Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Paperback's Pondering's: My 200th Post

Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week, I look back and ponder about what life was like, 200 blog posts ago...

Hello there, and welcome to a special Paperback's Pondering's in which I look back on the past 200 posts of my blog! I don't normally keep track of my blog posts, so I only realized that I was at 199 posts last week! I have to admit, I was a little freaked out when I realized it. Have people actually been reading 200 posts? So now, I'm about to look back on my first post, my 100th, and all in between, as well as the memories I've made to get there. Let's take a trip down memory lane: My

My first post: Introduction- July 30th, 2014

I will under no circumstances attach what I wrote in my first post, because It's just so damn awkward and weird! If you're that inclined, I suppose you could go search for it yourself lol! I tried to be quite witty and humorous in my first post because I was told that humour would attract an audience, but I don't think it ever came across. Basically, I just talked about my love for reading, blah blah blah. It was quite generic!

My first book review: Eleanor and Park- July 31, 2014

For some reason I had this idea that I was going to post every single day, boy did that go to hell! My first review was SO CRINGY and had so many errors. I talked in way that I would never talk like now, so cutesy and adorable. Now I feel like I'm more into exclamation points and screaming my feelings through caps-lock.

August, 2014-May 2015: All the Memes!

This is when I got REALLY into memes. Top Ten Tuesdays, Stacking the Shelves, you name it, it was there. Not that these memes aren't awesome now, don't get me wrong, but after April, 2015  I stopped because they started to get pretty repetitive. Seriously, my old posts repeated books dozens of times. It was fun though :D

May, 2015-July, 2015: Paperback's Pondering's and My first Blogiversary!

May was when I introduced some changes to my blog. I made myself a button and customized some things, but most importantly, I started my feature Paperback's Pondering's! I love discussing things and this was the perfect way to do it. I also celebrated my first blogiversary, which I was so proud of the milestone and all the people I had met!

August, 2015-December, 2016: My 100th Blog Post and Some Changes

I finally made it to 100 blog posts which I was so happy about! Although I kind of forgot to put up a proper post, so it just got an awkward mention at the end of a Paperback's Pondering's. I developed my current writing style, and began to pick up the pace on reading. During this time there were some bumps in the road, the blogisphere took a bit of a slump in November, which caused me to slip into a month long hiatus. However I came back stronger and with a new book that I had written during the time! It was during this time when I started to connect with new and some of my best blog buddies, you know who you are!

January 2016-April, 2016

So here we are. During this time period I was able to start receiving my first Arc's, as well as I began to share my interest in creative writing. I now post 2 times a week and have been always consistent, a trait that I am actually very proud of. I'm now coming up on my 2nd blogiversary, and good things are in store, I can feel it!

I'm going to save individual thank yous to all of my blog buddies and readers of this blog on my 2nd blogiversary, because doing so would make this post ages long, but I just want to take a moment now to say THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to the first person who ever commented on a post, to the last person. It is the kind, supportive comments that make all of this worthwhile, and I am so incredibly grateful for all of you.

Here's to another 200...

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Congrats on 200 posts!! I've still yet to reach 200 and I'm into my third year of blogging. Although I don't really count 2013 and some of 2014 as 'blogging' because my posts were so sporadic. I wish I had the motivation and ideas to post twice a week - I keep telling myself I will but once a week is still sometimes too much for me. Gotta work on writing up those discussions!

    1. Yeah, it can be very hard to keep up with! But I'm sure you'll get there eventually, you just have to work with a schedule that's right for you!

    2. Exactly. Hopefully I'll reach a point where I'm overflowing with ideas and you can't stop me from posting :P

  2. Congratulations!!!!!! Woooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I do post pretty much everyday... because clearly I have a problem. I blame NaBloPoMo from BlogHer - which I did last November. I actually can't stop now. I only take the occasional day off.

    I LOVE your posts!!! Keep writing them so that I have more lovely Emily posts to read. ;)

    Also, August-December 2015? That rings a bell. I think that's when I pulled you into my slightly insane orbit ;) Of course, you may remember it differently :)

    1. Lol, when I started connecting with you Cee, it was some of the best times of my blogging life! Seriously though, thank you for always commenting on my posts and for being such a great human!

    2. *Looks down at self* human? Huh, you learn something new... ;D

  3. Congrats on 200 posts! It's crazy to think how much time can go by within 200 posts.

    1. I know! It seems like I've only been blogging for six months...

  4. Congratulations on 200 posts! You have come such a long way, and I'm happy you're doing something you love! Excited to read 200 more :)

  5. HAHA it's amazing how far you've come! And congrats on 200 posts!! <3 It's a huge achievement, really. LOL usually our very first blog posts are very cringe-worthy and embarrassing. I remember in one of my reviews, I tried too hard to be hilarious that I just put random GIFs and CAPS LOCK's...... well, yeah, just looking at it now, I look so much like a try-hard HAHA. But hey, we all change and evolve over time :) Hurray for 200 posts Emily!

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

    1. Thank you Jillain! It's amazing seeing how much we tried so hard back then to be "cool", when we could have just been ourselves and still be awesome! I'm happy I now have my true voice.