*baby pterodactyl screeches*
Earlier in the week I reached 1500 followers which is unfathomable. I’m so incredibly happy and humbled to share my little corner of the internet with so many amazing bookworms, readers and followers. I can’t believe that so many of you are interested in my ramblings and thoughts on books!
I have to give a big thank you to everyone who has followed, supported and encouraged me throughout this amazing journey. Just know that every single comment, like and follow has made me smile and honestly mean the world to me ♡
I love reading Q&A posts and I really love doing them too! You always come up with such creative questions and it’s always fun answering them. So as a way of celebrating this milestone I would love to do a Q&A post – please leave me your questions in the comment. They can be about anything: books, reading, blogging and my life – I’m excited to see what you want to know ♡
Another thing I want to share in this post is things I’ve learnt throughout my blogging journey. This is all from my own personal experience and I hope that you might be able to also learn something from this.
When I first started blogging I thought it was going to be all unicorns and rainbows, but it’s really hard work sometimes. I thought it would just be an hour a day hobby, but there’s so many things that go into blogging; you don’t just simply create a post and then sit back in your chair. No, there’s creating posts, blog hopping, commenting, creating content and reading. So yes it’s no picnic but it’s something that I’d never give up, blogging is a part of my life now and I enjoy every single minute of it!
When I was still a newbie blogger I had no idea what scheduling was and that WordPress even had a nifty little feature like that, but scheduling posts is honestly a lifesaver. You might not have the time to sit down every single day to write a post, this is where the wonders of scheduling posts come into play. You might have one or two days a week that you can dedicate to writing posts and then you can write as many posts as possible and just schedule them for different dates throughout the week or month. Scheduling has saved me loads of time and I absolutely love using this feature.
You and your health should always come first so it’s honestly okay to take a break. It’s okay to take a break from blogging and it’s okay to take a break from reading. It’s okay to be in a reading slump and it’s okay to be in a blogging slump. Thins get hard sometimes and something which once filled you with so much happiness might now just be a burden on your shoulders; I’m speaking from personal experience here and a break was exactly what I needed to clear my head and fall back in love with reading and blogging again. I promise you the community will not be mad at you for putting yourself and your mental health first and we’ll all be here to welcome you back with open arms!
The best thing I’ve learned so far is that the book blogging community is amazing! I have never experience any negativity on my blog, in fact everyone has only ever been kind to me. Everyone I’ve ever interacted with in this community has been kind, supporting and just wonderful. I won’t swap this amazing community for anything and I’m so happy that I’m a part of it.
♡ Do you agree with the things I’ve learnt? Do you have similar experiences?
♡ What are some things you’ve learnt from blogging?
♡ Please remember to leave your Q&A Questions in the comments!