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Saturday, June 17, 2017

8 Ways To Spread Positivity In The Book Community

I know I'm not the only one who has notices the heavy fog of negativity that seems to be constantly looming over the book world (especially Twitter).

It's nobody's fault. The world isn't fostering a particularly loving atmosphere right now, life can seem dismal at times, and other people's decisions can be horrendous. That's just how it is.

But. There's good news.

There are little things that we can do to try to counteract all that ickiness. These are things I still struggle to keep in mind daily, but they really are great ways to spread a little cheer in our corner of the world. Here are 8 small, easy things you can do every day to brighten someone's day.

1) If something good happens to someone, congratulate them.
That's all there is to it. Whether you know the person or not, everybody likes their accomplishments being acknowledged and feeling like people really see the good in them.

2) If someone posts a picture of themselves, like it.
Nothing beats a little boost to the self-esteem. Even more, post a nice comment. You love their lipstick? Let them know! Are they wearing a cute shirt? I'm sure they'd love to hear all about it!

3) Comment something meaningful on people's blogs. 
Nothing makes me happier than when someone has really read my thoughts and my words and has a genuine reply. Even if they disagree, I love knowing they took the time to read what I had to say and really think about it enough to form a response.

4) If something bad happens to someone, let them know you're there for them.
Again, even if you've never talked to someone before, nobody gets upset about someone showing support and concern.

5) Share the good things that happened to you/people you know. 
It's always fun to hear cute or happy-making stories from other people. I love knowing that there is still good in this world.

6) Post fun/cute pictures.
Literally I can never ever see too many cat pictures in my timeline ever in my life. Seriously.

7) Retweet people's stuff. 
Whether it's someone asking a question or saying something funny or a link to a review they're proud of having written. Nobody ever gets upset about an RT either. It means a lot hen someone wants others to see something you've posted.

8) Never, ever forget to talk about the things you love. 
Passion is contagious. And it's lovely.

There are more things you can do. A whole slew of more. COUNTLESS more things you can do to make someone's day, but here are a few that I try to keep in mind.

Please, PLEASE remember that even the small things make a difference.

How do you like to spread positivity in the book community?

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read what I have to say and give your opinion on it. It really means a lot to me. And of course, I will do my best to return the favor. However, as easily distracted and scatter-brained as I am, please don't be offended if I forget to comment on your blog.