I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I started Book Labyrinth. It feels like I just started blogging and yet it feels like I’ve always been blogging at the same time. My first post was on August 24, 2010. I scheduled it purposely on that date to coincide with the release of ‘Mockingjay’, probably my most highly anticipated read since the last Harry Potter book. I still have mixed feelings about ‘Mockingjay’, but I’m glad my blogoversary date has some kind of meaning behind it.
Blogging is such a weird thing. It’s a hobby: something we choose to do, yet so often it feels like a job. I’m not sure why we let it get stressful like that, but I know we’re all still writing posts because we love to do it. We love books and we love sharing our enthusiasm for reading with others. We also love to read our fellow bloggers opinions and discover new great reads that we never otherwise would have picked up. The book blogging community is so interesting and so diverse, yet I feel like it’s so close knit as well. We’re all coming together for a common purpose, and we’re a group who understands and appreciates the love of reading and books on a much deeper level than the people in our every day lives tend to.
Thank you to everyone who has visited Book Labyrinth over the past year, whether you’re a one time visitor or a regular commenter. It almost feels like a geeky reading super power when you hear that another person you don’t actually know in “real life” has picked up a book based on your recommendation. I definitely have a smaller following than some blogs out there, but I truly appreciate the small group of you who keep coming back and are so faithful in your commenting. And for those of you who visit and don’t comment -- well, I appreciate you too, but please don’t be shy! I’d love to say ‘hello’ back on your blog.
- 275 followers
- Over 1300 comments
- Over 16,000 page views
- Most Viewed Post: We'll Always Have Summer review
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1. “fixing delilah”
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3. “jessica park” “flat-out love”
Again, thanks to everyone who has been a part of this last year on Book Labyrinth. Readers, commenters, authors, publishers, etc. You’ve all shaped what Book Labyrinth is, so thank you for that. Here’s to another year!
Be sure and check out my blogoversary giveaway as well, which is running until September 7.