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Thursday, November 8, 2012

1 Year Blogoversary Thank You and Giveaway




Today, I am celebrating my one-year blogoversary! Wow! I can’t believe I have been blogging for a year. I have to admit, at times, it seems like I have been blogging longer than that, but a year is pretty great. I want to thank all of my followers for visiting my blog and reading my reviews and sometimes-rambling craziness. I appreciate the continued support, especially when I have been MIA a lot. I’m a college student, as some of you know, and the workload has kept me busy, taking me away from blogging. I’m still way behind on writing reviews and review requests, but I do what I can when I have time. I love the blogging world and being able to talk to so many awesome people around the United States and the world about books, especially ones that I love. I have met some awesome people because of blogging, and I am very thankful for that. I have formed relationships with three awesome bloggers in particular: Michele (Cheles Bells) from A Belle’s Tales, Mickey from I’m A Book Shark, and Shellie from Creative Reads. These bloggers welcomed me into the blogging world a year ago, helped me out a lot along the way, and have become my friends. I am so thankful for their friendships; and, without blogging, I would have never met these awesome people.

            Without Mickey and Shellie, I may have never read Jennifer Armentrout's books (whom I just got to meet on Tuesday). She quickly won me over and has become one of my favorite authors. I haven’t met Michele from A Belle’s Tales in person, but she has made me part of her family and listened to me vent and witnessed some of my craziness. I’m very thankful to be able to call her my friend. She has helped me a ton with blogging and has read over many of my reviews and posts before they have gone live and edited for me. I want to say 'thank you' to her especially. Without her and the other friendships, I may have run away, terrified, from blogging in the beginning. So 'thank you' to these three bloggers and other bloggers who may have helped me along the way with tips and tricks.

            Thank you, especially, to my followers. When I started this blog, I never expected to have over 400 followers. I thought maybe I could get a few people to read what I had to say, but hundreds of followers... no way. You all seriously rock!

Thank you to all of the authors and publishers who have wanted to work with me in the past year! I’m sorry to those whose books I still haven’t had time to read and review, but I will get to them, I promise.  I greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and support since I’m in college. A BIG thanks to Tribute Books; since they caught sight of my blog in the early days, they have invited me on tons of blog tours and have worked with me a lot. I’m thankful for their continued support.

To anyone I may have missed, thank you.

GIVEAWAY:

I would like to celebrate this achievement by doing a giveaway for you guys. I’m giving away a book or e-book of your choice of up to $20 in value. If the winner chooses a physical book, then it will most likely be ordered from Amazon. If the winner is outside of the United States, then it will be ordered through The Book Depository. When you enter, please make sure your country is covered for free shipping. The winner will also win a SWAG pack. I will choose a second winner for just a SWAG pack.

^Some of the SWAG you can win

I will also add on another book winner for a book up to $15 if I get to 500 GFC followers by the end of this giveaway.


The winners will all be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter. To enter the giveaway, just enter the Rafflecopter form below. The only requirement to win is that you are a follower of my blog. The winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before I will have to choose another winner.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations, sweet girl!!!! I'm so happy for you and your one year achievement!! I'm extremely blessed to have you in my life, and I don't know what I ever did without you! Love you bunches! xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks love!!! Congrats to yourself also since you hit one year before me :) Awww I don't know what I would do without you! Blogging and life would never be the same! Love you <3

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  2. Happy blogoversary chick!! I am glad that I met you and have now discovered your blog.

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    1. AMY! Thank you and right back at you. Meeting you was a ton of fun! If you ever decide to take a trip to Maine tell me and I can show you around and we can talk books :) I look forward to talking with you more and stalking your blog when I have more time :)

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  3. Happy 1 year blog-o-versary (I'm making up words now aren't I?) So glad that we were FINALLY able to meet in person! Next time I'll have to make the trip to Maine and we can walk around Portland (yes I'm thinking about Delirium) This year has been one hell of a ride, so glad you've been there for me. Love ya chick!

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  4. Happy Blogoversary!
    And thanks a lot for the giveaway :)

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  5. Happy Blogoversary! I wish you many many more! :D

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  6. Happy Blogoversary!!

    Courtney
    Stiletto Storytime

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Thank you so much for all of your comments. I appreciate every one. I try to comment back to every one it just may take me a while. College student=busy! when you leave links I try to visit, depending on how crazy it is I may not have a chance to go comment on your blog. Please don't take offense! A lot of the time I mean to go back and forget because life is crazy.

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