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.
I would also like to thank Iffath, Fiona, Clover, Amber, Nina and Bella. And of course, anyone that I have been too stupid to miss.
(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!
Jessica@Booked Up!17 February, 2013 at 12:10 am
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW LUCCCCCCCCCYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! YOU ARE ONE OF THE SWEETEST, KINDEST AND MOST AMAZING PEOPLE I KNOW!!!!
Seriously, you have no idea how I felt reading the bit about me in this post. I really appreciate your kind words, and I’m super surprised that Booked Up! was an inspiration to you. You have no idea just how much that means to me.
Thank you so, so, so, so x1000000 much for what you said. And this is a great post and I love the idea of “Embracing my Inner Geek” ! I’m looking forward to all of the other posts in this feature 🙂
Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf17 February, 2013 at 10:27 am
Aw thank you for the mention! 🙂
The Mile Long Bookshelf
Sam17 February, 2013 at 12:16 pm
I feel like I have more in common with my online friends than my real life ones, too. Which is a strange thing to admit, but it’s true. 🙂 I adore Jessica, Emma and Zoe!
Zoe Crook17 February, 2013 at 6:52 pm
Thank you, Sam! I adore you too ;D
Bookaholic 00717 February, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Awwwwww thank you so much for the mention, Lucy! I’m really glad that I was able to help you! You are an amazing bloggy buddy and I look forward to much more awesome bookish chats with you in the future! 😀 xxx
Rebekah Campbell17 February, 2013 at 1:38 pm
So glad that I could help, you’ve definitely got a talent for writing and I can’t wait to watch you progress 😀
Thanks for the mention, Lucy. You have such an awesome blog and your twitter chats are always epic 🙂
Zoe Crook17 February, 2013 at 6:51 pm
AWWWW!! 😀 LUCY, YOU ARE AWESOME! 😀 Our evil geek ways make our conversations extremely interesting, but I think people would get a bit worried if they read them…. :3
I can’t believe I am an inspiration to YOU! That is so kind of you to say! *tackles you with a million hugs*
I don’t know what I’d do without the blogging community, everyone keeps me sane. If I have had a bad day and I log onto Twitter, our conversations instantly cheer me up! I can be myself on her too, like you said. Geeks rule! 😀
Thanks for the fantastic post, Lucy. If you were thinking about making this feature into a meme, then I would so totally join. I agree with you about what you said about everyone else too, there are all the awesomest people in the whole world. (and the world is pretty big.)
Thank you AGAIN for what you said about me! 🙂 By the way, DON’T YOU DARE leave the blogging world! What would I do without your blog?!?!?! YOU GIVE UP BLOGGING AND YOU’LL HAVE TO FACE ME. AND MY ARMY. OF ANGRY BOOK BLOGGERS. OKAY? I think I’ve made it clear 😉
fiona hadfield17 February, 2013 at 7:00 pm
What a lovely blog post! It’s so great that you have so many people you can share your bookish love with!
Loving these Inner Geek posts and looking forward to reading more of them 🙂
Rebecca-Books18 February, 2013 at 3:01 pm
Ah this is like the best post EVER and I’m so glad my interview on Clover’s blog brightened up your blogging week. I know you know this but really, don’t get too worried about a quality of a review, or the amount of pageviews or followers because yes it’s annoying, but that’s not what blogging should be about. If you’re not enjoying something, take a small break and come back refreshed or talk to some of your blogging friends which from the comments above, you have quite a few to choose from!
Thank you so much again Lucy, this post is now in my bookmarks for when I need cheering up 🙂