Sunday, 5 July 2015

Books, Birthdays and Lifestyle Blogging


It’s my birthday! Well kind of. One (ish, give or take a few days) year ago I wrote my very first blog post, a little roundup of all the new release books I was looking forward to reading (go check it out as most of them I have read and are actually, rather good.) which makes the end of June my first anniversary of blogging, woo! At the time I wasn’t even sure that I would even get to the one year mark but I’m so happy I have reached this mini milestone as blogging is something that has truly made me happy and given me a creative outlet that I never would have had otherwise. My blog isn’t something I really advertise to people I know but more of something to stumble upon if like minded people want to hang out in my neck of the interweb woods.

One year in I wanted to take stock of how far I have come and what plans I wanted to make for the following year. Although I am super happy with the content and layout (thank God for beautiful templates like Pipdig as my own fumbling attempts at design and code often had me want to punch my laptop square in the face on many occasions which would have only resulted in sore knuckles for meyet Sundays and Ink isn’t quite the blog I envisioned when I first started. Originally I had thought of being more of a book and lifestyle blog but along the way I’ve really given a lot of time and effort to getting back into books in a massive way and not much lifestyle content has made its way onto these pages.

So for the next year I am hoping to up the amount of beauty, lifestyle and foody-type posts to sit alongside my booky ones. I love the book blogging community and am really excited to be adding different elements into my blog as I first envisioned. I may even throw in some more personal Travel posts if I’m feeling super up to sharing photos of myself…hmmm, well see on that one, no bikini shots or anything.

Anyway I think the awesome thing about this change is that I still have a list as long as my arm of book, author and reading recommendations so if anything the changes in content should result in bigger, better and more badass stuff to read about! At the minute I have a billion thoughts on music, fashion and beauty that I really want to share but do rest assured my blog will still be filled to the brim with lots of books.

Apart from books what areas do you love reading about the blogs you follow?


  1. Yay! Happy birthday!
    Aww.. Francesca, your blog is one of the coolest I've found ever. I admire your ability to come up with great post everytime. Your blog is different, unlike the rest of book blogs (which are too busy with memes) or lifestyle blogs (which clogged with sponsored posts) out there.

    You have unique voice and your contents are interesting. You go girl! Keep writing :)

    1. Aw thanks Citra that's so nice of you to say! Well I'm glad you are enjoying reading, sometimes I feel like being different with content is a lot less popular and it can be discouraging but I really like doing my own thing when it comes to content so your comment makes me very happy :)

  2. Yay, happy blog birthday! I love seeing how blogs have grown and developed since they begun. I'm a huge fan of lifestyle posts, I'm super nosey so seeing how other people live / spend their time is right up my street.

    dannah | australian lifestyle blog

  3. Thanks Hannah! Yeah I have to admit I love being able to live vicariously through lifestyle posts, I love seeing what other people get up to!


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