This is a post that I’ve been meaning to write for a while now, but the moment has never felt right. I’d love to know all about your blogging experiences and responses in the comments box below and I’m going to be making a bigger effort to reply to them now, too.
When I first started blogging, I had no idea what sort of an impact it could have. One of the first book blogs that I visited was Booked Up! run by the amazing Jessica. Without her, I probably wouldn’t be writing this blog post right now! After checking out a few other blogs, I decided to create my own. And then Read, Write, Sleep was born. I bet you’re thinking that I’ve got wrong name. Well, I first created a blog on WordPress (you can find it here) and then quickly changed to Blogger after that. WordPress and I didn’t get along.
I never thought that through blogging I would get to talk to such amazing people. This is where the geekery comes in. These amazing bloggers who I now consider my friends have accepted me for who I am. I don’t need to hide who I really am and pretend because, actually, I have more in common with them than some people that I know in real life. If someone that I know is reading this now then please don’t get offended. I just don’t like you that much…
I’m kidding! Honestly! I love everyone (just some people a little more than others :P)
I would just like to mention some people that make the blogging world a very amazing, awesome, geekish, and great place to be.
A massive thank you to-
Kyra– For all of your help. My blog wouldn’t be where it is today without you. And we do have some really great conversations sometimes!
Jessica– I’ve already mentioned you, I know, but that must mean you’re extra special, right?! I really have to say thank you because I owe this whole blog down to you. Queen of Contemporary wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Booked Up! and so I really am grateful.
Zoe– Hello, my evil geek friend. We have so much in common and your blog is still one of the ones that inspires me. I love reading your posts and you really are so nice and kind.
Eileen– Where do I start?! Eileen, you really are bonkers. But I wouldn’t be without you and you run such an amazing blog. And I’m also running off with your tablecloth to the Nevernever. Wish me luck!
Rebecca– Rebecca owns one of my favourite blogs that I crazily comment on all the time. She is seriously one of the friendliest people that I have ever spoken to and I think that every person who reads this should, if they’re not already, go follow her now. Or face my anger. You have a choice.
Rebekah– Without Rebekah’s amazing writing tips, I would probably be banging my head on a table right now. Rebekah was one of the first people to read my WIP and I love her blog so much.
Emma– Reader, I know you have been admiring my gorgeous header. Emma is the genius behind the header and her help with my blog design was invaluable. Emma really is a great bloggy friend who I love talking to and I wouldn’t be without her.
(If I didn’t write something, then it is because it’s getting late and I really need to sign this post off. I’m also trying not to make this post too long because I can be boring sometimes!)
Thank you to everyone who visits my blog and comments regularly. I just wanted to make this post so that people can feel appreciated. I was at a point this week when I felt really fed up and just wanted to give up blogging, but then I received such an amazing link to a post where I was mentioned and it changed everything. You are all so special, and I hope you realise it.
(Here is that post)
Don’t forget to wear your geekery like a badge!