Happy 2nd Birthday!

It’s been a manic two years, but we have made it. Or at least this slither of internet space which contains my opinionated  reviews of popular books is still in existence, which is practically the same thing.

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Firstly, I want to say thank you so much to everybody who follows, likes or visits my site. It’s definitely encouraging to know that although I write these from behind a laptop, there are actually other people out there who seem to find my stuff interesting. Thank you! If any of you have any ideas you want on the site, or points for improvement, please always let me know!

It’s strange, the time has passed rapidly, but this blog has been such a great project on the side, not necessarily offering catharsis but instead helping me store accounts of everything I’ve read. Two years… I mean I now have 26 followers which was 26 more than when I began! Not exactly the rise to fame that I had envisioned, but I’m sure it’ll happen one day 🙂

So, *wipes away tear* with that said and done, do carry on celebrating!

 

 

Happy 1st Blogversary to the Ink Cloud!

Hi Inkers! Can you believe it? It is The Ink Cloud’s first birthday?! The very first birthday indeed, and because of this, I am holding an honorary tea party *passes cups of tea around* and you as my dedicated Inkers, are all invited! As you can see, there is plenty of scones, cake and sandwiches, (but mainly cake, but let’s face it, it is the most scrumptious choice by far) so let me begin proceedings by chatting about this past year:cake!.gif

Firstly, I have learnt a lot about how to write book reviews! It sounds crazy, but honestly practise does actually have its benefits; it might make you a tiny bit better. I looked back recently at what I’ve posted a year ago, and even this short space of time later, it seems slightly laughable. (I hope this is in fact not because all my blog posts are utterly hopeless, but because I was a bit inexperienced to start off with!)

I have also had so much fun reading some of your comments and having conversations with everyone. I truly really appreciate it; it is so encouraging for me- please keep it up! In fact, soon I will be posting a book review of an absolutely awesome novel which I never would have dreamed of reading if it wasn’t recommended by one of our fellow Inkers. It does show that if try something new you may be surprised…

As you may be guessed, I have always loved reading, but there has been so much work on this year, that making finding time to pick up a book was at difficult. But, fear not, thankfully this blog has nudged (well, more like shoved) me to do my duty and post reviews.To find scraps of time, in the car and in between meals, to read! So yes, I understand, all my posts have been reviews so far but… BIG REVEAL… this will change! I am going to proactively try to mix things up a bit, now that The Ink Cloud is one year old (*smug grin*). And that is the fabulous thing about having your own blog; you can do whatever you want with it.

I am going to go. Your tea is probably getting chilly, and I know your only here for the cakes anyway. But before I leave, please comment on how many years you’ve been blogging for, and what kind of things you would like to see appear this blog in the future. Thanks!