A Smol Recap of Every Month of 2017 [2017 Recap] ft. All of the Bullet Points Ever

I mean, I started blogging in 2017. So obviously it was a fantastic year for you guys.

Not at all horrible and annoying. And not at all a mess.

Hahahahaha.

But in 100% honesty, 2017 was such a mess generally, in terms of my blogging consistently.

Just look at this:

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DO YOU SEE THAT. THAT IS THE MARK OF SOMEONE WHO BLOGS SPORADICALLY.

I literally stared at this for a minute before I realized that the weeks are organized vertically, not horizontally.

I have a lot to talk about regarding 2017, so I’m definitely going to do multiple posts (maybe 3??), including my goals for 2018 and all of my reading stats for 2017. I’m not sure how I’m going to do the reading stats one yet because I didn’t log any of my books into Excel but IT’S OKAY.

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JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

I’m just ignoring all of these because I didn’t post during these months so OBVIOUSLY YOU DON’T CARE and I don’t remember anything anyways

MAY

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Hey hey hey this is the month I started blogging, so obviously… a great and momentous month, am I… right?

  • My first post ahhhhhh! It was called “A List of My Reading Phases” and it was so cringy and horrible and thank god I’m not like that now. MY TEXT WAS SO CONDENSED and fetus Julianna copy & pasted the text from Dropbox Paper, because I really liked to write on Dropbox Paper for some reason??
  • This is where I started to do Writing Updates!! And I’ve continued with the series… never. BUT HONESTLY IF I KEPT DOING WRITING UPDATES THEY WOULD JUST BE BLANK BECAUSE I HAVEN’T WRITTEN IN FOREVER.
  • I made blogging friends // Mikaela, May, Mahriya Ilsa, Jackie, Lia, Analee are some of the few that I remember literally just because I linked to those people in my recap. (So if I was friends with you but I didn’t mention you here, it probably was just because I couldn’t find any discussion posts by you or something.)
  • I “revamped” my blog to the ugly mess that it is right now. GUYS DON’T WORRY I HAVE SOMETHING KIND OF BIG (?) PLANNED IN LIKE A MONTH OR SOMETHING. You’ll all see *pokes you in the eye*
  • Also apparently I counted “learning about changing text colors” as an accomplishment, so if you were wondering, that’s where I am in my life at all times considering achievements.
  • In my recap I spelled “glo-up” as “gloup” and I read that as “gloop” and I was like “WHAT GLOOP?? WHAT GLOOP??” until I remembered my cringy joke.
  • Also this one person poured a water bottle on me on the stairs and I was very salty.

JUNE

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  • I went to BookCon!! Or at least I uploaded my recap of BookCon in this month!!! Who even knows anymore because I procrastinate!!
  • I acted as if I’d been blogging for a while when I hadn’t!! Wow what a wannabe @ my past self
  • Also how did I get up to 70 comments on my past posts. W H A T
  • Okay I looked in the comments and it was literally because I commented Hamilton lyrics back and forth with May, wow. GOING FAR TO ACHIEVE THOSE #STATS
  • I had so many long comment threads with people??? And now I don’t??? WHY NOT, DO PEOPLE PREFER FETUS JULIANNA.
  • Also I made friends with Balie! (Of course I remember this because I linked to her post in my recap.)
  • I guest-posted on Lia’s blog this month! Hey hey hey you can look at my cringiness here. WOW I’M JUST LOOKING BACK ON IT RIGHT NOW AND SOME OF MY STRIKETHROUGH FORMATTING DIDN’T WORK AND I’M JUST IMAGINING ALL OF THE READERS WHO DIDN’T GET THE *FULL EXPERIENCE* OF THE HILARITY OF MY POST.
  • I also went camping that month! I think I complained about it approximately 358 times because did you know all of the places mosquitoes can bite you?? I didn’t before that camping trip. #StillSaltySixMonthsLater

JULY

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  • I ONLY POSTED SIX TIMES THAT MONTH but you know what IT’S NOT MY ALL-TIME LOW.*
  • This is the month where I discovered the fabulousness that is The Epic Crush of Genie Lo damn I loved that book.
  • (May and Ilsa fight me)
  • I participated in Camp Nano!! I wrote like 2 words total but that’s okay too!! I just worked on my WIP and word warred some people.**
  • This is when I changed my profile photo from this:

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to this:

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  • MY PICTURE IS WAY TOO GREEN. Green background + green book + slightly green shirt IT’S TOO MUCH. But I’m still afraid of balconies so I’ll keep it for now.
  • I met these fabulous people (or became friends with them or closer friends): Swetlana and Marie!!
  • My stats went down!!! Which is honestly not surprising because I didn’t post!!

*All… time… low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low

**I lost won most of my word wars.

AUGUST

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  • THE MONTH OF MY BIRTHDAY SO OBVIOUSLY IT’S THE BEST.
  • Ok I posted five times this month and two of them were review/interviews.
  • Apparently I was on an unofficial hiatus because I never announced it but I also never posted.
  • I PARTICIPATED IN THE SCRIBBLER’S CHALLENGE WHICH WAS HOSTED BY MAY AND WE BASICALLY SUBMITTED WRITING STUFF. IT WAS FUN.
  • Also I “participated” in #ARCAugust and #TheReadingQuest in which I read like one (1) book that would probably count. *finger guns* I am fantastic at reading challenges.

This section is so short why.

SEPTEMBER

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  • I can’t think of anything I did this month.
  • Five posts this month!! AGAIN.
  • BUT I READ 12 BOOKS THIS MONTH. Mainly because 1386 books came out and were all shoved in my face so I was like “While these books are here why not read some” and I WAS PRODUCTIVE. (Which never happened again.)
  • I had at least 20 anticipated October releases in my recap because I just can’t restrain myself when talking about my anticipateds.
  • OH OH I WENT TO B-FEST AND I GOT ZENITH AND TOP TEN. I still haven’t read Zenith but I gave away my copy of Top Ten to my bisexual friend BECAUSE THE REP anddddd I hope she likes it?
  • My brother and my mom went away to China and literally all of our dinners that week were frozen pizzas that we bought from Wegmans. SO OBVIOUSLY, IT WAS GREAT.
  • That month I remember that I went to the wrong singing lesson group where everyone else was at least in their 40’s. Older people have such a high voice range??/ And I don’t??

OCTOBER

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  • October, also known as the month where a heck ton of books fly at your face because publishers have no restraint, apparently. There are never books published in November and December???
  • PSA to publishers: spacing things out exists also ily give me arcs
  • Posted six times that month *fist pump*
  • October is also the month of spoopiness where everyone else gets their Halloween decorations ready for that one day, and my family doesn’t do anything because NO TRICK-OR-TREATERS COME TO MY HOUSE. EVER.
  • Why don’t little kids want to come to my house for free candy??? I’M NICE.
  • Wow I’m looking through my October recap and apparently this is the month I started watching Logan Paul and you guys, I have so much regret.

NOVEMBER

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  • I went viral on Twitter and apparently I didn’t post the link to my viral tweet and you all were like “WHERE IS THE VIRAL TWEET JULIANNA” so here is the link you guys. Laugh to your heart’s content I’m very funny.
  • I literally posted three times this month.*
  • I went to the library too many times. I borrowed 20 books and if you guys didn’t know, not returning them… you get fines. Ten cents per day (for me) so each day would be two dollars due if I didn’t return them.
  • I got a digital ARC of Children of Blood and Bone and I literally do not remember receiving any email. I looked up Children of Blood and Bone on Netgalley and then I was like “WHAT.”
  • NANOWRIMO MONTH, and the official definition is: “The Month Where You Die”
  • I wrote 3k words. *takes all the books and scurries away*

*At this point??? Every month I’m literally just complaining about how many times I posted?? BECAUSE I POSTED SO LITTLE TIMES AGGH. Why do people consider me a blogger.

DECEMBER

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  • THE MONTH WHERE I HIATUSED AND RELAXED.
  • I decided that I wanted to restart my Instagram (technically I restarted it in January) and it’s so much more prettier and I LOVE MY THEME. (go follow me thanks)
  • I had a Secret Santa gift exchange with May, Jackie, and Ilsa! I feel bad because the goodies I gave kind of sucked.
  • I STARTED WATCHING TEEN TITANS and this is the most important part of December because I am officially in love with the show and Robin & Starfire is my life.

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How was your 2017? Did you actually post consistently or were you like me? DO YOU WATCH TEEN TITANS? Did you participate in any gift exchanges?? DO you have a bookstagram?

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  1. Six posts a month is totally not bad, in my opinion! I can’t wait to make a yearly wrap up like this one at the end of 2018. I’ve only (re)started my blog in around October, so I don’t think making a 2017 wrap up is necessary :”)

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  2. Oh my goodness, Juliana, five or six posts a month is great compared to my, like, two. (But I use full-time work as an excuse, haha.) And good on you for all the cool things you’ve done with this blog in 2017! Actually, as a new visitor, this was a great introduction post; I think I’ll stick around for the writing stats of 2017 and goals for 2018 posts. 🙂

    P.S. Honestly, you had my follow at also not being able to work out that the weeks on the calendar were vertical + at Hamilton!
    P.P.S. Your bookstagram is so pretty!

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  3. i started posting consistently in april i think and i have followed through so far! and my stats definitely show it! and i like the organization of it. lol i think my normal is six posts a month; but i am working out another weekly post and will hopefully be incorporating that soon…and by soon i mean when my three kids allow me to sit down and think for two seconds so that i can work out all the kinks! lol

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  4. ok so before i begin this comment officially can i please say how much i laugh at the dictionary definitions you link to for your friends,, honestly they’re freakin hilarious

    anyway, despite all your posting ~discrepancies~ i think you had a pretty great 2017?? you made so many awesome friends (yes i’m including myself here) and your blogging stats are also pretty good! also tHEM BOOKS.

    p.s. thanks for dragging me down the teen titans hole with you

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    1. hahah thank you i try,,, not that hard,,, it’s pretty easy

      lmaooo yes okay let’s just IGNORE all of my posting issues and my FALLING STATS (seriously why do they fall) but MY BOOKS I AGREE I’M PRETTY LUCKY. YOU’RE A PRETTY COOL FRIEND TOOOOO

      p.s. i haven’t started watching voltron im sorry!! i’ll watch it…. soon sometime

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  5. Loved the post 😃 I am considering to do this kind of post myself at the end of 2018? 😜 We’ll see but really a good idea.
    I started my blog in July on my birthday 😜 and I guess I was pretty much consistent except Nov and Dec because I had to change city(ughh!) and my younger sister’s wedding was there. But I was too bad at scheduling posts and this is something that I need to improve this year 😀
    And I don’t think 6 posts a month is bad at all. You did good ❤️
    And I am glad you found Marie too. She is such an amazing person 😊

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  6. uhhhh well I’m glad to have met you little binch,,, also I’m glad you are still blogging bc I would’ve been very sad if you had left. also??? you have Children of Blood and Bone???? is there a reason why you’re not reading this????

    also yes what is up with like, October and May with all the good books

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    1. yeah i’m pretty happy to have met you also??? i mean i guess???? idk???? i’m happy i’m still blogging but honestly looking at your success makes me like “yo i want to blog again”

      i knowwww i started children of blood and bone and i’m like at least a quarter in???? i need to read it sometime??????????????????????//

      THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD BOOKS IN OCTOBER AND MAY &also so many in january, 2018 why

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  7. AHHH I love this kind of recap so, so much, it was a lot of fun to read – and I’m not saying that just because I am in it. (but I AM IN IT AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY, you are fabulous and deserve all the hugs and I am so happy to chat with you, too ❤ ❤ )
    Also, I think you had a pretty decent 2017, even if you claim that you weren't consistent, at least you were consistent in being… not consistent. DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE? NO? OKAY. Sorry. I'm just really tired haha. Many, many amazing things happened, still, blogging friends and amazing posts I loved reading, so many incredible ARC opportunities, NaNo and Secret Santa things. THAT IS ALL SO VERY COOL. 🙂

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  8. 5 posts in a month is totally great! It’s hard to post all the time, so I totally feel ya! I really didn’t post consistently, but I’m hoping to do better this year!
    Also, so jealous you got to go to Bookcon!

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  9. OKAY WUT, HOW COME I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU WATCHING TEEN TITANS A.K.A THE BEST SHOW EVERRRRRRR!! (if you ship robfire you are my new best friend). i LOVED THIS RECAP SO MUCH. like it was organized, and funny and everything i aspire to be. did you know you are goals, julianna??????? because you are

    you’re instagram is so aesthetic wow!!! I’m totally following you!! Please don’t click on my profile because it IS ABSOLUTE TRASH (just like me, lol) AND YOUR EYES WILL BE RUINED!! okay, lol bye.

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    1. ROBFIRE ROBFIRE ROBFIRE ROBFIRE ROBFIRE okay but who DOESN’T SHIP ROBFIRE HONESTLY???? WHO DOESN’T????

      you watch teen titans????? SCREAM because wow we need to discuss the ships. you ship raven and beastboy, right? it’s not canon but it’s a ship in the teen titans go! show (which i don’t acknowledge as canon, but it’s funny)

      BALIE YOUR POSTS ARE MY AESTHETIC I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO MUCH IT’S JUST SO CUTE. also my posts are not normally this organized??? like damn i tried so hard for this post with the formatting lmao!!

      thank you so much, honestly!! okay but my earlier pictures weren’t aesthetic AT ALL OKAY so i deleted all of them lol

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      1. BBRAE SHOULD BE CANON AND YOU CAN FITE ME ON THAT!! tbh, cyborg is like me in teen titans. the one person who is always managing to somehow third wheel all their friends, and is secretly lonely inside. i know they pair him up with jinx in teen titans go, but like you said, i don’t really acknowledge it as canon. BECAUSE ROBIN IS NOT LIKE THE PARANOID, OBNOXIOUS, TEENAGER they show him too be in that show.

        my blog is not cute you can fite me on that too.

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        1. LMAO I LOVE BBRAE SO MUCH ahhhhhhh sometimes i contemplate writing fanfiction with all of my wish fulfillment for this show??? I JUST LOVE IT SO MUCH

          i don’t like jinx with cyborg?? i like jinx with kid flash tbh. HAVE YOU SEEN THE TEEN TITANS GO! COMICS THOUGH? it’s kind of like,,, not as good as the show but i binge-read them once i discovered them because MY THIRST FOR THE SHOW IS SO IMMENSE

          ROBIN’s state of love for Starfire in the Go! show makes me kind of cringe, because yeah i like how he actually likes her but IT’S SO CRINGY WHEN SHE REJECTS HIM SOMETIMES

          Also in the Go! series it’s so annoying how the characters are SO STUPID except for Raven, usually?? IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ROBIN THAT IS THE SMARTEST?? BUT HE’S REDUCED TO THIS STUPID CHARACTER IT MAKES ME SAD 😦

          okay i literally hate terra so much with all of my heart and soul i hate her!! so much!!! i will never ship terra and beast boy

          your blog is so aesthetic okay??? i aspire to be your level of aesthetic on your graphics

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  10. BAHAHA I think you’re absolutely adorable, Julianna! This post was super entertaining. ❤ Congrats on starting your blog this year! I find it awesome how you did so much/participated in a TON of stuff during your first year. I was pretty much an inanimate little bug when I first started out. (Also, my birthday's in August, too! Eeep!) New follower via Bloglovin'. Can't wait to read more from you. ❤

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  11. I love your enthusiasm, Julianna! I had so much fun reading this post and following your blogging progress! Hand on heart, I think I’ve lost a bit of my blogging mojo but here’s hoping that 2018 will be a good blogging year for us!

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  12. WOAH YOU ONLY STARTED IN MAY LAST YEAR??? That seems like such less time and also like ALL OF THE TIME and I’m shook. You honestly seem like you’ve been blogging for soooo much longer (literally all my first-year posts were trash hahaha and yours are so good).

    BookCon!! That’s so cool!! Pack me in your suitcase next time!! (That’s not creepy at all.) Also ewww mosquitos. I’ve never been camping and truthfully I’d rather not because bugs and I’m too attached to my bed and wifi to do that. xD But I hope you had fun!

    Hahahah unofficial hiatuses define my blogging journeyyy and it’s awful but don’t worry about posting little!! (Same, though.) AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY. :))) In case I never said it in August. (Oops.)

    ALSO YES PUBLISHERS HAVE NO CHILL. Just tossing books at our heads and not caring if we’re injured and just tossing more books at us until we drown. (What did I even write there oops)

    Anyway, yay for relaxing!! And I hope your 2018 goes well!! ❤

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  13. YAY JULSSSS I’M SO GLAD TO HAVE MET YOU IN MAY AND I’M SO HAPPY THAT WE’RE FRIENDS AND THAT WE HAVE OUR LOVELY LITTLE GROUP CHAT(S) AND THAT YOU KNOW GERMAN AND THAT YOU’RE THE COOLEST AND DHJHDGJF I LOVE YOU ❤

    and thanks for making me the SH of trash can, i feel like it's the best part of the word so HEYYY

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  14. 1) who is mahriya pls tell me why is she up there next to my beautiful name uhhhhhh
    2) u went to bookcon so lucky. if u go this year send me all the freebies thanks
    3) 70 comments is actually goals
    4) why do u like hamiltrash so much
    5) genie lo is the most piss taking character she gets angry at everything for no reason like honey calm down
    6) pizza is overrated

    7) I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND THE LINKY THINGS EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT PLS HELP. You just refer to me as “ilsa” idk what everyone is on about

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    1. 1) mahriya??? idk her
      2) okay yeah i’ll send you half of a bookmark ❤
      3) 70 comments??? oh yeah but like,,, it was not real comments lmao
      4) hamiltrash? you mean hamilfAN BECAUSE EVERYONE'S A FAN
      5) i love genie don't u dare talk bad stuff about that series in MY HOUSE
      6) THE LINKS THE LINKS THAT I LINK YOU GUYS TO THE LINKS

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  15. 1) who is mahriya pls tell me why is she up there next to my beautiful name uhhhhhh
    2) u went to bookcon so lucky. if u go this year send me all the freebies thanks
    3) 70 comments is actually goals
    4) why do u like hamiltrash so much

    5) genie lo is the most piss taking character she gets angry at everything for no reason like honey calm down
    6) pizza is overrated

    7) I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND THE LINKY THINGS EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT PLS HELP. You just refer to me as “ilsa” idk what everyone is on about

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