Guys, it’s my three year blogoversary!
Yes, it’s true, Mostly YA Lit is three years old, and she’s celebrating in style this year with a brand spankin’ new design, courtesy of Hazel @ Stay Bookish and a move to WordPress self-hosting courtesy of Ashley @ Nose Graze (Creative Whim).
Why did I choose to do this? Because it was time. In the past year, I’ve lost tons of blog posts while working on them because of Blogger, and I needed something far more stable to work on. Also, I’ve been spending more time than I need to formatting my posts, and now that I have Ashley’s Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin, her amazing WordPress self-hosting, and her incredible technical support, I’m already saving time.
As for the blog design – I hadn’t changed it up in two and a half years, mostly because I didn’t believe that I’d still be doing this three years on. But here I am, and I’m so grateful to Hazel for patiently working with picky me to create a look and feel that really says what I’ve always wanted MYAL to say.
In short, this is the blogoversary where Mostly YA Lit gets the TLC she deserves.
And speaking of just desserts (mmm, ice cream!), I know how much you deserve a new book. Because whether you are a reader, blogger, vlogger, author, librarian, teacher, publishing industry professional or a friend, whether you have been with me from the beginning or you’re stopping in for the first time, I want to thank you for making the bookish community such a welcoming place for me. Three years ago, I started this blog as a way to document my love for books separate from Goodreads, and since then, my life has changed from being a girl who reads a lot of YA but doesn’t talk about it for fear of being laughed at, to a girl who loudly and proudly fangirls over the latest books with a whole community of book lovers. And I know that’s because of you.
Thank you for sharing your book love with me. Here’s a bit of love back – open internationally!