Today is an exciting day for Read Yourself Happy. The blog is officially one year old as of today!
The past year has been really exciting. Before I set up this website at the beginning of September 2018, I’d known for a while that I wanted to start another blog (previously, I’d had blogs about politics and veganism). The only thing was, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about.
Sure, I had a ton of ideas, but none of them felt right. Then I found my inspiration in discovering Booktube.
I’ve always loved to read and have been surrounded by books my whole life. Creating a book blog was one of my ideas for the new blog I wanted to start, only I didn’t think there’d be enough interest in it. Once I discovered Booktube, however, I realized that there is enough of an online book community for a new book blog, and that was all I needed. Read Yourself Happy was born.
My first post, Chapter One, was uploaded on September 7, 2018, followed by my very first review, which was of Helen Oyeyemi’s wonderful White is for Witching. Since then, my blog (and myself) have grown so much. I’m looking forward to many more years of book blogging in the future.
To celebrate Read Yourself Happy turning one today, I’ll be sharing a few posts with you guys, including the best and worst books I’ve read since the blog’s beginning, things I’ve learned about the book community and about blogging in general, and a list of the posts that I’m most proud of.
Most importantly, I’d like to thank all of you wonderful people who read, subscribe to, like, and share the content you find on Read Yourself Happy. I had no idea the blog would become as popular as it has in just a year, and I’m forever grateful to every single one of you.
Thank you for reading. Let’s keep it up for Read Yourself Happy’s second year!