I can’t believe how fast this past year has gone, and somehow I have managed to make it to my second anniversary of blogging! Technically it was yesterday, and despite actually posting yesterday I totally forgot until after I’d posted, and then Benji screamed all afternoon, so I kinda ran out of time and energy. But anyway, here it is!
I really wish I could do a giveaway for it like I did last year, but because of the baby I am totally skint, so I can’t L I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you who read the blog. I know that a lot of people find their blogs pressurising but this has never been that for me. Although I do feel a little guilty if I don’t post for a couple of weeks, and I know that the content of the blog has been very memey/photos of booky lately, I still love it. The blog is somewhere to come and just ramble and revel in books and chat with all of you guys and I just love it. It’s my little escape, and I definitely need that more than ever now with the baby!
I love being a part of the blogging community and the support that it’s given me through some pretty rough times over the past two years. It seems silly that something I started purely to keep track of the books I read could have become such a big part of my life, but there we have it. It’s also, like I said last year, pretty much the only thing (motherhood excepted) that I’ve ever stuck at, and I’m ridiculously proud of it. Although I work a lot harder on some of my reviews than others, and it shows, there’s still a huge amount of content on here that I’m not horrifically embarrassed by, so that’s good.
In the next year I’d like to be more disciplined about the blog. I’d like, for example, to resurrect my long dead monthly Fairytale Feature, and the Monday Spotlight on a children’s author that I did for a while. At the moment I’m in kind of a transitional phase – Benji’s just about started sleeping properly at night and I’m nearly well rested enough to start organising stuff to do with my evenings. I’m doing a lot of crafts and I really do plan to spotlight those more in the coming year as well. This will always remain primarily a place to talk about books, though, and if the crafts get overpowering, I may even start a new blog just for them.
I don't want to continually be mentioning the same people over and over, but special mentions must (as always) go to Ellie, Hanna & Laura, who are weirdly a very constant part of my actual everyday life despite the fact that we've never actually met.
Thanks guys, and here's to another awesome year! :-)