I have an exciting announcement. Are you ready for this? *drum roll please*
Today marks…ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING EVERY DAY!!
I never thought I would make it this long. I assumed that blogging consistently would be like any other hobby I have tried, momentarily consuming and eventually forgotten. (RIP -crocheting, Spanish, and anime.) Somehow, however, blogging has persisted, and I think that is because writing every day gives me a platform to talk about what interests me in the moment. It supersedes my short term focus by encompassing everything!
I started blogging every day because I heard on a podcast (another forgotten hobby) that doing so would make you a better, more rounded person. I think the speaker meant blogging about current events and world injustices and other, serious things. I fall short of that. However, blogging has taught me some important things…
- Short is good.
- When in doubt, write a book review.
- Procrastination is bad. Half of these posts were written right before I went to bed and you can tell.
- Mom does not find my Pinterest posts amusing.
- Food posts are always popular.
- One year goes by really fast.
Thank you, readers! This year would not have been the same without you. Here’s to another year of blogging! (and hopefully this time I won’t miss a day in July)
I was looking at my Goodreads profile and realized I JOINED GOODREADS IN MAY! Which makes May my Goodreads anniversary month. If I had caught/thought about this earlier, I could have made May all book themed and celebratory. Note for next year.
This month marks 7 years on Goodreads. I’m a little stunned how many years that encompasses! I feel like I just joined. Goodreads is my comfort zone, my favorite form of social media, and a place I can virtually thumb through all my favorite books. It organizes and challenges me. I’ve made new friends on Goodreads and connected in different ways with old ones. I have discovered great books, tracked favorite authors, and waited breathlessly for new releases.
Perhaps my favorite part of Goodreads is how it has shaped my critical thinking skills. Endless hours spent reading reviews has increased my knowledge and understanding of what makes a good book. It has given me words where previously I had barely formed ideas. Goodreads reviewers have taught me that no book is sacred and that not everything designed to be taken seriously has to be taken seriously. I have learned to appreciate authors through interactions on there and think more about the effort that goes into a book.
Three cheers for Goodreads! If you have an account and haven’t already, make sure to friend me.