New Blog Design and New Beginnings

Hi guys!

You might have noticed that Fictionally Obsessed has a new look (That's here to stay! At least for a while until I break my promise haha, I'll try not to make that happen. ) and I'm finally back, from what I wouldn't call a hiatus, but time taken to make a "permanent design" for the blog. I'm glad that I finally got that out of the way so I can catch up on writing posts, hopefully at least twice a week!

Aside from my blog designs, I've also been thinking about perhaps making some changes on the blog and the things I post. Currently, I post:

  • Reviews
  • Giveaways
  • Cover Reveals
  • Book Blitzes
  • Author Interviews 
  • Guest Posts
  • Excerpts
  • Blog Tours
  • Book Memes (Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, Feature and Follow Friday, Stacking the Shelves, and Midnight Thoughts)

Reviews, Interviews, Blog Tours, Giveaways, and Midnight Thoughts and discussion posts are going to be features staying on the blog, but I'm not entirely sure about Cover Reveals, Blitzes, Guest Posts, Excerpts, and the other book memes. 

I'm wondering, do you enjoy these posts and the book memes? Book memes are fun to do, but sometimes I feel like they take away attention from other posts, but I also think at the same time book memes are a way to share titles with other readers. 

I'm also debating whether to add a Blog Designing Tutorial section to the blog that consists of CSS guide posts and tips and tricks for book bloggers, but again, I'm not entirely sure if the majority of readers would enjoy these kind of posts. What do you think I should do? Let me know in the comments section! 

Now in bookish news...

Over the past three weeks, I've only read three books, Golden Son by Pierce Brown, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I just have so many feelings that I can't wait to put on the review... Have you read one of the two books? Link me to your review :)

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Olivia is a fangirl from Canada with too many book boyfriends who also adores sweets, drawing, and watching anime. She started off trying to write a full length novel, but some things are just easier said than done, so Olivia spends her days writing blog posts instead. That is, when she's not spending her free nights playing League.

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  1. HI OLIVIA <333333 *WAVES*

    UM SHADOW AND BONE IS MY LIFE. Well, the entire trilogy but still. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Am excited for your thoughts too.

    Also, your design is beautiful as are all of them. I really hope this one is here to stay but even if it isn't, I'm pretty sure whatever else you do will be rad!

    [We should totally meet up, just sayin']

    TBH, I don't like blitzes. I understand why people do them, authors need promo, but I probably won't read them because there's nothing really to comment on. Also, memes are cool but when they're contained. If you do more memes than other stuff, it might not be so fun. But that's just me. At the end of the day, it's your blog.

  2. I love your new blog design! If you posted Blog Design Tutorials I would forever be in your debt. I want desperately to make my own unique design for my blog but I just really don't know how to do it, so those would be really awesome and helpful. I personally like most book memes. I try to check those out if someone I follow posts them.

    Book Blitzes and cover reveals, however, I'm not a huge fan of. I did them a while ago on my blog, but I stopped doing them because they were kind of boring for me. :/

    Like Nova said though, it's your blog, so whatever you feel like you want to do, do! :)

  3. Your new design is so lovely, definitely a keeper! I enjoy reading any kind of posts that make me want to leave a comment. Blitzes... not so much. I try to not have many of those in my blog.
    So glad to see you around, Olivia! :D

  4. I absolutely love this design. It's so simple and chic. I really do love it. That would also be awesome for a design tutorial section. I'd really look forward to that!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  5. LIV I LOVE THE NEW DESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My favorite types of posts are discussions and reviews. Blog design tutorials would be awesome too! :)

  6. I do like all the memes and features. I think the only feature I don't really care about is the cover reveal one. But other than that, I love everything on your blog!

  7. I love your new blog design! I really enjoy TTT memes because that's where I get recommendations, but the rest I don't really check out unless I'm blog hopping.
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor: BLOG || VLOG

  8. I'm a new follower and I love the new design :D The colours you picked are pretty and look great together :)

  9. YAY OLIVIA!! You're finally back <33 And the design is absolutely gorgeous. It's so simple, but sophisticated. And you should definitely do design tutorials! I would read every single of them, and I know I wouldn't be the only one who would. ;)


    I'd love to see some blog designing tutorials! I really want to make a design for my blog but I have no idea how so I'd definitely read all those posts. :)

  11. I love the new look! I would definitely enjoy design tutorials! I'm sort of new to blogging so that would help :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


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