Saturday, May 25, 2013

Two Years of Blogging

Hey. It's been two years.

Well look at that.

To celebrate, I will use gifs for the first, and probably the only time.

I started this blog two years ago with no aspirations for it to continue for long, nor did I realize I would like it so much. It all started with a book I had won in a giveaway and an interest in reviewing it (it's a terrible review by the way, don't look for it.)

It was not easy, and I'm not going to pretend it was. For the longest time I had no clue what I was doing, and I had no one to help me figure that out. I had a lot to learn about writing reviews, and getting out there as well as followers vs. readers, and how to find books (the library, guys. It's magic.) I have learn so much the past two years, and thank you to everyone who has stuck with me all this time!

It took me a while to make friends around here because I didn't join Twitter until about five months after I started my blog, but once I did there was a whole new community of bloggers that all of a sudden I could connect with, and that helped me a lot. I've made all sorts of friends and I love you guys so much!

A few people I want to thank for just being awesome friends/helping me through the year/whatever:
(I might miss some of you- sorry!)
Rachel & Megan

In these two years I've hit several mile stone including
400+ Posts
1000+ Comments
Nearly 20,000 Page views

Since last year I've done all sorts of crazy things including participating in and winning NaNoWriMo, meeting another blogger face to face for the first time, meeting all sorts of people online, reading and blogging a lot, and just having fun!

Recently I've been in somewhat of a blogging slump, which sucks but I'm trying to figure it out. I'm still reading but I haven't felt interested in blogging about the books. I hope when summer starts in a few weeks I'll have some more time and I'll have a better time getting into the swing of things.

Two years. That's crazy Erika. That's Crazy.

Okay, so I haven't held a giveaway for a long time. I suppose now might be a good time, hmm? Below is a list (sorry, my picture didn't work) of some books I have for your guys to choose from. The winner gets TWO books of their choice.

Halo by
Hades by
Switched by Amanda Hocking (ARC)
Goddess Test by
Goddess Interrupted by
The Duff by Kody Keplinger (ARC)
Envy by Gregg Olson (ARC)
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams (Signed ARC)

This is a USA only giveaway. (I'm sorry!)
You must be 13 years old to enter
Use the Rafflecopter below

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  1. Congratulations on two years! *throws confetti* I've also been in a blogging slump lately, but I think I'm just starting to get out of it now. I'm sure you'll get out of yours soon with the summer and everything. The blogging community is so wonderful, and I'm so glad I joined it. :D

  2. Awwww I love you too Erika! Rachel and I have both totally been in the same situation as you, but hopefully we'll all get out of our slumps together over the summer! I'm really glad I've gotten to know you over the past year and I'm looking forward to more blogging community fun in the future! :)


  3. Congrats on the 2 Year blogversty! :) My Rafflecopter name is Vannah Batista! :)

  4. Congratulations on two years! And good luck on the many years to come :)

  5. WOW! Two Years, congratulations! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway! Best wishes for your continued blogging!

  6. Congrats, that is awesome! I am actually just about to start my blogging journey! :)

  7. Congratulations on blogging for 2 years! I know it is a lot of work!

  8. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging and thank you for the great giveaway!

  9. Aww, thank you for that shoutout Erika! I LOVE YOU TOO. I've loved talking to you on Twitter, and look forward to even more fun filled times with you, whether it be reading or NaNoing. ;)

    Love ya girly! <#

    1. Ok, so that was a bit awkward, that last symbol was supposed to be a <3. Lol, sorry. Got a bit too excited there. ;)

  10. Congrats on two years of blogging and your NaNo success!

  11. Happy two years! Thanks for the giveaway :D

  12. Congrats! *Internet Highfive* Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

  13. Happy Blogoversry! Congrats! Awesome book selection and YAY Lilo and Stitch! :D

  14. Congrats, It´s been an amazing year since I discovered this blog and I hope for more years :D