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How to Change Your Followers/Following to Something Fun

In this post I'm going to show you how to change the Followers and Following sections on your pages into something creative like Minions and Masters. 


On the top of your homepage you’ll notice your navigation bar.



This will bring up your Settings page.



Now Scroll down a bit until you see this:




That’s going to bring up the template customization page. In the upper left hand corner, you’ll see this:




This is going to split your screen, with your blog showing below and the code window at the top. Don’t freak out. Scroll down through the code until you find these lines:



Now you see where it says "Followers"? Here's where you can get creative. Replace "Followers" with the title of your choosing. I suggest "Stalkers", "Creepers", "Minions", you get the point. For demonstrative purposes, I'll go with "Minions". Your code should now look like this:



Okay, so you have your Followers changed. Now for "Following". Scroll down a little further until you see these lines: 



Replace "Following" with the word of your choice, in this case, Masters. Your code should now look like this:






Okay, so as you’ll notice in the screenshot above there’s a drop down menu with the word Blog selected. In order to assure that your Followers/Following is fixed for all your pages you have to select that drop down and repeat the code change for each one listed:





Good luck, everyone. Hope this helps! 

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Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) - Stephanie Perkins Before you proceed, please understand that two stars mean that this book was okay and it is not a bad book. So, I was happily into this book and the first few chapters were really good. But, there's this nagging thought in the corner of my mind. A small conversation with my mind:My mind: Hey! Stop reading and do maths! You'll fail your exams.Me: Shut up.After few minutes,My mind: This book is not worth it, Hershey. Maths is more important.Me: I can't hear you.My mind: Cricket and Lola will end up together in the end! What's the point in reading this if you already know the ending?BAM!! That's when I completely lost interest in this book. The more I read, the more evident it became that Lola and Cricket will end up together with lots of drama. And sometimes, I felt that certain parts of the story was repetitive. Girl likes boy; Boy likes girl; Girl has boyfriend but has feeling for the other boy; Boy is confused. That's how I'd describe the book. I mean, Anna and the French Kiss was completely cute. Adorable, even. But Lola and the Boy Next Door lacked so many flavors. I can't help but compare Lola and Cricket to Anna and Etienne. Anna was very nice and adorable. I enjoyed reading in her POV but Lola seemed very immature at times. She annoyed me a lot and her mixed feelings about the two boys made me want to smack her head. Just choose one and get over with it! Half the time she's wondering whether Cricket has feelings for her when she has a very cool boyfriend who plays in a band! So, I was half the time like this: Lola, please! It's up to you to make the story better! Stop thinking about Cricket and fantasize about your hot boyfriend! I did enjoy certain parts and overall this book was okay. Completely not what I was expecting but I guess I could have worked more on maths. I have exams coming up within a few days and I have no idea why I'm talking about maths in my review. If you're planning to read this book, do not go in with high expectations. This book will never be like Anna and the French Kiss. It's simple and completely different and according to me, it lacked a lot of character development. If these characters were as awesome as the ones in Anna and the French Kiss and the story had little twists here and there, this book would have been bloody brilliant!

The Silver Linings Playbook (movie tie-in edition)

The Silver Linings Playbook (movie tie-in edition) - 3.5 starsThis book is really really good. It's a bit hard to describe why I gave it three stars instead of five. Mostly, because I did not like to read about the Eagles. It's great at the beginning and somewhere in between where Tiffany and Pat practice for the dance but half the time it went on very slow. But I enjoyed it nonetheless :)Pat is finally out of the mental hospital and he's trying to be a better person for Nikki, his wife. He's re-adjusting himself to his old yet new life and meets this girl named Tiffany. Pat and Tiffany met at a dinner party. Pat likes to run and Tiffany in scouting Pat.Pat likes her and she likes him too. But Pat loves Nikki and wants her back. And Tiffany loves to dance. So, they make a deal. Pat will dance with Tiffany if she sends his letters to Nikki. And the deal is sealed. And in the end, many truths are revealed. And we realize that Pat and Tiffany are just perfect for each other. "Tiffany: You love me?Pat: Yeah.Tiffany : Okay."

The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl - Sangu Mandanna Utterly beautiful The Lost Girl. Yes, she's lost. Lost in a cruel world where she has to fight for survival.She's broken too.She so badly wants to be a human. Her feelings are almost palpable. It's coming at strong waves toward me. It's exhilarating. My heart stutters here and then. I paused the book and closed my eyes and for a minute, feeling grateful that I'm not in a dreadful situation like her. Feeling grateful that all these characters are a work of pure fiction. No matter how much we wish we had vampires running around, sweeping us off our feet, they are still blood sucking monsters. Anyways, this book is not about vampires and I don't think I'm making much sense.The Lost Girl is about an Echo named Eva. An echo who desires to live like humans do. Echoes are exact copies of human beings and not everyone has an echo. Only certain people who ask for another copy to be made of their loved ones. Everyday, Eva learns about her other, Amarra. And everyday she wants to be free of all this. One day, there might come a time when her other dies and she has to step in. Eva's waiting and dreading for that day.In her world, there are only rules. I hate abiding by rules. I honestly don't know why. But I do. Because I have to. And she does too, because her life is at stake. “If you expect the worse, you're only denying someone a chance to be better” There are so many confusions, so many goodbyes, so many yearnings that I really feel sorry for her. She's truly lost and I so badly want to help her. Sometimes, while I'm reading I want to reach into the pages, get myself really inside the book and save her. And overall, when I look back at the story, it isn't one comprising of complications like I had thought earlier. It's a rather simple one. The beautiful narration has made it more. It has made the simple story into a more meaningful one.I loved this book. It explored the various concepts of being human. Of love and goodbyes. Of hope and friendship. I think a human's greatest power is hope. We always hope, you know? For example: myself. How I am hoping for another amazing book like the Lost Girl. We always do hope in the darkest times, don't we? :D Here's a small message for Eva, our beautiful Echo: You are human. You are more human than any of us. I hope you have a life filled with pixie dust and happiness :)
Out of the Easy - 4.5 starsThis book reminded me of this song called "What would you do?" by Bastille and some parts of the lyrics might appear in my review. “Sometimes we set off down a road thinkin' we're goin' one place and we end up another. But that's okay. The important thing is to start.” This book was surprisingly good. I really didn't know what to expect when I started it. And it started off really well. Let me tell you something: Josie's narration is very very addictive. It's simple yet felt exquisite to me.Out of The Easy is a very simple story. No complications. No eye-ball rollings. It was simple and it felt good. It had this slow way of making itself at home in my heart, you know? Josie, is a really smart teenager who wants a new change in life. Her mother is a prostitute whom I felt deserved a good smack on the head with a dictionary . And, I also had this tiny fear that I might not like this book based on what it was about. Oh well, lucky me I didn't fear it too much or I would have missed a great book. What would you do?, if your son was at homecrying all alone on the bedroom floor, cuz he's hungryand thee only way to feed him is ta sleep wit a manfor a little bit of money, and his daddy's gonesomewhere smokin' rock now, in and out of lock down,I aint gotta job now, so for you this is just a good timebut for me this is what I call life You know, this part from the song doesn't even explain or relate a thing to this book but somehow it was always on my mind when I read this book. Sometimes, I even hummed the song as I read Josie's wonderful addicting narration. I really am enjoying simplicity in narrations these days. If you're wondering what I was wondering, hesitant to start this book because it's about whores and brothels, just step out of that fear. Because this book is not explicit. And let's praise the author for taking on such a difficult topic. Writing about prostitutes is a damn hard thing and to make readers love the book is even more harder. I cannot even imagine how brave Ruta Sepetys is for writing such an amazing book. Hats off to you, Ruta!
Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) - Darynda Jones One thing you need to know about the Charley Davidson series: It is damn addictive!I'm completely obsessed with this series. I think there should be more books like the Charley Davidson series. A concoction of all the elements a reader would love. For those of you who are still wondering whether to read this series or not, just go ahead and buy the book. You will not regret it. Some of my favorite quotes:“The top five things you never want to say to a grim reaper: I’m dead tired. You’re killing me. I’m dying to try that. This relationship will be the death of me.The number one thing you don’t want to say to the grim reaper is...Till death do us part.”"Lead me not into temptation. I can find it myself"“Have you slept yet?''Sure. I took a power nap on the way over.''Didn't you drive there?''Yeah. Other drivers kept waking me up. Car horns should be illegal.'- Charley & Cookie” ____________________________________________ My Charley Davidson reviews: First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)For I have Sinned (Charley Davidson, #1.5)Second Grave on the left (Charley Davidson, #2)Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3)
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." Oh, what can I say? That The Book Thief stole my breath away?That it crushed my heart into pieces?That it made me wonder so much about the world we live in?The Book Thief did more than that. You know, there are some books that you would always like to say that you've got no words to express it. But you always find the words. You just like to think that you don't. And I want to say that I have no words to express this beauty but I do. Deep down, I do have words to describe this wonderful book that made me wonder about the world we live in. The Book Thief is a stroke of brilliance by Death Death, here is our very lovely narrator. So, the aforementioned statement, according to me, means that we always consider Death as a bad thing, of course it is only natural. But the Book Thief changed some of my perspectives about Death (Not that I'd welcome him with open arms). Death is truly an amazing narrator and his stroke of brilliance, probably the only one on Earth is his narration. “Even death has a heart.” Oh, Death stole me away in his very first words. First the coloursThen the humansThat's usually how I see things.Or at least, how I try. The book itself has this warm glow about it that reminds me of biscuits and milk. If I were an aura reader and this book was a living being, then I could precisely describe it's glow and warmth. Unfortunately, I'm not. While reading this book, somewhere in the middle, I paused to think about freedom. What does freedom taste like?Freedom tastes like fresh air. That was my immediate thought. You know, I wish I could feel and taste freedom. I wish it for all of us. We're not exactly free, you know. We are bound in one way or the other. And I guess, sweet Liesel felt the same though she never mentioned anything about it but I'd like to think she did feel something about being free. Being free from war and loss. My Personal Musings I had to pause this book for four days since I left to an island thinking that I would not miss this book and left it at home. I did not miss it but it was always on my mind. It's hard to forget the fresh and intriguing characters once you get to know them. You know, this review is probably not going to help you much. This is my musings about the book or Lyrical Absurdity as I would like to call it but there's nothing lyrical about it :D A small note about Lyrical Absurdity It's something I've started recently. It's just a book filled with my musings about life and the books I read. I don't fill much in it as my thoughts are real quick and I appear to have short term memory :D Oh, and I started this after starting the Book Thief. And my first thought was about freedom which is mentioned above! I really do love books that evoke the strangest thoughts from me. One minute I'm serene and deep inside the philosophical parts of my mind and the next I'm back to my goofy self again. Strange, I know. All these things happened while reading this masterpiece. Another small personal incident: I went jet skiing in the island and they let me drive for some time. I pushed the accelerator to maximum and that was when I tasted freedom. I felt like freedom was within my reach. Now, don't ask me why I'm so into freedom. It's not like we're trapped, I know. Ask this book why it elicited these thoughts from me. After finishing my drive, I remembered the book thief and smiled. That's when I realized what a bloody brilliant book this is and what a bloody idiot I was to leave it behind. Sometimes, you need to feel and see things to understand the words you read. So, my first reaction when I came back home was to cradle this book and draw circles on the cover with my finger. Admire the cover and it's softness and procrastinate about what is going to happen. Then delve into its mysteries and in the end, force myself not to shed tears. Not to cry for reading the most fantabulous book everLet's conclude this ruminative review of mine with a small letter addressed to our beloved Book Thief. A small letter to the Book Thief Dear Book Thief,You have written the most amazing book which was narrated by Death, our dear - old - friend - in - the - end. Here's a small secret: I have tons of books at home and I'll leave the windows open for you. You're always welcome to my humble abode of books. P.S I'm leaving extra biscuits for Rudy :) Yours lovingly, Hershey.
No and Me - Delphine de Vigan, Vigan A poignant tale of longing and belonging. Have you ever befriended people who live on filthy streets? Forget that question, have you ever looked at them in the eye?Do you remember in your Social Science class, the books and the teachers always tell you that everyone is equal? Do you believe it?If yes, then why aren't you making friends with the poor? Why aren't you giving them food, clothes and a place to stay? How much can the Services set up by the Government help? There are millions of homeless people. Can we provide a home for all them? I don't think so. Very few with hearts made of gold will provide. Not everyone. Lou is a person whose heart is made out of gold. She befriends No - a homeless street girl. I don't know why or how; it just happens. Their bond is...beyond words. I cannot understand how a little girl like Lou can be so big. Bigger than the biggest of the humans.She understands the complexity of life. She wonders how life keeps going on and on. She's super clever. She conjugates theories when faced with difficult situations. She's beautiful in her own way. And there's No who is as unique as Lou. She is very different. Very quiet. She doesn't speak much but this book is all about her. I didn't like this book as much as I wanted to but it made me wonder. You know, there is so much happening, so much that doesn't include us. Often, the world revolves around us. We mess up our speech and fret over it for days but at the same time, somewhere someone is homeless, sick and dying and yet they keep quiet and accept life as it is. I don't know where my thoughts are exactly going. One day, I want a free world. A world where everyone has a home, everyone can buy whatever they want without paying, do whatever they want (of course, not murdering and stealing and all), there could still be laws or new laws could be introduced, there could be so many changes.... It's seems very far- fetched, I know. Someday, I hope things change. I hope people change. I hope people have hearts made out of gold.
The Diviners - Libba Bray “There is nothing more terrifying than the absoluteness of one who believes he's right.” The Diviners is a very impressive book. It had all my favorite elements! Supernatural beliefs, the story was set in the 1920's and it had brilliant characters.The story is about superstition, beliefs, religion and hope. In New York everyone is different and everyone is running away from their past. I took a long time with this book and I read certain pages again and again just to swoon at Libba Bray's writing. Writing a horror story is very difficult. Sometimes, the book never scares you but the movie does. Or it's the other way around. The Diviners did scare me a little bit so I quit the habit of reading it during the night. The main reason is that one cold stormy night, while I was reading the Diviners, my whole family asleep, the calender I hung in my room dropped to the floor and at that exact moment my dad started snoring loudly and I was reading a very spooky part at that time. It freaked me out. I had lots of trouble sleeping later on.So, I took my own time with it, savoring each and every word. I found the characters to be very different and lovable at the same time. Believe me, I didn't love all the characters, just a few nice ones. I was definitely spooked by Naughty John who is the terror part of the story. So, I would advise you not to read it during the night unless you don't ever want to sleep peacefully. Or if you want Naughty John come knocking at your door. Just kidding. "People will believe anything if it means they can go on with their lives and not have to think too hard about it." Evie, Memphis, Sam, Will, Jericho, Theta and Mabel were all awesome! Evie was the main character and I simply adored her! She was a very strong, brave and independent girl who loved to live her life to the fullest. She also has a secret. Which I'm definitely not going to reveal here. Memphis, Sam, Jericho and Theta are all very mysterious especially Sam. I loved them all! Each one was so different that the characters never felt left out or seemed like a waste. This book never disappointed me. I also didn't know there was a sequel to this book and I'm head over heels for the next book! I will miss these amazing characters but one day I will be reunited with them again! “People think boundaries and borders build nations. Nonsense-words do. Beliefs, declarations, constitutions-words. Stories. Myths. Lies. Promises. History.” One amazing book you wouldn't want to miss!
Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2) - Colleen Hoover Losing Hope was wonderful. Holder was beautiful at describing the story. At first, I thought this book might be boring since I already know the story. But Holder describes the story wonderfully. He never bores you. His emotions are so raw that it tugs at your heart strings. He's intense and moody and sometimes it's hard to understand his guilt and grief but you'll love him, for sure. Losing Hope helps us to know Holder better. He might have been enigmatic before in the first book but here, you can see his heart, his true feelings. He's a beautiful person. His life was tragic. It wasn't a normal, happy one. It was a sad one and he somehow dealt with all the crap life was offering him. He didn't give up. He kept going. Having Hope.So, it all comes down to Sky. You see, I found this part of the story a little baffling. The part where Holder meets Sky and in the blink of an eye, he knows its her. He knows that its Hope. It's been years since they have seen each other and now both of them are all grown up and there could have been so many differences between their previous appearance as kids and their current appearances as teenagers. I know he wasn't sure about it but I just didn't like that part. Well, it was sweet and all. But come on, a little bit of something else other images of her eyes from memory would have been great. That's the one part I wish were different in this book. And also, let me just say that I didn't like certain things about Holder (I'm sorry Holder lovers!). He seemed to be always blaming himself. Well, he didn't seem so guilt-ridden in the first book. Obviously, since it wasn't on his point of view. But well, it put me off sometimes. I got annoyed with him blaming himself. Believe me, he was beautiful and amazing but certain parts where he thought it was his fault seemed exhausting. I liked Sky's POV better. Overall, I lived (love+like=live) this book a lot but I don't know why I didn't feel like giving this book five stars. Like I mentioned earlier, Holder sometimes seemed off to me. Losing Hope is really good. Some parts could have been different. But what's done is done. Haha. It's a good book and you guys should definitely give it a try! “I'm gonna go live my life now, Les. A life I'm actually able to look forward to, and I'd honestly thought I'd never be able to say that. Then again, I'd honestly thought I'd always be hopeless, but I find hope every single day.” - Dean

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2)

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2) - Darynda Jones I abso-freaking-lutely loved it! (I totally stole that one from Charley.)Charley is as badass and kickass as ever!Reyes is as hot and enigmatic as ever!The story is as twisty and mysterious as ever!My love for this series is as strong as ever!That is all. And now, have a good laugh :) "As a matter of fact, my toes were recently christened in an odd game of Spin the Bottle and one-too-many margaritas.”“Could you introduce me?” I hefted myself upright and wrestled off my socks, wiggling the bed just enough to elicit soft gasps of agony from Garret. “You’re such a whiner,” I said, lying back beside him and lifting my feet. “Okay, starting with my left pinky toe, we have Dopey, Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy, Queen Elizabet the Third, Bootylicious the Patron Saint of Hot Asses, and Pinky Floyd.”After a thoughtful moment, he asked, “Pinky Floyd?”“You know, like the band, only not”“Right. Did you name your fingers?”I turned an incredulous look on him. I was a master of incredulity. “That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard." ____________________________________________ My Charley Davidson reviews: First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)For I have Sinned (Charley Davidson, #1.5)Second Grave on the left (Charley Davidson, #2)Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3)
Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Bk) - Laini Taylor Days of Blood and Starlight went beyond my expectations. I have never thought that a sequel could be as amazing as the first one! Normally, sequels proceed with a steady romance and a relentless struggle against the evil guys but this one... it completely blew me away.Days of Blood and Starlight was all about VengeanceRevengeViolenceGriefDespair andSeparation . The quote "Reprisal begats reprisal" is very apt for this book. This book is a page turner, a mind - blowing page turner and it will keep you hooked till the very end.If Daughter of Smoke and Bone was a dream then, Days of Blood and Starlight is a nightmare. (For those of you who haven't read the first book proceed with caution.) “Once upon a time, an angel and a devil held a wishbone between them. And its snap split the world in two.” Days of Blood and Starlight starts right off where Daughter of Smoke and Bone ended. Karou is struck with the horrible truth that her family had been murdered by her one true love, Akiva. And she's gone with a cry, leaving Akiva behind, through the portal in the sky.Now, Akiva goes back to his home where his brothers and sisters are, back to the Misbegotten where he belongs. He is revered as the Beast's Bane but all he feels now if grief and loss. Karou was everything for him. Madrigal was. Now, he's lost; he's just a vessel carrying orders. But deep down, he believes he can change, that he can make a change. And so he does. The Beast's Bane makes a change. "Mercy breeds mercySlaughter breeds slaughter." Karou enters the story only after a few chapters looking all tired and gloomy. She's lost too. She doesn't know what to do without her family and friends and Akiva. It's like when they split their wishbone, they split themselves and unleashed chaos. Maybe the wishbone held them together and it's snap split them and the world into two. This book is about all of them - the Angels and the Chimaera. Each and every one of them play a very important role in this book. You get to see both their sides, feel both their love for freedom and vengeance and in the end you will love both the sides and love both their ideas of what is right and wrong. Because that's how the world is. Everything is right and wrong.And the best thing about this book is that there is not much of romance. There's much of separation which will definitely have your heart cracking but I like it when the romance is in the background. It is so much better that way. It makes everything else come to the spotlight. Every tiny detail becomes a major detail and that's how a sequel should be.Laini Taylor's writing is magical. The story feels so real, like there's really a war going on in Elsewhere. Her words and phrases are a work of pure magic - they tug at your heart and leave you wondering about life and war. “Dead souls dream only of death. Small dreams for small men. It is life that expands to fill worlds. Life is your master, or death is” I never wanted to end this book. And the thought that there is only one more book to complete this magnificent trilogy leaves my heart breaking. I already miss Eretz, Karou and Akiva, Mik and Zuzana, the Chimaera and angels. I want more of them but all good things come to an end. Overall, Days of Blood and Starlight is a masterpiece of dreams and nightmares. And let's conclude this review by applauding the Great Laini Taylor!____________________________________________ My Daughter of Smoke and Bone reviews Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)Days of Blood and Starlight(Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)

Killing Sarai (Killing Sarai, #1)

Killing Sarai (Killing Sarai, #1) - J.A. Redmerski Very important: Load Your Guns Done? Good. Because you'll definitely need them for this awesome, mind blowing book. (Make sure to have extra bullets.)To be honest, I like books and movies with a little bit of gun - action in them. It's something I've inherited from my dad who absolutely loves a movie with gun - action, especially the James Bond films. So, I was really excited reading a book that was completely action - filled from the very beginning. I was awed by the story line and the characters.Killing Sarai was a completely captivating novel about a girl called Sarai. Now, Sarai was normal like you and me before she was given away to a Mexican drug lord named Javier by her own mother. Yes, life is never fair. This Mexican drug lord also likes her not in the oh - so - cute and sweet way but the oh - so - disgusting way. She hated her life with him. She wanted freedom. And she got it. Or so she thought. That's when kickass Mr. Victor enters the story. The rest of the story proceeds with conflicting emotions from Sarai and the American named Victor. They both know one day, Victor will have to kill Sarai but what they don't know is how they are very similar in nature. Sarai isn't one of my favorite characters. She is different and somehow I felt she was kind of emotionless. But that's what happens to one who has been living her whole life where murders and rapes often happen like one might go to drink water.But she's strong and determined. She has the will to escape and these qualities are what attracted Victor into helping her. They both are very intriguing and enigmatic characters. On the whole, I had so much fun reading this book! Like I mentioned earlier, it was different. And I liked it. And boy, the ending is terrible. But you should read this book. You wouldn't want to miss it. Oh, and don't forget about the guns ;)

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