I'm sure you gathered that I have not been very active on the blog lately. I wanted to make a post addressing it, because there has been a lot going on in my life, and you guys deserve to know what's been going on.
I'm not trying to make any excuses for not being active on my blog. I want to make that as clear as possible. I just want to keep you all informed on what's been going on!
College Applications: As this is my senior year in high school, I've been very busy cranking out several college applications, on top of the typical homework load that my school gives out. I've been writing tons and tons of essays, and so I've been using any free time I have from school to work on crafting the best essays possible! Wish me luck! :)
Senior Year: I'm sure that the majority of you know that I go to a school with a very rigorous curriculum. My school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, and the curriculum has lots of additions and additional requirements that I have to fulfill in order to get the IB Diploma. This involves a lot of community service, additional essays and projects, and overall, more time devoted to the curriculum! I love my school and the opportunities it provides for me, but I've been focusing on fulfilling those requirements lately.
Robotics: This is not a big time-consumer yet, but I'm on my school's First Robotics Competition team. Basically, we have to construct a robot to do certain tasks, and we only have six weeks to build and program the robot. Right now, our team is focused on training and improving our skills. The time commitment here is at least seven hours a week, and most of the time, we are so focused on training that there is little down time.
Blogging Slump: Overall, lately I've just been in a bit of a blogging and reading slump. I've been struggling to finish reading books lately (likely due to my school commitments), so it's been hard for me to post some reviews.
That being said.....
I'm looking for another co-blogger!
Because of these commitments, it's been hard for me to stay on my blogging schedule that I wanted to keep for myself. I'm hoping that by adding another co-blogger, it will help to keep the blog more active, and also to help you guys (and other readers) to get a taste of other genres, not just those that I enjoy!
Are you interested?
Great! If you are interested, I have a few pieces of information that I require from you/some requirements that I need.
Time Commitment: I would love for my new co-blogger to be able to post at least once every two weeks with a review. It would be amazing if you were able to post a review or another type of "approved post" (blog tours/interviews with authors/etc.) once a week (if you know for sure that you are able to, please mention this to me!).
Experience: I find it ideal that my new co-blogger has experience reviewing books, either on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or their own blogs! It's okay if you do not have a ton of experience, but I would like to have a co-blogger that is well-versed in writing reviews or interested in doing so. Please send me an example of one of your reviews, or the link to your blog/Amazon profile.
If you are not experienced in writing reviews, but you have been a part of the "bookish community", I will definitely consider you! I just wanted to use experience as a factor because I want to make sure that my new co-blogger is interested and connected with the community. Please mention your social media accounts here too (like Twitter/Tumblr or Instagram), anywhere that you would be willing to share reviews and your love for books!
I also ask that, out of courtesy, my co-bloggers also release what ARCs they are requesting for review, when they are requesting them. This is just so that I know what books will be coming up on the blog, so that I can better prepare for their release. Of course, you don’t have to do this, but it would make planning wonderful for me!
If these requirements fit you, please send me an email at iamabookjunkie(@)gmail(dot)com!
Here is what you will need to include:
- Your name, or what you would like to go by on the blog
- Link to a previous review or any previous review experience (if applicable)
- How often you are able to post on the blog
- Social Media Accounts (Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
- Why you think this blog is a fit for you!
- Any interesting facts about yourself and anything else that you would like to include!
- Please subject the email "Co-Blogger Application" so I know that you can follow instructions!
This is about it for now! If I have any additional questions, I will respond to your individual application. Hopefully, I will be selecting my co blogger soon, and I will be making an announcement on the blog when my new co-blogger is selected.
If the applications are truly stellar, I will be choosing more than one co-blogger! J
That’s it for this post. Thank you so much for sticking through the rough and busy times with me!