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Blogoversary!!! *fireworks and explosions* P.S. Technically It's Tomorrow

Tomorrow I will have blogged for an entire year! I am so excited!!!

I feel so incredibly thankful to you all! Thank you everyone – all of my awesome bookish friends, for being here with me this year, visiting me, commenting on my blog and sharing my news and posts, sharing my interest in the same books and basically, being my friends! I guess I should also thank all those amazing publishers who sent books my way, and all those authors who signed my copies, did interviews with me and all that! Thanks for making this year fun!

I know there is still a long way for me to go in making my posts more interesting and fun for you to read, coming up with more memes and linkups and generally inspiring bookish conversations, but I feel like I’ve done a lot this year! So let’s look back…

(I’m trying real hard NOT TO make some bad pun about grabbing a cup of coffee and diving into the flashbacks right now…)

My One Year Of Blogging

year of blogging

That’s my year! And you know how I feel about it? Good. Great, even! I’ve spent this year thinking, hey, some girls who are still in high school have bigger audiences than me – they’ll get 500 followers in 3 months? What is this magic, right??

But now when I look at this picture… Hey, I didn’t do half bad myself. I may have a nearly full-time job, and so less time for blog hopping and posting. I may not read as much YA as those popular young bloggers, so I have less people following (Don’t get me wrong though – good for them! I am impressed, not dismissive! It’s amazing and wonderful if you’re a teen and have 500 followers!) Maybe I don’t read the most popular stuff, maybe I don’t even get bookmail because I live out in the boondocks – but I have a really great audience (yes, you!) because I get so much feedback, so many awesome long comments from all of you, you’re not silent lurkers! You talk with me, you support me, you recommend me books! And there’s nearly 300 of you, through various channels! Clearly I could have done worse, right???!!! So when I look back now, I think – I’m proud of my blog. And it’s fine if it takes me another year to get to that 500 – it’s not about that. It’s about being friends with all of you wonderful people ❤️ 

I hope you all stay with me through year two as well!

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

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Lilly
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CONGRATS on reaching this EPIC milestone!!!! I wish you much continued success & fun on your blogging journey! 🙂

Darius Jung
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Congratulations! You run everything so well and comfortably, I honestly thought your blog had been around for more than a year. Keep up the good work! I hope mine will be in as good a shape when I hit 1 year.

Annemieke
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Happy blogoversary!

It took me 2 years to get to 500 followers so don’t worry. You are doing fine.

Utopia State of Mind
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CONGRATULATIONS!

Paul Liadis
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Well done!

Thannya @MyLovelySecret
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CONGRATS! You did so much in one year. I’ve been blogging for seven years and I haven’t done as much as you did. You should be proud of every post you have written and how much you accomplished. I’ve only found your blog last month, but I’m completely in love with it. <33 I have so much fun reading your post – always waiting for a new one.

Happy readings & wishes of another great year of blogging.
Tânia @MyLovelySecret

Sophie Eloy
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Congratulations!!!

Cassie Winters
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I love the positivity in this post! You can reach any milestone with time, but it sounds like you are enjoying the journey to get there. Congratulations on your anniversary!

Amalia
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Congratulations, Evelina!! The world needs more readers like you. You are the joy of life and so dedicated to reading and your love for books really shines through! The readers’ sphere is lucky to have you:)

Brian Joseph
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Happy Blogerversery! Your blog is always original and fun to read.

May you have many more years of Blogging!

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
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Congratulations Evelina!! I think you did so good!! I love the “only sometimes” YA bloggers… they are the best… I guess what I’m saying is YOU ROCK! What a wonderful year you have had… with working on top of it all…!! <3 May the next year bring you much increase…

Mallory
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You’ve got such a great blog and turn out some amazing content. <3 Congratulations on everything you've accomplished. All of your hard work is paying off. You're going to hit those 500 followers in no time 😉

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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Happy blogoversary!!! It looks like you’ve had a fantastic first year! 😀

Anna
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Congrats on one year of blogging!! 🙂 I’m impressed with the audience you’ve gathered in that year– I know it must have taken a lot of hard work.

Katisha @ Reel Literature
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Happy One-Year Blogiversary!!! Your first year sounds like it went extremely well! I’m glad to have stumbled across your blog, and I’m looking forward to becoming one of your not so silent lurkers.

I just celebrated my first year of blogging too. I also have a full-time job, so I understand how much harder that makes blogging.

Shruti
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CONGRATS, EVELINAH! I’m so happy for you! You’ve done a lot in one year! The follower count doesn’t matter. Looking through the comments, it’s obvious that you’ve made excellent friends (including yours truly! ) That’s what matters. Keep being this amazing! ❤️ 🙂

Jamie
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Congrats on your one year! You run a wonderful blog and I always love reading your posts and reviews, keep up the awesome work!

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
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Happy Blogoversary!!

Rosie Amber
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Congratulations

FictionFan
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Happy Blogoversary! I only ‘met’ you recently but I’ve been enjoying reading your posts, so here’s to many more happy years of blogging! 😀

Danielle
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Congratulations on 1 year! That is amazing! Looks like you’ve had a wonderful year of blogging! ❤️

Sim @Flipping Thru the Pages
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Happy Blogoversary Evelina (and now to Ebil too 😛 ). I am really glad that I found you and your blog on this blogosphere. I really like your blog and appreciate your efforts that you take for your blog. You have really done an amazing job. I wish my blog can also be successful as yours after a year 😀

Cheers and all the best for your next year 🙂

Grab the Lapels
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I’m so glad you acknowledged that people aren’t silent lurkers. Some bloggers measure success in followers. I have almost a thousand followers, but most of them are spam. Some are those “follow for follow” folks, which I don’t do. No chatting, no following for me! I keep blogging for the conversations (though that’s not why I started).

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
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Congratulations on a whole year of blogging! Here’s wishing you many more!

Sam@WLABB
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Congratulations! I am happy to count myself among your bookish crowd.

herding cats
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Awwww happy one year! I hope your next is even more exciting 🙂

Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger
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Happy Blogiversary!! Here’s to many more years!

Kris marie
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congrats what a huge accomplishments!!!

Lara @ Words With Lara
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Yayyyy! Congratulations on a year of blogging. Wow, you really have done a lot in that year! Happy blogging birthday and let’s hope for many many more!

Wattle
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Happy blogoversary and congratulations on reaching that milestone, yay! 😀 I hope the next year is even better!

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sjhigbee
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Huge congratulations on reaching your first year anniversary with the blog. It certainly doesn’t have a ‘new blog’ feel. And it’s a testament to you and the strong relationships that you have built that it took me AGES to scroll down the looong list of comments to get to post my own. I’ve been blogging since forever and a) it took me a LOT longer than a year to get to 200+ followers and b) the thing I’ve taken away from doing this is that it isn’t about the numbers, not really – it’s far more about the people who… Read more »
Eram
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CONGRATULATIONS! And we love you too <3 I can totally relate to the stuff you said about not having that big an audience as compared to few others. I have been blogging for 3 months now and I can clearly see that my blog's growth rate is comparatively slower. This doesn't, however, upset me because I know that 1. I don't read the popular books and 2. I am not very regular with my blogging. Lately, I have become more engrossed in issues of real life and that means that I will have less time for the blog. Which is… Read more »
Corina Paris
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Congrats!!! And your stats are impressive!! Think about it, you are on more than one social media platform. And you are rocking all of them!!! I think you nailed it when you said that those long comments are really what makes this blogging business worthwhile. The real connection between readers, even if we don’t read the same books all the time.
Just taking time and letting people know they are not alone out there in the blogosphere.

Cheers to the next year!!!

Maureen Bakker
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Congratulations! You definitely did great 😉

Karen Blue
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Happy Blogoversary! In one year you have managed to become one of my most favorite bloggers. I love your site. And hey, you should be really proud of yourself for getting almost 300 followers in hour first year, it took me a bit longer than that. Here’s to many more!!!

Resh
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CONGRATS !! Congrats on this milestone and keep blogging. I love how funny you are while writing posts as well as how honest you are about the books that did not appeal to you. Have a great day 🙂

Jackie B.
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WOOHOO!!! Congrats on your blogoversary!!! This is a HUGE deal! One year old, huh? I love it. 🙂 You’ve done some great work this year. I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us going forward. You’re right– it’s not about how many followers you have. It’s really about the connections you make. And I’m so glad you somehow found me in this wide wide world of bloggers. <3 you.

Keep up the amazing work!!!

Jenna @ Falling Letters
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Wonderful, you deserve all that success!! Congratulations on your first year of blogging. ^^

Olivia Roach
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You’ve done epic! Congratulations on your blogiversary. Sometimes I wonder at the magic of people gaining so many followers but I remind myself that I mostly don’t stick to one niche and also post reviews for a lot of smaller self-published titles so that’s okay. AND I think the most important thing when it comes to blogging is the comments and audience, because the discussion is what makes a community. And you’ve done that wonderfully 😀

Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium
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haha you are funny. I think you may not be as young and read ALL the hyped books but I think you are very popular dear! Happy Blogoversary! I hope you blog for many years to come since I love the books your read 🙂

Amy
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OMG CONGRATS that’s so fantastic and exciting and you SHOULD be proud!!! That’s super impressive and 500 followers is insane to get to. There’s always going to be those crazy people who somehow manage to post every day/read 200 books a year and therefore end up with ~1000 followers in a year (yeah okay, I have a couple in mind), and we may never be those people, but obviously we’re all different people and that’s part of our personalities as bloggers. And our personality is what readers are here for, right? Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you and I… Read more »
Rasya
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Congratulations!

I have been bogging for years but I couldn’t even reach half of your accomplishments lol. Wish you only the best and smooth sailing blog journey!

Rasya
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Ugh, typos. English is not my first language so please bear with my grammatical mistakes.

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
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I am late here and I apologize, but HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! It’s so, so great that you’ve been blogging for a year and feel like keeping on going. You really have a beautiful blog and I hope you’ll want to share your love for books with us for a long time 🙂 Congratulations on the followers and all that you’ve accomplished in a year. I love how you are about numbers in that post – everyone reaches “big” numbers, different kind of goals in different time frames, and it’s so important to remember that, no matter if we reach 20, 200… Read more »