So, it´s been a little over a year since I started my Instagram project- Morgana´s Book Box.
During my Insta – year I´ve learned many things about Instagram.
- The algorithm is the cause of all evil
- Bookstagramming ( Book + Instagram = Bookstagram, Book blogger on Instagram = Bookstagrammer ) is tough
A year ago I had a mission to grace the pic – world with my idea of book promotion.
And in that year I´ve seen alot, met many wonderful people and… well, I´ve basically seen pics. Wonderful pictures, crappy pictures… Pictures that made my nose wrinkle and pictures that had me rolling on the floor, laughing.
Instagram is a fun place to hang out.
My grande plan to make the book world a prettier place slowly died down around September ´17. The idea to present a new kind of book promotion became harder and harder with each week. I gained followers but it seemed like those numbers weren´t really that interested in my content. Or they were but the algorithm made it hard for them to see my features. Either way, it sucked.
Don´t get me wrong- I had ideas. I still have them. It´s just that book blogging doesn´t seem to function over on Instagram. Fun bookish stuff? Absolutely. But actual book blogging? Not so much.
I had a slight feeling that my book box idea was getting old.
As much as I wanted to, I couldn´t stick to one theme. It was time to expand my horizon.
Try out new ways to promote books. Because, that´s what I do, right? I book blog.
Besides, I´m pretty sure no one is interested in the bomb that went off in my kitchen or the unmade bed in my bedroom.
So, here are my new book features, sans book box.
- Inside a book. I like open book pictures. They look cool no matter what book you use. A huge plus point is the little snippet you give from a featured book.
Hey Bookstagrammers! 🤓how's it going? Have you ever been inspired by a book so much that you felt the need for a tattoo? My inspirational moment came after reading The Book Of Life by @debharkness. Or should I say- I've always had the idea but needed that special spark to seal the deal. I wanted my star sign but Aquarius doesn't have alot of nice symbols. And I wanted something small. Since Aquarius is an air sign- and the alchemical symbol for air looks simple and plain and not obvious or pushy… Voila! Thanks to Diana Bishop for that last push! 😉📖🖤 . . . . . #bookstagram #deborahharkness #thebookoflife #adiscoveryofwitches #dianabishop #witches #tattoo #alchemytattoo #symbol #starsign #aquarius #read #books #ilovebooks #inspriation #bookphotography #libraryofinstagram #bibliophile #zodiac #air #paperback #bookworm #booklover #booksbooksbooks #bookblogger #booksgalore
2. Indoor Book Box. I´m an outdoor person. Nature provides so much to work with. Indoor pics are cool but not everyday. I feel limited when I´m doing indoor features.
Powerful & emotional. My daughter overheard a discussion I had with my husband over this book and asked the following over dinner, "Are you against people loving each other?" It wasn't the question that made us smile. It was the fact that our child didn't refer to the people as gay. She referred to them as people loving each other. My work as a parent on that department? ✔💪🤜🤛💕 Our mission to raise open minded munchkins is working. 😉 I still answered her, if not a little too proud, "Nope. I have nothing against people loving each other, babe. The story I was telling your dad about was just about people NOT approving of love and destroying that love." ⭐BOOK BOX FEATURE⭐ I highly recommend The Silver Cage by Anonymous. Despite the warnings I think this is something people should grab and settle down with. A book worth reading. A book that'll set all kinds of emotions off. I really think there should be more books like this out there. ⭐REVIEW available! Please Follow the link in the bio and check out my thoughts on the book. I hope you all enjoy your Monday! Don't forget to share the 📖💖 . . . . . #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookpic #bookphotography #read #mmromance #romance #tragic #novel #anonymous #thesilvercage #bookblogger #booksbooksandmorebooks #bookworm #bookninja #bookworld #allloveisequal #eyeopener #paperback #bookfeature #ilovebooks #instabook #libraryofinstagram #germany
3. Close Up. A super SUPER close up of a bookish item. When you don´t have a book at your disposal then you dig out your swag.
Happy Sunday! 🤓💛 To all the author superheroes out there: You are the best! 💛 Feel loved and hugged. #authors #loveanauthor #supportauthors #supportauthorsbuybooks #readers #author #bloggers #bookstagram #bookish #bookblogger #sunday #buymorebooks #booksbooksbooks #bibliophile #indieauthor #allthingsbookish #bookstagrammers
4. Flowers. Another indoor feature. Since it´s freezing cold outside and nothing is blooming I´m stuck with working with fake flowers. Not all too terrible. I quite like the flowers after using 6 filters.
HAPPY FRIDAY!! I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am that it's Friday. I could and would do cartwheels and dance the twist but I'm afraid I'll break my hips so I'll just sit on the sofa until it's time to get back up… on Monday. 😂😂 Why don't we start the weekend with a BEAUTIFUL book cover? Oh yeah, baby… this is something purdy💓💕💗 Sadly enough- I lack the energy to do a full blown #bookfeature. So, a super quick #shoutout to all romance readers who haven't read 'Prelude' by @audendarauthor yet. 📖📣 Read this. I really think you might enjoy it 😉💕 Now, if you'll excuse me- this spring chicken is going to play dying fish until Monday. Share the 📖💗! And have a wonderful weekend! Much love…. moi. 💗💗 . . . . . #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookphotography #bookpic #prettybooks #romance #paperback #audendar #bookblog #bloggersofinstagram #bibliophile #bookworm #read #booklove #ilovebooks
5. Me. Yes. It´s happened. I crossed the book promotion line and posted a pic of myself. It´s book related. Anything book related goes, right?
HAPPY FEBUARY! 🤓💜📖 The year's already a month old! Can you believe it? How have the goals alot of tou set been coming along? Up until now, I've achieved most of my goals, read most of the books I wanted to read and even squeezed in some time to do a blog touch up😉😄 (Note: I had like 2 serious goals to tackle so I'm practically finished for this year.🤣) Let's see what book happiness Febuary brings. Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and don't forget to share the 📖💜! . . . . . #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #reading #bookgoals #iread #igbooks #bookish
Anyone following Morgana´s Book Box on Instagram will be seeing more than just book box pictures. It´s time for creativity to take over!