I actually started my first blog in college so I would have a place to keep all of my short stories I used to write. I never shared any of my posts and really only used it as a sort of diary/story keeper. However, I eventually deleted the blog. (Don’t worry though, I saved the short stories in a different place!) Not long after, I returned to blogging for a class assignment in which we had to build and maintain a blog for the semester. We could write about anything we wanted, so I chose to write about culture things, like how to survive in college and how to build your etiquette skills, things like that. The blog was called Stumbly.
Stumbly might be familiar for older readers of this blog, because as you might have guessed, Whiskers and Ink was previously Stumbly until I rebranded it about a year ago! If you go back far enough in the archives, you might come across some posts I wrote way back in the Stumbly days.
Anyway, after that class ended, I dropped Stumbly and didn’t pick blogging back up seriously until a little more than a year ago. In the interim, I’ve dabbled here and there with other blogs, trying my hand at Buzzfeedy-type blog topics, travel, etc. But I eventually stopped to think about what I really enjoy doing that hasn’t changed over time, and for me, that is reading and talking about books.
So, a year ago, I rebranded Stumbly into Whiskers & Ink, a bookish blog. Whiskers & Ink is split into 3 primary categories: book news and reviews, blogging tips and tricks, and other advice and adventures. While there are definitely weeks that I don’t feel like blogging, I’ve found over the last year that choosing a book blog was the right choice. (Most) weeks I’m excited to read and blog and chat with other readers/bloggers about what they’re up to.
I’m really happy to be every week chatting with bloggers and sharing book news with my readers. Thank YOU for being one of them!
-Happy reading! Cailin