IT’S MY BLOGOVERSARY!!!

Posted July 26, 2015 by Nori in Discussion Posts / 80 Comments

Wow. Today, today marks a day in history, at least for me. If you couldn’t tell from the title of my blog post, TODAY IS MY ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY! As I’m writing this post, my heart is pounding. I cannot believe that I have been book blogging for one year. It’s crazy. It’s incredible. I’m truly in shock.

I decided to create a book blog last year, on July 26th, 2014 because I wanted a place to share my love of reading with the world. Also, I had noticed a trend where I had been reading less and less during the previous couple of years, and I wanted to change the trend. I figured that if I created a book blog, it would spur me to start reading again, and guess what? It did that- and MORE!

I never, ever would have imagined what my book blog has come to be. It’s a symbol of reading and hard work, sure, but it’s more than that. It’s a place where I can say that I’ve made friends that I feel like I’ve known for a lifetime. This community, the book community, means the world to me.

I have met so many friends through book blogging, and I can’t wait to forge even more friendships in the future! I’d like to say a specific thank you to a couple of my closest friends. (Please, don’t be offended if I didn’t name you- I couldn’t fit everyone!!!)

Sajda | Kelly | Rachel | Britt | Helena | Nicole | Jacquelyn | SarahSheridan | Sierra | Shay | Kaitlin 1 | Kaitlin 2 | Xander | Crystal | Shannon | Holly | Amber | Val | Nikki | Jessi | Kris | MiaJaclyn | Sanovia | Aimee | Ana | Erin 1 | Erin 2 | Stacie | Danielle | Karina | Julie | Kristina | Meredith | Andi | Kierra | All of my #RQWN (twitter chat) friends 

Also, I want to give a special shout out to some of the authors that really helped me to feel welcome in this community. (Uhm, the fact that I have AUTHOR FRIENDS still shocks me! I view you all as superheroes)

Jodi Meadows | Joy N Hensley | Isabel Bandeira | Cindy Thomas | Charlotte Huang | E. L. Wicker | Lori Goldstein | Jamie Shaw | Erica Cameron | Kelsey Macke | Kristi Cook | Ami Allen-Vath | Danielle Ellison | Stacey O’Neale | Valerie Tejeda | Trisha Leaver | Sarah Glenn Marsh | Lee Bross | Rachael Allen

Now, onto the part where I recap this year! Well, here you go:
WordPress/Email Followers: 347
Bloglovin Followers: 191
Twitter Followers: 1,847
Instagram Followers: 354
Pinterest Followers: 80
Goodreads Friends: 359
Total Page Views: 24,008
# of Posts: 267

Now you may be asking- Nori, what have been your favorite posts during your year of blogging? Well, here they are! (These are listed in no particular order)
Bookitcon AnnouncementMy Confession…Busy Bee | BEA Recap #2: The Day I Sprinted for Truthwitch | TTT #34: Inspiring Quotes | Introduction to…the Sunday Street Team | ARC Review: The Orphan Queen | TTT#26: Bookish Problems | TTT #22: Drool-Worthy Covers | Book Review: The Scorpio Races | 105 Challenge | Rites of Passage Character Music Playlist | CBCBR Recap 

Now, even though I have a lot of favorite posts, I’d like to point out that not everything worked out the way that I wanted… Let’s close our eyes for a moment and respectfully remember all of the features that have died and the posts that were miserable failures…

Queuing Wednesdays | Author of the Month | TGIF | Blogilates Challenge | Blog Ahead Challenge 

Also, it turns out that there are a lot of other book bloggers who are celebrating their 1 year blogoversaries this month, so we have made a Class of July 2014 group. I would like to congratulate the following blogs for also reaching this awesome milestone.

Erin @ The Hardcover Lover | Lauren @ Bookmark Lit | Tika @ fANGIRL Confessions | Amber @ YA Indulgences | Eileen @ BookCatPin | Sheridan @ I Turn the Pages | Kaitlin @ Next Page Please | Talina @ Sassy and Dangerous

Now, in celebration of my one year blogoversary, I am hosting a couple of giveaways!

Click Here To Enter!

I also want to get to know all of you a bit more plus ask you a couple of questions so that I can make sure that my blog is the best that it can be! ☺

Here are links to two forms that I would LOVE if you could fill out. Plus, if you do, you’ll get extra entries in the giveaway 😉

http://goo.gl/forms/QSegZHF5HH
http://goo.gl/forms/qWLjcSNXp1

Now, before I wrap this post up, I want to give a big THANK YOU to all of you! Whether you’re a follower of my blog, my Twitter, or just a random person passing through, THANK YOU for being part of this community and looking at my blog!

You are all amazing. <3

And on that note, here’s to another happy year filled with book blogging!
Nori

 

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80 responses to “IT’S MY BLOGOVERSARY!!!

  1. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, Miss Nori!! Congratulations!! <3 <3 <3 And I am honored to be on your list- you are just the BEST! I hope you have many more amazing blogging years to come!

  2. Aww, Nori you are so sweet! Thanks for the shoutout in the post and CONGRATULATIONS GIRL YOU ARE SO KICKING BOO-TAY ON THE BLOGGING! You have been such a fun friend to have made this last year. You make my blogging experience so much more enjoyable and I’m just truly pleased that you’re finding blogging success. Love you, girl!!!

    • THANK YOU SO SO MUCH SIERRA! Of course I had to give you a shoutout- you’re a commenting queen!!! And I love you for it. <3 I'm so glad that we have become friends and I really hope that we're able to meet at some point. <3

  3. I know I already said this but HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY AGAIN NORI!! I can’t believe you’ve only been doing this one year. I’m so happy we became friends and that we got to meet at BEA. I wish you all the best for the second year, and here’s to many more to come! YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE THIS, NORI.

    • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU HOLLY!!! I cannot believe that it’s already been a year. And I am VERY happy that we met at BEA as well (especially because after Teen Author Carnival I thought that I had freaked you out and you hated me 😛 )
      I SHALL DO MY BEST TO NEVER LEAVE

  4. Happy Blogoversary!! I’m actually surprised that you’ve ONLY been blogging for a year. 😉 Those stats are impressive and you should be so proud. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say it’s GREAT having you a part of the community! 🙂

    • Thank you SO much Lisa! That really means a lot to me. <3 I am really proud and happy with my blog, but I couldn't do it without all of the amazing friends and people that I have met in the book community! <3

  5. Heidi

    Congrats on an amazing first year! It’s so amazing when people set a goal and are able to achieve it so spectacularly. Here’s wishing you many more successful years of reading, writing, and loving books.

  6. Happy blogoversary, Nori! It’s been great getting to know you over the last few months and I’m so glad you were willing to let me join the Sunday Street Team. Here’s to many more years in the book blogging community!

  7. Lynette

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!! YOU ARE IN ALL HONESTY MY FAVORITE BLOGGER. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. Misti

    Happy, happy Blogoversary! I always love to hear when people celebrate such a great occasion. Blogging for that long I think is terrific. I always love reading book reviews (so I can find new books to read) and love author interviews. Keep up the amazing job. You’re doing wonderful.

  9. Whoooo! Happy Bloogoversary Nori! It’s so great to see how far you have come in one year and you will never hear the end of me praising you so get used to it! 😉 To the great ARCs you’re getting, hosting your own reading challenge, your awesome reviews, Sunday Street Team, and we can’t forget #RQWN! So far, *pats hand* oh Nori you have come so far. *cries in happiness* So glad to call you a friend. 😀

    ~Kaitlin

  10. Seems like ages since you’ve won my first giveaway. The first time I met you through social media. I glad to call you my friend and I’m so proud. You may not know this Nori but I’ve learned a lot from and I hope to learn some more. You deserve all the success because you worked so hard to get where you’re at. Getting going. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! ???.

    • Oh my goodness this is so true! We were Instagram friends in the beginning. And oh my goodness, really? You’re so sweet. <3 I really hope that you can make it to Bookitcon- I'd love to finally meet you in person!

  11. Awww my girl!! Happy anniversary dahling! Thanks for including me!! I feel honored. I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Look at how much you have accomplished! Many more to come. I’m so glad we became friends my dear. Huggles
    ❤️Britt

    • Why thank you, thank you kindly. *blushes* Of course I had to include you! You’re the first person who tackle hugged me in real life! I can’t believe that it’s already been a year haha. Can’t wait to see you soon! <3

  12. Oh Nori! Thanks so much for the mention. You’re such an amazing person and I’m so proud to call you my friend. Congratulations on your Blogoversary. You had an amazing year and I wish you more happiness and success though out the years.

  13. Ahh! Congrats Nori! You’ve done so much since you started, I honestly can’t believe this is only your first blogoversary! You’re like, so accomplished in the book blogging world it feels like you had to have been a part of it for longer than 1 year!
    And, just, I kind of feel touched to be included in your mentions, you’re one of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of talking to and “meeting” through blogging. Honestly, when you started including me in your Tweets and everything I was so excited because it was like, I’d made it, I was in the group(the group being the awesomest of book bloggers). =) Anyway, I’m rambling. I hope you have another EPIC year of blogging cause you so deserve it, Nori! Happy blogoverasry!!! <3<3<3 =)

  14. Happy blogoversary! You’ve done so great for only your first year! I love how you have Sunday Street Team, it looks so fun! I also love how you have so many Twitter chats, even if I don’t always participate! I tend to find out that they happened after they finished. Oops!

    Thanks for the giveaway, and I hope your next year is even better than the first!

  15. Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

    Happy Blogiversary, Nori! I’ve loved following you this past year, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the future! 🙂

  16. So many big accomplishments in one year! I am coming up on my two year and your followership blows mine out of the water. Congratulations! My favorite post of yours would be Bookish Problems. Here is to many more years of book blogging. Cheers!

  17. I know this is 4 months late (and rather creepy but it just popped up in my suggested posts), but wow! We share our Blogaversary! (Which also happens to be my birthday yay)
    Okay this was completely unnecessary. But oh well! Hope you keep up your blogging success 🙂

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