Koffie has been sticking to me like glue all day, not that she doesn’t usually do that, but she’s just been very attentive and her mannerisms seem to have a “I need to keep checking up on you” type of mood to them.
Okay. Hear me out on this request. I was thinking of a dark sence of Sauron kissing Maedhros who is a slave inangband at the moment. I know it is a dark turn on art for you but I would love a little Sauron x Maedhros ship.
I knew this moment would come one day… I am deeply sorry, but I do not draw on such topics. They are already full on the Internet. That’s enough.
So I can’t do what you ask, but I can’t just let it go.
I drew neutral art for everyone - let everyone decide for themselves what they see : this is the moment before the kiss or just a sinister mocking look at the exhausted captive…
Or maybe someone will see something else in this art…
I rescaped the 100L tank because it had some algae issues and because I didn’t find it as enjoyable to watch anymore. I’m happy with how it turned out and I’m excited to see the plants grow in. I still want a plant to maybe carpet and a few mosses.
الجزء المحذوف من كلّ ما أكتبه إليها؛ تقرأه دونَ أن أكتبه. الجزء الموجود في كلّ ما لم أكتبه بعد؛ تقرأه قبل أن أكتبه. جزء الشتاء الذي يبكي ليصنعَ المطر، جزء السماء الذي يختفي ليُجلّي القمر. الجزء الذي هو منك لا يكون إلا بها، الجزء الذي هو منها لا يكون إلا بك، الأجزاء التي هي منكما لا تكون إلا بِّكما، الجزء الذي ينقص كل ما هو جميلٌ ليكون أجمل، هذا هو الحب.
Hi! This isn’t Johnlock or fic-related, sorry, but I do love both of those aspects of your blog! I’m trying to start a recommendation blog myself, for books and short stories that I’ve read. I was wondering if you had any advice? Thanks so much!
Reply: Sure, that sounds like a neat idea!
1. Provide content regularly. It will take time to build up a readership. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get lots of subscribers at first. It could take months or even longer. By consistently posting at least once a day, you will maintain interest. Even if you don’t have a rec to post every day, try to post/reblog something, maybe something humorous about reading, or an aesthetic picture of a reading nook, etc.
2. Stay on topic. If you are creating a literature rec blog, then stick to that. Use your main or other side blog for other interests. If someone follows you for literature and you start reblogging recipes or cats, they might drop out.
3. Use a tag system. For example, story length, genre, pairings, rating, and any type of content you particularly look for (like LGBT+) or would warn for (like self-harm). This will make it easier for you to find your recs later, and for readers to use your blog to find things they are interested in. Work out the entire tag system before you start posting your first rec. It’s a huge pain to go back later and add tags to old posts. Create a tag index page so that you remember what tags you have, and so that users can easily search. And of course link to it from your main page.
4. Choose a blog theme that has a Search box, Ask link, permanent pages (like the tag index above) and a clean, linear layout. For example, my fanart blog looks pretty but would not be a good layout for a text-based blog.
5. Use pictures. If you have pictures on your posts, people are more likely to stop scrolling to look at the post and reblog it. I don’t actually do this on my posts, but I’ve seen it done on other rec blogs and I think it’s a good idea.
6. Promote yourself. Connect with other similar types of bloggers and reblog their content. Hopefully when they get to know you and like your stuff they will do the same. You can also ask other people directly to promote you, but make sure they are the type of blog that does that kind of thing first. Interact on other people’s posts in a positive way. Go through the tumblr tags and add comments where appropriate that point to your blog. For example, I go through the Sherlock-related tags usually once a day and find posts where people are asking for recs. Then I either reblog or comment with suggestions for them, linking to my blog.
I hope that helps you, and that you find enjoyment in your new endeavor!