When we first started blogging nearly ten years ago, we had no clue as to the right or best way to go about it.
Looking around didn’t help like I thought it would, as there seemed to be a million ways to become a blogger.
What didn’t help either, was that I’m not computer literate, at least I wasn’t back then, so needed to find something simple that wouldn’t tax my poor old brain.
Many bloggers were using something called Blogger, so that is where we began our journey.
I found it relatively easy to use, but as time went on, I noticed a lack of traffic. This wouldn’t help with telling the world about our books, so I looked around to see what else I could manage and found WordPress.
The learning curve was a bit steep for me, but I liked the atmosphere and the possible connections. It was positively lively!
It cost a bit, too, but a small price to pay to finally get noticed.
Then there was a difference of opinion over what to call ourselves. We were not fans of the gimmicky labels, and as writers we were advised to use our names, basically so people can get to know us.
We noticed that most bloggers don’t do this. Their sites have proper names, like Myths of the Mirror, Daily Echo, Sun in Gemini, and Pensivity, to name but a few.
Eventually, after much thought and mucking about, we settled on a name that suits both of us. Books & Bonsai.
Books, because we both write, and Bonsai because I love my miniature trees almost as much as writing. Of course, other subjects find their way onto our website, as our interests are not limited to books and trees!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends and followers. You really make it a joy to get up in the morning!