TSG Book Box Update and Theme Reveal

Hey Everyone! 

As some of you may know I run a small bookclub monthly box subscription. Previously I posted information on a blog specific to that however I have decided to combine my business with my main blog. Don’t worry other than me updating some posts over this week, there will be in future maybe 2-3 posts a month. 

The business has been on a bit of a hiatus over the festive season but it due to be open again on 5th January with a new box. 

The theme for this box is The Universe. The box will be called The Amongst The Stars Box and will focus more of Sci-Fi fantasy, so be prepared to let those stars shine 🙂

There are a few changes to the business when it reopens. I’ll run through these below.

1) There will no longer be just 1 type of box available. There will be 3 more options. The 4 options available are;

Accessories Pack – £10, this will include all the items in the basic book box except the book itself.

Standard Box – £15 – contains a paperback version and a minimum of 3 items.

Kindle version – £15, this comes exactly the same as the standard box but with a kindle voucher instead for those who prefer an E-Reader. 

Deluxe Version – £22, this comes the same as the standard box however there will be EITHER a hardback version of the book OR extra goodies (minimum of 5).

Hopefully this will open up the availability to purchase for other customers.

Boxes will be available for purchase between 5th and the 13th of each month and will be sent out on the 1st -3rd of the following month

2) The next change will be with the Subscriber Houses. Rather than houses rewarded monthly it will now be 6 monthly.

Points now will be given to individuals who win the monthly challenge. That one person rather than the entire house will win a small prize and 10 points to their House. After 6 months the house that has the most points wins and an extra item will be included in the box for all of those in that house.

3) The next change is regarding refunds. There has always been an option to secure your delivery with a signed for option. I did consider increasing the price of the postage to cover this automatically however I still feel that it should be optional.

However if you do not select the option for signed for and your package goes missing I will not be liable to replace the missing box. I always get proof of postage to show an item was posted. If it fails to turn up then it is no longer my responsibility. If you wish to protect your package in the unlikely event of it going missing then I suggest you pay for the extra shipping option. I will however give a partial refund for the missing order no more than 50% of its value.

In regards to damaged boxes and items, I will replace those. That will remain as it is.

4) The other change is in regards to the Reps I used previously. I have made the decision to not have reps for the boxes and instead run a monthly giveaway for someone to win the following months box instead.

I think that pretty much covers everything that is going on with the business when I have the mini relaunch in January. 

As always don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can be contacted by Facebook,  Instagram or the TSG Etsy Store

Thanks for reading,

The Stationery Geekette x

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Blog Content Update!

Hey Everyone! 

So…this post is basically a run down of all the things I have coming up over the next month when it comes to content. I won’t go into specifics but you’ll get the gyst of things.

First of all I will be continuing my book reviews. I also have some which link to an author signing events I attended and Giveaways for a signed copies of the books in question. 

My Stationery / Planner related posts will focus a little more on some of the small businesses which I have purchased from.

I will be starting a new blog series about effective planning methods, efficient target planning and other productivity related posts.

The site itself will undergo a few changes. I am re-categorising to make content more slimlined and easier to navigate, I’ll be updating my personal about me and info section as well.

The Confessions posts will continue to run as our schedule takes us up to mid-December as it stands.

I am also going to be featuring a few Guest Posts from some of my favourite bloggers which I am excited about and you will see a post explaining how to become one if you are interested.

In the meantime if you are interested in finding out about the Guest posts or want to take part in the Confessions link up then feel free to drop me comment below or email me on thestationerygeekette@yahoo.com. 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Life Update August + 5 Year Plan

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It’s that time of the month again where I discuss my successions and failures of the last month. In all honesty I can’t say there has been much going on in the way of successes. I managed to read 9 books this month which was a success I guess. I also am writing reviews for two more sites, one of which I now get paid for..yay!

The kids having summer holidays and my hospital trip have pretty much meant that I haven’t got half as much done that I would have liked. I did however have a nice summer with the children which is the most important thing.

My business launched at the beginning on August and is doing well, people have been incredibly generous in their reviews.

The blog fell a little by the wayside due to everything going on and I admittedly have struggled with content, however I have renewed vigour now and determination to get things back on top and better. I will be creating a blog topic schedule which will make things easier as I have been posting a little randomly with content.

I have felt like I have been stuck in a bit of a rut, I mentioned in a previous post my planners don’t seem to be helping much lately, I am not using them as I was which means they are sitting redundantly on my shelf while I figure things out. Once the Ballerina comes though that will easily pick back up. I start college next week which I am really excited about too.

So my new blog schedule will be:

Monday (fortnightly): Confessions of …

Tuesday: Planner / Stationery related

Wednesday: Book Review and TSG Website post

Thursday: Draft, Edit and Admin work

Friday:  TSG Website post

Saturday: Life Update Posts and Book Review

Sunday: My Week/Plan with Me and Picks of the Month

I have also been thinking long and hard about my career and where I want it to go. Thanks to Michelle over at UglyBugDoes I have been inspired to create a 5-year plan.

Where Were You 5 Years Ago?

5 years ago I was living in Guisborough, unemployed and working for Victim Support as a volunteer hoping to gain entry to paid employment within the same sector.

Where Will You Be Living in 5 Years?

In an ideal world I would be living in Canada in a log cabin. Somewhere the kids would love to be. I love the idea of living close to the wilderness, somewhere cold and full of culture. I have wanted to live in Canada for as long as I can remember and for me this would be the ultimate place. However, I know realistically speaking that won’t happen for at least 10 years.

In 5 years I would like to think that I have purchased my own home and am at least part way saving to immigrate. Staying in my local town of Guisborough.

What Job Will You Be Doing?

By then I would have liked to have completed education in Business, Accounting and Copyediting and Proofreading. I would like to hope that my brand is still going and is really strong. I would also like to hope that I am reviewing books for a living, preferably copyediting and proofreading for an income.

What 5 Things are most important to you right now?

  • Family – Getting Alexis sorted into a better routine and getting her settled.
  • Finances – Find employment and to get my business generating an income
  • Career – To complete the Business course I am due to start
  • Finances – To clear debts as soon as possible
  • Health – To lose weight and get fitter

Top 5 Business and Career Goals?

  • Promote TSG Bookclub and increase revenue
  • Learn about analytics and SEO for the blogs
  • Learn How to Proofread and Copyedit
  • Work for a successful publisher reviewing, proof-reading and editing
  • Own my own successful brand and business.

Top 5 Family Goals?

  • Get Alexis settled into a sleep routine again
  • Spend more quality time with Adam and Chloe individually
  • Get a larger house
  • Get a Pet
  • Have a happy household

Top 5 Personal Goals?

  • To be happy in what I do
  • To have more free time
  • To lose at least 3 stone
  • To start running
  • To eat better

Now that it’s all written down I have no excuse not to see things through. I shall as always drop in with updates and if you are interested in following Michelle’s progress then please pop along to www.uglybugdoes.me .

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Mini Update

Well things have been a little odd back here. First my phone broke which had all my blog drafts on, then I ended up in hospital for 4 days. Safe to say I haven’t got much done during that time.

I am out now and have a new laptop and my phone has been sent in for repairs. I am a little behind on blog posts but nothing I cannot catch up easy enough.

This week will see a few varied posts, there will be the Ugly Bug Does September Box Unveiling, My Life Update and 5 Year plan, a couple of book reviews and if I get it finished in time a new updated Sticker Suppliers list.

Thank you for your patience and as always reading the content I am putting out.

The Stationery Geekette x