5 Things I’ve learned from 2 years of blogging

Welcome Friends to a very special post, as of today I have been regurgitating musings on books for 2 years on this platform. In short, it’s my 2 year anniversary as a book blogger. I never thought I would commit this long, so glad I stuck with it through the good and the bad.

 I would like to share 5 things that I’ve learnt from the two years. I did a post last year detailing The Struggles of a Book Blogger ( Click Here) it really helped me identify and overcome the challenges of a first-time blogger so today I’ll share the small things I’ve picked up along the way that have helped me grow and shaped my online persona.

P.S. I am not claiming to be an expert of sorts, these are just my personal experience from the 2 years I’ve been here. “My two cents”

Passion kenyanlibrary

I learnt that I should enjoy the process, apply myself and work extra hard on the content I put out. If I had realised at the beginning stages of my blogging life that my passion fuels my creativity, I wouldn’t have been so sceptical about everything. I didn’t put out a post for months for such silly reasons and I was tempted to close the site down

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But after a while, I started seeking out inspiration and learning to get more comfortable with my writing, passionately applied myself in the process and soon it became so natural. 

5 Factors Which Shows Passion for Blogging – ShoutMeLoud

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The Power of Social Media & Communities kenyanlibrary

Finding people who are equally as passionate as you are in your field of interest is the best feeling. Sharing ideas, deep discussion and just the support system is really something I have valued over the past few years. It doesn’t matter which social platform you decide to sign up (Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram etc) it’s a great way to really discover strong connections & inspiration.

 Kate over at parchmentgirl.com really breaks down the use of social media in regards to book blogging, it really helped me understand 

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The Ultimate Guide to Book Blogging (CLICK HERE)

Consistency kenyanlibrary

It’s basically become part of my life, I have a day dedicated to composing post and editing. I have learnt that if you keep posting avidly it becomes less stressful, sort of becomes hard-wired into your system and you get better at it. I used to lay off months without posting at the start but I soon realized that if I’m committed to the process I should always follow through.

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The Importance Of Blogging Consistently – BlogMutt

The Value of reading kenyanlibrary

This without a doubt has been the most important lesson that blogging has taught me. I wasn’t an avid reader prior to blogging, I read one book a year but thanks to this platform I have made time out of my busy schedule for reading. It has held me accountable and I’m thankful for that. I have come across books I never thought I would love and shaped the way I consume literature. Seeing various styles of reviews, discussion on certain themes and so much more has really challenged me to read more critically as well as shaped my taste.

Having Fun & Seek out Inspiration kenyanlibrary

I will tell you that majority of bloggers didn’t have any idea how their blogs will turn out from the start. I was terrified, I wish someone had told me to have fun and it’s never that serious. Realising that all the imaginary pressure I was putting on myself and letting go did wonders to my online presence. seeking out inspiration by opening my Instagram (link here) discovering various other blogs, talking and just having fun with it really kept me grounded and quite down that negative voice in my head.

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” 

If you are thinking of starting out, I highly urge you to take a leap of faith and just immerse yourself in the creative process, have fun with it.


Thank you so much for visiting, For all those who interact with me on here or any of my social media thank you for making the space less lonely.

Hope you got inspired to start blogging or continue. I would love to know how long you’ve been blogging and your experience both positive & negative

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16 thoughts on “5 Things I’ve learned from 2 years of blogging

  1. Two years is a long time. Congrats! I’ve only been co-blogging for a year, and I know I couldn’t do it on my own. So I greatly admire you for keeping up your blog on top of your gorgeous bookstagram account!
    I never would have guessed that you didn’t read much before you started blogging. I’m gad it’s turned you into a passionate reader. 😊

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  2. Bill, this is such a great post! You’re so right, we’re putting ourselves under way too much pressure and I’m just as guilty of not posting sometimes because of that. I’m also trying to integrate writing into my life, but it’s difficult without a fixed schedule. I really want to post more again, though!
    And finally, I’m so glad blogging has made you more passionate for reading. That’s such a wonderful thing!!
    Happy Blog-versary 🙂

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    1. Thank you Sandy 😅 I really understand that invisible pressure most people put on themselves, I still struggle with it but not as much as the first time. After finding balance things did really start to flow and I had fun with it, I really hope things get better in the future for you 😅 I am so glad this post inspired you


  3. Congratulations on sticking with it! I would never have come across your blog if it had not been for your awesome instagram photo’s. Or maybe I would have, just not as quickly. I’ll make sure to read and comment on your site too, now. Mind you, I am giving up precious reading time! ;P

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  4. Hi Bill, I’m glad I met you through Lenny on Instagram. Your account is so inspiring and enjoyable, as is this blog post. Happy 2 year blog-versary 🙂

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