Grand Opening of Jade’s Secret Storms – And Special Thanks

WELCOME TO THE GRAND OPENING OF JADE’S SECRET STORMS! *sniffles. Wow, I’m ‘almost’ crying as I write this. I have put so much work and effort into putting together this blog the past couple of months that I can’t quite believe that I’m finally posting on it. But still, yay! 🙂 I did it!

I thought about just going ahead and starting my blog off with an actual book review – after all, this is a book reviewing blog. Then, I decided that I had too much to say and too many people, articles, and blogs to mention and thank, so here goes.

Here is a list of helpful articles and websites I read and used extensively to create my blog the last couple of months. I have included a brief summary of what they’re about/what I actually used them for. 🙂

A GREAT BIG GIANT THANK YOU TO ALL THE WEBSITE CREATORS/ARTICLE WRITERS/AND BLOGGERS THAT PUT TOGETHER ALL OF THESE ARTICLES/WEBSITES. I COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ALL OF YOU! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, A THOUSAND TIMES THANK YOU!!!!!

 

HOW DO I WANT MY BLOG TO WORK/WHAT ARE MY GOALS FOR JSS?

Now that I’ve properly thanked the people, articles, and blogs that helped me put together this blog these past couple of months, let’s get to how I want my blog to work and my goals for it and whatnot. 🙂 First of all, I plan on posting a book review or other type of post (Discussion, Lists, etc.) every Saturday and Wednesday. There really isn’t any special reason I chose Saturday and Wednesday; that is just the day that my busy college schedule takes a little ‘break’ (as in ‘a time I ignore all of my college responsibilities and work on this blog” 🙂 ).

Let’s talk more about what my reviews are going to look like. At the top of each review, I will include the full title of the book (i.e. series, series #, title of the book, and author), publication information (i.e. publisher and publication date), genre, my rating (see my rating system here, and source (i.e. the format of the book that I have – e-books, physical copies, ARCs, etc.). On each review, I will also try to include an image of the cover of the book. Most of these will probably be through Goodreads. Speaking of, check me out on Goodreads here! 🙂

After the book information section, I will have my “Summary” section where I will copy/paste, directly from the author’s website, a summary/blurb of the book. This will give you a better idea of what the book is about and allow you to choose whether or not you are interested in reading my review for it (which I hope you are 🙂 ). Who knows, maybe my review will change your mind about the book? You never know! This “Summary” section is immediately followed by my review. I plan on keeping my reviews short; my goal is to have my reviews stay between 300-500 words.

At the end of each review post, I plan on including something interesting that’s related to the book. Maybe a link to an except, a book trailer, an interesting interview with the author – the possibilities are endless! 🙂 I have deemed this section of my review “Interesting Tidbit.” After my “Interesting Tidbit” section, I will either ask a question or include some sort of dialogue to get you guys chatting in the comments. I love to talk, especially about books, so join me in the discussion! 🙂

Well, that’s a wrap, folks! 🙂 I bet you’re secretly (or maybe not-so-secretly) glad that it’s finally over… It was getting kind of long. 🙂 I hope that gave you a ‘brief’ overview about what you can look forward to in my blog. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments. See you guys on Wednesdays with my first ever book review!!!

 

Do you guys have any suggestions, ideas, or just general things you would like to see in my blog? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks in advance! 😊

~ Jade

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16 thoughts on “Grand Opening of Jade’s Secret Storms – And Special Thanks

  1. Congratulations! I’ve been blogging a few short months and it was so thrilling and intimidating to hit publish that first time! Wishing you much success and fun adventures in blogging!

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  2. Welcome to book blogging! I found you over at GR. Kresley Cole is one of my absolute favorite authors ever so I had to check out your blog! I think it’s good you are limiting yourself to a couple of days a week to fit in with your schedule. Sometimes I get too much scheduled in and start to burn out. Remember to keep it for fun!

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    • Hi, Tanya! 🙂 Yessss Kresley Cole is AMAZING! I’m a ‘little’ obsessed. 🙂 And I’m a college student, so time management is so important. I’ve read a lot the past couple of months about blogger burnout and I’m going to try my best to avoid it. 🙂 Again, thanks so much!
      ~ Jade

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    • Awww thanks so much, Sabrina! 🙂 I worked real hard on it and it took forever to get it to where I liked it, especially the button. I couldn’t figure out how to make it a circle. 🙂 Yes, I have read the Arcana Chronicles and love it so much. Everything by Kresley Cole is just so amazingly written! I’m ‘patiently’ waiting for the Dark Calling 😀

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  3. Hey there, congrats on launching your blog! I’ll be sure to follow 🙂 I would love to read some discussion posts along with your reviews. Best of luck!!

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