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Half Past Two Year Blogoversary

Fiktshun Turns 2.5

Today my blog turns two-and-a-half. There are no celebratory banners. No fanfare. No fuss. Not this time around.

But I couldn’t let the day pass without acknowledging its passing and thanking those of you who do stop by, who read my posts, who share their thoughts in the comments and who keep reminding me that I’m not talking to myself day in and day out.

I don’t feel that two-and-a-half years is a major milestone, even though it does feel like I’ve been blogging for a lifetime. I think I’ll feel differently when my blog turns three – yes, barring any drama I definitely will be here in six months.

And if I somehow double this number and am around at the five-year mark, I know it will be huge. Because five years is a long time. Especially to be a blogger. I cannot fathom putting in the kind of time and effort it takes day in and day out, year after year, to achieve that goal. But who knows?

In my short time in this community I’ve seen so many new blogs spring into existence. It seems there are so many more blogs today than there were back in 2010. I could be wrong, but it feels like the community has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two point five years.

I’ve also seen quite a few blogs disappear. Many of them who’d been around for two or three years.

So I know that this is supposed to be finite. But the longer I blog I just can’t imagine it being so. Barring any sort of drama, I can’t imagine not having a blog in which to share my thoughts about books or bookish things. But I suppose that only time will be able to tell that particular story.

Right now, for the first time ever, I think I’m finally settling in. I finally found a way to blog that fits in with my life. While there will always be some stress in meeting deadlines or coming up with words to express my thoughts, ideas that aren’t rehashed, or content that will fill the span of a week, I’m okay with the fact that there might be a day when my blog is dark.

And I’m okay with the fact that my blog’s traffic may be slow now and again, or comments on my reviews may be few and far between.

I’m here to do what I love – talk about books. I’m here because it makes me happy to do so. I’m here to help spread the word about the books I love. And I’m here to share the books that I do love with people who love them as much as I do.

Anything else is gravy.

As I’ve always said – and it still holds true – that just knowing that one person is visiting my site and reading my posts is enough to motivate me to keep going. The fact that every so often there’s more than one is all sorts of awesome. So…

Thank you…

To those readers and bloggers and authors who have made every moment of effort, stress, heartbreak worth it.

To all the lovely people in this community who have not only never made me feel like an outsider, but who made me feel welcome.

To those bloggers whom I respect and admire that make me want to be a better blogger.

And to those friends that I’ve made that keep me going when I’m teetering on the edge.

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