On the 17th of August I have officially completed one year of book blogging which I am so proud of myself for (Yes I know this post is coming a couple of weeks late, but isn’t that always the case with me 😂)! So I thought I would do a post about my first year and what I have loved about it.
I was pretty terrified about putting me and my book blog out there to everyone, but as the year has gone on, I have gotten much better at just writing what I think and being more open. I think this is something that comes with experience and learning how amazing the book blogging community is. I still remember in the early days getting no views when I would post something, so to now be getting steady views every day even when I don’t post is fantastic. It is something that I will never take for granted.
I think that the first post that I ever put out was a review of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, which I have since deleted and rewritten because it was pretty terrible and not in the style that I now think has become my own. So I believe the first published post that you can now find is my Book Blogger Newbie Tag, which I thought was quite a nice introduction to me. After I put out that post, it took me another ten days to upload another, but from that point onwards, I have not stopped.
Since that first book review, I think I have found my footing as to what I like to include within my reviews and what I don’t. This has come with a lot of trial and error and reading other bloggers reviews and seeing what I like and enjoy about them. I think this is something that every blogger goes through as you are trying to find your place among all the other amazing bloggers that are out there.
The community has been amazingly supportive of me, which is something that I never expected. Which is not to say that I thought you would all be horrible, but I just wasn’t expecting anyone to even notice me. I have loved getting to be a part of tags and challenges, as well as some of the amazing book tours that I have taken part in across the year. They are something that I urge all new book bloggers to get involved in as they are a way to get to meet new people and to chat with others who all have stories to tell.
I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring, as I have already smashed most of the targets that I had set myself within the first year. If you are thinking about possibly starting a book blog, I cannot urge you enough to as it has brought so much joy to my life throughout this past year!
Well thank you for coming and reading my little ramble about my first year of book blogging, here’s to many more years! If there is anything that you would like me to do or any post ideas that you have let me know in the comments below!