WE ARE ONE!!!!
I cannot believe that it has been a year since I started this little blog of mine as a new year’s resolution (this was the only one i stuck to). And oh, Happy New Year to everyone reading!
So yea, I really don’t know how to format this post as I am a huge mess of emotions but what is better than a sentimental raw post which is all over the place?
In today’s post, I’ll be telling you guys how blogging has changed my life for the better during this pandemic!
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The Beginning of The Confessions Of A Music And Book Addict
I started this blog completely out of being bored on new years day, finally listening to my dad who had been suggesting that I start a blog, with little to no knowledge on how to use WordPress or about the blogging community, specifically the bookish community. I was almost sure that blogging was far too irrelevant in 2020 but still managed to build my website and brand, all using a random name generator (what can we say, Prutha was never the best at naming shit)
I started out as a news article (?) where most of my posts were about random things going on in kpop and I slowly moved on to books, which is currently the main focus of my blog. And yes I am well aware that the word “music” is still in my blog’s name when I rarely post stuff on kpop anymore but I don’t have any plans to re-brand anytime soon.
I am kinda proud of the way I grew from writing on the WordPress app on my phone after writing bits and bobs during breaks at school to becoming a couch potato who types furiously every single afternoon to an audience of almost 600 people as of now. Jokes aside, I’ve learnt a lot and have gotten a lot better at English, which isn’t my first language by the way.
How Blogging Helped Me Grow As A Reader
Wow there is a LOT to tell here. Before I started blogging I read the most basicTM white books and joining the bookish community introduced me to the joy of reading diversely! I’ve read and enjoyed SO many amazing books this year that I’ve learnt a lot more about the various cultures in the world more than ever.
I’ve read around 35 books this year, which to most of you might not seem a lot, but is A LOT to someone who read 4 books a year.
I’ve also gotten a chance to work with authors and publishers and promote and talk about books I enjoy on this platform to which I am forever very grateful. To me, Authors and Publishers were like godly and untouchable figures who were very intimidating but now I know that they too, are amazing human beings who love to interact with readers like me and you very much.
How Blogging Helped Me Grow As A Person
Even though 2020 cut me off from most people in my life, blogging helped me overcome my fear about approaching people and now somehow, I am more confident!
I’ve grown so much as person. I’ve learnt to appreciate every person despite the differences they have and become grateful for the little things in life, like my laptop which helps me write posts like these with ease.
I’ve made many friends! Even though I never met them in real life, they always cheer me and the little things I do. This bookish community has made me feel valid, helped support my hobby of reading books, given me a platform to scream about my obsessions and raise awareness to which I am very, very thankful.
Shoutouts To People Who Made This Year Special For Me
This year has been a rough one but these people made it a lot better for me <3
- Aanya @ Blog It With Aanya: thank you for blogging with me and making me feel less lonely during quarantine with those daily zoom calls 🥺💖
- May @ Forever and Everly: thank you for introducing me to the joy of reading diversely!! (especially the poppy war) I love and look up to your blog very much <3
- Karina @ Afire Pages: thank you for screaming about kpop w/ me and emotionally helping me read the dragon republic 💜
- Katie @ Whispering of pages: thank you for being an amazing friend and buddy
readingsuffering w/ me!
- Isabella @ Solace In Reading: thank you for being an amazing mutual and supporting me and my bookstagram! your feed inspires me very much 💘
- Kay @ Hammock Of Books: thank you for being one of my first supporters and sticking around till now! hope we can scream about PJO this year too!
- Shealea @ Shut Up Shealea: thank you for being an inspiring person to whom i’ll always look up to and not cringing at me screaming about BTS 💗
I would love to hear your feedback about my blog which could help me grow!
As it is my one year blogiversary, I wanted to do something special and interactive, but as I am a student, I cannot host giveaways yet. So, I’m going to be reacting to your assumptions about me! please leave anything you assume about me in the form below!
And apart from everything, THANK YOU to you guys who read and supported my blog for the past year! Without y’all i probably would have quit blogging in like a month lol
thank you for reading! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN A WHOLE YEAR SINCE I STARTED BLOGGING? have you sent me an assumption to react to? taken my feedback quiz? any upcoming milestones you are gonna reach? let me know in the comments!