Hello my amazing followers!😊 I hope everyone has been having a great week! I wanted to give an update saying I’m sorry I haven’t been writing and liking everyone’s posts as usual. Unfortunately, I have had some major health concerns arise so have been bed ridden!😢 I will try to show my love here and there as much as possible but am still not fully functioning yet! I still love all you guys and anyone who takes out their time to comment or like, I will get around to showing you the same love but if you don’t hear back from me at the usual speed now you know why! I have been over the moon with everyone’s positive feedback, prayers/vibes/ thoughts, compliments on my new layout and encouraging comments! You guys are the best! With having little support and the inability to get out and spread my wings, you guys have been my life saviors. I was in a very dark place before getting involved in the blogosphere and now I have over 600 followers and growing. YAY! Of course, in the beginning I had no faith in my ability to blog and just thought I just sucked until I met Kim @ By Hook or By Book and then I spread my wings! Thank you guys again for all your support and there’s so many of you to recognize that it would take all day to list you all! Now I am rambling on again, but the point is I’m sorry if I don’t respond right away and wanted you all to know that I really appreciate you!😊
Now here’s where I give you some info and explain some things. I know some of my friends in the blogging community have noticed my bulk of reviews at a time and think that I am a speed demon reader. This is not the case my loves, I am behind on reviews!😰😰 Also when you see a blitz and giveaway post, that is merely me showing off new books that a company has sent me and they offer these free giveaways that are 100% legit because I have won a couple myself. You can sometimes win vacations, gift cards, free books or other cool items all depending on the giveaway! I love sharing these and usually it’s shared once a day because of giving people the opportunity to read about it if they want and/or sign up for free stuff. You can easily enter the giveaway just because you follow me or comment on the post!
Unfortunately, I have been having some horrible problems with WordPress because of sharing these posts and doing blog tour reviews! I was suspended because of this and went through a nightmare! I was completely disrespected and told I had to self host which meant over 100$ and I lost all my followers unless I paid another 100$ give or take! After I paid 100$ to self host because at the time I was told I would keep all my stuff and didn’t tell me they would charge for that too, WordPress sends me an apology activating my blog again after I already paid. So then I had to go and ask for a refund that will take a week atleast because I still haven’t gotten it! Even though I was lucky enough to get my blog back after continuously writing with them and pleading, I have some followers who were not as lucky and screwed over for this. I reviewed their TOS that they said I violated and didn’t see anything wrong?! They feel that sharing giveaways, info about new books and reviews for blog tours is spam! Now I am conflicted if I should even share giveaways or do blog tours anymore!?? Does anyone have any thoughts?
I know many people have shared that they get overwhelmed with all the emails they receive from their followers and I hope that one of my shares didn’t cause anyone to report me as spam. So this is where I give some useful information, hopefully. In the beginning I didn’t know this but you can control what emails get sent to your account by your followers. I don’t get any emails besides my faithful blogger friends who comment on all my posts. Most of the time I just wait and get all my notifications of responses of comments, likes and other stuff when I get online and look at my notifications. Then I go and comment or like back. If I want to check out my other followers I simply go through the readers newsfeed. Doing this prevents my email account from being overwhelmed and going insane with all the time consuming of notification emails sent. I barely get any emails from WordPress and it’s less stressful than when I started out. You can change all these settings in your settings on your dashboard for notifications! If someone’s posts are too overwhelming and I’m sorry if mine are than you can simply unfollow. I explained all this because of seeing people get overwhelmed with this and being called spam by WordPress 3 times last week alone. I dealt with crazy things and rude customer service even though I was a paying customer.
I know this posts has quite a few different things but I wanted to cover a few things in one! I’m using my kindle and it’s a little weird so I apologize about any grammatical errors!
Overall, I really just want to thank you all for being my support system. You really have made a difference in my life and I couldn’t make it without you guys. You all are amazing! Lots of love and virtual hugs to everyone!😊 -Dani 💝 Xoxox