It’s My Blogoversary!!! Come Celebrate w/ Me- There’s a Giveaway!

Posted July 26, 2016 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 24 Comments


It feels like just yesterday that I started my blog, but, evidently, it wasn’t yesterday. It was two years ago! Wow. Wow. Wow. I’m truly in shock.

Starting this blog is one of the best decisions I ever made. Want to know why? Here’s a short list!

  1. I have made friends that I think will last for a lifetime. There are some people who I’ve known only for a year, and yet I cannot imagine my life without them. I talk to them almost everyday, and whenever I need to get something off my chest, they are there for me.
  2. I’ve gained confidence in my writing abilities. Sure, I know that I’m not the best writer in the world, but I do know that I’m much better than I was two years ago!
  3. I’ve gained valuable social media skills! As strange as this sounds, it’s actually really important. Throughout the past two years, I’ve learned so much about social media marketing, especially on Twitter. I’ve analyzed my target market and I know the best time to reach them in order to have the best engagement level.
  4. I have friends all around the world. I’m moving soon, and knowing that I have some book community friends at my new place means the world to me. Plus, if I ever travel the world, I know that I’ll have someone to visit no matter where I go! 😉
  5. My project planning skills have improved tremendously. Between Sunday Street Team, Book Blogger Creativity Project, and various other blog features, I’ve learned how to create schedules and how to communicate with 40+ people at a time.

I’d like to share some posts that I’ve LOVED throughout the past year!

Now, here’s the interesting thing. I’m going to show you some of my statistics, and I think you’ll be surprised. There is a common misconception that my blog is super popular- it’s really not! I’m definitely known more for Twitter than my blog. My goal is to one day be known for my blog, not just my Twitter!

Statistics From the Past Two Years:

  • Total Blog Views: 77,632
  • Total Posts: 603
  • Twitter Followers: 4,065
  • Best Views Ever: 565 on July 26, 2015 (how ironic- it was my previous blogoversary post)
  • WordPress Followers: 619
  • Bloglovin Followers: 403
  • Instagram Followers: 673
  • Pinterest Followers: 164
  • Goodreads Friends: 411

I’d also like to say a quick thank you to some of the people who have made blogging such an amazing experience. I’m going to link to their Twitter accounts because you definitely need to follow them!

My Quartet: @YAFantasyFan / @BetweenDPages   / @miss_melissalee  

My Inspirations: @PaperFury / @bookaddictguide / @kalebsmome  / @ShannonMiz  / @Kris10MFAF / @thebooktraveler / @MermaidsReadToo

New Friends: @PrincessicaOB / @BookishSC  / @chasingfaes / @KainesCat   / @deannareads / @paperbindings / @bayy_245 / @zoeytalbon / @twirlingpages / @beingperry / @otakutwins1 / @hdaubb1 / @dduffield75 / @blamethebooks / @dailyjulianne / @sarcasmlemons / @readbyanna / @sophiwaterheart

Friends since the beginning: @NextPagePlease_  / @yaperfectionist / @sdavreads  / @jacquelynreads / @iamabookjunkie / @BookNerdAddict / @crys_leach / @InnocentSmileyx / @skizzles22

Super Sweet Authors: @charlottexhuang /  @susherevans / @SG_Marsh / @aprilynnepike / @jodimeadows / @Danika_Stone / @shannonmparker / @jules_chronicle

I also wanted to remind you all about Bookitcon: Chapter Two!!! I’m so excited and I cannot believe that it’s under two weeks away!!! If you’re in the NJ/PA/NY/MD/DE/VA area, I’d LOVE to see you there!!!

Also, don’t forget! If you can’t attend the event but want some signed/personalized books, you can buy them by clicking the picture below!

But, the virtual signing ends THIS FRIDAY, so make sure to BUY YOUR BOOKS ASAP!!!

20% of each book purchase goes towards the two libraries + nonprofit that Bookitcon: Chapter Two is supporting. It’s a great cause and hey- signed books!!! What could be better?

Giveaway Time!

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24 responses to “It’s My Blogoversary!!! Come Celebrate w/ Me- There’s a Giveaway!

  1. Sorry to burst your bubble (or, maybe, actually make you happier?), but I would consider those fairly large blog stats. You posted 1048 posts in just two years?! That’s 2 or 3 posts a day! Those also look like high follower and views stats for a book blog. Congratulations! 🙂

  2. Congrats, Nori! Happy blogoversary! It’s sooo awesome getting to know you. You’re so creative and amazing. Your blog is so cool. And all your events are TOP NOTCH. I love the work you do.
    Best of luck in all your blogging endeavors, now until eternity.
    (PS: You totally forgot me in that list of Twitters. 😉 )

  3. Congrats on the blogoversary! It’s an awesome achievement to have a thriving blog after only two years, and I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful reviews that are to come from your blog! 😀

  4. NORI!!!!!! AHHH TWO YEARS!!! This is what you were hinting at yesterday!!! I am so thrilled and proud of you for all you’ve accomplished. YOU are an inspiration to me! Enjoy this day and congratulations again! I can’t wait to see what you will do this next year!

  5. Congrats on your blogoversay! Super happy for you! You have accomplished a lot in just two years. Just imagine where you’ll be in another two! I can’t wait to see what all you do.

  6. Happy blogiversary!!!! Woohoo!! I’m sorry I missed you at BlogBound! I was not in your panel and then didn’t see you later! And I hope next year, I’ll get to BlogitCon!!! Would LOVE it!

  7. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, NORI!!! I’m really glad we’ve become friends this past year; you are truly an amazing mentor & brainstormer! It was fun doing a Novel Newcomer with you & I hope we can collaborate on something again :). Congrats on all the stats and for sticking with blogging for another year!

  8. Congrats on two years, Nori!! Thank you for being such a kind person around the blogosphere & for being AWESOME!! Can’t wait to see what you & your blog have to come in the near future 🙂

  9. Lynnette

    Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary! I’ve been following your blog for 2 years now and I see that this blog has grown so much. I’m so inspired by your commitment to the book community and your dedication to this blog. You totally deserve every blog follower you have and deserve so many more. I know that in a year, your blog will only be better (if that’s even possible)! I’m so excited to see where the next year takes you. Congrats on everything you’ve accomplished and congrats in advance on everything I know you will accomplish.

  10. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY NORI! Also wow I’m a friend from the beginning! Ahhhh wow I thought you were super popular before I became friends with you! (Besides the fact that I didn’t know you when we met. LOL)

  11. Congrats on two years! To be completely honest, I thought your blog was older than two years because of how much you have accomplished overall. I am so happy to know you and to learn from you because you are such an inspiration to me. I can’t wait to see what else you have in the future and I’m positive that it will be awesome!

  12. Amy

    Okay so I know this is late…. BUT HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THAT’S SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!

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