During ALA 2017 in Chicago it came up in conversation how each of us started our blogs. I thought it would be fun to discuss it here.
Back in 2010 I was very active on the RT Book Reviews forums. I had several good friends there. I also met Once Upon a Chapter’s co-founder, Lisa, there. We started messaging back and forth, then emailing back and forth. Eventually we moved to texting. We were obsessed with romance novels and read many of the same authors.
I can’t remember whose idea it was to start a blog but we went back and forth on names for a few days. I took a bunch of words associated with reading and Once Upon a Chapter was born. I gotta say seven years later and I still love it.
I started Once Upon a Chapter when my husband worked second shift and almost every single weekend for two years. I had a lot of time to spend on the blog then. Once he started a job where he worked the same schedule that I did, I let the blog go considerably.I started Once Upon a Chapter when my husband worked 2nd shift and almost every single weekend for two years. Click To Tweet
Now I’ve cranked it into gear after a few years of hit and miss blogging. I *may* have found the perfect balance of blogging, reading, and life. I’ve found better ways to manage my time and small ways to work towards big goals every day. Hopefully this is something I’ll be able to maintain long term.