This Past Year Was A RushThis past year was a hard one in some regards.
I'd fallen into a rut blogging wise and spent a long time struggling how to get out of it. It wasn't so much that I disliked blogging, but rather thinking of my up coming blogoversary depressed me.
Once Upon A Dream Books (as of May 2016, now called Paper Bindings) wasn't where I imagined I'd be at this stage in my blogging life, so it forced me to reevaluate every aspect of being a blogger. I've finally gotten together a plan to improve the blog, and most of it centers around pleasing myself and to stop thinking about what everyone else might want to see. So look for some changes in the future.
But I made a lot of blogger friends this year. Really having a lot of social interaction on twitter made me feel less like I was a struggling blogger and more like I was apart of this great community.
I did some bookish things
|My first author signing.|
I attended my very first bookish event way back in March! I was very lucky to be able to attend The Orphan Queen launch party at Books of Wonder in NYC. It was a lot of fun, and finally attending something bookish made me feel like a real blogger because I was getting to immerse myself in the blogger community. I also met some wonderful authors, so that was a plus.
|Highlight of my BEA experience.|
The only thing that would have made my trip to BEA/Bookcon 2015 better would have been actually meeting more of the bloggers friends I've made this year. Some did not attend, and I kept missing others. Well, it would have been nice not to run from BookCon because the migraine from Mordor was on my heels. (Which I 100% believe was the cost of getting to meet Susan Dennard and snagging Truthwitch. I did ask the book gods to please let me accomplish one one bookish goal for BEA. Next year, I'm bringing Oreos to sacrifice.)
Three Years Old AlreadyAll I can say is "where did the time go?" Because it's hard for me to believe that Once Upon A Dream Books (as of May 2016, now called Paper Bindings) is turning 3 years old.
Thank you everyone for sticking with us these past years, and here's to many more years in our blogging future.