Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Day 5

I am participating in The Estella Societyโ€˜s Book Blogger Appreciation Week (from February 15 to 19), and I will use this opportunity to write about my favourite books, bloggers, and introspect about my writing and reading habits.

Day 5: How do you keep things fresh on your blog and in your reading?

I have decided to hijack Day 5. Because…

Worncorners turns one today!

*drum rolls* ๐Ÿ˜€

dog balloons and cotton candy
Wooohooo! ๐Ÿ˜€

This day, last year, I signed up here, and reminded myself, “Listen, this blog is just for books. You will not write about anything else.” Then I quit my writing job, and realised that thisย would be the only place where I couldย flirt with words.

So I was like, “Fine. You can be wild and free here.

AND, that’s the best thing I told myself last year.

2015ย might have beenย bitchier than Dolores Umbridge. Butย because of my blogs, I met many, many Dumbledores, Hagrids, Weasleys, Dobbys… (Okay, I am exaggerating.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

The last one year of blogging taught me these things:

  • Reading and writing are therapeutic
  • This planet carries millions of kind strangers
  • Blogosphere is generously populatedย with empathetic listeners
  • I can be unapologetically myself here

I am going to have a big tub of icecream today, andย ask myself to be wilder and freer. ๐Ÿ™‚

PS: I have been thanking you all since Day 1. However, I want to say one more time. MANY THANKS for everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

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34 thoughts on “Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Day 5

  1. Happy anniversary! Sticking with a blog an entire year is an accomplishment.

    Though I usually find a way to relate most of my posts to books, I also find a blog is a great way to express thoughts on other issues.

    The ice cream sounds like a great idea. Enjoy!

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  2. That balloon guy (hijacker) looks cool.

    >MANY THANKS for everything.
    That sounds ominously like the dolphins, who said, ” … Thanks for all the fish”.

    Actually thanks for being a part of my community. virtual, though it may have been, it gave me real contentment. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Yay! Congratulations on your blog turning ONE. I guess we started around the same time – my blog turned one end of last month. And interestingly, we made the same resolutions – first: only books, then: whatever, just whatever! ๐Ÿ˜› But in my case, it is still MOSTLY books, if not ONLY books. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Happy bloggiversary! Turning one is a big deal, the first year is so hard as you try and get into a routine and figure out just what you want to do and how you want to do it. It probably still feels new in some aspects at this point, but pretty soon you will quietly slip into old pro and not even notice. May there be many happy years of blogging ahead!

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    1. I am with you. Totally!

      I am beginning to realise that I am comfortable to blog about things, which I find hard to discuss in person. I don’t know it that is something positive. But, one can say I am comfortable because of fellow-bloggers’s kindness. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a lovely community. And, I am glad I found you here.

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  5. I love the Harry Potter references. ๐Ÿ™‚ He and his friends are quite popular in our house. Many congratulations on reaching your first blog anniversary! I am glad you have found a home here. The book blogging community is the best, isn’t it? I am glad you are a part of it.

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