All posts

100th Post on My Thing About Books!

Hey guys! As you can tell, this is my 100th post on this blog. And can I just say… WOW. I never though I’d make it this far. 

If I could go back in time and tell my college freshman self that I would make it here, she’d laugh in my face and say “yeah right! Me committing to something for that long?” Then she would probably ponder about how true that could be on the long days at work and think about how it might feel to accomplish something that she actually enjoyed and could be proud of.  

Of course, if I went back and told my high school self that I was running a blog online, that people actually read and enjoyed and interacted with me on (as well as an bookstagram account), she would most definitely laugh in my face and the proceed to roll her eyes and ignore my existence. High school me kept very much to herself and wouldn’t give any time of the day to the internet unless it was email or fanfiction. She didn’t even know the basis of social media. (I mean, the current me doesn’t really understand that mess either, but I mean, I kinda attempt some of it, so…that counts, right? I’m learning okay, it’s a start.)

So what is the purpose of this post? 

There isn’t one, really. I know this is an odd post, especially on a book and writing blog, but I suppose I wanted some sort of documentation that “I did it”. Maybe I wanted something to tell myself that I could commit to something. Or rather, that I am committing to something. And I love it.

My blogging definitely isn’t going to stop here. It can be difficult and tiring and stressful. But it’s fun and interesting and worth it.  I’ve attempted so many things in my life, even a different blog, but I rarely find myself invested in anything I do. I never care for any of it. I don’t stick to anything simply because I don’t wish to pretend I’m interested in something I couldn’t care less about.

However, this particular blog is always something I find myself wanting to come back to, time and time again. Like how is my reading and writing and drawing. And that’s a good feeling. 

100 posts might not seem like a lot to many people. Especially not when you consider that I’ve had this blog for over four years. (Although I didn’t start becoming consistent/dedicated to it until the start of this year.) But that’s okay because this isn’t the end of anything. It’s just a “milestone” I’m proud of. It’s a show that I’m growing.

I used to think “starting” was the hardest step, but it isn’t. At least, not for me. For me, keeping something like this going is far harder than that first post could have ever hoped to be. Gaining the courage to reach out to other bloggers and others in the community is so much harder than that first post. But I’m glad that I kept going. I’m glad I can be a part of the online book and writing communities. I’m glad I have people here who helped me feel welcome and who continue to interact with me and bring a smile to my face, and I hope nothing more than to be able to be that person for some of you.

This accomplishment wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for all of you. So thank you for everyone who has supported me in my blogging so far. Whether it’s liking a post, sharing a post, leaving a comment, following me on any of my platforms, or reaching out to me through email, I’m so glad that you took time to be a part of my journey, and I hope you’ll continue to do so.

~~

5 thoughts on “100th Post on My Thing About Books!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s