I admit, I didn’t want to do this tag when I’ve first seen it around but now EVERYONE is doing it and I stumbled across Mandy’s post and her answers to the questions were so on point and I could relate to so many of them so I just had to do it, too!
If you’re not following Mandy yet then you’re really missing out??? She is the queen of Disney princesses, in fact, her entire blog is filled with them! She even has her own Disney Princesses Rating System which is so cool and it amazes me every time! Go follow her blog. Right Now. Yes, I am forcing you.
(Oh by the way, I reread the Shatter Me books at the beginning of the year but I won’t be mentioning them because they’d literally be the answer to EVERY SINGLE QUESTION)
I think the Anything But Books tag is perfect to get to know someone better! All we book bloggers talk about most of the time is… books (duh!) and maybe writing! So I hope you’ll like this and find out some unknown and interesting things about me!
I was tagged by the wonderful Liza @ Dusk Angel Reads for the Anything But Books tag! Every Sunday she does a tag and she always tags her most recent followers! So go on and follow her and maybe you will be the one who gets tagged in her next post! 🙂
(obviously I had to try and get at least ONE of the Shatter Me books in there ;P)
Age – count along your bookshelf
I am 19 years old and the 19th book on my shelf is Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Well, this is one of the many books that I’ve owned for ages but haven’t gotten around to reading yet! The Infernal Devices series has been on my radar ever since I read the TMI series! I really do hope I’ll get around to reading this trilogy soon!
A book that represents a destination you would love to
For this one, I could have chosen pretty much any novel that is set in London! I decided on Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding because I love the movies 😛 It has always been a dream of mine to go to London one day and I just really, really hope I get to go there one day! Maybe even live there?! *sighs*
Ohhh, I don’t really have a favourite colour if I’m completely honest! I do love the colour of my room though, it’s this very cute, light blue. And generally, I’m very fond of different shades of blue like teal, azure, royal blue etc and I love books with blue covers! One book cover that represents those lovely blues isGemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
Fondest Memories of
I could have chosen a lot of books for this one because there’s so many books that I read in different situations that I think back to very fondly 😛 I decided on The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer. I used to be absolute trash for the Twilight series (I think most of us were) and this is an Eclipse novella!
I think back to it very fondly because I just remember having a sleepover with my friend and she had only just gotten this book and I was desperate to read it! I brought one of my books to the sleepover and she gave me this one and we LITERALLY sat next to each other all night long, not speaking a word, just reading. Reading until it was dawn and I finished the entire book in that one sitting! And my friend did as well and we just looked at each other… and went to sleep lol. I just love thinking back to that night like we literally exchanged books, sat next to each other in silence and read :’) It was lovely ❤
Most difficult to read
To be honest, I found it so difficult to read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I just had a hard time with the writing and a lot of the words that I didn’t understand… and I forced myself through it at times. I did enjoy the story, especially after listening to the audiobook, but I just had difficulties reading it.
Which book in your TBR pile will you get the most satisfaction/biggest sense of accomplishment from?
Oh, this is easy! That will definitely be Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I know I’ve said this a lot already but Six of Crows has been on my TBR list ever since it got released. (And you’re probably thinking GOD JACKIE WHEN WILL YOU FINALLY STOP TALKING ABOUT READING IT AND ACTUALLY START READING IT?!?!?!?! LOL) I’ve absolutely adored the Grisha trilogy and I am so excited to finally read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom and get to know the characters my children that everyone keeps talking about! 🙂
I don’t know who has and hasn’t done this tag before so no pressure if you want to skip this one or you don’t do tags in general!
If I haven’t tagged you but you want to do this, consider yourself tagged! Feel free to leave your links down below so I can read your answers!
Thanks for reading!
What would your answer be to these questions? What books represents a destination that YOU want to travel to? What is your favorite colour when it comes to book covers? Which books do you have the fondest memories of? Let’s chat in the comments!
Is this considered a how-to guide? Yes? No? Maybe? 😀
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS!!! This is basically just a quick post to teach you the proper ways of tagging someone!
Or as I’d like to call it – the power of pingbacks.
Sounds fancy, right? 😛
This issue has been on my mind a lot lately! I’ve been tagged for multiple different tags and awards now, especially in the past few weeks, but I’ve only ever received like 5 pingbacks (out of like 30 tags)!
I think some people might not know about the art of pingbacks lol so I am here to explain it to you!
(By the way, this is for WordPress users! I don’t know if it’s the same for users of other websites!)
What you should know beforehand is that when you want to tag someone in your blog post (for an award or a fun tag etc), only putting in someone’s blog URL is not enough!!!
But before I get into how to properly tag someone, here’s a little explanation of what a pingback actually is:
What are Pingbacks?
“Pingbacks are methods for alerting blogs that you have linked to them. A pingback is a special type of comment that’s created when you link to another blog post, as long as the other blog is set to accept pingbacks.”
You might have seen one of these in your own or someone else’s comments section:
You can enable pingbacks by going to your Settings –> Discussion –> Default article settings and then click “Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles”.
You can also enable/disable pingbacks on individual posts via the Discussion module on your Add New or Edit Post page:
The Art of Properly Tagging someone
Now, let’s get into how to PROPERLY TAG SOMEONE IN YOUR POST! 😀
As I said before, simply linking to someone’s blog URL is not enough for someone to be notified that you’ve tagged them!
If you tag someone because of an award, a tag or whatever and you want to make sure that they actually SEE it, they need to be notified. And that notification is called a pingback!
How To Create A Pingback
To create a pingback, just link to another WordPress blog post! This is the important bit… you need to link to a blog POST! Not the simple blog URL!
So, if you were to tag me in one of your posts, do not use https://toomuchofabooknerd.wordpress.com but rather click on a blog post and copy that URL! It really doesn’t matter which post it is! I always use the latest post 🙂
The link will then look something like this: blogURL.com/2017/05/17/favorite-summer-reads/. All you gotta do then is insert the link in your post the way you usually would! 😀
WordPress automatically notifies you when someone linked to your post aka pingback-ed (is that even a word lol) to you! These pingbacks then appear in your notifications section! And you always have to approve a pingback which is great because that way you won’t ever miss when you were tagged in something! 🙂
You might have tagged some people for an award and they never got back to you because they did not get a notification for it! And I hope you now know that they weren’t being rude, they just genuinely did not know you tagged them! 😀
So, unless you have used the linkto someone’s blog post to tag them, the person you tagged in the ‘Whatever’ Blogger Award or in a super fun tag might never notice it!
No one can be on WordPress and always check out EVERYONE’s posts every single day. And I certainly don’t have the time (or motivation) to go back like 3 days in my Reader and check everyone’s tags/awards to see if I was tagged!
go to Blogger A’s profile
click on one of their blog posts
copy the link of said blog post
insert the link the way you usually would in your own post
Blogger A will automatically get a pingback notification and see that you tagged them!
Please make sure to ALWAYS use a link to someone’sblog post to tag them!
What you can do as well is link to someone’s ABOUT page but that is only possible if they have enabled pingbacks for that page! (Unlike me, who complained about not getting pingbacks when I didn’t even have them enabled for my About page :P)
So check their about page to see if they’ve received pingbacks before! If yes, GREAT, link to that page! If not, use a link to a blog post!
I hope this whole thing was somewhat understandable! If you have any questions left, feel free to leave them in the comments! 😀