Hi guys! Happy Thursday! This is my last ‘live’ post before I take off for my trip… tonight! Everything from this point until about June 24 is all scheduled posts from me. I hope to have some downtime to catch up on comments and posts in-between, but no promises! As for today, I’m going to be doing the Book Blogging Firsts Tag. I was tagged by Beth @Reading Every Night, and if you haven’t met Beth, or followed her, she is the sweetest, and who always leaves such thoughtful comments! So please give her a follow; thank you Beth for tagging me, so let’s go!
Like Beth, I’ve been blogging with this blog for four years, so I’m excited to go explore my four years with you guys! I’m strictly only going to be talking about this blog as I had another one before this, but I feel like I’ve told that stpry one too many times now.
First blog name and design?
My first blog name was ‘Meghan’s Blog’ I think my url is still ‘meghanmblogs’ because I’m that original. I didn’t think I was going to stick with WordPress that’s why I came up with that in 2015. By the start of 2016 I started coming up with names, I even used a thesaurus to come up with terms since I didn’t want to be pigeonholed as just a book blog, and that’s when ‘Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews’ came to be.
As for design, well I haven’t really strayed too far. I tried to use the Way Back Machine but it can only pull a screenshot from Jan. 2016 and the theme was the same… which means I should probably do some updating!
First blog post?
It was titled “Hello World” because, again, I was so original! 🙄I posted this Feb. 2, 2015… which I guess I should class as my blogiversary since WordPress never gives me that notification 🙄. There you can read about my past blog, and all the hopes I had for this blog.
First book review?
The first one I posted on this blog, was Vampire Academy… this wasn’t my first book review ever… that I can’t remember, but the first on this blog… because I can look it up! Posted that Feb. 16, 2015.
First meme participated in?
This is a tie between Top Ten Tuesday and Music Monday. I started both of those last year in January… only TTT got to be too much so I’ve put it off for now. Music Monday on the other hand I love to participate every other Monday, offering up a little Canadian music! 🇨🇦
First discussion post?
Yeah… I’ve been here four years and I have yet to still write one. I don’t know, it’s just not my thing. Maybe one day I will do it… when my blog turns 10 😝
First book blog I followed?
Okay, this took some time to figure out because I knew there was a place to see who I followed… I just couldn’t remember where! But alas, so the first book blog I followed was someone named By Alice Grace, but apparently she doesn’t have that blog anymore. There are quite a few who I first followed who don’t blog anymore… Bookowly is the first I can find who still has a page.
This was someone named Dr. K.L. Register. Well, all I can say is thanks for being my first follower! 🙂
First book I read because of other bloggers?
Oh man, I have no idea! I’ve read Angie Thomas because the book world exploded about her book, The Hate You Give (and for all the right reasons) but i don’t think that was the first, but it’s one I can remember… or Caraval by Stephanie Garber, that was the first time I bought a book on a whim based on seeing it everywhere.
As always, don’t feel pressured to do this! If you see this and want to do it, consider yourself tagged! 😀