This post is a celebration of being a book-blogger for a whole year. Am I proud? Yes. Will I continue blogging? Yes, I will. Do I think I can improve? Yes, definitely. Will you join me reading my blog? Yes (I hope so!).
As this year has flown by so quickly, I want to look back on what I’ve learned this year blogging and then do a brief description of what My Blog was, is & My new goals below…
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
This year has been an eye-opening experience into the world of blogging. Although I have tried before in my teens it wasn’t until I fully dived into the community of books and blogs I didn’t have a clue it even existed. Blogging may look easy but it takes a lot of work, effort and sometimes creativeness to pull it off.
It is a competitive world but most book-related bloggers all pull together and help one another. I feel I have been neglecting this blog recently due to a thing called “Life” and I’m hoping to jump back into it soon. I noticed that some bloggers are more successful than others but others are a more interesting read. Just because they are popular right now doesn’t make the blog superior to others – blog popularity quickly changes.
Just because you aren’t “popular”, doesn’t mean you haven’t put in the same amount of work in.
My blog personally has tried a few things and failed but that’s okay because you need to think outside the box and be creative. sometimes it works & sometimes it doesn’t.
WHAT MY BLOG STARTED AS: This blog started out as a hobby as I enjoyed reading I wanted to share it with the world. While first starting out in the blogging world I had no clue what I was doing and had to change a lot of my posts. Most of my first few posts were obviously book reviews. This is my first blog post HERE.
WHAT IT CURRENTLY IS: My blog has recently become self-hosted (post about it HERE). I am looking into different topics to add to posts as I don’t believe I am doing my best by writing book reviews. I believe I need to create more posts with more passion for what I am writing. This means right now I am coming up with a few different posts and seeing which ones work best with readers.
WHAT I WANT FOR THE NEXT YEAR: In the next year, I hope to get more daily views and continue posting good quality posts. I don’t know which direction my blog is going yet as it is an on-going process. I want to increase activity and start writing more posts. I would love this little space on the internet to become my full-time career maybe a few years down the line. I think if I put enough effort into creating content I could create an income from this blog, but that will be sometime later.
WHAT do I want TO ADD TO MY BLOG?: I am going to start adding (mainly Library) “Book Haul” posts on my blog, due to it being a very popular – both in the blogging and youtube community!
What are your blogging achievements? Will you be continuing following my blog?
What are your favourite posts on my blog? What can I do to upgrade my blog?
LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS.