Before I begin, I am going to tell you a little story of a girl named Lili who found out that one of her favorite contemporary authors of all time, Huntley Fitzpatrick, was writing a new book. It went a little something like this:
But wait! There is more! For this is not just any book, this is a sequel to one of her legitimate ultimate forever-loved unputdownable and continuously-recommended-with-extreme-flails contemporary reads ever, MY LIFE NEXT DOOR!
*Any post that allows me to use some of my favorite fandom GIFs is a post I'll forever love.
So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out about Penguin's campaign to promote Huntley's newest book, THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO.
In the month of June (though it is almost over), Penguin is having everyone reread the critically acclaimed book, MY LIFE NEXT DOOR. Seriously, guys, meet the Garretts so your life can forever be changed for the better. In July, we are rereading WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE. And in August, WE GET OUR HANDS ON THE NEWEST PRETTY THAT I AM DYING FOR! YES!
And now, I present to you, what I shall be voted in the blogger yearbook for years to come:
The Blog[ger] Most Likely to Never Stop Blogging
Allow me to explain... I started blogging back in 2006 on a website whose name I cannot recall, but I have an old journal where I made notes to myself about it and such, but in 2007 I moved to Tumblr. I spent a lot of time on Tumblr, and then realized it was sort of addicting so I quit...only to create another one a few months later at the beginning of my freshman year in high school as an assignment for my English class! Yes, you heard that right! My class had a group tumblr where we all tumbl'd together. In fact, we tumbl'd so hard that my school ended up blocking Tumblr from the servers half-way through the school year and my teacher never forgave us for that.
I loved Tumblr so much that I created a second personal Tumblr so that I could realistically blog instead of using the url from my school that everyone knew.
Fast forward to my junior year of high school and I had to create a blogger account to have a journalism blog for one of my classes where I wrote news articles, wrote about some articles that caught my eye every week, and wrote about what I wish was in the news. Doing this was a lot of fun and it exposed me to an entirely different blogging platform than Tumblr.
Around this time my Tumblr had reached roughly 5,000 followers and I loved having a platform to share my thoughts and meet people on. But, unfortunately, I got big enough that a few people from my school stumbled across my personal corner of the Internet and invaded my privacy bubble, so I decided it was time to take a break and moved full-time to blogger, opening up the lovely gem you are reading today.
Lili's Reflections is something that I've poured my heart and soul into for 3 years and plan on keeping up for a very long time. Eventually because I one day want to enter the book industry the content will no longer be book related (and when I study abroad I definitely want to use my blog as a chronicle for my time abroad), but I can never really stop blogging. Heck, I am even blogging for my summer internship on Oxford University Press's official blog! My first post goes live next week and I am so excited. When I'm not blogging, I am messing around with HTML and formatting for their secondary blog content, which is pretty cool, too.
I've picked back up on Tumblr because it is such a different kind of blogging than blogger blogging, and I have been doing both simultaneously for a few months now. I like it. I like having such different platforms and being able to express opinions and thoughts on anything and everything to different crowds, which is why I'll never get rid of Lili's Reflections.
So I am simultaneously blogging on Lili's Reflections (blogger), on Tumblr, and OUP's platforms all at once. You cannot take the blogger out of this girl!