Once again, the year has flown by! Has it really been 2 years since I started this blog? *boggles a bit* It’s flown by so quickly in fact, that I almost forgot it was my blogiversary! (Does it still count as “almost”, when I’m writing up this post at 9:15pm on 9/15? Shhhh…..)
A lot of new friends have been made in the last 2 years, and a few friends have sadly closed up their blogs as well. Thanks so much for putting up with my babbling and rambling and general sil-ly ness! *grins* Besides being my blogiversary, it also happens to be my cat’s birthday. She’s turning 14! (The secret to not forgetting important dates, is to have multiple important things happen on the same date. Unless you forget them all…)
I grew so much as a blogger in my first year, but don’t really feel like I’ve grown much at all this past year. I’ve made a lot of new publisher contacts (thanks for all the books!), made lots of friends, but nothing springs to mind as any kind of milestone for year #2.
A few blog stats from this past year:
Unique Visitors: 5,656
Total Followers: 308
Comments Received: 745
Reviews Posted: 153
Most Popular Reviews:
It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt (2,094 views)
Most Popular Discussions:
Do You Use Your Real Name On Your Blog? (885 views!)
How Chatty Are You With Your Publisher Contacts? (510 views)
So last year, I did a giveaway for ARCs and other books. I don’t have any physical ARCs currently, and while I could always do a gift card or bookish stuff from one of my favorite Etsy shops… I decided to go a bit of a different route.
I want to know how long YOU have been blogging, and if you have any favorite memories from your time as a book blogger. There’s always drama, especially around this time of year. So let’s hear some good things!
My current favorite memory is getting to meet Pabkins in person back in January. I totally looked up to her (and a few others!) when I first started this blog. She seemed really fun and was into a lot of the things I am. And meeting her in person? Amazing! Her art was even better in person than on Instagram, and her kid was adorable! And now I can poke her via text as well as e-mail. *grins*