Saturday, January 10, 2015

One Year of Blogging

Well, hello there. I have just realized that today is my one year blog anniversary (yaay!). To be honest, that doesn't leave me all that excited. The year just flew by so quickly and looking back now, I'm quite happy with what I've written and posted but there's also a lot of things that I want to improve in the future. Since I haven't done a New Year's Resolution post for 2015, let's do a New Blog Year Resolution kind of thing.

Most importantly, I want to connect more with other bloggers. I'm terrible with commenting and even reading other blogs and that needs to change! When I first started this blog, I didn't even know what I wanted it to be about and I had a really hard time finding blogs that I found interesting to read. All I actually did find were beauty related ones and, even though I kind of wanted to be that person that's interested in make-up and stuff, I just wasn't. But now that I've completely dived into the book world, and pretty much only do book related posts, I really have no excuse to not go out there and have a look at all those thousands of wonderful book blogs. I mean, don't get me wrong, I do read some blogs, of course I do. One of the reasons why I don't do it as much as I want to is that long posts and reviews scare me. I find that I often lose interest after a few paragraphs and even though I don't want to, I can't help it. Mostly I just skim-read a post and then go back to bloglovin or so to do the same with the next one. That also always means that I won't comment on that post and that's just stupid. I feel so bad admitting this and I am going to change it. That is what this post is for, after all, and why it's my number one resolution for the future.

Another thing that's been bothering me for a while now is my blog design. I want it to be just a tiny little bit more interesting. I've been looking for nice and free blog themes all over the internet and while I have found a few I like, I can't make sense of the files I downloaded at all. So that's why I have decided that I should just learn the very basics of html and all the other fun stuff that goes into designing a blog. Just so that when I want to change something with it, I can actually make sense of what's already there and not just stare at some < > and //. 

A third thing I want to improve in the future is my writing. I feel like it has gone downhill over the past year and that's not the direction I want it to go. I personally enjoyed reading my first few posts that I wrote about nothing in particular from my everyday life more than some I've written later. Back then, I had tried to bring my personality into the posts I wrote and I really missed that with my latest ones. Somewhere along the line, I had decided that my writing wasn't 'professional' enough. Reading other people's book reviews that were written in such an eloquent style with all those wonderful adjectives to describe people and places, I was kind of intimidated. In comparison, I was just rambling about something that I liked and using words such as 'beautiful' and 'interesting' about a thousand times didn't really make anything better. But somehow, by realizing that and trying to adjust my writing, my posts just got boring in my opinion. So I want to change that (again) and go back to the way I used to write, trying to be funny and sarcastic, more like I was talking than writing a professional review. It's what I myself enjoy reading and how's anyone going to like reading my blog if I don't do so myself? Since English is not my native language and my vocabulary is somewhat limited, I know that I will most likely never be able to write as entertainingly as other bloggers out there, but it's worth trying right?

Okay, so those are the three things I want to change and improve in the future. If you have any tips or so for any of these points (or anything else too), please feel free to leave a comment. And because I am a new person, I promise to comment back and have a look at your blog. I'm excited to see what my next blogging year has waiting for me and it would make me super happy if you stayed around to find out too.

Thank you for reading!


  1. Congrats on one year my love! And good luck with all those resolutions! x

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