Hello everyone! Yes you read that right! 3 month blogiversary!! Well technically, It's 3 months on December 14th but as college has reopened for the semester, I'm not sure I'll get much time later on to do a complete redesign. (That's the official reason. The actual reason is I'm too impatient and can't wait to show you all my new blog design).
So today's post is all about my experience in the blogsphere since September.
1. Blogging has made me responsible.
Yes blogging has definitely made me responsible. Scheduling posts, sticking to deadlines and interacting with other bloggers has taught me responsibility. I don't think I was ever this crazy about submitting an assignment for school but when it comes to getting a post published on time, I drop everything else I'm doing and devote my life to the particular post.
I'm pretty sure every blogger out there will agree with this. I just spend two whole days coming up with this new blog design. Editing the template, adding CSS are all a part and parcel of being a blogger. And most of the time, while editing my template...
I believe this is the best part of it all. Making new friends! I've met so many amazing people in the past three months via blogging. To name a few, Di from Book Reviews by Di, Amy from A Magical World of Words, Zoey from Magiverse, Cait from Paperfury, Olivia from Books in Blankets and so many more!
Di taught me how to use a blockquote (Yes people, when I entered the Blogsphere I didn't know even that!). I really enjoy our conversations in the Blogsphere and a huge thanks to her for introducing me to Throne of Glass!
Amy writes amazing posts and I have so much fun discussing about books and movies with her! And it is great to be friends with another Cecelia Ahern fan ☺
Zoey is one of the sweetest people I've met in the blogsphere and we bonded over our love for Percy Jackson. She takes the time to write long and thoughful replies to all the comments on her blog!
And Cait! I'm sure everyone in the Blogsphere knows Cait! She has the most amazing blog ever and her posts are hilarious! She is one of those big bloggers who takes the time to return the favor to all the people commenting on her posts.
Olivia writes such detailed and professional reviews that really help readers! I enjoy visiting her blog every time she posts anything new!
There are so many other blogger friends I've made and sadly I can't mention everyone as there are so many!!I'm really sorry but know that I appreciate all of you!
Now since I review all the books I read, I look at the stories with an analytical eye. And this has in a huge way improved the way I read. Earlier if a particular part of a book felt boring, I'd skim it but now i read even that and analyse why I find it boring. Reading books to review is a little hard at times but at the end of the day, totally worth it.
The New Blog Design
So guys, this is my new blog design! I'd like to that some amazing people for the gorgeous graphics I've used! I'd like to that The Smell of Roses for the gorgeous flowers! Do check out the freebies section there for wonderful cliparts with Creative Commons license!
A huge thank you to Angie at Angie Makes. Do check out the freebies section of her blog for gorgeous cliparts and vectors!
Thanks to Keren at Free Pretty Things for you ! She has the most gorgeous fonts, royalty free images, cliparts and so much more! Pay her a visit!
So how is my new blog design guys? Is it way too pastel-y? :P Now that I have updated the new design, I'm having doubts about it :/ And what has blogging taught you?Tell me in the comments below!