Just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all my followers as I celebrate the third anniversary of my blog Read What I Like. So thank you for the likes and comments and I’m still thrilled that you find my opinion about what I read entertaining.
It seems hard to believe both that I have only been blogging for three years, it feels like it should be longer, and at the same time that it has actually been three years because I feel like such a novice to all this. The blog still feels small to me and that is by design. I’m not looking for major page hits or tons of comments, I simply want a small little corner where I can share my love or loathing for the books I read. A highly successful blog is a lot of work and I’m not interested in that. For now, I simply want my blog to remain an authentic extension of my reading hobby. This space started out for me and it shall remain that way; that is probably why it still surprises me that almost 1000 people have subscribed.
Don’t look for a lot of changes. I have scaled back some of my ambition over the past year as life continues to get in the way of my reading. I will continue to be selective in my review request books and focus on reading all those titles I put on my TBR list ages ago. The blog is named Read What I Like for a reason and I want to get that passion for reading books I like again. In the beginning of the blog, I got too wrapped up in memes, givaways, review deadlines, challenges, etc. While all of that was fun, it was also a lot of work and sucked some of the joy out of simply reading. Blogs come and go and I want to have staying power, so that means cutting some of the stuff that kills my joy. I hope you understand, I appreciate you all but the blog is going to stay small scale. I’m about authenticity in my reviews and when I get too gimmicky I feel like the blog doesn’t represent who I am.
My name is Amy and I am a reader. I read books and review them honestly for you. Thanks for being a part of my passion.