Sunday, January 16, 2011

Three Years Ago Today....

Three years ago today I posted my first book review with Blogger. I had been posting reviews on MySpace, but even then, I could see that MySpace was not going to have the longevity that I felt necessary for my reviews.

In three years I have read and reviewed 387 books. My blog has been read over 50,000 times by readers in more than 75 countries. I have posted 775 times. Everything from book reviews, to author interviews, to book related gift ideas and of course book related quotes. My first review on this blog was House Lust . I must say here it is three years later and I still have House Lust. I have read great books, horrible books and everything in between. I have discovered new (to me) authors and have kept up with old favorites. I have gone through dozens of layouts, although I think I will be sticking with this one, but I am not making any promises.

Blogging has become an important part of my life. I have come to think of my readers as my friends. There is a whole book blogging community that challenges me to be a better writer, a better reviewer. I know that I have a long ways to go, but, I read their blogs and think "I want to be like them when I grow up!" Reviewing books gives me the opportunity to do what I love, read, and share that love with the whole world. What more could a girl ask for?

What does the future hold in store? Well, I suspect more reading. LOL. As blogging trends ebb and flow I will try new features, remove old ones, see what works and what doesn't. I am always open to what you, my readers, are interested in seeing on my blog. What interests you? What would you like to see? But, above all, I promise you this, I will always be reading and I will always share with you my thoughts on what I am reading.

6 comments:

Holli said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary!

Lisa Mandina said...

I can't remember when I first started. I think I did my first book reviews over on Live Journal. I feel the same as you, I read other people's blogs and want to do as good as they do! Yours is one of those that makes me feel that way. I like your new background, I think you should stick with it. It's neat! Congratulations on your Blogaversary!

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

Thanks, ladies!

Shon said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Brandie said...

Happy Blogaversary! Your blog is one of my favorites and I hope you keep blogging for a long time!

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

Thanks, everyone!

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I remember the carefree summer days when I used to ride my bike to the public library to pick out new books. I would go almost daily to find books to read. I read to learn. I read to explore the world. I read to escape. I read because not reading is not an option.

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