Because of Easter last weekend, I missed my own blogging anniversary! As per the first of April I have been at Iris on Books for three years. Sometimes I can hardly believe it’s been three years already, I still feel like such a newbie – other times I cannot believe that I have not been doing this for longer, because it has become such a part of my life.
I was going to write a long reflective post on what book blogging meant and still means to me, but I sadly don’t have the time because of crazy essay deadlines. The post might have been navel-gazery but I admit I think I need that every once in a while. Especially as lately there has been somewhat of a blogging existential crisis among some of the blogs I hold most dear, and I am afraid I am suffering from it myself a little bit. I won’t quit blogging, I think, because there are a million reasons why I keep returning, why writing blog posts makes me happy, and particularly why I have found a save haven among the people I me(e)t and interact with through blogging/twitter/tumblr/etc. Nevertheless, at times it is difficult to find the words, or the time. There are weeks when I get nothing written (or nothing read). This week is a particularly astute example. Other weeks I feel I am not sure why I bother at all. But then, I remember some of my amazing friends.. I think I may need to accept that blogging changes, that I change, that the community sometimes feels so fragmented, and that such change is inevitable..
Anyway, I never meant for this to be a mostly sentimental and pessimistic post.. What I actually want to say is: THANK YOU SO MUCH! to everyone who’s been reading or commenting, or simply there on twitter or elsewhere. Blogging has given me so much, more than I ever imagined. Hopefully, we will all still be here and healthy in a few more years, because I don’t want to miss a single one of you.
Phew, I think a navel-gazery post might have been a little more interesting, wouldn’t it?