Happy blogiversary to me. Happy blogiversary to me.
Happy blogiversay, dear Bibliobibuli.
Happy blogiversary to me.
It's two years today and almost 1,000 posts later since I first ventured out into the blogosphere with bibliobibuli, unsure of what direction it would go in, nervous about putting my writing out there and how it would be received.
I discovered another addiction (beside reading) that has been gradually taking over my life. And if there was a moment when I found my focus, I think it was when Literary Saloon, an important website on the world of books, linked me. I was a litblogger, officially, and I'd better start behaving like one!
Plenty of good things have happened as a result of the blog. It's led to (paid) writing work and given me the starting points for numerous articles which have appeared in local newspapers and magazines. It's made me read widely to turn up interesting material, and I've learned so much about authors and the publishing world along the way.
And recently I've been approached to write a book based on this blog, a "blook" in other words. I think it might happen, so stay tuned.
There have been one or two bad moments - getting flamed by nutcases has left me a little more guarded, particularly about writing the more personal stuff, about admitting those petty little weaknesses ... like suffering depression. (Writing this blog helped me through.)
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the readers of this blog, who make me want to write it. I can't believe how many new friendships I've found along the way, many of them have migrated into the so-called "real world".
Thanks for the time you spend reading, thanks for linking me (I'm honestly humbled), thanks most of all for your comments. I'm thrilled that there are bibliophiles out there, even more passionate than I am, much more well read. I've been grateful for book recommendations which have made me reconsider some of my own snobby prejudices and try new stuff. (I'm reading graphic fiction now!) I love too that you keep me entertained throughout the day when I'm bored working at home!
I like my blog so much I think I might officially change my name to bibliobibuli.
But if you want you can call me, bib.