Yessss I have been 3 days late for this, but my blog is now 1 year and 3 days old! I can’t believe I have lasted this long and how I enjoy keeping track of my blog. My passion of reading has definitely grown and I feel I have grown as a blogger as well ^_^
You can read my 1st blog post here. I can remember I was so scared in starting this up, will my blog be read by others, will I be able to keep track of it, be able to post quite regular and mostly will I still enjoy doing this after a couple of months. And I can safely say that all of the above is true!
I have gained already wonderful friends through blogging, having made contact with some of the best and awesome authors (Yes looking at you Nalini Singh, Claudia Connor, Melissa Foster and many more). I am part of several blog tour companies, such as Brook Cottage Books and Xpresso Book tours and a few more. I have such admiration for them, all the hard work they do to promote the authors and books, it is amazing to be part of this community.
Further I hope that in March I will change my website from missbookeater.wordpress.com to missbookeater.co.uk, so basically I want to change to a self-hosted WordPress website to enable a bit more features like Java and be able to use WordPress plugins for my reviews.
Once that changeover has been done, I will be hosting another giveaway.
Lastly I want to thank all my followers, I am truly humbled you are reading and following my blog – it does mean the world to me! You’re the best!
Lots of love,
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week’s topic: Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2015 — bookish, blogging or otherwise!
I think most of my resolutions or goals for 2015 will be bookish and have to do with blogging. My blog will be one year old end of February and I must think of a nice way to celebrate this, maybe with a giveaway and I might buy my own domain as a treat! We will see what I come up with.
1. Read more of my actual paperback to read list – I have so many books on my bookshelf in the livingroom ready to be picked up and be read! So my goal is to read more of those and leave my kindle for a little bit. See how that will work out, shall we? haha.
2. Try to keep up with weekly and monthly posts – This is particularly difficult for me, no matter how hard I try! I understand it is for viewers and readers better to know when to expect this weekly or monthly posts I just have to try harder and actually sit for it! I can do this!
3. Read what and when I want – I particularly learned in my first year of book blogging that you can easily can get caught up in accepting reviews and it made a struggle for me to read and review those. When I have to do something it can take the fun out of it. Many times I have picked up a book reluctantly and 9 out of 10 times it turned out a fantastic book, but sometimes it also turned out to be not so good and it really kicked my reading mojo. I know my blog is quite young in the blogging world, but to keep control over it I will accept less reviews and read my own books and write those reviews. The actual intention of starting my blog in the first place. This ties up nicely with my To Read pile on #2.
4. Sort out Goodreads shelves/books – Yeah there are books on there I know I will never read and I need to be more organised with books I’ve read but still need to review. So new shelves and a clean up of my To Read list on Goodreads is in order.