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 | Sarah | Sheridan | Sierra | Shay | Kaitlin 1 | Kaitlin 2 | Xander | Crystal | Shannon | Holly | Amber | Val | Nikki | Jessi | Kris | Mia | Jaclyn | 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 Announcement | My 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…
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!
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 😉
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!