What I Didn't Know About Blogging Part Five

Friday, 28 April 2017

How does one make friends online? Can one make friends online? Are people mean? Are people inclusive?

The answers are: see this blog post, if you're willing to put in the effort, sometimes, and sometimes.

I can't believe I forgot about this series, but I saw this post in my drafts, and now I think it's time I finally finish it + email everyone who wanted to do a guest post to see if they're still up for it! (Maybe fill out the form again even if you already did because it's been so long??)

Anyway, let's get down to business.

How does one make friends online?

Honestly, there is no right answer. There are so many ways you can make friends online that I don't think I could cover them all in this post. However, here are some ways to make friends online;
  • Get a Twitter account, and join in on book community chats such as:
    • #BHPChat
    • #BBTC (Shout out to the amazing Brittany who runs this chat, and is super nice if you ever need a friend. I'm also there occasionally whenever I can!!)
    • #FairyChat 
    • #OwlChat
    • #RQWN (I've met a lot of people during these chats!)
  • Follow, read, and comment on other new and up-and-coming blogs.
  • Join Bookstagram, and compliment people on their photos.
  • Be open to talking to new people online in general!
  • Interact with people in the comments section of your blog.
  • Read, and write fanfic, and connect with your readers/the authors of the fanfic you like.
  • Join Tumblr, and get sucked into a world full of fan art, fanfic, fandoms, etc.
  • Join fandoms (do not recommend this as much because some fandoms are full of awful people who are toxic, and whom you shouldn't be friends with).
Can you make friends online?/Do those suggestions above really work?


Yes! I've met so many people online who I would consider to be my friends, and we have amazing conversations. So yes, you can absolutely make friends online.

And yes, I can tell you those tips above do really work. (Obviously they will not work for everyone, but I do believe they will work for the majority.)

Are people mean?

Some people, yes. After all, the internet is filled with trolls.

However, most people are super nice, and I'm always here if you ever want to be friends. :)

Are people inclusive?

For sure! If you join one of the book chats, everyone comments on everyone's tweets, and you'll be welcomed regardless of how many people you've previously befriended.

I hope this helps in some way, shape, or form. I'm just happy this series is getting revived on my blog because apparently I started writing this post in October 2015, and now it's April 2017.

(Also, if any other bloggers want to do a guest post about this, fill out this handy form please: http://goo.gl/forms/ukHU6cfggI)

ACOWAR Inspired Makeup Tutorial

I've been in the biggest blogging slump for the past few months, but I'm back now with a new book inspired makeup tutorial because ACOWAR comes out this Tuesday. 

So this is the cover of A Court of Wings and Ruin. 



It's so beautiful I could cry. That's why I wanted it on my face. Enjoy!

What you'll need is whatever basic skin perfecting things you use (so like foundation, concealer, etc.), eyeshadow (I used shades from the Naked palette by Urban Decay, and the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye palette for this look), a nude-ish blush, highlighter, and a terracotta nude liquid lipstick (I used Lolita from Kat Von D/my fav liquid lippie).

Step One:
Prep your skin for the fun part by using foundation, concealer, etc. 


Step Two:
Put an eyeshadow primer on because we want this to last all day while we binge read all 696 pages of ACOWAR. 



Step Three:
Put a translation colour that works for your skin tone in your crease, and blend. 



Step Four:
Put a mix of dark green, and black in your crease + outer corner, and blend. 


Step Five:
Take a cream shadow, and place it all over your lid.


Step Six:
Put gold eyeshadow all over your lid, and blend it into the dark green on the outer corner. 


Step Seven: 
Put grey eyeshadow on your lower lash-line, and charcoal eyeliner on your waterline to match Feyre's grey dress. Also put some of that cream eyeshadow on your brow-bone to clean everything up a bit, and a light gold shade in the inner corner to lighten things up. 


Step Eight:
My favourite part: EYELINER!! You want a nice cat eye with a bold wing just like the Illyrian soldiers. 


Step Nine:
The easiest step: Mascara. Apply generous coats until you're satisfied with the volume and length. 



Step Ten:
Repeat steps 2-9 on the other eye.

Ta-da! The eyes are done. 



Step Eleven:
Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. 

Step Twelve:
Highlight your cheek bones, tip of your nose, and your Cupid's bow until your glow is so blinding, it could blind (spoiler for ACOMAF) Tam the Tool. 


Step Thirteen:
Apply your liquid lipstick to your lips because you want it to be long lasting, and not come off when you're eating those snacks while reading ACOWAR. 


Now you're done!! Time for the obligatory final look shots!



I hope you enjoyed this makeup look, and maybe actually try it. (Sorry that my instructions suck. It's hard to describe what I'm doing in words.) Also how cute is my penguin sweater? It's from Forever 21 in case you were wondering. 

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