I created this page in 2014 with the intention of using it as a supplement to my Booktube. I would turn to writing when my voice didn’t feel strong enough, or I would write book reviews here in lieu of filming them.
Yeah, no. I wrote one “hello, here I am!!” post and then ghosted this page for nearly 3 years, even though this webpage pulls up on page 1 of Google if you search “whittynovels” (which *ahem* obviously I don’t do). In my head, it was a great idea, but I was vastly uninformed about how to actually operate a blog. Literally. I didn’t understand WordPress in the slightest.
Now, three years later, armed with a college-freshman-leveled website design class and a passion to continue talking about books even though my YouTube days have fizzled off (more on that later, probably), here I am! Again! Nothing much has changed. It’s still 1 AM and i’m writing this blog post instead of going to sleep for work at 9 AM (Ayyy!!! Can someone tell 17 year-old Whitney who started this blog that she would have a 2-year job the next time she posted?).
I will admit that I have a lot more to learn about blogging. What do people do? What posts are regular? Do ya’ll do book hauls here? What content is the most engaging for people to see? Do I have to become a photographer overnight to supplement posts with beautiful images? How much of this job is writing versus making everything look aesthetically pleasing? I have a whole new set of ropes to learn, and I feel like I’m going to embrace that challenge pretty well. One door closes, another one opens.
I will continue to hope that throughout this journey, you will learn to embrace my written voice as much as my actual voice (or rather, my recorded voice. because videos. ok, you get it). My posting may be clunky or uninspired or irregular along the way, but I’d like to thank you in advance if you’ve at least made it to the bottom of this page!
As always, I hope you have a gorgeous day. Thanks for sticking around. (Or if you’re new here, thanks for showing up.)