The Pond Gets Loud: 10 Book Bloggers Share Their Experiences of Balancing Blogging and Life – Part V

Bao the round corgi, barking loudly. Text underneath says: The Pond gets LOUD; 8 book bloggers share how they balance blogging and life, part five

Hello my friends! ✨ Welcome to the last post of the current series, The Pond Gets Loud: Balancing Book Blogging and Life.

When I first set out in organising this collaboration, my aim was to provide book bloggers with the opportunity to share their experiences of being a book blogger and share their average week of being a book blogger in order to raise awareness of the incredible work that they do. Read More »

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The Pond Gets Loud: 8 Book Bloggers Share Their Experiences of Balancing Blogging and Life – Part IV

Bao the round corgi, barking loudly. Text underneath says: The Pond gets LOUD; 8 book bloggers share how they balance blogging and life, part four

Hello friends! And welcome back to The Pond Gets Loud – a ongoing feature where book bloggers share their experiences. The aim of this series is to provide book bloggers an opportunity to share and be more open with their experiences about balancing book blogging and life.

Today is the fourth, and second to last, post of the current The Pond Gets Loud series that celebrates and raises awareness of the incredible work that book bloggers do by sharing their candid stories of what the average week of being a book blogger looks like. Read More »

The Pond Gets Loud: 8 Book Bloggers Share Their Experiences of Balancing Blogging and Life – Part III

Bao the round corgi, barking loudly. Text underneath says: The Pond gets LOUD; 8 book bloggers share how they balance blogging and life, part three

Friends, warmest of welcome backs to The Pond Gets Loud – a ongoing feature where book bloggers share their experiences. The aim of this series is to provide book bloggers – including Booktubers, Bookstagrammers, and so on – an opportunity to share and be more open with their experiences.

Today is the third post of the current The Pond Gets Loud series that celebrates and raises awareness of the incredible work that book bloggers do by sharing their candid stories of what the average week of being a book blogger looks like. Read More »

The Pond Gets Loud: 8 Book Bloggers Share Their Experiences of Balancing Blogging and Life – Part II

Bao the round corgi, barking loudly. Text underneath says: The Pond gets LOUD; 8 book bloggers share how they balance blogging and life, part two

Happy Monday friends! ✨

Welcome back to The Pond Gets Loud – a ongoing feature where book bloggers share their experiences. The aim of this series is to provide book bloggers – including Booktubers, Bookstagrammers, and so on – an opportunity to share and be more open with their experiences.

The current The Pond Gets Loud series hopes to shine a light on the incredible work that book bloggers do and the amount of work they do by sharing their honest accounts of what the average week of being a book blogger looks like. Read More »

The Pond Gets Loud: 8 Book Bloggers Share Their Experiences of Balancing Blogging and Life – Part I

Bao the round corgi, barking loudly. Text underneath says: The Pond gets LOUD; 8 book bloggers share how they balance blogging and life, part one

For once, the Pond is not quiet. It is loud.

Bao the round corgi, with his mouth open wide, barking, and mid-leap through the airWhen you investigate the source of the noise, you find Xiaolong trying to soothe Bao, the corgi that she adopted last year. But no matter how many pets and treats that Xiaolong tries to give him, Bao will not stop barking!

Before you can ask Xiaolong what’s wrong, Bao cranes his head to look at you and jumps out of Xiaolong’s arms and runs up to you. He’s stopped barking. Xiaolong looks a little perplexed.

“He came back from visiting some friends and he kept barking! I think he wants us to read something. It must be important.”

At this, Bao nudges the fat envelope tied to his collar. You crouch down, remove the envelope from Bao, and tear the flap open. Inside is a bundle of handwritten letters!

“What’s inside, friend?” asks Xiaolong. She is petting Bao, who is now quiet and splooting, and seemingly placated after you opened the envelope.

You hand one of the letters to Xiaolong and unfold another to read for yourself. And together, you begin reading the letters.

Greetings, friends. Welcome to The Quiet Pond!

I expect that we may get a lot of new friends and visitors today, so warmest of welcomes to you. My name is CW, and I am the blogger behind The Quiet Pond. You have just met Xiaolong, my Keeper of Magic at The Quiet Pond (here she is pictured on the right), and her pet corgi, Bao. (If this is your first time at The Quiet Pond, I hope you have some time to explore the Pond a little. I hope you enjoy your stay.)

The context

Today’s post means a lot to me.

Very recently, there were some discussions around the book blogging community regarding the value of book bloggers. Read More »