1st blog birthday!

My blog is 1 year old today! Blogging has turned out to be even more fun than I anticipated. I have made some lovely blogger friends too. When I first started, I was worried I’d run out of ideas… but as you can see, I worried needlessly. Here’s a timeline of my blog history:


JulyI join Twitter and then research how to start a blog.

August – I start my blog! I publish my first post on August 2nd. My first book review is published on the 11th.

September – I begin my ‘recommended authors’ series with Daphne du Maurier. I am also approved for my first ARC on NetGalley.

October – I celebrate my birthday with a top 30 books post. I write a Halloween post.

November – My first time-travel adventure. I publish one of my most popular blog posts yet.

December – I reach 1000 email subscribers, take part in my first blog tour and write a Christmas post.



January – I reach 1000 likes on my blog posts! I join Instagram. I write my first film review and also my first TV review. I start talking about those awkward moments in life.

February – I celebrate Valentine’s Day in an alternative way. My most popular book review yet is published. I also start rounding up some brilliant blog posts for each month.

March – I begin a new series about free information resources (once a librarian, always a librarian…)

April – I publish my 100th blog post! I also take part in the first of the huge blog tours organised by the Write Reads. I celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday and I tell you how I write my book reviews.

May – The classics battle it out and I start a character of the month series. The blog encounters a technical error which means that 9 days’ worth of content and comments are lost.

June – I present a summer horror story and begin my ordinary people series.

July – I look at fictional transport and review one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read. I discuss where I get my books from. This month I also switch hosting provider and migrate my site over. I add a page for my most highly recommended books.

Thank you very much to everyone who has subscribed, liked, commented and shared. I am really enjoying this blogging lark. You can expect more of the same in the next year – books, books and more books. Plus a sprinkling of writing and random stuff.

27 thoughts on “1st blog birthday!”

    1. Thank you so much 🙂
      I enjoy myself writing the posts so I’m glad others like to read them 😉

  1. Wow, happy blog birthday!!! 🤗😃🍾🎉🎉🎉🎈. I’m so glad I found your blog and started following you always have so many different things to post and it’s always a pleasure to read your words. I hope you enjoy today and here’s to the next year of blogging 🥂😁😁🤗😘

    1. Aw thank you – what a lovely comment! ♥ 🙂
      I like variety and that shows in my blog posts 😉

  2. … and what a fab blog you have! Happy birthday and well done. Love the different subjects you cover. Keep blogging and smiling 🙂

  3. Happy blogiversary! What changes do you think you might make in year two?

    1. Thanks! I’m not sure what changes I’ll make… possibly move the book reviews on to their own page. Nothing dramatic.

  4. Happy blogoversary 🎊 You have done a fab job thus far and I have no doubt that you will keep that up ♥️

    1. Thank you! ♥ I have blogged before (in a workplace context) and I liked it a lot, so that’s one reason I started my own.
      You’re a newbie, really? You seem like an experienced blogger to me 😀

      1. Ha ha aw thank you, so kind of you to say! I wish! I started last Feb, so still in the newbie stage too!
        Oh I’m so glad you did start your own one!!

    1. Thank you so much 🙂
      That’s great to hear, I will keep churning out the content 😉

    1. Thank you Jee ☺💜
      I can see how much I progressed over the months. I’m quite impressed by myself 😉

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