On this day, two years ago, I made a decision that brought a sense of purpose, joy and a whole lot of friends into my life. Looking back I realise that I haven’t always stuck to it as regularly as I’d have liked to, but I’ve gained so much from it that I cannot see myself stopping any time soon. On this day, two years ago, I started a blog called Pages That Rustle.
First order of business, of course, is to thank my faithful readers. Whether you have followed this blog since its inception or you’re a recent addition to the followers list, I’m grateful to you from the bottom of my heart for spending your valuable time reading whatever I have to say. Even while I was on a hiatus last month, I would still get notifications of more people following the blog, which came as a pleasant surprise to me. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who is new here. Time for cupcakes, everyone! 😀 (This is the part where you go and get yourself something sweet to eat, preferably a cupcake. But if you like something savoury, you’re more than welcome to nibble on your favourite snack. Oh, and do remember to come back for the rest of the post.)
Moving on to more serious business, there are some tough decisions to make regarding the future of this blog. As I mentioned in my Monday post, I’m done with my undergraduate studies. I will most probably be starting work from July. That would leave me with little or no time to write, except on weekends. Also, I haven’t written fiction in the longest time and had decided to discontinue Fictional Fridays in my March Wrap-up post. Some of you might know that I started a book blog in January on Tumblr called Unputdownable Books. I used to post frequently on that as well, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which are my “off days” from here. However, I’ve come to realise that Tumblr isn’t a good platform for book blogs and stats have been quite disappointing so far. I’m considering changing platforms, which leaves me with a few options. Now, I need your help to decide what’s best for the blog.
These are the only ones I’ve thought about as of now. I honestly can’t promise I’ll strictly follow whatever is decided from July and might have to alter it if it’s getting too much, but I will keep this up until the end of June at the very least. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know in the comments section below. Also, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a comment after voting in the poll to let me know why you think I should choose that particular option. Thanks in advance and wish you a happy weekend! 🙂