Before I am going to rant, get emotional and tell you about my year 2 0 1 7 I wanted to show you how my bookstagram feed changed from January to December this year.
I think you can see a big change, a progress and that makes very happy and proud. My pictures got more detailed, my color scheme changed now and then and my editing skills improved.
I learned a lot but I will talk about this after the pictures. Enjoy 🙂
J A N U A R Y – F E B R U A R Y – M A R C H
A P R I L – M A Y – J U N E
J U L Y – A U G U S T – S E P T E M B E R
O C T O B E R – N O V E M B E R – D E C E M B E R
2 0 1 7 is almost over. Just a few hours left.
This year has been my first full year with bookstagram and I can’t believe what a big part of my daily life it became. I learned so much. I improved my photography and editing skills and learned how to communicate with a few brands, authors and publishers. I got to know the best people.
I’ve realized that taking pictures, talking about books and my daily life is something I am kinda good at. At least considering the feedback I get and the fun I have with doing it. Thank you all so much. I wouldn’t be at this point right now without you.
Two years ago I started my first blog. It was called enter my wonderland and I wanted to mostly be like all the fashion and lifestyle bloggers with a touch of book talks. Don’t get me wrong, I always wanted to talk about books but I just didn’t know that a lot of people would be interested.
After a few month I realized that it doesn’t work out. Don’t get me wrong (again), I loved writing the posts, taking pictures with my sister, dressing up, simply because that’s what I always loved to do. I’ve always been interested in fashion but I realized that I would have to put way more effort in the whole story, way more more money to be more ‘successful’ and I couldn’t do.
That’s when I separated my two blogs and called my fashion/lifestyle and, now also, travel blog field of peonies. I decided to make an only book blog which I called umgeben von büchern. That was the start of bookstagram. I wanted to create an account for my book blog and uploaded random book pictures now and then when I published a blog post. Of course, I deleted them after a certain time and I wish I wouldn’t have done it.
At the beginning of 2 0 1 7 I started to experiment more with my pictures. I wanted to improve my skills and just experimented with my photography and editing. A lot of people helped and inspired me and I am so grateful for that.
When I decided write my captions in English and not German anymore, I felt the need of changing my username, so that it is more international. I put two of my favorite things together and named myself books and peonies. I stopped writing on field of peonies, changed my blog name and concentrated on books only.
In m a y I reached 1000 followers which was and it is still so crazy. In j u n e I decided to get my blog more professional. I started a wordpress account, got my own domain and started writing on this blog.
And there I am now.
I am in Canada, still taking pictures and writing blog posts. I expanded my topics to Au-Pair life, being kind and what not and it makes me happy. Being able to not only write about books or just about fashion or for I don’t know, but about all the things which move me, make me sad or happy or inspired.
I met so many new, amazing, inspiring people. I created my own little space on the internet and I feel so grateful for all the feedback I have received and still am receiving.
I can’t wait to see where 2 0 1 8 takes me. Where I will be in a year from now. If I still will be blogging and fangirling. Where I will be living, if I will be studying, which places I’ve travelled to.
Guys, I can’t wait for a fresh start, a new year, new experiences and adventures, finding myself, fighting against my anxiety, being more happy, seeing my family and friends again, growing with you all.
Happy new year, booksters.