Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy 1 Year Blogoversary


Hello All!
Today is my one year blogoversary and I just have to tell all of you.....




Your lovely support and comments brighten my day. I was looking at my first review and am very surprised some of you have stayed with me through it all! I think I have become much more consistent with reviews and posts now and hope to stay that way.

And though my first review was embarrasing, my first disagreeing comment about a review killed me. I totally thought I had messed up this whole blogging thing completly until I realized that even though, yes, I was a little too lenient on that book, opinions are supposed to vary! Yes, I was that naive and that much of a people pleaser.

That incident led to THIS rant about how hard it is sometimes to critize the faults in books without feeling awful. And even though I still feel that's true, it's a lot easier now for me to post about.

Soon I reviewed my first actual review copy of a book, and then came my first award, and then my first interview, and then came my first truly negative review. And my first IMM, first contest, first book trailer, first "Birthday Month", First time to have someone email me for advice on this crazy thing called book blogging, and First time to host a gigantic month of fantabulous giveaways and authors otherwise known as The 25 Guests of Christmas (which I hope to make an annual thing, by the way).

I know there are many more "Firsts" to have and they all happened because of the lovely support from all of y'all so thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful year of blogging and a wonderful year of "firsts".

Jill

10 comments:

La Coccinelle said...

Happy blogoversary! :)

~The Book Pixie said...

OMG, Happy Blogoversary girl! Mine doesn't come up until May so I got a bit of a wait. lol.

~Briana

robby (onceuponabookblog) said...

Happy blogoversary! Your blog is great and you are great and you deserve it all! *handsitoverreluctantlyimeanhappily*

Michelle said...

Happy One Year!! =D

Kirthi said...

And I get that warm fuzzy feeling inside :) Happy Blogoversary! I LOVE your blog!

Krista/Tower of Books said...

Happy blogoversary! :D

Anna ♥ said...

Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on reaching your first year of blogging. :D

Elise said...

Congrats, Jill! (And thanks for helping me along the way too. I couldn't have done it without you!) :D

Jan Blazanin said...

Jill, thanks again for making FAIREST OF THEM ALL the subject of your first book trailer! I can't begin to court how many times I've watched it, and I love it every time!

MissAttitude said...

Congrats on your blogoversary and I wish you many more! I gave you an award :) http://blackteensread2.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-finding-my-place.html