I should really stop treating this like a gigantic deal, but I honestly can’t help it, though? As someone with plenty of commitment issues (*laughs awkwardly*), it continues to baffle me that I haven’t given up on this humble venture
yet. Seriously, though, three months? That’s like a quarter of a year! Sounds like a pretty damn long time to me.
And not to sound like a complete, overly sentimental sap or anything, but I sincerely couldn’t have made it this far without all of you! I am eternally and immensely grateful to my wonderful and ridiculously supportive college friends (you know who you are, bbs!) and to my equally wonderful and supportive blogger friends. Oh and let’s not forget the awesome and insanely talented authors who’ve been very kind and patient with me. Seriously, all you guys are da bomb diggity!!! Which is why, instead of making myself the sole center of this post, I’ve decided to take this time to send a personal shout out to the entire blogging community! I request the highest of fives!
In line with this, I’d like to use this post as an opportunity to mention brilliant bloggers. Obviously, I can’t very well specifically cite everyone as there are hundreds and thousands of fantastic blogs in this online community. Still, I wanted to give this a go anyway. In choosing which blogs to mention, I went on a little blog hop earlier today. I didn’t want to limit myself to a handful of people, so yeah, I think you know where I’m going with this.
Essentially, this list includes bloggers I’ve become friends with, bloggers I haven’t really interacted with but greatly admire, bloggers who I’ve recently met who are, like me, still new to the community, and everyone else in between! (Segue: If we aren’t close friends
yet, I hope I don’t come across as creepy or stalker-ish or anything. I just really believe that you deserve to be recognized and I am simultaneously hoping to get to know you more. Yay, friendship!) Okay, let’s get started.
I’m not going to lie. The first people that came to mind were Anthony @ aVeryAwkwardBlog, Jonas @ Other Things and Summer @ Xingsings. I guess it’s because their comments never fail to make me smile or to brighten my day. I find it impossibly easy to talk to them because they practically ooze warmth and friendliness. Plus, their posts are always enjoyable reads.
I don’t know about you but Josephine @ Josie’s Book Corner is legitimately my blogger goals. Not only is she really nice, but her discussion posts are always A+++. Her blog is lovely both in terms of aesthetics and content. Josie, seriously, you are awesome.
Speaking of great discussion posts, I constantly find myself slightly stalking the blog of Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts for posts that’ll get me thinking and/or nodding my head in agreement in a “Yes, that is absolutely brilliant!” kind of way. It always amazes me how Joey can easily come up with thought-provoking (and perhaps even afterthought-provoking, if such a term existed) topics and can effortlessly twist an imaginative spin to, well, anything! I really like Ava @ Bookishness and Tea’s discussions as well. For someone as young as 13 years old, she brings up quite a number of intriguing points.
I want to mention Sofia @ The Bookasaurus, Charleigh @ Charleigh’s Book Nook, Trang and Lashaan @ The Bookidote, Audrey @ Audrey’s Bookcase, Em @ The Argle Bargle and Ashleigh @ a frolic through fiction for being the first handful of blogs I’ve ever followed on this site. I have no regrets, really, as they are all equally fantastic in their own ways! Seriously, do check their blogs out.
As we are already on the topic of fantastic blogs, I definitely want to extend some of my love to the blogs of Claire @ Blank Slaters, Jess @ Jess’s Reading Nook, Sumedha @ light up the shining night stars, Sara @ Freadom Library, Raquel @ rakioddbooks, Becca @ Becca and Books and Emily @ Mytacism Music! Not only are they lovely people, but they are also great bloggers with so much to offer.
I think it’s a given that I should include my fellow Filipino bloggers in this appreciation post, yeah? Bea @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic, Ricah @ Book Blogging with Ricah, Joanna @ Fiddler Blue, Christine @ Tine’s Reviews, Aria @ Aria Stuck in Wonderland, Shea @ Bookish Wanderlust, Jam @ Heartscent Reads, Isabella @ Gryffindor Books, Imogene @ Muggle Boooks, Nikka @ Adventures of Nikka, Gel @ Books y Gel, Jayne @ Jayne Vs. Books, Aira @ Aira Reads, Angela @ The Geeky Auror and Syc @ The Lit Mermaid. Okay, I’m pretty sure I forgot to mention a lot of people as there are seriously a lot of Filipino bloggers. Regardless, whether I was able to type your name or not, I want to let all of you know that you guys inspire me to keep blogging. Honestly, I don’t have a lot of friends who are as interested in books as I am. Having you here in the community makes talking about books and sharing my opinions a lot easier. And I feel a lot more comfortable, too. Thanks so much! You’re all awesome!
Hello to these guys who, like me, just entered the blogging scene! Let’s welcome them warmly, shall we? Dyan @ The Bookish Introvert, Lily @ The Lily Notepad and Tatiana @ Between the Lines. Kindly give them a follow as well!
Bloggers I greatly admire and would like to be friends with, you ask? Regina @ She Latitude, Nicay @ Queen Nicay Books, Emily @ Emily Reads Everything, Emma @ Em Does Book Reviews and Nori @ Readwritelove28 are the first to come to my mind! Have you seen their blogs? Perfection.
These bloggers nominated me for awards, and quite frankly, I believe they deserve to be recognized as well! Visit their blogs, okay? Okay. Samer @ Book Bubblebee, Maddie @ Of Reading and Random Things, Jedidja @ Tangling Thoughts, Sam @ RiverMoose-Reads, Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Production Blog, Morrisa @ Morrisa Reads, Codie @ Readers Anonymous, Yasmin and Paige @ The Wild Readers, Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse, Karelle @ Book Addicted Reader and Kendra @ Reads and Treats.
And god, I could honestly go on and on and on because seriously, every one is spectacular and unique and ugh, okay, you get my point.
Anyway, let me once again express my gratitude to everyone who’s taken the time to visit my blog. Thank you to every single one of my 482 followers, to every person who contributed to this blog’s 506 comments and 1,156 likes, to every visitor who has made it possible for me to reach 6,334 site hits in just three short, amazing months!