My Fourth Blogoversary??? + Aesthetics Giveaway!

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 aboutย 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 ideaย howย 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 itย โค

Giveaway

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:

๐Ÿ’›ย No NSFW
๐Ÿ’›ย No MBTI and zodiac stuff unless you give me something to work with because otherwise Iโ€™ll be a confused lil bean (more than i already am lmao)
๐Ÿ’›ย 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)
๐Ÿ’›ย 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
๐Ÿ’›ย 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:


One of my WIPs

Starfish

Over Raging Tides

Cinderella Boy

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

One of my characters

Autoboyography


Agatha Wellbelove from Carry On

That time I made an aesthetic for a Hufflepuff writer without realising that’s basically me/my blog name sdjgh

Mal and Evie from Disney Descendants

Me

Me

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!

3 Years of Blogging

For the past few weeks I’ve been telling myself: don’t forget your blogoversary!!!

Guess what almost happened.

It’s very lucky that I feel better (this past week I’ve been dealing with severe pains in my neck, back and shoulder due to all the stress I had this school year) and decided to check WordPress or I wouldn’t have realised that today was my blogoversary woops (why didn’t the WordPress app on my phone remind me)

SO I’VE BEEN BLOGGING FOR EXACTLY THREE YEARS SAY WHAT

I’m probably repeating my last two anniversary posts but oh well. Not everyone who’s following me now was following me back then and if you were, do you really remember those posts? I doubt it (if you do woah great memory)

When I started this blog exactly three years ago I did not think I’d still be here three years later. There have been lots of ups and downs, especially this past school year as I was in a huge blogging slump even when I had the time and energy to write. But I’m still here! I didn’t give up and I’m really proud of that.

Not giving up has a LOT to do with all of you. I’ve met so many lovely people that I can’t imagine my life without and this past school year I missed all of you so much. Thank you for sticking with me, whether you’ve been here from the beginning or since yesterday <3

Two Years of The Writing Hufflepuff

I’ve been trying to start this post for a while now, and have been failing haha. I don’t want to repeat what I said last year about how back when I started I didn’t think I was going to keep this up (aaaaand I just repeated myself haha), though honestly I am a bit shocked that I’m still here. I kept this blog up through my senior year of secondary school and my first year of college, two incredibly busy years. I’ve taken hiatuses and breaks, but all in all I’m still here. I’ve written almost 500 posts, some of which I’m really proud of and others not so much (especially in the beginning when I had no clue what I was doing). I’ve met SO MANY lovely people. This year was even better than last year because I made so many more friends and really feel part of the (book) blogging community now. I can’t imagine my life without blogging and without any of you guys. I don’t even remember what it was like without this lovely community.

I wanted to do something special for my blogoversary, but school was on my mind until roughly two weeks ago, so I didn’t have much time. Plus I had no idea what to do, besides a giveaway and that’s just not financially possible right now. One day I really want to do one to thank all you guys for taking the time to read my rambles and comment. You guys make my day.

I’m not planning on stopping anytime soon. I’ve still got so many ideas for posts to write and I can’t imagine not being a part of this community anymore. So I’m definitely not going anywhere.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME THE LAST TWO YEARS

Also don’t forget that the first #YoungWritersChat will be THIS Saturday, 9 PM (CEST)!

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