Bloggin’ Recap: In With the New

Posted August 3, 2014 in Uncategorized / 11 Comments


It’s Sunday, the beginning of a new week so that means it’s time for a Bloggin’ Recap. A feature inspired by A Bookish Heart. Every Sunday I’ll get the chance to tell you what’s going on in my life, what I’ve posted for the week, what to expect in the upcoming week and posts I enjoyed from other bloggers.

In Real Life

If you don’t know already– I’m back. In my head I picture my arrival causing a stir like Voldemort’s in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  You know the moment I’m talking about– when Cornelius Fudge enters the Ministry of Magic at the very end of the epic battle between Dumbledore and Voldemort (typical) and Fudge says “He’s back!” while everyone around him is thinking “Duh.” So if someone could leave “She’s back!” in the comments it would really make my little nerdy heart smile.

Even though I’ve been training in the library all summer my first ‘official’ day is tomorrow. I’m a little nervous as it’s walkthrough week which means this is the time where students come and get everything they need for school– I.D. cards, textbooks, schedule etc. So that means chaos for us library folk as it’s a whole lot of kids and textbooks we’re dealing with in a short amount of time. But I’ll survive, I may have to make multiple trips to Starbucks in one day, but that still qualifies as surviving.

For those of you that didn’t know I bought my first ever car! Meet Belle:

Isn’t she a beauty?

She’s a ’95 Camry and for how old she is, she’s in great condition! So new job, new car– I felt it was only appropriate to incorporate some new features for the blog. As I explained in my post on Friday, I will be introducing three new series over the course of my blog: Let’s Pretend I’m a Publisher: My Guide to Good to Good Book Material, How Not to Fizzle Out of Blogging and Fictional World Vacation Packages. Let’s Pretend I’m a Publisher is going to cover a wide variety of elements pertaining to the making of a book, for example: what makes a great cover, how to create an exciting blurb for the back of your book, on creating a pseudonym and much more! For this feature I really want to create a graphic that includes me in a top hat, glasses and twirling a thin black mustache– which is strange because I’m pretty sure the average publisher doesn’t wear top hats or twirl thin black mustaches.

Now, How Not to Fizzle Out of Blogging is going to be a collection of the tips I’ve researched on blogging organization and techniques. I plan to have guests contribute to this feature as well so if you’re interested please let me know. Fictional World Vacation Packages will be in the form of a brochure (think of my Literary Nonsense magazine) and will cover many fictional worlds including: Panem, Middle Earth, Hogwarts etc. This one will be pure fun and silliness– two things deeply encouraged here at The Day Dreamer and Candy Eater.

I’m also making a change to the Spread the Word feature and renaming it Scanning the Skies. It will still be a feature designed to highlight bloggers but instead of just talking about them I plan to assign them a super hero (or super villain) persona! This will be featuring the second Saturday of every month (which means this Saturday).

Lastly, I have created a game called Novel Scramble. It’s where I take literary pieces and characters and hide them throughout four reviews. You have to find them, decipher them and then put them together to create the final answer. If you would like to see an example check out this post. The first person to submit the right answer wins a prize, this month it’s a $15 Amazon gift card. I’ll be posting all the official stuff on Monday. I’m particularly excited about this game because it was inspired by one of my favorite literary role models: Nancy Drew. I’m excited to be back, there’s nothing like sharing your passion with people who understand!


On the Blog


Upcoming Posts

  • The Low Down on Novel Scramble
  • Book Art: Cool or Offensive?
  • The Self Doubt That Comes With Writing Reviews
  • Scanning the Skies


From Around the Blogosphere


How was your week?

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11 responses to “Bloggin’ Recap: In With the New

  1. Lindsey! It’s so great to see you back blogging! I’m back too! I want to follow you on here but I don’t exactly know how to with my WordPress account, so I’m just going to follow via email! Great to see you 😀 And congrats on the job & car!
    ~ Lauren

    • Lauren! I’m so excited you’re back! You were most definitely missing around the blogoshpere. It’s going to be so much catching up, looking forward to your fantastic posts! 🙂

  2. I’m so excited that you’re back! 😀 You have the most fun, creative posts and I love reading them! Your new features sound like they’re going to be great!

  3. New job, new car. This is exciting stuff! I imagine buying your first car must be an amazing feeling. Loving it.


    Thanks for the link up and good luck with your first day. 🙂

    • This sounds cheesy but I’ve never felt so free, so independent. Having my own car has changed my life haha! Thank you Becky, I can always count on you, now I can rest easy! 😉