On the 26th of March 2014, The Quirky Reader was inaugurated. It was time of excitement and opportunity. And now, with one year of blogging in my belt, the excitement hasn’t dimmed nor the opportunities have ran out.
Prior to The Quirky Reader, I had a different book blog two years ago named booksmusicrandom. It was summertime and I remembered having the best time ever. Afternoons were spent drafting posts or brainstorming for content. But just like the summer, it can’t last forever. Eventually, I had to cease blogging because of school and other priorities.
Come January of 2014, I was sick and bored and decided to try blogging once more, but this time on Tumblr. My first legitimate book blog was called snaggletooth-reviews. I had a lot more fun this time because, duh, it’s Tumblr. I experimented with posts and content. And then the time came wherein I had to make a crucial choice: do I continue with this or do I just stop?
I honestly thought I wouldn’t last a month after I officially planted my flag on WordPress (Fun fact: when I transferred blogging platforms, I used the name The Spectacular Print before deciding that it doesn’t feel me and switching to The Quirky Reader instead.) But every day I found motivation to continue thanks to the lovely authors and bloggers and bookish people I’ve met along the way. *segues to dedication*
A shoutout to these fabulous bookish people whom I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with during my blogging beginnings: A.J. Pine, Megan Erickson, Heather Van Fleet, Rebekah Crane, Jen Halligan, Elizabeth Fama, and René Gilley.
Another shoutout to these awesome bloggers who continue to inspire me and motivate me to keep moving forward: Hazel, Faye, Aimee, Kevin, Dianne, Joey, Emily, Dre, and Ella. You are all simply amazing.
And finally a shoutout to all the people who dropped by my blog during the past year. It always brightens my day when I see people from all over the world read my words.
I don’t know what’s in store for me in the future, but one thing’s for sure: I’m taking a lot of things from this awesome experience.
HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TO THE QUIRKY READER!