I’m not really sure where to start, but whatever.
Yesterday, I noticed that the number of my followers (on my bookstagram – @kath_reads) were getting higher that the usual. I thought maybe it’s because of my giveaway post but I checked it and not even 30 people joined. Then Berkley (@biblioberk) tagged me on her post. She said that “Instagram is featuring Bookstagrammers today!”. Then I noticed that someone send me a direct message. She said that her name is Berna (@heyberna) and she’s working on the Community Team at Instagram and they included maccount on the Bookstagrammers’ List which is now live for everyone in the US. She also send some screenshots of how it looks like. I was speechless about it! I was thinking – “WOW! Is this really happening?”. It’s so overwhelming and it feels unreal!
I wasn’t expecting anything when I decided to create my account. Not even having 500 followers. I just simply share some photos of my books and thoughts about the ones I read. Well okay, I was expecting to meet other book lovers around the world especially those who are from the Philippines. But having more than 10k followers and being featured on Instagram? Definitely not! Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining about it. I just can’t believe it.
I started my account around July last year and it feels so great that this community accepted me and made me feel that I belong. I’m so thankful to all of my fellow book lovers and I love each and every one of you!