Sunday, September 4, 2016

A Final Blogger Post.... But Wait, There's More

Now hold on just minute and keep your hat on!  I don't want you to have read that title and be all worried now.  I know you have become attached to me and my erratic ramblings and sarcasm, and the delicious photos I sometimes post of the amazing food I make ( which I have been told make some people want to eat their laptops but please don't do this because then you couldn't read my blog anymore and I would miss you ), but just because the title has the words 'final post' in it, does not mean that you are never going to hear from me again!

Let's look at the actual wording of this so that I may calm you down ( because I don't want you to be all stressed now ).  "Final Blogger Post".   Blogger post.  Do you know what that means?

*drum roll please*


Isn't that just exciting?!?!?!

Ok, so maybe it's not all that exciting on the surface, but let me explain to you why I'm so excited, and then maybe you will be, too.

This blog, right from the very start, has been a journal blog.  I wasn't actually sure what I was doing with it, and I had no clue where I wanted to go with it ( also if you look back to the very beginning I was horrid at actually posting more than once a month but shhh maybe you shouldn't look back that far ).

This blog isn't even that old.  I've been blogging for less than a year now, and have a meager 51 posts previous to this one because of the 873421 things that I have to do in my life ( alright that number is an exaggeration but it certainly feels like that many things sometimes ).  But in that time, I have gotten an idea of what I want to do with my blogging, and this, my friends is the reason I am moving to Wordpress.

I have always, always had a deep love for books.  This may sound silly, but for me, books are just about the number 1 thing in my life, right next to my beloved peanut butter, of course.  I started reading on my own when I was 4.  I always asked for books over toys when people wanted to get me something.  Heck, I bought 41 books in May just because I loved them for being books.  Do you remember that?  That was crazy!  But I'm so glad I did.

I love the way books look.  I love the way books smell.  I love the way the paper feels and sounds when you turn it.  And that's to say nothing of the stories that are actually inside the books.  Reading just makes me feel better.  Doesn't matter how I feel.  Sad?  I go read.  Angry?  I go read.  Stressed?  Hey, this book looks good.  Happy?  Why not feel even happier by reading a book?

The point is, books are amazing and I love them.  So wouldn't it make sense to have a book blog?

I think it makes sense, not only because I love books so much but because I am working to be a self-published author.  I have often found myself searching for something to blog about, but now, with books being my main focus, I'll never run out of things to say.

So I'm moving on to Wordpress, where I may put my posts into more organized categories.  Because while books and writing and all things to do with paper and words is going to be my main focus, I'm sure you still want a tiny bit of journaling, right?  Because you do want to hear about my adventures and see my doodles and my ridiculous antics ( along with the photos that come with them, such as the photo of me and my sister gracefully journeying through a sprinkler ), and who am I to disappoint you by omitting these posts entirely?

I would hate to see you sad, so I won't do that.  I will, though, hope that you hop over to my new blog here, and continue to skip through life with me.  So you see, there's no need to worry, despite the title of this post.  I'm still here for you!  And those 51 old posts of mine?  They are still there on my Wordpress blog, too!  So you can go back and laugh at any of my old shenanigans when ever you feel like it.

So, if you are reading this and are a current follower of mine, hop on over to my new blog and follow it!  There will be no more posts on this blog, so after you follow my new blog, don't worry about this old thing anymore.

If you are reading this and are not currently a beloved groupie of mine, then come on it and join the fun!  I would love to have you, and over time, you can't help but love me too, I think, so really there's no downside to being with me.

Also, I have a Bookstagram now.  How cool is that?!?!!  It's the coolest, but I don't know maybe that's just my opinion or something.  I never would have even thought to have a Bookstagram if it hadn't been for the radical idea of moving to Wordpress.  So you see, good things are already happening because of "The Move" and I haven't really even started yet.  Good omens, if you believe in them.

*just to make sure you got it, this is my new site*  :)

I guess that means this it.  The final sign-off on Blogger.  Am I filled with emotions upon writing it?  Yes.  Emotions of EXCITEMENT.  Alright, I'd better wrap things up now, or else it may never end ( it's already pretty long as it is (I think this may be the wordiest post I've ever written but oh well) ).  On to new bookish posts, bookish photos, and other bookish things, with a little bit of life still sprinkled in ( and sarcasm, always sarcasm ).

Em  :)

What?!  No photos?!  I know, I surprise myself too.