So crazy news — Thoughts By J turns three today. THREE. I’m aware that the cake above has five candles, but…kitty. In a party hat. I couldn’t help myself.
It’s crazy to think that I’ve now been book blogging for THREE years. I never imagined when I began this blog that I would keep up with it consistently. Trust me, I’ve tried keeping diaries before that those never lasted past the week, so it’s quite an amazing achievement for me to have personally kept with blogging for so long.
The past three years have been an absolute blast, and I would never change it for the world. Blogging has opened up a whole new world, and I’ve been blessed to have met so many wonderful book bloggers from around the world that share the same passion for reading. And I cannot even explain how grateful I am to have been able to meet so many of the amazing Aussie bloggers face-to-face over the years as well.
*brushes tear from eye*
While I know Alana and I haven’t been blogging consistently lately, we do try our best to keep up with reading, and am forever grateful to each and every single person that has ever visited the blog. Even if just once, it makes me happy to think that somehow you managed to stumble across this little part of the Internet.
And now you can never leave. >:D
But no seriously, thank you. You are the reason I keep up with this blog. The fact that even one person reads my posts amazes me because I’ll just be honest here, most of them are just brain farts.
There are definitely way too many people to thank, and I’m always scared that I’ll forget someone so I will take the coward’s way out and say…you guys know who you are. 😉 Thank you for reading, commenting, interacting and visiting Thoughts By J. A HUGE reason that this blog made it to age three is because of you guys. <3
And of course, massive thanks goes to my dear friend Alana, who holds up the fort when I’m not around. I’m so glad to have found someone that enjoys reading as much as I do. <3
And of course, the biggest thanks goes out to the Aussie publishers who never ceases to amaze me with all their hard work promoting each and every single book. Thank you for introducing me to new worlds, providing brilliant reading material and being amazing in every way possible. I’m amazed every single day with the fact that bloggers are being recognised for being a large part of the book community by so many big publishers. So thank you, thank you! This community wouldn’t survive without each and every single publisher in Australia and beyond. <3
Now that the sap is over with…I thought you might be interested in a sneak peek on how Thoughts By J is run. We’re totally organised…yep…
Posts are hardly ever scheduled. We write them in real time because that’s the way we roll around here. Also a reason why you might see posts being published at 10pm.
We used to keep a blogging calendar…but that lasted for about a month.
The blogging process goes a little like this — J: Hey, can you write a post this week? — A: Sure — J: Cool, thanks!
I rarely ever edit my posts thoroughly after they’re written. I edit as I go, and by the time it’s completed, I usually get lazy and publish it straight away.
I usually do the commenting rounds on Sunday, which is when I have the time to sit down and fully focus on blogging.
So now you know about the intricate inner workings of Thoughts By J. 😛
Thanks for reading this post all the way through (even if you skimmed it, I still love you), and thank you for visiting — for the first time or for the hundreth. Thoughts By J is three — huzzah!
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