Hello, reader friends! Just dropping a little mid-2019 update here and taking the opportunity to show my appreciation for all y’all with a fabulous reader giveaway (or two)!
on the blog
If you’re like me, your email inbox might be out of control but it is the best way to keep tabs on new posts here at Faithfully Bookish! AND since I completely sympathize with endless emails, you have the option to choose daily, weekly, or even monthly updates.
Sound good?! Click to subscribe (and take advantage of this month’s exclusive bonus reader giveaway, more about that later)! Be sure to add betherin[at]faithfullybookish.com (replace “[at]” with “@”) to your contacts, safe senders list, or whitelist so updates don’t end up in your spam folder.
It’s entirely possible that I’m the only one who notices these things but if not, let me know what y’all think about the recent additions to Faithfully Bookish’s color and font schemes! Do you like the Top Ten Tuesdays and First Line Fridays posts? Want more author interviews? Have you checked out the Bookish Bargains?
I want to hear all about what y’all most enjoy here, what you’d like to see more of, and where you’d like to see Faithfully Bookish grow.
on social media
At the beginning of the year, I decided to learn more and share more on the social media platform I was using the least, Instagram. Y’all showed up! Thank you so much for your encouragement and support! We have already surpassed the 1k followers mark! If you haven’t followed @faithfulbookish yet, please do! I’d love to connect with you there and on all your favorite social media platforms.
Regardless of which platform you prefer, there’s a constant battle through the algorithm jungle going on behind the scenes. Here are a few actions you can take to get more of what you want from your favorite accounts to actually show up in your feed:
- visit an account you’re interested in and select follow
- like (or heart) the account’s posts
- leave post comments
- share the account’s posts
- tag the account in your own related posts
- “like” the Facebook page (Facebook also allows users to adjust notification settings)
- follow group boards on Pinterest (like Book Giveaway, Authors, or Book Reviews) which feature posts from multiple sources
As always, you can find Faithfully Bookish on your favorite social media platforms through the icons on the top or bottom bar of this site.
Christian Fiction Readers Retreat
While I absolutely loved being part of the CFRR leadership team, it was a lot of work (especially for our behind the scenes master of all nuts and bolts, Annie at @justcommonly). This event of our hearts has sparked numerous reader events all over the country and we love seeing Bonnie’s dream grow and live on.
Without CFRR (and mostly God’s divine grace), I may have never crossed paths with several wonderful authors and many fellow readers. Annie, Carrie (Reading Is My SuperPower), and Rachel (worship leader 2019 & Bookworm Mama) are now a few of my dearest friends and we dearly love one another and enjoy working together.
JustRead Publicity Tours
Y’all have seen JustRead tour stops and giveaways here and on my social media accounts since its launch over a year ago but you may have noticed an increase in the number of stops this spring and summer! Since March, I’ve been working as a virtual assistant for JustRead Publicity Tours.
It is a joy to not only support Christian fiction (and non-fiction) authors and publishers in a new way but I especially enjoy working with my dear friends, Carrie and Annie, founders of JustRead. If you’re an enthusiastic reader, we’d love for you to join as a host! There’s a tour for every reader… no blog or social media skills required but if you have them, we have tours for those too!
One fortunate Faithfully Bookish reader friend will win a 2019 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat swag bag full of books and all kinds of delightful bookish swag (titles may vary from those shown in the picture below and thank you to Annie for providing the pic)!
Plus, I will draw an additional reader giveaway winner from the newsletter subscribers list who will receive a title of their choice from my book stash!
US only | ends 7/30 | giveaway policy
Let me know what you’re reading, what you’re liking (or want more of) on Faithfully Bookish, and what books you’re looking forward to reading in the future! What kinds of bookish items get y’all excited about a reader giveaway?