How My Blog Has Changed Since I Started It + 1-year Blogiversary Feedback Form // It’s almost my brain child’s first birthday πŸ₯Ί

On February 26, 2019, I wrote and published my first ever post on Caitlin Althea.

And it’ll be February 26, 2020 in less than a week—less than a week until I hit my one-year blog anniversary. That’s… surreal. One year is such a huge milestone, and a lot can change in a year, as evidenced by my blog. If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you must know that my blog has changed a lot—in terms of content, post types, blog aesthetic—you name it! And as I near my one-year anniversary, I think it’ll be fun to look back on all the ways my blog has changed since I first started it.

I don’t do memes anymore.

Remember the Caitlin who used to participate in Top Ten Tuesday regularly? Yeah, she’s gone now.

When I first started blogging, I thought that I had to participate in memes. Sure, they were fun for a while, but they quickly lost their appeal because I realized that they don’t work for me. I hope I don’t hurt anyone by saying this, but personally, I find them boring.

I’d rather read and create more original content—which isn’t to say that weekly memes are unoriginal! They just aren’t as original as, say, a discussion. Plus, I don’t like it when the same topic is regurgitated 100 times in a day.

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I post less frequently.

Sometimes I look back at the time I used to post three times a week during the school year and wonder how I did it.

(Okay, I managed it because I posted “easier” posts before, like Top Ten Tuesday and book reviews.)

Posting more than once a week stopped being feasible because of how busy I am with schoolwork and extracurricular activities. The fact that I always have a lot on my plate sucks away not just my time, but my motivation to blog and read. School gives me a lot more stress and anxiety than it should, and I hate that that prevents me from doing what I love.

I also focus more on quality rather than quantity now. I’ve fallen in love with discussions (most of which take days to write), and out of love with book reviews and Top Ten Tuesday.

My sense of aesthetic has most definitely improved.

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A nice-looking blog? I don’t know her.

– February-October 2019 Caitlin.

Back then, I really didn’t know where to start on how to make my blog look pretty.

  1. I didn’t even know what WordPress themes were??
  2. I didn’t pay attention to correct pixel sizes, so most images I uploaded were blurry, too big/small, and lacked size uniformity among themselves.
  3. I wanted to use template featured images, but didn’t know how to categorize my posts meticulously enough to do that. But then I was also too lazy to make a featured image for every post I uploaded??
  4. Basically, I was a mess who needed to be hit over the head with a nice sense of aesthetic.
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Thankfully, I’ve gotten so much better at design, cohesiveness, and formatting now, and dare I say—my blog actually looks good?? I really want to write a design tips post in order to help people with the struggleβ„’, but I know that it’ll take a super long time to write!! (I actually wrote a first draft which took two days to finish already, but deleted most of what I wrote because it made no sense. πŸ™ƒ)

For now, I’ll just direct you to two book bloggers who actually know something about design, Kat @ Novels and Waffles and Tracy @ Truffle’s Literary Wonders! These two wonderful human beings are the creators of Blogiful, where they each shared blog design tips (some of which I implement into my own blog and others that I’ve never even thought of) for a week! They’ve done Blogiful twice now, so you have 28 wonderful posts to check out! ✨

I rarely post reviews now.

This one makes me a little sad. I used to post a review every week, and now I barely post a review a month. People actually used to compliment me on my reviews and say I wrote great ones! πŸ˜₯

Sadly, I stopped writing them because of the change in my posting schedule. Since I only post once a week now, I want my only post for the week to be something more fun than a review. (Not to say that reviews aren’t fun, but I think that discussions,tags, etc. are more entertaining.)

They also stopped being fun for me to write. Just like weekly memes, I only published reviews because I thought I had to. But I’m telling you right now, you don’t have to review every book you read (unless, of course, you promised an author or publisher you would)! There’s a lot of pressure in the book blogging world to do this, but honestly? It’s your blog and you can post reviews whenever you like.

That being said, I feel bad because this blog is practically devoid of reviews now, so check out these lovely bloggers who regularly post excellent reviews! *chef’s kiss*

I actually post discussions.

This is probably the most surprising part of my blogging journey! When I first started blogging, I thought that I would never post a single discussion. I thought that I wasn’t cut out to write them, and that discussions had to be ~controversial~ in order to be good.

Now I know that isn’t true at all. Sure, discussions are sometimes hard to write because they’re usually more than 1k words and structuring your points can be difficult. But publishing a discussion can be so rewarding! It’s not just that they usually do well stats-wise, but the comments you get on them are so good! It’s so nice to put work into fleshing a topic out and giving your opinion, only for people to share their own thoughts with you!

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me thinking about some of the conversations I’ve had because of a discussion I posted

If you’re a blogger who’s intimidated by discussions, I encourage you to try posting at least one! (I’m actually thinking of posting a guide to writing a good discussion, hehe.)

The overall quality of my posts has gotten so much better.

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When I think of how my blog has changed over these 12 months, the first thing that comes to mind is how much my posts’ quality has improved. I think I’ve truly figured out what it is that makes a post appealing to an audience! I’ve found my blogging voice and gotten ~kinda good at formatting.

(For a hodgepodge of tips on how to improve post quality, you can check out this how-to post that I’m super proud of, hehe!)

In conclusion,

In my first year of blogging, I learned that it’s okay not to post what every other blogger posts, as long as you enjoy what you write. I also found that I value post quality over quantity.

My blog definitely has some areas that it needs to improve on, but I’m honestly so proud of how it’s grown in its first year! It’s more “me” than ever, and I think that’s the key to having a good blog.

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One Year Blog Anniversary Post Announcement + Feedback Form!

For my one year blogiversary, I want to do a fun post, but not a Q&A. Not just because I’ve already done one in the past, but also because I think that Q&A’s are a little too common. Though don’t get me wrong, I love them a lot. So for my celebratory post, I’ll be reacting to your assumptions about me!

You may have missed it, but a few months ago, lots of YouTubers were doing videos like this. I don’t know who first made a video reacting to people’s assumptions about them, but I admire them for creating the evolved form of the Q&A.

So yeah, send me your assumptions about me! You can send them by commenting on this post, replying to this tweet, emailing me, DMing me, whatever. Can you tell that I’m desperate for people to assume things about me. Your assumption can literally be about anything—my love life, favorite food, books, etc. You can even send a mean one, and I won’t care because it’ll make the post spicier. 🌢

If you want to be anonymous, you can send your assumption/s via my feedback form! I created a feedback form for my blog because I’d love to know how you guys feel about my blog—what you want me to improve, what you like about it, etc. If you take the time to answer it, you’ll have my eternal thanks and gratitude! Your feedback would truly help so much, trust me.

Can’t see the form? Click here!

I really can’t wait celebrate my one-year blogiversary! It’s such a huge thing. πŸ₯Ί Also, I know I’m being sappy, but I can’t thank you enough for going on this journey with me. *showers you with all my love*

How has your blog changed since you started it? Have you noticed these changes about my blog as well? Have you answered my feedback form and sent at least one assumption about me? (Please say yes.)

53 thoughts on “How My Blog Has Changed Since I Started It + 1-year Blogiversary Feedback Form // It’s almost my brain child’s first birthday πŸ₯Ί

  1. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! Congrats on one year and all that you’ve accomplished in that time! 😊 I’m a little amazed that you’ve only been doing this for a year, since I feel like your design and your writing has been such top quality from the beginning (despite what you said), without that awkward beginning period that most of us (at least I) went through when we didn’t know what we were doing. In any case, I’m so glad that you’ve found a blogging style that works well for you! πŸ˜„ I hope your next year of blogging is wonderful πŸ’•

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    1. thank you so much, margaret!! ahhhh, I’m gonna cry πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’– i can’t believe that you think that thank you so much!!! I definitely went through that awkward beginning period though, trust me.
      I hope 2020 is a great blogging year for you as well!


    1. thank you so much, jasmin!! one year really is crazy i can’t believe i’ve stuck around for so long!
      ahh, welcome to the community! i really hope you’ll stick around πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί excited to check out your blog once i have the time to blog hop!

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  2. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 🎊 Your formatting is SO good! I don’t remember what it was like earlier last year but right now I have so much respect!! Posting once a week is what I do too but recently I’ve been trying for twice a week (hopefully it’ll keep up *crosses fingers*) And I can’t wait for your assumptions post…(aka I cannot wait to see if I assumed correctly πŸ˜‰ )

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    1. thank you so much, miri!! i guess it’s good that you don’t remember, because my blog was so awkward in the beginning πŸ˜… but i’m so glad that you like how my blog is now πŸ˜­πŸ’–
      ah, good luck with twice a week! I’d love to get more Miri content πŸ˜‰


  3. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary, Caitlin! I have loved your posts from the moment I first discovered your blog, and this one is no exception. I’m glad that you feel your blog is now more of a reflection of you – for me that is one of the most important things. 😊

    I have never done memes because I prefer my posts to be more original, although they are a good way of connecting with others. And it only took me until recently to start posting less! I always used to post three times per week while working full time, it was a really good decision to reduce it to two πŸ˜….
    Good luck for the next year of blogging!

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    1. Ah, Stephen, thank you so much! πŸ˜­πŸ’– this comment made me so happy!
      oh, that’s how i feel about memes now. I really value originality, but I can’t deny that memes are a great way to form connections with people.
      It’s amazing that you were able to post thrice a week while working full time though! But that’s how I feel about cutting down the number of times I post. three times a week just isn’t feasible anymore right now πŸ˜…
      Thank you! I hope 2020 is a great blogging year for you, Stephen!

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  4. Congratulations Caitlin!! I can’t believe your blog is only a year old because you’re just *so good* at blogging! Your discussions are super well written and thought out and your blog design is also super nice! When Malka and I first started our blog it was absolutely atrocious. Please don’t ever go and look at our earlier posts, because I promise that they will burn your eyes with how un-aesthetic they are.

    3 MORE DAYS UNTIL YOUR ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!!! I can’t wait to see your assumptions post!

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    1. Thank you so much, Chana! And omg NOOOO. i am but a humble potato πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί (but thank you so much again πŸ˜­πŸ’–)
      I could say the same to you and Malka! You two write some of the best discussions out there, and your blog design and font choices are the BEST! And don’t worry about that awkward beginner phase. Trust me, I suffered through one too. I can’t fathom how anyone could follow beginner blogger me.


  5. It’s so crazy to see how everything can change in one year! I’m actually scared of one day looking back and see how I used to blog. I was such a mess (still am xD). I filled the google form but basically, I love your blog, there’s no need to change anything ❀

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    1. I know right! And same. I shudder when I think of beginner blogger me. Anyone who followed her deserves a medal πŸ˜‚ Oh, and I relate to still being a mess! Look at me replying to your wonderful comments so late :”(
      AH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANSWERING THE FORM. your response was very much appreciated πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί and I’m so so glad and touched that you think that πŸ₯ΊπŸ’•β€

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  6. Congrats!!! One year is just amazing and it goes by so fast! And yes, I did do the form lol. Your formatting is amazing, and your design skills are wonderful as well 😍 I’m glad you write the posts that you enjoy! You shouldn’t feel pressured to write anything you don’t want to πŸ™‚
    I’m already super excited for that design tips post!! I can’t wait to see it!! Good luck with your next year of blogging ❀

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    1. Thank you, Rukky! And I know right! Can’t believe it’s been a year πŸ₯Ί
      AHHH, THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING THE FORM! YOUR FEEDBACK IS SO, SO APPRECIATED! AND IF YOU WERE THE ONE WHO SENT THAT MESSAGE (LOL YK THE ONE), THANK YOU SO MUCH πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ’– I almost cried while reading it, and I’m so glad that we’re friends😭 you don’t have to worry about not commenting on all of my posts, because I also don’t comment on all of yours (even though I really want to), and I know that you’re killing it with school!
      Ah, I’m excited to post it… but it honestly won’t be for some time because it’s gonna take a lot out of me πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
      Thank you again!! hope 2020 is an amazing blogging year for you!

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      1. Hmm, which message? I don’t know any message πŸ‘€

        Jk lol. You’re welcome hun, and it’s okay. I’m so so glad we’re friends ❀❀❀ Oh, take your time with the post! I’ll just be keeping an eye out for it πŸ˜‰

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  7. Congrats on your one year anniversary!!! That’s amazing and I can’t imagine the blogging world without you now!! I’m so happy I found your blog and got to know you Caitlin.
    I loved how you focused on the fact that you have grown over the year because I think you learn so much whilst doing and it is important to acknowledge how far you have come in terms of design, content and being more yourself. It is so wonderful to read how you are more comfortable with your blog.
    I have noticed I few similar changes between you and me, I definitely love to focus on discussions now. They are my favourite posts and they are really rewarding. But like you said they take a lot of time (I’m working on one at the minute and I keep expecting it to be done but then think of more things to be done). I love your discussions as well, you write them so well and always talk about interesting things. (I would definitely be interesting in your post about discussions)
    I write less reviews, like you I’m posting less and I don’t want to post a review when I could post something else. I just write some notes on goodreads, haha!!
    This was great to read and just made me think of the wonderful journey you have had with your blog and I can’t wait to see where the next year will take you!! ❀ (also I'm sending you best wishes for everything with school ❀ )

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie!!! That means so much πŸ˜­πŸ’– I also can’t imagine the blogging world without you, your kindness, and the beautiful way you incorporate pink into your blog! I’m so happy I followed you and that we became friends as well πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
      Yes, writing this post was amazing because I truly have grown so much within the space of a year! It was so nice to look back on how my blog has changed for the better, especially in terms of design because… oof.
      Yeah, I feel like our blogs are kinda similar, honestly! I don’t know why, but I feel like we grow them the same way?? Idk, is that weird to say?? But I’m glad that we’re both focusing on discussions more, because discussions are AMAZING, ahh. (And yours are so good becaue you really focus on fleshing out the topic, and I love the way you use gifs!) Sadly, discussions aren’t my favorite posts though because they take so much time to plan, write, and edit. Ugh they really take a lot out of me, but maybe one day I’ll have more fun writing them. And same! Whenever I write a discussion, I keep expecting to be done, and then I find that there’s something I can do to make it better/I have to completely scrap something.. and it’s just.. kinda frustrating, but the end result is always rewarding (assuming I get there) 😭 Good luck with writing your discussions!!
      Ahh, thank you so much! Same to you, and I can’t wait to write the post once I have the proper time to dedicate to it!
      Yes! Goodreads reviews are my favorite way to still review books even though my blog reviews are on hiatus!
      Ah, thank you so much for this wonderful comment, Sophie! I’m glad you had fun reading this post, and I’m so excited for more years of book blogging! Wishing you a wonderful 2020 in terms of blogging because you really deserve it!
      (And thank you so much because I really need all the luck I can get when it comes to school 😭)

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      1. Aw… thank you so much *blogging friends hug* πŸ’›πŸ’›
        Well I feel very honoured for you to think that our blogs grow in a similar way and I can see that actually, and I LOVE it!!

        Thank you, that means so much you have no idea!! ❀ I totally get that to be fair, discussions require a lot of thought and on occasion (and, by that, I mean all the time) stress. Once I get into it I enjoy it but the editing is the worse part!! (I can get a bit lazy with it sometimes). I have one I have been meaning to write but I keep putting it off. I totally understand that, thank you and good luck to you too!!
        You're so welcome, thank you for this post!! Ahh.. thank you so much *cries* !! πŸ’›πŸ’›
        You can do this!! πŸ™‚

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  8. Sweetie!! Thank you SO SO much for mentioning me for my reviews, that makes me really happy! 😭 & of course, HAPPY BLOGGIVESARY my love!!! OMG, so excited for you, your growth is wonderful and YOU & YOUR BLOG deserves all the best in the world, here for more years to come! ❀️
    I fully understand why you have stopped making reviews, if it doesn’t feel good or fun, you should not force yourself & I LOVE, I LOVE and I LOVE your discussion post, so I hope you continue doing it, you have a beautiful voice within the community and I love your work. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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    1. Ah, Sofi, your reviews are some of the BEST out there. It’s so clear that you put a lot of effort into them like you do with the rest of your posts! And I’m very sad that I don’t get to comment on them as much as I would like!
      Thank you so much! πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’– I’m so excited to continue growing with this blog!! Same to you! I can’t wait to follow your blog for as long as you keep it, haha!
      Ahh, I’m so glad that you understand! A part of me feels bad about not posting reviews 😭 But I’m happy that there are people in the community who are constantly providing us with top-notch reviews!
      AHH, THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH AGAIN! I’m so happy that you like my discussions posts, and I totally plan on doing more! And I could say the same to you! I know you’ve just started writing discussions, but you’re already so good at them! I can’t wait for you to do more because your voice is seriously one of the most powerful ones in this community ❀ ❀

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  9. I loved reading all about how your blog has changed! πŸ’— I definitely post less frequently now as well and it has felt so freeing! I honestly feel so much more inspired for the posts I do write πŸ₯° (past me sometimes wrote 4 posts a week … like how? πŸ˜‚) I still love book memes, but have stopped doing many of them, ever since Top 5 Wednesday went on hiatus last summer πŸ˜„

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    1. I’m so glad, Caro!! And same! Somehow I managed three times a week for a while, but now even ONE post is too much sometimes πŸ˜… But omg how did you manage four! Pretty sure I’ve never done that, and you need to teach me your ways πŸ₯Ί
      Ah, I’m sad that Top Five Wednesday went on hiatus! It had been going on for so long, and some of the topics and posts about the topics were so good!

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  10. i am really sorry i am so late to this post, but CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST BLOGIVERSARY!!!!! it’s so awesome you’ve achieved so much in only one year. and also how eloquent you are, honestly. i feel like i still struggle a bit to express myself, but that can be because english is not my first language.
    i’ve never done memes, i think, but i’ve certainly got inspiration from some every once in a while. as you said, i think it’s kinda boring to see the same topic all over my feed every tuesday.
    but i COMPLETELY can see how you shifted the focus for quality over quantity. even if you post less often, your posts are always so awesome to read. i’m still blown away by your caitlin reads series, honestly. that was such entertaining and well-written. your mind, caitlin, i can’t! hahah.
    i don’t post reviews that often either, but i actually really enjoy writing them once i do. i have *so* many thoughts on books that i find hard sometimes to just write a small paragraph for my monthly wrap up. i’m trying to actually write more reviews this year, but i don’t know how it will work with my blogging schedule, as i’m just posting once a week too and like you, i find that i’d rather use that with a more fun/engaging post.
    and again, congrats on 1 year!!!! you’re awesome and it makes me super happy to see your growth!

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    1. It’s okay! I’m always late πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Thank you so much!! And I’m very privileged that English is my first language, so I guess that’s where my eloquence comes from πŸ₯Ί even though my writing definitely still has areas where it can improve! And your posts are honestly so good and understandable! It’s so admirable that you’re fluent in multiple languages (from reading your posts, there’s not denying that you are 100% fluent in English)! Trust me, I could never do that in a million years.
      Oh, same. I used to do TTT, but now i kinda hate it, oops. most of the topics are kinda boring and i hate that people comment on your posts, but it’s obvious that they’re just doing it so that you’ll check out there’s.
      I’m glad that you can see it! You were there pretty early in my blogging journey when I was in that awkward phase so I’m very glad that you think that I’ve grown from that!! AHH, I’M SO HAPPY THAT YOU LIKE CAITLIN READS! was very unsure about how the response was gonna turn out, so i can’t tell you how excited i am that you like it πŸ₯ΊπŸ’– I’m so excited to do more! (And, haha. I can’t really claim all the credit because the series was heavily inspired by BookTube πŸ˜…)
      Ah, I’m happy that you enjoy doing them! I don’t think I comment on yours very much, but I do read them, and know that they are so well-written! Oh, and I RELATE to it being hard to limit what you say about a book in your monthly wrap-ups! I used to be super bad at that, but now I just accept that I can’t full-on review a book in wrap-ups or recommendation posts, so I force myself to leave out some stuff that I know aren’t that necessary…. even though it hurts my soul a little.
      Thank you again, Lais!! thank you for being such a huge part of my blogging journey πŸ₯Ί seriously, you and your insightful comments were there since almost day one and I can’t imagine what it would be like without you! also, i love your blog so much, and I will scream from the heavens that it is WAY too underrated! so excited to keep on following your content in 2020 ❀

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      1. awwww, tysm caitlin! it means a lot to me, because even though i’ve been blogging in english for well over a year now, i am still somewhat insecure about it. like, recently i found out that i’ve been using the word “despise” instead of “despite” literally my WHOLE LIFE and i’ve never been so embarrassed. i’m literally thinking about going back to every single one of my posts and re-editing them hahahah but it means a lot that i can sound fluent, even though i’m probably not!
        and thank you of course for being such a great supported, reader and friend. you’re the bestπŸ’›

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      2. Ok, I’m not gonna lie, I noticed that despise thing πŸ˜…πŸ˜… but what matters is that you learned about the mistake!! i should be fluent in Tagalog by now, but i swear, my sentences are still so grammatically incorrect πŸ˜… and i’ve lived my whole life in the Philippines, so that’s saying something. I find it so admirable that you’re fluent in at least two languages! based from your posts, you’re already fluent ❀ seriously, your grasp on English grammar is so impressive. it's my first language and i still get confused about all the tenses πŸ˜…
        nah, you're the best πŸ₯Ί I'm so, so happy that I decided to follow your blog ❀


  11. I’m just so damn late for this post, but HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY Caitlin! I’m so, so happy you’re part of the book blogging community and even happier our paths have crossed. You’re such a wonderful blogger and I adore everything you do, I can’t wait to continue this blogging journey with you ❀ ❀
    I love this post so much, it's such a great idea to see your journey and how you've grown! And wow thank you for mentioning my reviews, I feel like they're really trash so you're too sweet ahh thank you so much ❀ ❀ I think it's so important to know what we like to write and focus on that. There's no right or wrong when it comes to this and, if reviews don't bring you that much joy, it's best to focus on the content you like putting out there πŸ™‚

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    1. It’s ok!! I’m late to everything, so I understand the struggle πŸ˜… (Also, I’ve been spelling blogoversary wrong this whole time I knew it)
      THANK YOU SO MUCH! I can’t put into words how much this comment means to me πŸ₯ΊπŸ’– deciding to follow your blog was such a huge turning point in my blogging career, and I learnt SO MUCH about blogging through you! I will never stop being thankful to you for that!
      NO, STOP, YOUR REVIEWS ARE THE OPPOSITE OF TRASH!! if yours are trash then what are the rest of ours?? 😭 i’m not saying this just to compliment you (even though you deserve all the compliments)—your reviews are genuinely my favorite ever. i love the fact that you switch up review formats and include beautiful aesthetics in all of your reviews. i’m so in awe of how well you tell us about your feelings on a book, & even though I usually don’t feel the need to comment on most reviews, I always do with yours (even though I can’t most of the time because I’m trash!!). but just so you know, I read all of your reviews, and even though I don’t like or comment on all of them, I still love them so much ❀
      okay, this reply just turned into me waxing poetic about your reviews. wow sorry but you needed to hear it ❀ ❀ ❀ I totally agree with you, and I honestly don't need to feel bad about ceasing to write reviews when everyone can just read yours!

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      1. Okay aerm so excuse me while I go sob in a corner for two days straight now 😭😭😭😭😭 this made my entire week, my entire month, that you feel that way thank you so so much ahh 😭 ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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  12. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TAG & COMPLIMENT ON MY REVIEWS!!!! *sobs in a corner* I am so sorry it took me 84 years to see the pingback in the abyss of unresponded comments, too.

    Congratulations on one year, Caitlin! I love how you discussed how your blog has evolved and your approach to blogging has changed over the last year; such a fun way to reflect on a milestone! I also don’t do memes anymore and rarely do tags for the same reason … I actually kind of hate TTT posts because I don’t want to read 164542121 posts on the same prompt in one day. I get why people enjoy them, but not for me.

    I hope you will be around for many years to come! xoxo

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    1. It’s ok!! I suck at keeping up with pingbacks too 😭 and I had to mention your reviews—you analyze books so well!

      Thank you so much ❀ I really wanted to do this post because my blog from last year is so different from my blog now–in terms of design, content, voice, and just about everything. Yes, for me, most TTT posts are boring unless I find the topic interesting :// And I kinda hate that some people comment on TTT posts just to get a comment back

      ah, that's so sweet! thank you so much!! I probably will be, because blogging has been so much fun—I just really need to get better at time management, haha

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      1. I’m currently 6 weeks behind in comments & pingbacks and it is the worst! But OMG thank you so much!!!

        Some of the TTT topics are really interesting… but I can only read so many takes on the same thing on the same day. And yea, the comment for comment game on those posts is strong.

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  13. Happy blog anniversary, Caitlin!! Please. Your blog IS BEAUTIFUL OKAY. And how awesome it is that in just one year you’ve grown this much?! Yup I know I haven’t been here long (I’m only here this year) but to know that you’ve only been blogging for a year… That’s mind-blowing.

    And thank you for your posts! I find them extremely helpful in building my book blog and finding my blogging voice.

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      1. Thank you!! I feel reassured now knowing that I can reach out to you if I have questions about blogging to ask πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  14. well, I am reading this in july and i have to say that this is such an accomplishment and gives me hope for my own book blog! i recently fell in love with book blogging and i am so happy to be following you. a year brings a lot of change, and it is great to see blogs over time.

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