State of the ARC

Where Has #StateOfTheARC gone? 🤔 It Hasn't Gone Anywhere! You Can Still Participate!

It’s now been a while that I haven’t posted a State of the ARC post… Let me see. It’s been at least a half a year, but probably even closer to a year! I wonder… Does anyone of you still remember what State of the ARC was?

Well, let me remind you. State of the ARC was a fun way to track, well, the state of your stack of ARCs!

At the end of every month, we used to take a look at the amount of ARCs we had, the amount we had acquired over the past month and the amount we’ve managed to knock off our stack. Ive heard from quite a few people that it helped them get motivated about staying on top of their reading and blogging!

But sadly, I’ve stopped posting the meme somewhere around probably last August – a while ago! It’s due to my lack of time I can spend on the blog, and my semi-hiatus – you may have noticed that I now post only once a week, at most.

However… That is not to say that State of the ARC is gone! My heart sings because there are still people who think it’s a worthy meme to continue every month. One of these people is the amazing Sarah, my current (and at least temporary) co-host of State of the ARC! All thanks to Sarah, you can now still participate in the State of the ARC every month, if you want. Here is more info on Sarah’s page and also you can check out my old State of the ARC page to learn more about the format and style of this meme.

What's a fun way to track your ARC progress? #StateoftheARC! And guess what. It's not gone! You can still participate in this monthly meme! Learn more: Click To Tweet

Please give a round of applause to Sarah, who has been posting State of the ARC for me for the past few months.

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Here is a list of my older State of the ARC posts if you want to learn about the format:

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2020 (1)2019 (7)2018 (13)2017 (5)

So please, go take a look at the posting schedule – Sarah has kept the old posting schedule of the last few days of the month – and please join! Track your ARCs! Get motivated!!!

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entertainingly nerdy
11 months ago

This is such a good idea! I never heard of it until now.

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Come join us, it is a lot of fun!

Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku

Yay! I’m glad you found a co-host. I’ve been seeing a lot of State of the ARC posts around the blogosphere, so I know it hasn’t vanished entirely. You created a lasting meme!!! Great job! I don’t participate myself any longer, as I broke up with NetGalley and reading ARC in general. There are too many books in the world I know I want to read already, I just couldn’t find myself making time.

I’ll definitely stop by Sarah’s blog. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

I am also happy to hear that you are seeing State of the ARC posts around. I am trying to tweet about it a lot more and get the word out that the meme is officially back, so feel free to share those tweets if you like. I am at @SarahsBookNook. Thank you!

Trish @ Between My Lines
11 months ago

I used to post it, and really should get back to it. It really get me accountable, and stopped me getting click happy on NetGalley!

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

I did not post when Evelina was on hiatus, but I realized how badly I needed it a few weeks after she returned and I had gone on a crazy request binge at NetGalley. The accountability is super important to me because it is so easy to forget how many ARCs one actually has!

Stephanie Jane
10 months ago

Sarah’s been doing a fab job and I’ve kept my State Of The ARC going too, admittedly with a few overdue wobbles these past couple of months. Appears I use NetGalley requesting as a kind of comfort blanket!!

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Reply to  Stephanie Jane

Awww, thank you!! I am trying 🙂