I can’t believe it’s been three years since I started blogging, I still feel like a newbie most of the time.
I think when I first started my blog I never thought I would still be carrying on with it three years down the line and I never thought that people would actually take the time to read my posts. When I first began I thought it would just be something I would try out and see where it would go. There have been a few hobbies I’ve given up on over the years but this is one I can’t ever imagine stopping.
I completely forgot my blog birthday last year so I penciled it in my diary to make sure I wouldn’t forget this year. 1st June 2016 I published my very first post on blogspot, a review for Fiona Barton’s The Widow and I haven’t looked back. I eventually joined WordPress in August 2017. I hope my reviews have improved over the last three years but I’m still questioning myself if they’re any good.
I think what I’ve most been surprised at since I started posting reviews, is how many doors blogging has opened up and discovering the blogging community which is growing all the time. I’ve got to know some great people over the last three years, online and some who I’ve been lucky enough to meet in person and I’ve met some of my favourite writers. Blogging has also given me the confidence to attend literary festivals, which I would never have done so otherwise. Last year I attended CrimeFest and Harrogate for the first time and they were two really great weekends and I’m looking forward to going to Harrogate again this July. If you haven’t been before, I would definitely recommend them.
So I think all that’s left for me to say is thank you, for following and supporting my small corner of the Internet, and I hope that you continue to enjoy reading my posts. I’m sure I’ll be sticking around for the next three years.