I first started blogging on IHeartAllStories in the hopes to build my author brand. And to make my blog different from all the rest, I thought to blog about my addictions. I wanted to recap and review anime and Asian dramas from Korea, Taiwan, China/Mainland, Japan and Thailand. As well as manga (graphic novel), books and movies. After all, they're all forms of storytelling.
In the end, I came back to my blog and started, well, blogging. And what I wrote had nothing to do with anime, Asian dramas or manga. Though I did mentioned it on my ‘about me’ page. I blogged about my writing goals. My struggles with balancing work and life and writing. The writing tips I’ve learned on my own writing journey. And from the experts in all areas of the writing industry: publishing, marketing, promoting and social media.
Throughout it all, IHeartAllStories was there when I completed my first manuscript. A poetry chapbook called Can You Catch My Flow? IHeartAllStories was there through all the rejections. The final considerations and close calls. And the acceptance for publication. IHeartAllStories has been with me for not just one year but two. When I didn’t even think I’d still be writing posts for so long. Funny, I use to wonder how bloggers could continue to find new content to write. Now, I’m one of them. But I do often think on what I should post next sometimes too.
So in honor of our history together, I like to say thank you IHeartAllStories. Thank you, for allowing me to write consistently for the past two years. Thank you for allowing me to pave my road of authorship. One baby step at a time. I will always remember you. Thank you. And adieu.
PS You can continue following my blogging endeavors at Paving My Author’s Road on Wordpress.com.