2018 | A Year In Review

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On May 31st, 2018 I started on this book blogging journey. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into or how much I would truly enjoy blogging. These were months of learning and the book community was so very helpful! I’m also thankful for all of you.  It’s a delight to be a part of this as I don’t think there is another community like this. It’s amazing!

I do this as a hobby and it has given me an outlet to share my love of books, and for that I’m thankful. 

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As I get into the recap of 2018, I prefer just to state the numbers instead of it being wordy. So, here it is…

2018 | A Year In Review

In 7 months and a day, I accomplished the following:

Blog Posts  (62 total posts) which included:

  • 23 book reviews
  • 10 blog tours
  • 16 of 25 blogmas posts

Reading Challenges

  • 24 in 48 Reading challenge (hosted by 24in48.com) The next one is coming up the end of January (Check it out)
  • 20 Books of Summer hosted by (746Books.com) You can read the results of this challenge here

NetGalley

  • Feedback ratio of 61%
  • Approved for  18 books / 10 books reviewed

Goodreads (also started on May 31, 2018):

 

 

Thank you for being on this journey with me! Here’s to a great 2019!

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How did 2018 treat you?

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Blogger Recognition Award

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The rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include their link
  • Give a brief explanation of how your blog began.
  • Give some advice to new bloggers.
  • Name ten nominees and include their links.
  • Tag your nominees on twitter to let them know.

Hey All!  This is my first Blogger Recognition Award and I am so excited to be a part of it!  First, I want to say thank you to  @bibliosmiacDC , and @ForeverLostInT2 for nominating me!

The idea for a blog came about some time ago as I was scrolling through Twitter and looking for book bloggers to follow, as I was always looking for insight on the next book to read.  I had been reading quite a bit and thought as I was scrolling through the book blogger list, that I could do this.  I love books. I would love to share my thoughts and my opinions on the books that I read, and I have a bit of background in computers. So, I thought, what the heck, I’ll give it a try. Now, almost 6 months into blogging, I have found it as a great outlet to connect with others, and to share my love of books with others that appreciate them as much as I do…Oh, and the book community, is absolutely awesome!

As for my advice, work on your blog because you love it. If you don’t love blogging, then it will become a chore.  Starting out, for most, there is a learning curve, and it can take time to generate a following (which can be frustrating at times). However, if you love it, give it time.  Keep at it because you want to keep at it.  Keep blogging for the love of what you’re doing, and what you’re contributing to the community (no matter your niche).  For me, it just so happens to be for the love of books.

For The Love Of Books

On the technical side, my advise would be to make sure you are adding in all the extra data behind your images.  Once you add your image to your post, click on it. then select the pencil and it will bring up the following screen.Technical advise_LI

Add descriptive text to the Title, Alt Text, and Description box. This will help with your SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Hope this helped. I look forward to reading your advice for new bloggers.

Happy Blogging!!

Happy Blogging

My nominations are:

Mandy at Devouring Books (Website | Twitter)

Colleen at  Colleens Conclusions (Website | Twitter)

Clo at Book Dragons (Website | Twitter)

Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek (Website | Twitter)

Whispering Stories (Website | Twitter)

Jennifer at Jen Chaos Reviews (Website | Twitter)

Anjedah  (Website | Twitter)

Sam at Fictionally Sam (Website | Twitter)

Nick (Website | Twitter)

Hannah at Hannahs Bookshelf (Website | Twitter)

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