Two Year Blogaversary: A Short Letter

Dear Self and Readers,

Today marks my two year Blogaversary!

I started this blog as a venting process for an ended relationship, and as a way to relate my feeling to my favorite books or characters.

(Blogging is cheaper than therapy, homies.)

Now I do overviews of the books I read, and other posts like discussion topics, and interviews with other bloggers!

It’s been a long road, but I’m finally happy with where I am, blog-wise. I’ve made a commitment of posting once per week – no matter how busy my life is – and it’s working out for me! I stock pile book reviews and schedule posts like, “Today I’m Recommending…” and what I’ve found is: I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN!

Before, I felt so pressure to do lengthy reviews and discussion posts and get a million ARCs like the bloggers who had been doing this since before I could talk. It was so unrealistic of me, and blogging started to suck. I’m so excited that I’ve found this rhythm.

I still don’t get a lot of traffic to each post, but I love doing it for ME and for those who do happen to read, and appreciate, them.

I didn’t think I would be this involved in the community two years ago. I’ve made friends through the OTSP Secret Sister group that I never would have otherwise! I go to events and pick up swag and even joined Bookstagram.

I can’t wait to see where I’m at this time next year!

xo

Marissa

 

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How the Blogging Community Inspired Me

I’m a double major. I’m a double major in two English degree programs. Do you know what those two sentences mean? If I’m breathing, I’m writing a paper or reading an assignment. Add on the fact that one of those majors is an education major and basically I’m a living (sometimes I have to double check), breathing, student machine. On top of that, I work at my county’s humane society as well. Basically when I’m not at one place I’m at the other. It makes it really hard to do the things I love like watch bad reality television, read for pleasure… and blog.

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