A Dreamer’s Library hit the 500 post milestone a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been struggling to know how to honour that in some way. However, thanks to Marie @DrizzleandHurricaneBooks, I found the perfect idea – Book Blogging Firsts. I wasn’t tagged to do this, but she did leave it open for anyone else to do and I think it’s such a good way of looking back and seeing how much my blog has grown over the last couple of years.
I started this blog three years ago, thinking it was going to be my secondary blog because I was blogging more about Disney back then, so it’s amazing that because of books, this blog has kept going and become my main blog. I do now have different sections (books, Disney, crochet, TV/Music) but I post more about books than anything else and I think that says something about me and where my blogging preferences lie. I might not be posting much at the moment as I don’t have that much blogging motivation and I don’t want to push it to the point where I stop completely, but I love what book blogging has given me over the past three years! It’s great!
With all that rambling out of the way let’s travel back to September 2016 and my book blogging firsts!
FIRST BLOG NAME AND DESIGN
WordPress only – A Dreamer’s Library. I’ve had the same blog name since the beginning and I’ve never wanted to change it.
I can’t remember how I initially set up my blog but I’m certain I used the Button 2 theme. I did like it and it was easy to maintain, but when I merged two blogs, it no longer worked. I’m finally happy with my blog theme and design so I’m not going to change it for a while now.
FIRST BLOG POST
It was a Monthly Recommendations post, all about Science Fiction books!
Blog Link – MR Science Fiction
FIRST BOOK REVIEW
I’d written other book reviews on Tumblr and on an old Blogger blog but the first one on A Dreamer’s Library was for Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I personally didn’t like this poetry collection and I only read it because it was getting a lot of hype.
I refer to my first blog post – Monthly Recommendations. I don’t know if I can really call it a “first” for me though because I was writing these and Top 5 Wednesday posts on Tumblr.
FIRST DISCUSSION POST
It wasn’t until 2017 when I finally wrote a discussion post, probably because I didn’t know what to tackle, but it was something to with quotes about reading and how I find some a bit misguided and narrow-minded.
Blog Link – Misguided Quotes About Reading
FIRST BOOK BLOG I FOLLOWED
I honestly don’t know. I’m going to assume it is the same blog I will link in the next question.
After doing a bit of digging, I discovered that my first follower was Hannah @BookThiefWithoutWords
Weirdly, we both now have the same blog theme and I have to do a double take when reading posts!
FIRST BOOK I READ BECAUSE OF OTHER BLOGGERS
Oh good grief. This could be a vast majority of books, especially YA Contemporaries and Fantasies, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. She was a very hyped up author when I started blogging, and I bought/read quite a few of her books. I remember liking this but not as much as everyone else and I was a little disappointed. In fact I was disappointed by all her books apart from Landline.
And that is that!
I don’t know if I’d recognise my blog if I went back to its roots but oh wow, I’m so happy with how it has come along since then.
What are your blogging firsts?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!