Hey guys, today I’m gonna share with you how blogging has seriously changed my life. How my own blog has evolved and well, how it has changed my life!
Let’s start! So I want to share with you this screenshot of my butt ugly first original blog. I started this blog last summer, I was totally unprepared, I didn’t know what the “book community” was and I made a huge mistake. I wrote 6 paragraph long reviews hoping that that was what the people wanted. Psst…that’s not what people want.
See how my Bloglovin’ count says 54? Nope, that is my blog now, then it was like 4. YOU GUYS, I HAD LIKE 10 FOLLOWERS ON THAT BLOG AFTER BLOGGING FOR 2 MONTHS. It was absolutely no motivation for me to continue writing posts and let’s just say “Greenleafbooks” was a freaking desert.
When school started up, I stopped posting.
That was the end of “greenleafbooks” in all of its craptastic glory.
Next came my brilliant idea of “I AM GONNA START A BOOKTUBE!” This was maybe September-ish? I’m not sure, but I was watching some Booktube one night and suddenly I was determined to do it. I bought a tripod and charged up my camcorder and was ready to go. Then I realized I have absolutely no space in my room along with zero lighting. Oh yeah, and I couldn’t stand the sight of myself as I edited. Not one single video was posted on YouTube, AND I filmed like four but I just couldn’t bring myself to put my weirdness online like that.
That died pretty quickly.
Then I decided that I was going to blog again. On Twitter, tons of people had a blog, and it looked really fun. Plus I had a better idea of what the hell I was doing regarding everything so I figured this could work. I set up a blogger email, got a Twitter friend to make my header (in exchange for a book) and was determined to figure out HTML and CSS. It worked, I figured out basic HTML and got my blog running. I posted everyday and within a month I had nearly 20 followers, something that absolutely shocked me since my old blog got 4 followers within 2 months.
It ended up looking like this!
I was ecstatic at how official my blog felt. It made me so happy. After about 2.5 months, I decided maybe the thing to do was go to WordPress. Hardly anyone used Blogger and WordPress had some cool features that Blogger just didn’t have.
BlankSlaters.blogspot.com was a success.
Moving to WordPress was a pretty easy move. Figuring out how the heck WordPress worked frustrated me to no end. But after a day of fiddling, I finally figured it all out. I was all set and I LOVED WordPress, I could schedule easier. It had cool features. And it had drop down tabs! *Gasp* yes, Blogger didn’t have drop down tabs unless you messed with the HTML and my HTML experience was not that advanced. My WordPress blog is what you are reading now. It literally looks the same, I don’t think you need a picture!
I have been thinking about creating my own header, a more simpler one, I’m not sure yet though. What do you guys think?
And that, is the evolution of my blog. From a butt ugly blog, to a blog that truly represents me and I can be myself on it. Thanks for reading!
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