When I started this blog back in March, it was just a creative outlet for me. I had read The Happiness Project and I was determined that I was going to read more, better, harder. And I was going to write about it. I needed a way to increase the satisfaction and happiness that I got from reading and learn more from not just the books but also the people who read them.
I never expected people to actually pay attention to my silly little reviews.
But then, the more I wrote, the better I felt about what I was writing, and it started mattering to me. I started paying attention. My happiness project is working. I am learning, so much, and not just about books, but I’m so conscious about the world around me.
And that is why I’ve started posting more meaningful essays on here. At first, I was hesitant to do so, because they weren’t book related. But, they are important to me, and to my Happiness Project.
Then yesterday happened. I had written “A Lack of Baby Fever” because it is a message that is extremely personal to me, and it is one I want to share with women who 1) may be feeling the same way but don’t know how to express it, or 2) are maternal and don’t know how to communicate to those who are not. Somehow, my essay got posted to Reddit and oh my gawd. My little blog got so many hits you guys. SO MANY. I was in tears almost all day because I never believed THAT MANY PEOPLE would want to read, not just any post, BUT THAT POST. The response was overwhelming. From the commentor here, to the comments on Reddit, and the tweets and retweets.
And just now, I hit 200 followers. My silly little bookworm blog that I started just for me has 200 people who read regularly. And so I just wanted to say thank you. Because you probably have no idea how much writing this every day means to me. If I could hug each one of you, I totally would. I have some fun stuff planned coming up. More challenges, more books, of course, and definitely more essays, thoughts, etc. The blog is going to grow, as I am growing. Stay tuned!