Friday, May 25, 2012

One Year of Blogging!

I really can't believe it has been a year since I began this blog. It has been a wonderful first year of blogging for me and I can't wait for the years to come.

How my blogging journey started was actually pretty complicated compared to some stories I have heard. At some point, probably in April of 2011 I ran across some sort of book giveaway, and I joined a site that I could read books and win books on ( and I had always been a little more bookish than other people, not as much as I am now though. The idea of winning a book, or even an ARC, just because it was an available giveaway sounded pretty cool so I tried it out. Through that process I learned a little more about books (like what an ARC was) and occasionally I would end up on a book blog. Really the only blogs I remember stumbling upon were The Story Siren and a blog that no longer exists, and I would look at those sites and go "What are these people doing and how do they know how to put a web page like that together?"

Near the end of May I actually won my first book, an ARC of Passion by Lauren Kate. After my extreme freak out (I was a fan of the series) I sat down and thought about what people do after reading and ARC, and of course they review them. So I decided that I was going to create a blog just to give the reviewing thing a try.

At first Rescue Reads was not Rescue Reads. It has gone through two name changes and countless design changes over the year along with several not-so-successful first posts.

The next real big chapter in my blogging experience was around the end of 2011 when I first joined twitter. Before twitter I had really no blogger connections outside of comments and joining was my first real big leap in the world of blogging. On twitter I have gained so many blogger friends and it has helped out an awful lot.

Withing a month or so of joining twitter Katie at Katie's Book Blog became my Big Blogger Sibling and she helps me out a sometimes, which can really help because Blogging can become very tough and you need a little support and a mentor can really help.

After that things just seemed to come together really well. I've been able to do so much in the past year and I am so grateful for all of the friends I have met through twitter or otherwise. I would like to point out a few people who have been both great friends and great helpers in the past year:


Thank you guys! I can't wait to continue blogging this year and for years to come!


  1. Congrats on a year! I started my first blog, much the same way! If you are still looking for giveaways to enter, I have one going on at my blog right now for Fated by Alyson Noel, I hope you don't mind me mentioning it, but I thought you might be interested!

    Once again congrats on a year! That is awesome!

  2. Congrats on your anniversary! I come to your blog often-mostly when you post things on twitter. So keep being awesome!

    I feel like so many people start blogging randomly one day and then get addicted to it. That's what happened to me. I'm on book 2 in the Fallen series. You excited for Rapture? Also, I love Katie's Book Blog too. =)

    Harley Bear Book Blog

  3. Aww, that's my name! You're an awesome, lady :] I love talking to you on the Twitters. Here's to hoping for an even more successful year 2 :D

  4. GO FALLEN FANS! Sorry, I needed to point that out at first :)

    I see my name! Ah, thank you for the shout out and CONGRATULATIONS on your blogoversary! (That's how you spell it, right?)I love the GIF and the picture in your post and I can't believe it. The ARC (Passion) you won started Rescue Reads. I guess we all have our own stories :)