July Highlights // 2k followers! + fav blog posts

Hey everyone!

I generally don’t do monthly highlights or wrap-ups. Wrap-ups used to be my thing for a while but I stopped doing them about 2 years ago because I simply didn’t feel like doing them anymore. But this month I really felt like bringing it back and even did advance prep for it!

Will this become a regular feature on the blog? I don’t know. It depends on if I feel like doing it every month. But for now, I’m excited to share some things. Let’s get to it!

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Reading Updates

I read 14 books in July!!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I posted yesterday saying I read 13 books. But I had missed one book.

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon was the only 5 star book but I also did really like Seeing Like A Feminist by Niveditha Menon (review to come.. sometime) and The Marriage Game by Sara Desai as well.

If you want to know more about my 2020 reads, you can checkout this spreadsheet where I track my reading, mark tags related to the book, and write small notes about the books.

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Blogging Highlights

I reached 2k followers last month!!!! I want to do a Q&A soon to celebrate. If you have any questions that you’d like me to answer, please fill this form!

I also changed the blog’s theme and I’m REALLY LOVING IT. It looks so good. It’ll definitely take a while for me to get used to because I had the old theme for a very long time but it’s a good change.

Top posts (that went up in July):

how to support bloggers // a guide for all non-blogger friends

I’m really surprised (& pleased!!!) that this post was the most popular one because 1. it went up quite late in the month and 2. I simply did not expect this to get as much traction.

But once it went up, it got a ton of views and comments. I am happy about the comments but it’s also sad that so many bloggers related to what I said in the post. The post was also shared several times on Twitter, which was awesome!

the folklore book tag

The other top post was the folklore book tag!! This was very fun to do and I’m glad about how it turned out. Really happy about this one. If you haven’t heard the folklore album yet, GO LISTEN TO IT RIGHT NOW.

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Blogosphere highlights

This section is where I’ll be sharing some posts & other things by other bloggers that I enjoyed this month!

I want to keep this section short but choosing what to share is a STRUGGLE.

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Any Other Highlights

This section is for sharing anything from other platforms (IG, Twitter, YT) or whatever else on the internet.

I can already tell this section will always be a struggle as well. Way too many things happen in the span of a month.

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July Goals

I don’t really keep specific goals each month but I do vaguely have a couple things in mind that I’d like to do. If this post series goes on regularly, I can probably make monthly goals a habit.

When July began, I had the following goals in mind:

  • Finish!! reading Room by Emma Donoghue. ✅ I finally stopped procrastinating and read it last weekend.
  • Buddy read Seeing Like a Feminist by Niveditha Menon with Pinki @ books & art journal ✅ This book was really good!
  • Finish 3 prompts for 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge ❌ I did two.
  • Work harder on @bujobeauties account ✅❌ I did do better but not as much as I would have liked.
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August Goals

  • Do/plan an extra event for @bujobeauties.
  • Make a spreadsheet for the Kdramas that I’ve seen. Until now I’ve been keeping track on a notes app but a spreadsheet will be better.
  • Finish 3 prompts for 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge.
  • Buddy read Coming Out as a Dalit by Yashica Dutt with Pinki @ books & art journal.
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This post was supposed to be short but I had a ton of stuff to share, apparently. I’m actually already looking forward to doing this next month!

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How was your July? Have you heard the folklore album yet? Are you participating in any challenges this month? Also, what do you think of this blog’s new theme?

28 thoughts on “July Highlights // 2k followers! + fav blog posts”

  1. Congrats on the 2000 followers milestone! That’s truly amazing indeed! Well done. I have been away myself for quite a while due to some health issues and loads of other things (none of them good unfortunately), but I’m back at least for a while, so looking forward to seeing some new posts! 😊

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  2. You had a great month! well done you. I LOVE the new theme by the way and I also listen to Folklore constantly:) It makes for a fantastic writing soundtrack don’t you think?

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  3. Ah Sumedha I’m late IM SORRY. But thank you so so much for mentioning me, you’re too kind and I LOVE YOU. Ah 14 books is AMAZING. You did really well with your goals and I know August will be super great ❤

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  4. So late at this, but AHH CONGRATULATIONS on the followers, this is amazing, so happy for you and so well deserved ❤ I also love your new design, it looks so pretty! 😀
    I'm amazed that you've read 14 books (how! teach me your tricks ahah). I'm eager to read the boyfriend project though, it sounds like a fun read!
    Happy reading and have a beautiful month ❤

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