The Retribution of A Thousand Lives Lived... (Just Kidding)

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Thousand Lives Lived Then... To Now

        Everyone's blog has gone through some sort of transformation... Right? I mean, your blog doesn't look exactly the same now as it did when you made it, unless you have some superpowers that made you a master of blogging when you were probably considered a "Blogger newbie." 

         As I look back onto the way I used to do things around on this blog, I gag. I literally gag because I was such a failure compared to my organization and masterful skills today. It's hilarious as well because I was so lost. But, I did it on my own, so I guess I should give myself a pat on the back for that.

         Ugh, I sadly don't have any photos of how A Thousand Lives Lived look back in the day, *_* (March 14, 2013), but I can tell you that it was hideous. I used the sampler templates that they have on here and I thought I was doing the maximum. I was such a noob that I didn't discover real book review blogs until the fall of 2013? I spent more than half a year thinking that I knew what I was doing with my lazy self. And then I met so many blogger friends who have inspired me to be the best blogger that I can be, even though this is an obsessive hobby of mine that I will never possibly let go.

          So originally, this blog was called That Girl With Her Nose in a Book. Sure, it's cute and all, but way too long. How are people simply going to remember my blog's name if it's *sits and counts* 8 words?! That's pure catastrophe. 

          I guess it stayed that way for a couple of months, until I read George R.R. Martin's quote about readers living thousands of lives and BAM this name came, and it stuck. I wouldn't have had it any other way. 

           At the time, I was as intrigued in the blogosphere as I am now. I began blogging for my personal self and because a family friend of mine who's also an author encouraged me to do it since she knew I loved reading and writing. Since then, I believe that that was all of my personal history. 

            I struggled at times. I told myself that it was too much work to maintain a blog and that my review writing wasn't that good anyways and there's literally no point. But I kept going because I thought, "What else am I going to do with my life without reading and blogging?" It's honestly worthless. Blogging has given me a whole new and different outlook and insight on things that I never saw before. I truly believe that I've gotten smarter, wiser, and my skills have broaden. I probably never even sprung one of my typing finger muscles before blogging, haha.

           And I met so many of you! But don't worry, this post isn't leading up to some big news or anything, the reason why I came up with this idea was because I've gotten a new, organized look on the blog that I've been needing for ages. It's finally here! I feel like I can do anything, and there's so many new aspects that I am able to focus on now that everything's perfect. And I did this all on my own, except actually making the template. My brain is still fizzling out html. coding. 

            So what's next for me?

            I think that from here on out, I'm going to focus on my viewers. I need to interact with you more, find more of you, and do different things. I want you to enjoy coming to my blog, and not just for gaining comments or anything like that. 

I'm so ready for the future of my babbling and reading.


  1. You're doing great, don't worry :D I can understand how you used to feel about review writing. I always think that my reviews aren't very good. I get super anxious that nobody will want to read them and even if they do read them, they won't understand what I'm saying :( There are times where I'm just like 'what am I writing' or even 'what am I doing?'..... But it's seeing people comment and visit my blog that makes all the time and hard work I put into my blog worth it :) Keep up the good job *hugs

    1. Aww, thank you lovely! You really made my day! Your reviews are fantastic—don't worry! But I do guess that all bloggers go through those thoughts once in a while. I totally get you, girl! But the best thing is when you realize the positives of blogging and what you're doing for people! Eee, thank you so much hun! *hugs* <3333 :*


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