Another year of book blogging and my goodness, what a year it was!
I feel like I’m finally getting more organized and really nailing down a process that works well for me so I don’t get too overwhelmed.
If you missed my other blogiversary posts, feel free to take a peek at them below:
Let’s dive in!
My Third Year Blogiversary
- Since this day in 2018, I have posted 223 blog posts.
- My blog post total is now at 840!
- My follower count here on WordPress has grown from 0 to 101 after the switch from Blogger.
- My email subscribers have grown from 879 to 899.
- My Facebook fan page follower count has grown from 231 to 296.
- My Instagram follower count began at 0 and grew to 159.
- Honest review requests completed this year: 39
My most popular posts from this year include:
- [Book Review] Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah
- [Book Review] The Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
- [Book Review] When We Believed In Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal
- [Book Review] The Body by Stephen King
- Interview with Glendy Vanderah
What I’ve Learned:
This year I learned that I really need to tone back my honest review request genre options. There are just too many genres that I don’t really care for. I have not yet reopened my submission form, but I am happily working with authors that I have worked with in the past.
I’m also learning to get better at saying no.
This year I learned that I’m no longer interested in the negatives. I have gotten better at DNFing books when I’m not enjoying them as I realized that the only thing I dislike more than pushing through a book I don’t like, is trying to write a review about a book that I don’t like.
This year, I also finally learned that I just don’t have the time to keep up with commenting on every single post from my favorite bloggers. To help with this, I have created a number of lists using Feedly so I can quickly pick out the posts that I am most interested in so I can pop by, read, and comment as I have the time.
I know I am going to forget some key people here… so stay tuned, I’m sure I’ll be updating this section again soon.
Thank you to Tony Moyle, T.L. Branson, J. Scott Coatsworth, and Ken Hicks and Anne Rothman-Hicks for your continued support and communication about your latest works! I love working with you all so much.
Thank you to Kevin J. Kennedy for continuing to send me various story collections! I have been having SO much fun reading each of these and at this point, I’ve almost read them all!
Thank you to Nick Clausen for contacting me after reading one of my reviews and then adding me to your ARC list and sending me various ebooks!
Thank you again to Sarah Miniaci, Cheryl Mash, and Wendy B. for putting some wonderful books on my radar. I always look forward to seeing your email addresses pop up in my inbox!
Thank you to everyone that was so kind as to provide me with a testimonial after working with me to help me build up that page.
And last, but certainly not least, thank you to all that follow, read, and/or comment on my blog. You are all so incredible and I am so grateful that you take the time to discuss books and bookish things with me! I love how quickly I have developed great friendships with many of you!
Thanks for reading!
And again, thank you all so much for your support! I’m really looking forward to continuing this blog in 2020!