One Year Blogging Anniversary

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


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?

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    1. Haha, thanks ^^ Yeah I just need to figure out if I can have multiple options for book stores so that people can choose for themselves where they want their books from.

  1. Congratulations!! I really enjoy your blog!! One year is a good landmark!!

    I spent probably a year considering whether to do it or not, then when I decided I would and started writing my first post found that I completely loved it! And have just gone from there…

  2. Happy Blogoversary!
    I just recently discovered your blog and love to see your book reviews. Glad to see you have future plans. :) Like you, I’ve have failed blogger attempts, heck I create a free website back in the day on yahoo and that failed as well. I’m determined to make this new one stick though and it gives me hope to see other bloggers still going strong after a year.

    I love your blog name. I think it fits appropriately for someone who enjoys reading and reviewing books. After hours of sitting in multiple positions, barely eating or communicating with a human being, sometimes when you finish a book you feel worn down, exuberant and/or emotionally drained. That my friend sure feels like living and surviving!

    1. Thank you! :) Aaa, well at least they say that from failures, you learn the most. (Not sure how well this has worked on me…) Good that we are both determined! Hmm if I am here after two years, I so expect to see you here as well! Too many good blogs have died. Hahaha, ah that was just perfect description. You summarized up everything I was thinking of (and how I felt about reading) when I came up with this name!

  3. Happy blogiversary! :D

    I also had a couple of failed attempts on Blogger, but mostly because I had no idea what I wanted to write about! I eventually settled on dancing and books because they are my two biggest passions, and I love being able to write about books and dancers, and share thoughts with a whole bunch of different people from all around the world.

  4. Happy Blogversary. I like your blog so much because your posts are unique. Your style is so different from everyone else. Your blog is very inspiring. It feels like you’ve been doing this longer than a year. Congratulations and here’s to many more years of Read and Survive!!!!

    Regarding your questions, I started blogging because after a few years of following fabulous bloggers I got the blogging fever, I was Bloggeretterized ;) and decided to open an online space to share the thoughts instead of keeping them floating inside my head. I’m still learning how to blog but I am sure enjoying the ride. :)

    1. Thank you so much! ❤ your comment made me really happy 😊 haha, name of your blog is great and interesting story behind it :) I’m happy when people share it connects the world :) Sorry it took me a while to reply, I kind of have not adjusted to this WordPress yet o.O

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