Today is celebration day – exactly 4 years ago I posted for the first time on Readers’ High Tea!
I would like to mark this day by commenting on the first post (published on 11.10.2016) and see whether I followed or not my initial plans for the blog.
“Hello! Before diving into the book sharing posts, I would like to tell you a bit about myself and my vision for this blog.
To begin with, I am a M.Sc. graduate with background in Management of Technology and Computer Science. In my free time I enjoy reading fiction books, and I plan to experience with other types of books soon. Currently I have quite a lot of spare time, thus I thought it is the perfect moment to start this project that I’ve thinking about for a while. Apart from reading, I also like travelling, snowboarding, and I have a recent interest in calligraphy.“
The good old times when I had too much spare time! 🙂
In the last 4 years I continued to read a lot of fiction, but I also did experience with other types of books! I read few biographies (eg. When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalinithi, Becoming by Michelle Obama). I also read books about the oceans (Deep by James Nestor) and about colours (The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St. Clair).
Unfortunately I did not experience poetry too much – I only read few poems by Rupi Kaur.
I still enjoy travelling and snowboarding, and also road cycling and sewing! The interest in calligraphy did not last long.
“Regarding this blog, I envision it as a meeting place for book enthusiasts, a cosy place where you can share thoughts about books, discuss different novels, and find what book to read next. The blog will also contain other book-related posts, such as nice bookstores you can visit or places where you can enjoy reading a book while having a cup of tea.”
I like to think my blog is a cosy place for book enthusiasts 🙂 In terms of discussing about books, I consider that I am on the right track. On one hand I posted book reviews, covering approx. 90% of the books I read. On other hand I shared discussion posts about bookish topics (eg. about rating books, reading reviews written by others) – these have a much better engagement rate in terms of communicating with other bloggers!
Regarding other book-related posts, I discussed a bit about bookstores during the first year of blogging – Bucharest, Cambridge, and the Netherlands. Other bookish posts were about Future Library, a lot of Shakespeare, monthly reading sharing, lists of top fall / weird books and many others!
“These being said, let’s get the readers’ high tea party started!“
Well … let’s get the celebration started! Thank you very much for being part of my blogging journey, for engaging with my posts, reading my stories, and being awesome blogging fellows!
‘Till next time … happy reading!