A RECAP OF MY ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING! :D *waits for applause*
*silence* ....Well, anywaaaays~
Why did I start Books to Infinity one year ago? Simply, I was bored, I wanted to get back into reading, and I had a LOT of time on my hands. (Go to the bottom if you want to see where I'm at NOW, and if you want to skip ALL of this boring blog recap stuff. XD)
MY LONER DAYS
Back then, my blog was called A Neverending Fantasy. :O *LE GASP*
The first few months of blogging was a bit tough and lonely. I was struggling to find the perfect blog design, attempting to have more readers on my blog, trying to find the right way to format my reviews and make them interesting, etc. I also had barely anyone to talk to in my baby months, which was a little saddening.
I know blogging isn't all about numbers. It's to HAVE FUN! It's hard to have fun when it's a one man party. XD </3
SO, I blogged on and off. I'd have hiatuses for months, and would neglect my blog. :(
AND THEN THINGS STARTED GETTING BETTER
Blog was still A Neverending Fantasy.
After the first few months and hiatuses, I was determined to make my blog better! I did a complete blog makeover, and I had actually reached a small readership of around 200 followers. YAAAY! :D
I think, if I can recall correctly, I was going through another bad time in my life and was just not feeling it. So, I blogged less and less, and then, 2012 came rolling around.
On January 26, 2012, I renamed my blog and gave it a totally different feel. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I once again failed at posting for another 3-4 months. :(
Around late March, I started posting again. In early April, I had my first giveaway and I was nearing 250 followers, so I decided why not?
GUYS. That giveaway changed my life. I'm not joking. (Heck, I made a post about it and y'all can read about it.) Without that giveaway, I would have NOT met all of the people on Twitter who I can truly say I'm REALLY glad to be friends and even internet besties with, my blog would NOT be where it is right now, and I would probably be in a depressed state right now from everything that's been screwing with my real life.
Is it weird to be tearing up right now? Gosh, I'm so lame.
WHERE I AM TODAY
TOTAL PAGE VIEWS (as of 7/16/12, 11:18 PM): 34,780TOTAL FOLLOWERS (as of 7/16/12, 11:18 PM): 601TOTAL TWITTER FOLLOWERS (as of 7/16/12, 11:18 PM): 521
There are so many people who have helped me throughout my one year of blogging, I can't begin to name.
All of my readers and commentators, thank you. THANK YOU. It makes me ridiculously happy to read every single one of your comments and I always try my best to comment back.
Jen from The Dancing Reader, dude. I just love you. Seriiiiously! <3 If you didn't help me back then on Twitter, I don't think I'd be blogging or even reading. I sound SO dramatic, but I really feel that way. :') You always gave me the best support ever.
Cindy from Oodles of Books was my first friend evverrr during blogging. <3
Racquel from The Book Barbies, um, yeah. You're freaking hilarious, my fellow "slut" in crime! (Inside joke, don't worry. Racquel isn't a slut.) Thank you for being there for me and having awesome talks on Twittahh~ :)
AVA FROM TWITTER, DUDE. One of the many new additions to my friends list of the internet world, but I love her already. The most adorable, fun thing EVER. <3
Sophie from Sweet Sweet Pages and Alice from Twitter were also one of my first friends too! Good gosh, they DEFINITELY need to get mentioned in these kinds of sappy posts. :')
And that, folks, is my one year recap of blogging. Thanks for reading! :D <3