For the past two months and a half, I’ve been sharing all sorts of bookish thoughts with you guys. Just a few weeks back, I also decided to tackle certain issues on the blogging process itself. This time, however, I’m giving you guys a chance to get to know a little more about the girl behind the blog– THAT’S ME! Forgive the mediocrity to this post (if applicable). I’m not much of an interesting story, but for now, I hope a little background suffices. Happy reading everyone!
WHY I STARTED BLOGGING
1. I love reading books.
I’m a self-proclaimed book lover—nothing too astonishing, because you guys exist on this sphere of being for similar reasons. I’ve been reading all sorts of books since kindergarten, though of course my taste has evolved with me through the years. I usually read all sorts of Young Adult Fiction nowadays, in different sub-genres, though there was never really anyone else to share that sort of ardor with, which broke my ache-y breaky heart. My brother was the only exception, though he didn’t help my cause greatly at the time (he’s paying for it at the moment. See Day of Debate. Haha!)
2. My brother was a horrible vent, albeit the only one (Little sissy still wuvs you).
Before I discovered the joie de vivre that is blogging, I used to keep all of my obstinate, pragmatic opinions to myself. This of course, was hardly any source of real vindication, seeing as I am human being, and I believe in bringing my thoughts to light. As such, I decided to shimmy off to my brother next door, and tell him all about the last thing I read, which was utterly touching and just immaculate (to which, of course, he remained unresponsive). However, I couldn’t just chide for any of that– he had problems of his own after all (paperwork, presentations, pretty girls). We didn’t exactly share the same taste in books either. Henceforth, I strode back to my own room and sulked for a moment, wishing so unyieldingly for some way to tell the world about the things I felt. I lay in bed for about an hour, or three, not even blinking, staring into space and thinking/fangirling/meditating on life in general (good books do that to me). It was terrible—I NEEDED someone to talk to.
I don’t even remember getting to sleep.
3. It was an accident that was meant to be.
I used to creep around Goodreads a lot. I would read the top reviews and laugh at the way users chronicled their experiences and expressed themselves — a little (big) part of me yearned for an opportunity to do the same. I skulked around a little more, accidentally clicking on a link to Cuddlebuggery. Annoyed at first, then completely inspired the next instant, I decided that this was the solution to everything. It came to me like an epiphany.
A few revamps, site preparations, and visits to A Bookish Heart later (which I am proud to say is a huge inspiration), Flip That Page was born!
I actually had a few creative ideas. However, many of classmates used to tell me how weird I was for using the same expression repeatedly whenever I read a book with them: “Please flip that page.” I’m not a speed reader, though I’m a relatively fast one. Additionally, I prefer people who make an effort to keep their mouths shut when I read. Whenever I want to tell them to shut up, I do so in the politest way possible.
“Dude, shut up, flipping pages here.”
Yes, well. Uhm, no, but still.
Hence, the name 🙂
WHY I’M NOT LIKELY TO QUIT
I love blogging.
Yes it’s sometimes a hassle, and yes, it’s a potential distraction. The entire experience nonetheless, however short, has been rewarding and fruitful—I am gratified by attention this blog has been receiving in the recent weeks. At first, it seemed disengaging, since no one seemed to be around to read any of my posts. Fortunately enough, that was quick to change. I began receiving meaningful comments and compliments. By the end of the first week, I was feeling a little something like this:
You guys are the bomb diggity.
I’ve also been given the chance to meet and converse with lots of amazing people: Chiara, Eve, Kristin, Asti, Alena, Hazel, Veronica, Ariella, Annie, Eveline, and before I forget, Reem, Amy, and Paola (I will probably keep editing this if I remember other names HAHA) as well so many others.I can’t mention all of you D: Needless to say, I love what I do, and love the people I do it for (That means YOU!) So if I decide to stick around for a just a little longer, I hope you don’t mind 🙂
Now it’s your turn! I’d like to know what inspired you guys to create your own blogs! If you’re interested in telling me your own story, I urge you to comment! I enjoy reading and replying to each and every one of them 🙂