So exactly one year ago I made my first ever post on this blog. Yay! ^^

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I’ve always wanted to blog and I had a couple of unfortunate attempts in Blogger in 2012. In the beginning of 2014, I decided to take blogging course offered to us as free-choice course on our Campus.

Our teacher (and great blogger) introduced us to blogging platform called WordPress and I instantly liked it’s variety of free themes and how user-friendly it was. Our first assignment on this course was to come up with a good name for the blog and also to plan what would our blog be about. I knew that I wanted to write about books but to come up with a good, catchy name? Somehow, after long brainstorming session with myself, I ended up with Read & Survive.

On this course, I learned many things about blogging. How you should use tags in your posts so people can find your posts, to use categories to make it look more organized, to at least have home page, about page and contact page, to keep posting every week (yes…okay I have minor problems keeping up with this) and how important it is also to check what others are blogging about. My course ended in May 2014 but my passion for blogging was born and here I am year later.

There have been some challenges, at times I am stressed and I feel like there is no point in continuing with this blog. And at times, I also suffer of  terrible reading slumps and it makes reviewing books harder. However, blogging has given me so much and I’m very happy I took that course! I have improved my skills in writing in general and in writing in English. It has also given me all of you who follow me and read my posts!! :)  (And whose posts I enjoy reading!) For that I am very grateful! I’m happy we like same books. I’m happy we don’t like same books. I’m happy when I see you guys reading some new book and like it because then I know I’ll like it too.  I like when you agree with me and I like when you disagree with me.

Thank you all! :)

Future plans

Aaa, so future plans. (Because one must always make future plans, right?) Definitely more reviews,  more how-to, more opinions, more lovely bookish memes like TTT and maybe some other ones as well. I am also planning to host a giveaway here at some point…once I figure out how to do it.

What about you? Why and when did you start blogging? Did you have difficulties to come up with a name for your blog? How did you come up with it?