Today my blog turned 3! I never expected myself to keep going for so long, but I really enjoy blogging, and especially the interaction with other readers and the authors. And so far, I have no intention of stopping.
In the last year I have started doing author interviews, which is a lot harder than it seems, but I love doing it. I am very happy my best friend Maia is helping me with that. Now if only I could persuade her to make a guest review now and then ...
I have also participated in a few blog tours, and done some guestposts. I have discovered that I have to like the book and author to enjoy this. I do not want to promote a book I cannot enjoy myself. I am still not doing many book reviews on request, and I like that, as I want to keep reading the books I enjoy and have bought myself. Of course, receiving an ARC for a series I love is the best thing ever, and I hope to have more of those ;)
A blogoversary needs some stats, so here goes:
In those three years I have reviewed 745 books, and have posted a grand total of 951 blogposts. In the last blogyear that were 238 book reviews. I have 78 followers, and I still get a happy feeling when I have a new follower on my blog. Keep commenting people, I love comments on my blog (but not spam!).
My pageviews keep growing too, which is very satisfying to see. At the moment of posting this, I have had 35.932 pageviews, according to Blogger Statistics.
I am thinking of having Tynga design a new blog look for me though, as I really admire what she has done lately, and I would like something more professional looking, and especially something less narrow. What do you think? Have you changed your look before and did you like the result?
And of course, a birthday must be celebrated. So this time, I am offering two of my followers a choice of one of the 238 books I have reviewed this year, as long as it is available in paperback from the Bookdepository up till € 7,00 a book. How can you win this? Easy, just leave me a nice comment, and make sure I know how to contact you. Of course this is international. Winners will be emailed by me, and announced in the comments of this post.
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