If you’re confused as to me showing up in your feed, read on…
In February 2011, I switched my blog from a Blogspot address to a self-hosted one. I ended up losing a lot of followers and readers, but I’m happy with the way my blog looks and the control I have over my content so I don’t regret my decision.
I recently started using Bloglovin’ as my blog reader of choice. I noticed that they still had my old Blogspot URL on file, as well as my self-hosted “new” one, stephthebookworm.com (I say “new” because it’s over two years old now). I just discovered last night that Bloglivin’ has the capability of closing down the old account and redirecting those followers to your new URL, so I had them do that for me.
SO, if you used to follow my blog via Bloglovin’ and haven’t seen any posts from me since 2011, it’s likely because you’ve been following my old, inactive account. I’ve been very active and blogging this whole time, but you may not have realized my URL changed, and now that they moved my followers over, you may not even remember me since you likely haven’t seen my updates in your feed since I started self-hosting two years ago!
So hello to everyone who is finally seeing my feed again! I hope you’ll stick around and catch up on what you’ve missed over the last two years. I’ve gotten married, naturally lost over 100 pounds, became a half-marathoner, finished my MLS degree, and tons of other stuff! You’ll also notice my blog has changed a bit. I have been solely a book blogger since I started in 2009, but have decided I’d like to try my hand at personal blogging too, in order to flex my creative writing muscles a bit, which is another passion of mine. That being said, my blog has morphed into a combination book/personal blog since the start of 2014. You’ll see about 50% bookish posts, and 50% personal posts, so I hope you like it!
Welcome back, everyone, and I hope to get back in touch with all of you! I am also looking for new blogs to add to my reader, both bookish and personal so feel free to leave a comment or suggestion. Thanks!