Hello, friends! This will definitely be one of my less popular blog features. However, it’s one that I’ve been itching to do for a long time. So stats be damned, to be honest.
What exactly am I rambling about? A few weeks ago, I talked about a bi-monthly wrap-up feature that’s dedicated to media content that I’ve consumed and enjoyed. On Twitter, I asked people to vote for a cute name. The most popular choices were Cup of Content and Bits & Bytes. Ultimately, the former won out!
✨ Cup of Content ✨ is a new, shiny blog feature that was inspired by two things: (1) my love for sharing stuff and making information accessible; and, (2) my habit of keeping track of whatever tickles my fancy.
In other words, I’m mainly writing this feature for myself — which admittedly isn’t how I usually operate. As much as possible, I try to find the right balance between what’s personally meaningful to me and what’s valuable to the readers of my blog. But in this case, while I do hope that you find something that resonates with you in these blog posts, I’m chiefly writing for my own catharsis. If that makes sense. (Plus, I think that this is a good way to get to know me!)
Oof, this is a terrible introduction to a new feature that I’m excited about. But whatever. Without further ado, here is the first-ever volume of Cup of Content. This particular volume is dedicated to thought-provoking videos, online articles, blog posts, as well as my latest obsessions for the past few weeks.
Cup of Content
Cup of Content is a bi-monthly feature where I share compilations of content that I recently consumed, that left a lasting impression on me, or that I personally find valuable. It also highlights my latest interests and obsessions outside of books. In other words, Cup of Content consists of bits and bytes that tickle my fancy.
My Latest Obsessions
Ever since BTS dropped Dynamite, I’ve been scouring the Internet for more of their performances. Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t the first time that their music piqued my curiosity and interest. In fact, I started paying attention to BTS after their carpool karaoke episode with James Corden. However, Dynamite had me binge-watching 5 hours’ worth of their videos. So in that regard, their latest song is definitely a game-changer for me.
Currently, I have a soft spot for Jungkook and Taehyung. Nonetheless, I have no intention of officially joining the fandom. It’s nothing personal. I’m just not fond of fandom culture in general. I’m more comfortable with being a casual listener.
Unfortunately, I’ve also fallen into the rabbit hole of mindless “reality” television. I’ve been in a weird mental space throughout this month, and it’s really affected my daily routine, work ethic, and productivity plans. Additionally, none of my usual forms of escapism were working.
Out of desperation, I’ve been spending more quality time with my two younger sisters, and it seems that their current poison of choice is reality TV. Specifically, reality TV that revolves around the world’s most notorious celebrity family and a seemingly random group of wealthy, pregnant Australian moms.
Yeah. I don’t know what to say either if I’m being completely honest. But in case you’re wondering, we’ve finished 4 seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and 2 seasons of Yummy Mummies. I’m really not proud of it.
Bits of Media
Netflix has really been my closest companion for the past few weeks. Admittedly, it is also the cause of my obliterated sleep schedule. But hey, at least I finally revisited New Girl and watched its series finale.
- Umbrella Academy (watched seasons 1 to 2)
- New Girl (watched seasons 1 to 7)
- Lucifer (watched seasons 1 to 4)
- Friends (rewatched seasons 1 to 2)
- Love, Guaranteed (film)
- 365 DNI (film)
Bytes of Content
🌷 Booktube & Videos
🌷 Blogs & Articles
- Article: #AReaderEveryDay Cotabato: “There are no bookshops here”
- Article: Why I Hate Subtle Asian Traits
- Article: Advice for Engaging in Influencer Marketing on Instagram and Tiktok
- Discussion: How is the booktok community changing reading?
- Discussion: On annotating books and financial stability
- Discussion: The #ownvoices label has lost its way
- Discussion: Reading romance while demisexual
- Discussion: Struggles of a brand new book blogger
- Resource: How to format a book review with WordPress Block Editor
- Resource: How to make your blog and social media more accessible
- Freebies: Downloadable phone wallpapers from my favorite local artist
- Twitter thread: 10 Filipino heroines you should know about
I’d love to hear from you!
🌻 What are your thoughts on this new blog feature? I’m still playing around with the formatting, but y’all can expect Cup of Content to be a wee bit more chaotic in its succeeding volumes.
🌻 What media have you been consuming lately? What’s a film or series that you recently watched and would recommend?
🌻 What’s your opinion on reality television? Is it your guilty pleasure, too?