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Looking Back at Book Blogging Firsts

Hello!

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 LinkMR 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.

FIRST MEME

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 LinkMisguided 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.

FIRST FOLLOWER

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

Image result for eleanor and park book cover

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!
xx

17 thoughts on “Looking Back at Book Blogging Firsts

  1. Congratulations, such a great milestone. Book blogging is a wonderful way to share your love for books and other things. I have been blogging for 7 years and it has been wonderful. I have met so many people and authors, I have read amazing stories and sharing my thoughts with others has been a fantastic experience. I hope you keep blogging for a long time!

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  2. Congratulations on a new milestone! 😀 It’s always a great feeling. And congratulations to 3 years of blogging! This is a lovely way to commemorate how far you’ve come. Button 2 was also a theme I used for a time before I settled on my current one 😀 Hope that there are many more blogging firsts to experience as you continue on with your journey!

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    1. Yeah, I think I’m more 2 1/2 years of blogging (especially on WordPress) but I didn’t feel like stooping to semantics. I hope there are more firsts to come as well, once I get my blogging motivation back.

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    1. It really is. I struggled finding a theme before settling on my current one and I constantly kept tweaking everything. I’m glad I’ve finally settled on one I won’t change for a while.

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  3. Yay for 500 posts, what an amazing milestone 🙂 I’m glad you did this tag, it is such a fun tag to look back on blogging and to see how we’ve grown with it, too 🙂 happy reading 😀

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    1. Oh I can totally see that. I looked at some of my old posts thinking “why on earth did I even publish that?”

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