It feels like it went by so fast!
Three years ago I registered on WordPress.com and started blogging about books and my life because I had missed my Tumblr days of doing so, and I have to say I don’t regret it even a bit. Blogging, even when I feel like I’m completely sick of doing it, is one of the things I always feel like I can come back to do, and I love doing it.
I’ve had quite a few mishaps along the way, mainly in the form of swapping between self-hosted and back to WordPress-hosted (because I had so many issues that always went unresolved, but that’s a story for another time) and having glitch issues where it would mess with my followers, posts, and the people I followed (to the point where it wiped everything clean and I could only import my posts again… and then refollow all the people I could remember!), but, really, what website is perfect? Do I wish those things had never happened? Of course! But I can’t do much about it, and I don’t want to change platforms, so I suppose I’m here to stay. 😉
So, since I’m still here, why don’t I look back on a few things?
My first post was a Pretty Little Liars book-to-season review of sorts. I never did finish that! I finished the books, but I stopped watching the show … oops.
My first book haul was a library one, and nothing has changed there! I still do those regularly.
My first book review didn’t happen until February, and it was a full series review for the Matched trilogy! Definitely don’t do those anymore… (On Tumblr, I used to only do very short reviews and thoughts, and I guess I thought a series review would amp it up some. It was too much, I now think!) I actually remember writing this one, too. Vividly.
I did quite a few book-to-movie thoughts posts, too, which is something I’m bringing back (tomorrow, possibly, if I can finish up the one I’ve had sitting in my drafts for the past month). My first one was for The Maze Runner. I miss doing those a lot!
May was the month of my very first Bout of Books, and I still think that’s the best BoB I’ve accomplished thus far! I think it’s because I had just graduated with my bachelor’s and was hyped to have more free time.
… I used to do a lot more than I do now, jeez. I seem to have fallen into the book spiral and, despite books being my main love, I never intended for this to be purely book-related. I think it’s time to do more again! It was so much fun with all the freedom I used to have, and I want to go back to it again.
Anyway. Here’s to three years, and hopefully many more!
Thanks for reading! Hope you stick around. 😉