers to our blog). 

Challenge Yourself

I have made this new rule for myself where I try to like and comment on at least 10 posts per day and engage with people. If I am too busy, I'll try to take time to post on my story whenever I can to stay active on Instagram. I am also planning on making new challenges to stay consistent on Instagram and on my blog.


Sometimes we have a lot of ideas in our head, but we find it hard to put them in words and to create a post all together. Other times, we simply lack time and energy to sit down and write it all out. When we do find time to write, we hope that our post reaches an audience who understands us and care to read the post and share their thoughts. Let's support each other, we are in this together.




~Thank you for reading and happy blogging ~




Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Golden Bloggerz Award


Hey readers,

It's been a while, how are you? I am super excited to be nominated for The Golden Bloggerz Award by the amazing blogger HeadphonesThoughts. Thank you so much for the nomination, I feel very honored. Please check out her blog as she shares her thoughts on life and also shares inspiring and beautiful quotes. I apologize for taking forever to post this, I had a busy month and exam stress took over me. I am glad to finally be able to share this with you guys! 

Also, I would like to thank the creator of this award, Chris Kosto, for being such a inspiring blogger and encouraging other bloggers as well. Thank you! 
Here's a link to their website. The Original Creator Of The Golden Bloggerz Award

Before we begin, let's just go quickly over the rules in respect to the creator of this award.
1. Place the award logo on your blog
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tag whom ever nominated you and place a link of their website.
4. Mention the awards creator and add a link to that too.
5. Tell your audience 3 things about you.
6. Answer your nominator's questions
7. Nominate 10-20 people who deserves this award.
8. Let the nominees know by commenting/messaging on their social media
9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions that you want.
10. Share 2-3 links to your best posts.






Three things about me
  • My absolute favorite show is Friends (If you follow me on insta you know this already) 
  • I like watching Korean dramas (if you have suggestions for me, leave them in the comments)
  • I don't like watching movies or youtube videos on my phone (unless I don't have a choice, I prefer using my laptop for that)


My Answers to HeadphonesThoughts Questions 

What celebrity would you like to play you in a movie? 

Haha, that's an interesting question. I think I'm gonna go with Sandra Bullock. She has a great personality and is down to earth. I like watching her take on different roles and it would be hilarious to watch her play me in any movie. 

If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

This is actually a very hard question. I guess somewhere in northern Europe? I don't know the exact location but I have heard and read great things. Not only the places looks beautiful and peaceful but the people seems to be friendly and amazing. There are some places that really seem magical (from pictures I have seen) and I just love that it looks super interesting. 

One interesting fact about you? 

Oh boy, I don't know if this is interesting but when I was little, I thought there was a 32 in the calendar ( I don't know why). I just remember looking for a 32 in the calendar (how smart was I?!) 


My 3 Best Blogs Posts

I'm just going to share three random blog posts that I love here. Hopefully you enjoy these too! 

Personal Touch

The Blogging Formula

Reacting to My Younger Self


My Nominees  (I tagged them with their insta handles so you can follow them as well)

@rdsampson_25
@leahdiana05
@cyansfeed
@aspiringblog
@thesocialblondeblog
@thewoodlandwallflower
@studentinmypocket
@just_keep_smiling_blogs
@pujagupta350
@lifebeginsattwenty
@skinnedcartree
@shybiker 
@chrisscribe_
@lifeseasonblog
@nameewrites
@ruesdailyblog
@blogwithshreya
@aliceinsheff
@adventuresofelle_
@kate_rebecca_x



My Questions for The Nominees

If money wasn't an issue, what would you be doing right now? 

What is something that even if it was free, you wouldn't eat it? 

If you could live as a celebrity for one day, who would it be? 

What's the most hilarious thing that has happened to you? 

What's a word that is perfectly normal when written but sound weird when you have to say it? 


Once again, I'd like to thank HeadphonesThoughts for nominating me, it is truly an honor, please check out her blog. Also, good luck to all the nominees, I hope you get to accept the award. I can't wait to read your answers. Do tag me in your posts, blogs so that I can see your answers.



Thank you for reading & happy blogging! 





Monday, April 12, 2021

Meet the Travel Blogger and Youtuber - Tharsh

Hey readers, 

Welcome back to The Daily Sunlight Interview Series!

I know we all miss traveling and wish that we could leave everything right now and just go on a nice vacation. Let's hope that we can do that soon. In the meantime, we can only imagine ourselves doing that. Or, if you are really hopeful, you can actually start planning your travels. Tharsh is a blogger and a Youtuber who shares his travel experiences and has great tips for you as well. If you need ideas of where to travel next, do check out his YouTube channel and his blog: The Journal of An Explorer. 
Oh, and here's a fun fact: Tharsh has visited 27 countries, how amazing is that? 






To start off this interview, tell us a little about yourself.

Hi, my name is Tharsh and I’m 25 years old. I am ethnically Eelam Tamil, but was born in London, and I continue to live there to this day. I started travelling when I was in university. In my second year I finished my exams a week before all my mates, so I decided to take a mini trip through Europe by myself and I immediately caught the travelling bug and have been travelling whenever I can to this day. I’ve been to 27 countries so far, and my aim is to go to at least 100 countries so that I can say that I’ve been to half the countries in the world. 


What is one thing you always bring with you while traveling?

Call me a millennial, but I always take my camera with me. By no means am I a professional photographer, but I’ve always enjoyed taking scenic photos of all the places I’ve visited, and I would love to create some kind of scrapbook one day. 


Do you have any stories that you would like to share about any of your experiences while traveling?

I went to Switzerland a few years ago by myself, and as a part of my trip, I took a day trip into Chamonix, which is a mountain town in the Alps. It’s also the closest town to the Mont Blanc, there’s a cable car that takes you right into the heart of the Alps. Whilst on this day trip, I made friends with a traveler from Australia, and it was just so great getting to know him, and we still keep in touch even though I haven’t seen him since that day. This experience really showed me that there is no harm in talking to new people and that there are lovely people all around the world. 


Do you think that the pandemic will conflict with your future traveling plans? Do you think it is going to be more difficult for you to travel in the future with Covid-19?

Initially I was hoping the pandemic would be over in a few months, but the fact that it has dragged on for so long and has caused devastation across the world has meant that travelling seems like a very foreign concept at the moment. I’m secretly hoping I may be able to fly away towards the end of this year, but the way things are going I won't be surprised if I’m not able to fly abroad until 2022. It is frustrating as I’m in my mid 20s, and this is probably the best time of my life for me to be travelling, however in the grand scheme of things people have lost so much in this pandemic and therefore I can’t really complain about not being able to travel. 


You have a great selection of postcard collection, when did you first start collecting them?

Thank you! I think around 2015? I’ve always wanted to buy some kind of souvenir on every trip i go - but there’s a limit to how many key rings you can have! So I decided to collect postcards, they're usually very cheap and you can find them all over the world! 


What is something interesting you have learned that stays with you?

I think not judge people based on what other people have said. Before I went to Barbados, my family told me to be very careful (according to them people from the Caribbean aren’t trustworthy) - however this couldn’t have been further from truth, everyone I met on my trip was lovely and was always willing to help out. 


Your Instagram is filled with beautiful photos. I see a balance of both mountains & beaches. Do you think you are more of a mountain or a beach type of person? Why?

I’m definitely a mountain person, they’re just so beautiful and majestic. Honestly one of the wonders of nature, and being a bit of a geography geek, I just love them and would 100% always visit a mountain over a beach. Beaches can be relaxing, but they’re quite similar wherever you can go and usually get bored very easily. 



After reading your blog, I can see that Iceland has a piece of your heart and you wish to return there to see the northern lights, have you ever visited a country more than once?

Yes! Being of Tamil ethnicity, means that I have family all over the world, as a result I think I’ve visited France at least 15 times? Also been to Canada a few times, and the same with other countries in Europe. 


Have you had any bad experiences while traveling?

No, not really.. I’ve been quite lucky to be honest! The worst that’s ever happened to me is that I lost my driving license whilst clubbing in Barcelona and almost lost my phone on the way to the airport in Barbados - but other than that it's all been fairly good experiences so far! 





Do you always plan out everything beforehand or do you sometimes let life surprise you?

I like to plan everything in advance, it’s often cheaper (as you can book things in advance) and also a more efficient use of time! On occasions where i haven’t really planned anything, I often find I waste a lot of time working on what to do, and then whatever I do tends to not be that great. 


Where do you plan to travel next?

So last year I turned 25 and my sister turned 21 in the same month, we were planning to go on a family holiday to Dubai to celebrate the occasion, however Covid laid waste to those plans. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we might be able to go this year!


What’s one travel tip you’d recommend highly to anyone planning their next trip given the current situation of Covid-19

I haven’t really been travelling during Covid, so I don’t know if I can really offer any insightful advice. But one thing I would recommend is that people be flexible; Covid-19 is an ever-moving threat, and situations can change quite dramatically. I highly recommend booking tickets/hotels that come with free cancellations or amendments, it will save a lot of hassle! 


Is there anything you would like to add or share in this interview?

I would love it if your readers could check out my YouTube channel! Unfortunately, most of my content is UK based due to the pandemic, but I’m hoping I'll be able to make some international content soon!


Thank you so much, Tharsh, for taking the time to answer my questions and let our readers know you in a more personal level. I hope that once it is safe out there, you can get back to your traveling journey. I loved reading your blog posts and hopefully we will get to read more posts in the near future. I am also very excited to see more of your YouTube videos. Stay safe! 

Readers, if you haven't seen his latest video, you can check it out by clicking the link below: 
Exploring Surrey | Frensham Pond


Here are Tharsh's social media links, do show some love!

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEuf-PFF9OBiw9_n6snzCA
Blog: https://thejournalofanexplorer.home.blog/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejournalofanexplorer/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tharshbala



Readers, where have you traveled last and where are you planning on traveling next when you feel safe? Let me know in the comments! 


~Thank you so much for reading & happy blogging ~ 




Monday, April 5, 2021

How I Plan & Organize my Instagram for my Blog

Hey readers, 

I have seen a lot of people trying to make their Instagram feed look perfect and I must say, some people manage to do that very well. I can't tell you how many insta pages I have come across that are so aesthetically pleasing that I just couldn't help to wonder how much time and effort they put into it. 

I have just recently started to care about the aesthetic of my page because my main focus is to promote my blog and as we all know, aesthetic is everything. Your readers will be attracted by your photos before even deciding whether they're interested in reading your post. 

The real question here is: how to have a stunning Instagram feed without going crazy? Well, there is no secret here. You simply need a good organization. 






Before getting into the apps, I just want to show you guys something that I do to make sure I read the blogs shared by others. If you are a blogger, you know that most people will promote their newest post on insta and sometimes there is a lot of new posts so I make sure to save it. I have categorize my saves so it makes it easier for me to stay up to date with my blog reading. 







PREVIEW APP

I absolutely love the Preview app to organize my feed. It is basically like a digital planner for your Instagram. I love the fact that you can rearrange your photos. You can also edit your photos, write your entire caption and add your hashtags. 

Preview is constantly upgrading and adding new ideas for you to get creative with your insta posts. There is so much you can do with this app. It is an all in one kind of app which I love the most.

 






LATER APP

I love to see my scheduled posts for an entire month. If you are visual like me, this app is for you. I also love the fact that you can schedule for other social media as well. Having everything all in one place is so efficient. 

I heard a lot of people are using this and it is mostly good reviews so I highly recommended. You got nothing to lose anyways, right? 





LINKTR.EE

A great way to organize all your links into one. As a blogger, you might be sharing your content all over social media and the followers you have on insta might not all be the ones you have on twitter. Therefore, it is important to share all your links here so that people can connect with you. 







Which app do you prefer to schedule your Instagram, Preview or Later? 


~Thank you so much for reading & happy blogging ~ 


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Having a Pen Name, Good or Bad?

Hey readers,

For those of you who aren't familiar with this term, a pen name is a name used by a writer instead of their real name (like a pseudonym). A popular example is J.K. Rowling. Before I started my blog, I have seen quite a few bloggers using a pen name and I thought it was a good idea and I got one for myself. 

Some people think that having a pen name is bad or simply pointless. I think it is more of a personal choice. I can understand why one would choose to use a pen name and why someone else would not. It doesn't really matter as long as you are happy with your choice.

You might know me as "ThatUnknownBlogger" or as "Inna" (which isn't my real name). I prefer using a pen name because I rather not reveal who's behind this blog for the moment. Being an introvert, this blog is basically like my personal journal. Besides, I am simply a blogger who writes for herself, there is nothing for me to worry about for now. 

There is no specific reason why it is good or bad. If you do use one, you must have your own reasons, right? Some people use it to hide their identity. Others believe it to be "cool" or unique, something that people remember you by. Again, as long as you are happy with it. So, if you want to get a pen name, go ahead! 

Do you have a pen name? Did you ever think about getting one? 
I always love when people tell the story of how they got their pen name so if you do have one, let me know how you came up with that in the comment! 

Also, I was finally able to make a signature for my blog and I am super happy with it! If you want to make one for your blog, comment below or message me, I'll be glad to help!

~Thank you for reading & happy blogging~