Since I’ve been blogging for 2 years today, I thought I’d have a look back over the years and pick out some of some highlights.
My first highlight has to be starting my blog and interacting with people on there. I remember being so surprised when I reached 50 followers in the first few months becuase I couldn’t quite comprehend that people would be interested in reading posts where I babble on about books.
My second highlight was beginning Wattpad Wonders in January 2015 which is a series on my blog where I interview well known Wattpad authors. I loved this feature because it allowed me to share my love of Wattpad and introduce new people to the fabulous world of book blogging.
My next highlight was Armchair BEA in May 2015, which was the first event in the book blogging community that I took part in. It was wonderful to meet so many new bloggers and really feel a sense of belonging as we all bonded over our common love of books and shared disappointment that we weren’t actually attending BEA.
The following highlight was inspired by the one above, in July 2015, An Overthinking Teenager and I decided to host the Blog Olympics, which involved discussions, giveaways and Twitter chats. I was amazed by how well it went and how much everyone seemed to enjoy it.
My fifth highlight was another event in the blogging community, in October 2015, which was the Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon. I didn’t actually do any reading but I did do an awful lot of cheering and that was so much fun! I made some great friends and really got involved in the community. Afterwards I knew I had to do it again, so signed up again the next time.
The following highlight is the only one that took place in the real world and that is the My Kinda Book Club launch in November 2015, where I met the authors Sara Barnard and Harriet Reuter Hapgood as well as loads of lovely bloggers and the fab team at Pan Macmillan. It was wonderful to actually meet real life bloggers and attend my first ever blogger event.
My next highlight is from January 2016 when I wrote my #ToTheGirls2016, which was not only popular but one of my proudest posts I’ve ever written. It was in celebration of the UK release of All the Rage and was a letter I wrote to all girls everywhere, giving them my advice. I thought All the Rage was an incredibly powerful and moving book so I was pleased to support it in this way.
So, there you have it, my top few highlights from my two years of blogging. Obviously I could go on and on for days but I’ve tried to keep it short. Before I end this post, I’d like to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who follows me and reads my posts on a regular basis, leaving me lovely comments and likes. Thank you to everyone who has ever visited my blog and read my posts. Thank you so much for all of your support, love and kindness.