The Social Media Book Tag // Sprinkles of Dreams

The Social Media Tag // Ft. Blogs and People I Adore + Mini Announcement!

Befitting the very topic of this blog post, I have a small announcement to make!

After months of deliberation (if you’re asking yourselves if I’m exaggerating … I am, in fact, not), I finally decided to officially become a bookstagrammer!! 📷 You can find me hereIt’s been months, but I’m still sad that “sprinklesofdreams” was already taken, and I had to settle for “sprinklesofdreamsx“.

I’m not sure how active I’ll be yet, because my blog is still my number one priority, but having recently re-discovered my passion and love of taking pictures on my trip to London*, I thought that becoming active on Instagram would make for a great creative outlet.

*If you’d like to see a blog post about my trip (featuring photographs I took, of course!!), let me know in the comments! ❤

Here’s the first picture I posted earlier tonight (which Alice Oseman liked!! AHHH).

Sprinkles of Dreams Instagram #1

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Now, onto the tag part. I always enjoy writing posts in which I can talk about things I love, which is why this tag in particular is perfection in my eyes, because all I basically do is scream about blogs and people I adore. Plus, I’m already turning into a heart eyes emoji, thinking about how this blog post will look, thanks to everyone’s gorgeous headers.

Kay @ Hammock of Books listed my blog in her post as the one with a design she loves, and I’m so, so honored!! She wrote such lovely things about it, in addition to that, and I’m just really touched. :’)

As you all know, I’m the worst at having to pick one absolute favorite when it comes to books, and that indecisiveness applies to everything else in my life, so please forgive me for picking two bloggers for one category?

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Instagram – A Blog with a Design You Love

The Social Media – Design I Love // Sprinkles of Dreams

Olivia is one of my favorite bloggers, and best friends in the blogosphere, and I just adore everything about her blog’s aesthetic, from the fonts she uses, to the color schemes, and the flowery graphics, which look absolutely stunning in combination.

She also shares my love of Hamilton and Harry Potter (i. a.), and the GIFs and references in her blog posts always light up my heart. I’m not exaggerating this time.

In celebration of her two year blogiversary, she’s hosting a giveaway on her blog, so be sure to congratulate her, and maybe try your luck?

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Facebook – A Blog with a Friendly Blogger

Even to a relatively new book blogger like me, it very quickly became very apparent how friendly, warm, and welcoming everyone in the book blogging community is. But two people in particular were especially kind to me.

The Social Media Tag – Friendly Blogger // Sprinkles of Dreams

One of the first people who reached out to me was Marie. I’m one hundred percent certain that 99.9% of the book blogging community knows (of) her, and loves her. Not only is she one of the most wonderful and supportive people I’ve met; her kind words, and sweet comments always brighten my day, and I always look forward to reading her blog posts.

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The Social Media Tag – Friendly Blogger 2 // Sprinkles of Dreams

Mel is a total sweetheart, and there really is no better way to describe her.

In a nutshell, everything about her makes me think of this emoji: 💖. I’m so thankful that she reached out to me when I first started blogging, because I’m a shy lil(y) bean [look at me, recycling my puns] and I would have never had the courage to message her, or even comment on her blog (and draw her attention to me).

It’s also her birthday soon, so please head over to her blog, and send some love her way!

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Twitter – A Blogger Who Could Write 140 Characters and You Would Still Love Them

The Social Media Tag – Twitter // Sprinkles of Dreams

Once upon a time, Lily stumbled upon a review, and it changed her life.

If there were only one person in the entire book community I could pick, whose reviews I was allowed to read, it would be Em‘s. They are unique, and gorgeous, and her prose never fails to draw forth vivid pictures in my mind. Literally everything she writes is absolutely breathtaking, and I will never stop drooling over admiring her, because no one else strings words together like she does.

Give her 140 characters, and she’ll use half of them to create an entire world, brimming with color, and emotions, complete with gorgeous imagery, and characters you’ll fall in love with. In other words; she’ll conjure up a dream so all-encompassing you won’t ever want to wake up.

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The Social Media Tag – Twitter // Sprinkles of Dreams

Albeit being a self-proclaimed mango queen, I rather think of, and picture May as a deer friend of mine in my mind—yes, I spelled it like this on purpose, for reasons I’m not at liberty to disclose—but an undeniable fact is that she’s a Force in the book community; she has Things to say, an Opinion to state, and she isn’t afraid to do so, boldly, and self-assuredly.

Also, she’s a master at being snarky, and throwing shade (at me, quite often), and if I ever find myself re-joining the Twitterverse, hers would be the first account I would follow.

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YouTube – A Blog that Keeps You Entertained

The Social Media Tag – Entertaining Blogger // Sprinkles of Dreams

Another one of my favorite people in the blogosphere, Malanie is a fangirl extraordinaire, and never fails to spark my excitement with her screaming about ships, soft boys, and smol characters in the emotive shape of figurative marshmallows-roasted-over-a-campsite-fire.

What even is Lily talking about, you ask?

Well, I have only an inkling of an idea myself, because somewhere along our fangirling, I started speaking and thinking in metaphors, and I am unable to refrain from doing so—that’s what talking with her inspires in me.

bannerSnapchat – A Blogger whose Updates You Can’t Wait for

The Social Media Tag – Most Anticipated // Sprinkles of Dreams

Will she write a blog post this week? Won’t she? Will she leave me hanging for months, only to return, the prodigal soul sister, with three blog posts, back to back?

Who knows.

I’m talking about the ever-opinionated, witty, and absolutely stunning (in every imaginable way, and on every conceivable level) Emma, of course. Part of her blog’s appeal might be how you never know when she’ll post something, and figuratively sweep you off your feet, making you fall head over heels for her thoughts, romantic-stylezzz (this is a very valid interjection, if you know her [like I do]).

Whatever it is, she could give me her grocery list, and I would bet my love of always sharing the same unpopular opinions with her on the fact that it’s filled with funny remarks. In any case, I’d have a fantastic time perusing it, no doubt no doubt no doubt.

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Tumblr – A blog that is Very Diverse and Has Variety

The Social Media Tag – Diversity // Sprinkles of Dreams

Thomas‘ blog is the actual first (!!!) one I ever actively “followed”, long before I started blogging myself, and long before I even knew about the book blogging community, or Goodreads, and long, long before I became the avid reader I am today.

His posts are always enlightening, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written, and his voice (I promise, this is not a pun) always shines through as unflinchingly honest. I may repeat myself when saying this, but I’m constantly rendered speechless at how eloquently he manages to put his feelings and thoughts into words, and formulate his opinion on various aspects of life and society.

I genuinely feel like a better person for having read them.

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I tag
: everyone I nominated in this post!

blue-watercolor-wash-texture-5letschat!-2Which blogs would you have nominated? 💗
Would you like me to write a blog post on my London shenanigans?
What are some of your favorite bookstagrams?

Bloglovin’ ¦ Goodreads ¦ Tumblr ¦ Instagram

xx, Lily

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59 thoughts on “The Social Media Tag // Ft. Blogs and People I Adore + Mini Announcement!”

  1. Awh, Lily, I love you more than words! Forever thankful the book community brought you into my life! And I’ll cherish your friendship forever and always! (And read whatever Alice comes up with next with you! Also – holy shit, congrats on the like. The picture is like… perfection, so no surprise!) Happy reading, beautiful! And thank you so much again for everything! 💖xx

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    1. Alice Oseman buddy read squad forever and ever!! 💖👭💖 (And I just realized that you haven’t read Solitaire yet – I hope you adore it!!)

      Thank you so much, that means the world to me, coming from you!! Your instagram feed is so cohesive and all the pictures you take are fabulous, teach me??

      Sending you lots of love!! 💫

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  2. Just added you on Instagram! Welcome to the bookstagramming world! I don’t post too often either, since I’d rather focus on here. But it’s fun 🙂 I really love this tag! It’s such a great way to spread the word on everyone! Mel is a sweetheart! I swear, I don’t think there’s anyone as adorably sweet as her in the book blogging world ha-ha!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenna!! 😊🌸 What’s your handle, by the way? I think the notification might have gotten lost in the shuffle. 🙈

      This genuinely may just be the favorite tag I’ve ever done & yess, Mel is so sweet! (Oh, and please consider yourself tagged as well, if you’d like to do it! I honestly was a bit lazy to tag more people, haha.)

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  3. YAY for starting over on bookstagram, your first picture was so pretty and I’ll be looking forward to all of your pictures and posts next. Sometimes I wish I had the time and talent to join the bookstagram community, but I can barely keep up with blogging and twitter, I just couldn’t do it ahah. I’ll just continue to stare at all the gorgeous bookstagram accounts, yours included now 😀
    THANK YOU so much, I am so honored and kind of feeling emotional, to be honest, that you thought of me for thi tag, thank you!! That means the world to me, ❤ chatting with you is always so great and I'm always looking forward to it ❤ ❤ ❤
    Thank you for tagging me! ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Marie! :’) Ohh I didn’t know you had Twitter as well, is it the “main” social media platform you use?

      Aww, to be honest, there were multiple categories I wanted to nominate you for, so in the end I just settled on the one that I’d think of first in regards to you and your blog. And ahh I always love chatting with you!! Your comments always have such a warm and kind tone, and always, always brighten my day! ☺️💗

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      1. Yes I do (@dh_books, in case you wanted to know haha, I don’t know if you’re on twitter at all?) and yes it’s the main social media platform I use related to my blog. I do have an instagram and blogging friends are following me there, but if you do, you should expect more travel pictures than any kind of bookstagram things. I just don’t have time to do it all, I wish I could :/

        aww you are way too sweet, this really means so, so much to me, thank you!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. LILY. Thank you so much for the sweetest words ever! I can’t even explain to you how much this meant to me, you brightened my whole month.💓I’m so grateful that I’ve found your blog and that we get to talk in the comments and get to know each other, you’re absolutely amazing!

    Also, BOOKSTAGRAM! That’s so exciting, and I hope you have a lot of fun with it. I want to start one, but I don’t know if I’d have time, so I’m kind of on the fence…I hope it’s amazing for you, though! Ooh, and I would love to see a post about your trip to London.

    Thank you for the tag, I really want to do this soon! I discovered some new blogs from your post that I can’t wait to check out, and spreading the love is always wonderful.☺️THANK YOU AGAIN, a thousand times over!

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    1. That makes me so, so happy to hear, and my pleasure!! I’m so happy blogging brought us together. :’)

      Thanks so much! I’ll “only” post there every once in a while, probably, but I’m definitely having a lot of fun with it. And noted, hehe, I’ll put together a little post. ☺️

      I’m so excited for you to check out the blogs, they’re all so wonderful, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 💗💗

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  5. OH MY GOD LILY YOUUUU–I CANNOT SPEAK–I’M CRYING BECAUSE YOU ARE THE SWEETEST MOST PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING AND I ADORE YOU SO MUCHHHHHH. I was just casually reading this gorgeous post and nodding because yes I love all of these ppl too,,and THEN!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! *hugs you + bakes you cake*
    Also I love your bookstagram so much. c:

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  6. Aww this is the sweetest and kindest post full of such lovely recommendations! I always am looking for new awesomeness to follow so I’ll definitely have to check some of these ones out! I already love Olivia’s blog and I know May’s too!!

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  7. I LOVE YOU LILY!! I am of course great at insulting you (because I love doing it) but I do love you a lot ❤ And yes I agree with you so much with the Friendly Blogger choices — Melanie and Marie are literally THE sweetest people in the book community (and I'm sure many think you're sweet but I know better 😇) And YES I love Emma's posts so much, she is a literal Queen when it comes to reviewing and roasting books (whereas you need to stop roasting all my faves)

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