Guess who just turned three years old?! I can’t believe it’s been that long since I’ve been blogging! It went by so fast! It’s time to celebrate!!
What have I done since starting this blog?
Well it’s been a while so I can’t remember everything. The biggest thing I think that’s happened is that I’ve gotten a lot more confident. I used to be really shy but meeting people through the twitterverse (along with college) have really pushed me out of my comfort zone and I wouldn’t consider myself shy at all now.
I would also say my writing has improved! Writing isn’t something that I’ve always wanted to do like some bloggers. I don’t even like writing that much but I really enjoy sharing my thoughts about books with you all! It’s one of those topics I could talk about forever!
I also like to think I’ve made lots of new friends through blogging. I stick especially close to my new Canadian buddies (Sarah (@kerosenelit), Alice (@alicesbookvault), Jamie (@booksandladders) – give them a follow!!) and I’ve even met lots of people from all over the world! I want to thank every single one of you for being so awesome!
I’ve also started a Society6 shop after being inspired by so many of you which means my designing isn’t as rusty anymore (since I don’t get to do it at work that often).
I’ve gotten ARCs and met a lot of cool authors! It’s always really exciting to send a review to an author when it was 5 stars.
Honestly, having a blog can be a lot of work but it’s also so much fun! There’s readathons with blogging challenges, blogging challenges, tags, features, and all sorts of other things to participate in! It’s a relatively inexpensive hobby, all it takes is some time!
What do I still want to do?
I’m slowly working on getting out of this free wordpress site and move on to a self hosted one. It’s a big (and expensive) step but it’s something I think I not only need for my blog but for myself as well. I want to get the experience of setting up a website since web development is what I do.
There’s still so many people to meet out there so I’m excited to find more of you!
Now for my super fun surprise! I have giveaways for you guys to enter!! Check it out!
This first one is to win some graphics for your blog! This includes a blog header, button, background, social media icons, Twitter header, etc. See terms for full list! INT (Ends July 15th)
In this next one, you could win one of these bookish mug! INT (Ends July 11th)
And of course I couldn’t have a giveaway without giving away a book now could I!? Check out my pinned post on Twitter for a chance to win 1 of 6 of my favourite indie books! INT (There’s a link to my twitter on the sidebar –>)