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In which Mitchii talked about the changes in her as a blogger!
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If there’s one thing I’ll never get it right after six years of blogging is celebrating blog anniversaries! Like seriously what to do, what to do?! But do I really need to celebrate every year? Does it warrant a special day of “hey guys I’m blogging for this amount of time already!” Do you care? Do I care?

Actually I do! I love my blog! I think I’ve said it plenty of times before that you probably sick of me talking about it. But I love it! And it’s true that I never celebrated my blog anniversary before until last year when I hit my fifth year milestone and I guess that triggered the idea of “maybe I should spare a day to celebrate my blog’s birthday.” 13 Yep, it’s been a while since I started and even I can’t believe that I’ll be so into it—donning the same enthusiastic attitude like the day I started. Knowing my personality of in-the-moment kind of person, this one is big! And there were hobbies that I no longer do & got tired of it and eventually quit. But blogging keeps me happy. So happy! I maybe this teeny tiny droplet in this vast ocean of blogosphere but this space is mine! The words are mine. And those are some of the biggest driving forces that continue me on! Oh blog how I love thee~ 10

But more than sharing my thoughts, it’s undeniable that there is so much learning you can take from blogging! And there are so many things to love about it! It’s a very gratifying hobby! And I think I’ve grown some from the naive me who decided to plunge myself in this hobby called blogging! I think in some ways I changed—and those changes I don’t regret doing it. Not one bit!

I didn’t feel any sort of sadness when I stripped the label “book blogger.” I called myself that, because on those years I fitted the bill! I talked about books! Actually my blog solely reviewed books and in retrospect it felt so restricting! When I started the blog I originally wanted a space to pour my thoughts on books I read and it did serve its purpose! But somehow I wanted changes! I want something that will break me free from it and so I tried other things. And oh boy was that liberating! 9

The TBR, the books I’ll review—they were suffocating. Along the way, I forgot to enjoy reading because I can hear the clock ticking telling me to read this and that. As if I have no time. It shackled me and I truly detested it! 6 When my interest was shifting I began to read again on sole purpose of enjoying it! No reviews to do, no deadlines to meet. No nothing! I’m just a simple reader who loves to read! Good reads motivates me to read more. And more! It’s a good feeling!

Now, I no longer review books! I am free to post something I love to share! With my new blogging groove I can put a little bit of my creative flare along with my thoughts! It’s kinda exciting! 7 My blog represent bits of myself now. I get to be the otaku that I am! The huge reader that I am! The massive fan that I am! These made up of who I am and to share these different kinds of me along with the things I love is just well, amazing!

To sum up,  oh my, ze blog is getting ancient (as well the owner too)! HOHOHO Happy anniversary my precious, precious blog! 21

ETA: Sorry if the blog’s a little messy, I’m still fixing things up. I’m quite eager to stick with my schedule.

2016 / 10 / 01

10 Responses to The me ‘before’ and the me ‘now’!

  1. Chri says:

    AHHH HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, MITCHII! Here’s to many more years of unabashed blogging^^ Someday I hope to be able to say the same things about my blog! Also, I love your new blog design! The tiny handdrawn images and your main icons are so cute!

  2. Tasya says:

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! <3 I've only been following your blog for the past year but I really enjoyed your post! <3 I also love your new blog design! It's really cute!

  3. Alexandra says:

    Hey Mitchii! I don’t know if you remember me still but that’s okay.
    So, first of all, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! Six years of blogging is quite a feat and you’re amazing at it! I really understand how you feel about all those TBR’s and deadlines. I don’t accept review copies because reviewing the books I’ve read is hard enough! It takes so much time but those reviews hardly receive attention though, lol.
    AND OMG YOUR BLOG LOOKS ASDFGHJKL I LOVE IT! If you’ve noticed an increase in your blog views this month, it might be me creepily stalking your blog and staring at it for hours. I SERIOUSLY LOVE THE DESIGN, OKAY?
    If you don’t mind, how do you make your themes responsive? I’m a little confused about that. It’s okay if you don’t want to answer!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Haha, what are you talking about, of course I remember!!! *tackle glomps* And thank you! <3 How you've been? It's amazing to be still in love with it! I feel great with my new style right now. I think it's more me! I don't wanna go back being the just a book reviewer. I don't think I'll be able to have fun doing so, tbqh. D:

      Haha, go nuts! I don't mind. Some posts are messy becasue of the old format I used to do. But I'm too lazy to reformat hundreds and hundreds of them so LOL! OTL I used HTML5 and instead of fixed width I used percentage and media queries to accommodate different screen sizes! I just google tutorials for that! ;D

  4. Alexandra says:

    P.S I love your tumblr theme also :)

  5. Congrats! It’s great how sometimes we find a hobby that just sticks with us. It is great that blogging still manages to make you so happy ^^ I’m in love with the new design!

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