16 September 2012

One year blogosversary :D

(This actually happened 6 days ago, but *ahem* I obviously lose track of time)

I techincally first started book blogging in June 2011 as part of a uni assignment but really didn't know what I was doing and after the assignment finished, I looked back on it and thought "this is rubbish, I'm moving to Blogger" and I reinvented my previous blog and started to seriously get into blogging! At what I first thought would be a fun, small hobby, turned into something massive! I've made some amazing friends through this community and I've gotten to talk to some wonderful authors as well :).

I just want to thank EVERYBODY who has helped me, read my posts, commented on them, who follows my blog or who even follows me on Twitter, Facebook or any of that jazz :) You're all wonderful and you've made my experience blogging so interesting and so much fun!

As of now (after a year and 6 days!), I have:

Written 138 blog posts (139 now!)
69 of which were reviews
379 GFC followers
954 comments

While I didn't want to name any names, there are two major people I think I should definitely mention :)

- Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries was the FIRST book blog I ever saw and started reading! She might not know it but she introduced the world of book blogging to me in January 2011! When I first started out, I harrassed emailed her with questions about blogging and she always tried to help me out where she could :) So thankyou!

- Amy from Following the Reader, MY FIRST REAL LIFE BLOGGING FRIEND! Amy and I started blogging around the same time then eventually discovered we went to the same uni! We *almost* met in a bookstore but we were both too socially awkward to actually say hi to eachother, so we officially met at uni instead ;) Best thing is, she doesn't mind my crazy tendencies (well, I don't think she does :O).

There are so many more of you who I love to pieces and who I consider friends in this amazing community :) but there's too many to name individually and I'm scared of missing out on somebody... but I LOVE YOU *hugs*

To celebrate, there will be two prizes - one for the Aussies and another one international,
Aussies will have the chance to win a signed copy of On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and a book of their choice from the book depository ($15 limit).


The international winner will be able to choose two books from the Book Depository (check they ship to your country here!) with a limit of $30 all up :)

AUSSIE FORM :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

INTERNATIONAL FORM :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway details and conditions:
  • I am not responsible for lost or damaged goods from The Book Depository
  • Once this giveaway has finished, all personal information - including email/shipping address will be deleted
  • Winner will be contacted by email and will have 72 hours to respond with your full mailing address (especially if you're in another country) otherwise another winner will be chosen
  • I have the right to change giveaway details as I see fit
  • You must be aged 13 or older 
Good luck everybody and thankyou thankyou thankyou for a wonderful year :) 

35 comments:

  1. I accidentally entered your Aussie giveaway! Can you delete my entries? They were the 1st 5 under the name Megan with the email address bookworminloveblog@yahoo.com! I'm so sorry!!! (Happy blogoversary, though!)

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  2. Happy Blogversary! one year is a huge milestone! Congrats! (I accidentally entered the free entry and follow your blog one on the Aussie rafflecopter! sorry about that)
    ~Tess Watson

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  3. Happy Blogiversary Tinny!!!! Heres t many years of Hapy Blogging :-) xxxx

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  4. Congrats! That's an amazing milestone.

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  5. Congrats on your 1st blogoversary, hope there's many more!

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  6. AN ENTIRE YEAR? TANEEEEIIIKA! Congrats! SO exciting, and such a big milestone, and you, my friend, ARE AMZING! *clinks glass* to many more to come :D

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  7. Congratulations! I'm actually quite proud I only entered the international giveaway, as I'm usually terrible about that. Yay!

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  8. Happy Blogoversary and a HUGE, MASSIVE, CUPCAKE congratulations on a year and 7 (?) days! *huggles* You and your blog are AWESOMESAUCE and I'm so glad that a a uni assignment got you blogging because if it hadn't we may have never ever met and that is a scary thought. ♥♥

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  9. Happy Blogoversary to you! I can't even believe it's been a year already! Love your blog and keep up the great work!

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  10. Ohmy, Taneika! I accidentally entered on the AUS form. :( Sorry!

    Anyway, congratulations on your blogoversary! May you have more blogging years to come. All the best! :D

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  11. Happy Blogversary! :)

    Blogging experience eh? I found out blogging isn't really for me. I like to read and comment on blogs but am not a huge fan of writing posts. > <

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  13. Yup, just like Megan, I accidentally entered your Aussie giveaway too >,< It was the free entry section. So sorry!


    bout blogging experience, I can't say much. Actually, I'm not much a reviewer but the idea of blogging seems fun so I created my own blog but I don't review much there LOL

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  14. Loving the sound of this giveaway! I live in Perth (yay!) so would love to win the Melina Marchetti book.

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  15. WOW a year already....and what a year it was for you too....so many amazing reviews.....

    on the blogging experience well i just celebrated my first blogoversary and i suppose its been fun....got to read all assortments of books and interviews some of my favorite authors. :)

    Le' Grande Codex

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  16. Congrats on your first blogversary!
    What I've learnt about blogging is that it is really, really tough and it takes a lot of commitment and perseverance.
    (I accidently entered the Australian form).

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  17. TANEEEEEEEEEEEEEIKKKKAAAAA! Damn. One year? ONE YEAR?! How does it fly by SO fast and yet seem SO slow? Ahhhh I was your first book blog?! That is kind of crazy, because I started blogging just a couple of days before New Years 2011. So you find me in my first month! That is... well, that's pretty darn awesome :D

    I think yours and Amy's is the cutest story - though you were too shy and awkward to say hi, fate was determined for you to meet in person <3

    I hope your next year of blogging is just as INCREDIBLE as your first!

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    1. ALSO DID I MENTION YOU ARE AWESOME?

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  18. Congrats! Accidentally put in an entry in the Aussie form :/ oops

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  19. How awesome is that? Looking forward to when my blog is a year old too :))

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  20. Uh, I accidentally fill some of the AUSSIE PRIZES >,<
    Would you be so kind to delete them for me?
    Thanks!

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  21. I mean some on the AUSSIE PRIZES form :)

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  22. Congrats on your one year anniversary, mate!

    Like the previous comment, I too had made a mistake in filling in the Aussie's form >.<. I'm clumsly, like that! Really hope that my entry still counts >.<

    Thank you and congrats again!

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  23. Congrats on the blogoversary!!! :D

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    1. I don't have any experience with blogging but I've definitely thought about giving it a go :)

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  24. Happy bloggyversary ,
    and thank for the generous giveaway

    -Lilian S

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  25. UMMMMMMM!!!??!?! HOW DID I MISS THIS POST, or the mention!! Of course I don't mind your crazy crazy tendencies, because we both probably do them :) YAY FOR MY FIRST REAL LIFE BLOGGING FRIENDDDD <3 <3 You are amazing :D

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  26. Happy bloggyversary :) I enjoy blogging, I have met great people because of it :)

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  27. My experience about blogger is i'm difficult to manage my spare time

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  28. HAPPY 1st BLOGOVERSARY! *party* Heeeey, sexy lady, oh oh oh, heeeey sexy lady, oh oh oh, gandnam style! *stops dancing*

    Don’t mind me. Best blogging experience? Getting to meet other readers/bloggers, publishers and authors either in person or online! Weeee!

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  29. So far I love it!! I had my blogoversary a couple of months ago and I was pretty satisfied about it! It's an awesome goal to achieve :) :) So, congratulations!! :) The most awesome thing? I think all the great people I've met and all the amazing books I've got to know :) :) I would have never know about all these amazing books out there if it wasn't for the awesome bloggers around the world :) ;)

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