WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE. For real. How has it been four years? I vaguely remember sitting down at the dinner table and just,, making a new blog. Being sure that this one wouldn’t last that long anyway, since I had never been able to keep up a blog for long. AND NOW HERE WE ARE. FOUR YEARS LATER. WHAT
Right now it’s easy to believe that I actually stayed with this blog for so long – I absolutely love blogging, shouting about books, meeting so many lovely people… Blogging has become a huge part of my life and it’s hard to imagine a life without it, but I’m sure if I were to go back in time and tell myself ‘hey this little blog you just made? I just celebrated its fourth blogoversary!!’ I wouldn’t believe that lol. I don’t know how many blogs I had before this, but there were quite a few. One of them I stuck with for about two years I think, but I didn’t blog very regularly nor was I that passionate about it. I guess I never really blogged about something that motivated me enough to keep blogging – it never even occured to me I could blog about books and writing, and that there were so many people blogging about those things!! (I was very clueless when I started this blog)
So things have changed a lot since I started this blog. This blog looks very different now compared to back then:
Can we,, can we just talk about that design? Or more like the lack of it dsjgh This is terrible. Also I had no clue what I was doing and my posts were terrible. Don’t even get me STARTED on my reviews. I reviewed all the books I read at the end of the month in a wrap up but since I barely remembered anything and had no idea how to review books it was like two sentences bjdhsg I wasn’t very critical either. I’ve improved a lot since then, thankfully. After this design my blog went through a few others, but my heart can’t handle more ugly designs sgjh So I’m just leaving you with my very first design because that one was definitely the worst
I’ve also changed a lot as a person of course, which really reflects in my blog posts. First of all I realised that I’m not straight, like, at all. And secondly I’ve become a lot more open about a lot of things. Of course I don’t share everything on here, but I do talk about my mental health and I even managed to open up about the abuse I faced in my Starfish review – which is not something I could’ve done four years ago, and I’m very proud of that.
I’m very grateful for the past four years. Blogging has taught me a lot, changed me for the better, helped me accept myself and brought so many lovely people in my life. Thank you all for sticking with me, whether you’ve been here since the beginning or just yesterday. You guys are what makes blogging so so worth it ❤
To thank you all, I really wanted to give something, but since money is tight and international shipping is a big no-no (and only doing a giveaway for my Dutch followers wouldn’t feel right), I’ve decided that I’d do an aesthetics giveaway instead. I will make an aesthetic for five winners, who can pick whatever topic. I can make an aesthetic for you yourself, your blog, books, tv shows, certain characters, ships, your WIP or characters, etc. though you might have to give me some guidelines because I may not be familiar with whatever you choose. It’s all up to you, but I do have some things I won’t make aesthetics for:
💛 No NSFW
💛 No MBTI and zodiac stuff unless you give me something to work with because otherwise I’ll be a confused lil bean (more than i already am lmao)
💛 No Ilvermorny Houses – I’m not that familiar with them (again, unless you give me guidelines! So if you explain what these Houses stand for I could still make aesthetics)
💛 Stuff that’s triggering for me. There are certain ships that I consider abusive, so please don’t feel offended if I don’t want to make an aesthetic for me, but for example Kara and Mon-el from Supergirl where incredibly triggering for me, so I really don’t want to make an aesthetic for them. Also please don’t request anything that has to do with 13 Reasons Why
💛 It’s possible that there’s other stuff I’m not comfortable making aesthetics for that I currently can’t think of, so please keep in mind that I might ask you to come up with something else
If you’re not sure, you could always give me more options so I could choose!
Here are some examples of aesthetics I have made:
The giveaway runs from today until the 14th. Click here to enter
How long have you been blogging? Is your blogoversary coming up as well? How has your blogging experience been so far? Let me know in the comments!