Happy 1st Blogoversay to Me! + GIVEAWAY (INTL)

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Hey guys!

Today is the day. My blog turns 1 today!! Woooooohoooooo~

When I started my blogging journey last January on Blogger, I never thought I would stick with it for this long. (I have a long track record of quitting things). But here I am today, feeling blessed to be apart of such an amazing community of book lovers such as yourselves! I’ve prepared some words I would like to say today, cue the spotlight!

Change

A lot of things have changed over the last year and a half.

  • I switched blog providers! I originally began my blogging adventure with Blogger in January 2015. I was having so much fun reading and reviewing. But for whatever reason I decided in July of the same year to switch over to WordPress. I couldn’t be anymore pleased about that. Through WordPress I have been able to connect with more friends and readers, and I find it so much easier to navigate and use!
  • My blog theme has changed so many times! I think I may be on theme #4 or 5 right now. I have a trouble with commitment, and I am constantly changing my mind about things. But as for right now, I am quite content with how my blog looks, thanks to Aentee’s amazing header design! It’s nice right?
  • Staying true to my commitment issues, I have also changed the way I review books several times over the last year. I used to write paragraph after paragraph for my reviews, then I switched to category reviewing, and finally I have decided it would be easy to rate the book in several categories and then talk about the good and the bad. So far that has been working best for me!

My List of Thank Yous!

I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for you guys!

  • Thank you to my fellow Toronto bloggers! Amanda (Brains, Books, and Brawn), Joey (Thoughts and Afterthoughts), Patty (Bookish Wanderlove), Shelly (Read, Sleep, Repeat), Maria (Big City Bookworm), Erika (Erika Chung), and Christine (Padfoot’s Library). You guys are awesome, and I look forward to all of bookish gatherings and adventures!
  • Thank you to my INTL bookish friends! Jenna (Reading with Jenna), Aentee (Read at Midnight), Lois (My Midnight Musing), Nicolette (Nicolette Elzie), Flo (Flowless Books), Ashley (Socially Awkward Bookworm), Sara (Freadom Library), Aimal (Bookshelves and Paperbacks), and Deanna (A Novel Glimpse). Talking with you guys everyday about books and life brings me joy you can’t even imagine! You guys are freaking awesome!!
  • To all my favorite authors that keep writing amazing books that I get to rant, love, read, and push to everyone. Thank you for writing these fantastic stories. Morgan Rhodes, Pierce Brown, Leigh Bardugo, Shaun David Hutchinson, Adam Silvera, Marie Lu, Jodi Meadows, and Cinda Williams Chima just to name a few!
  • Thank you to all the publishers, and book sellers! You provide such awesome books for us to read and enjoy. A special shout out to Jackie from Simon and Schuster Canada, you’re the best of the best!
  • Thank you to all my readers and followers. I honestly wouldn’t be here without you guys. You make me want to keep creating reviews and fun content for you to enjoy. Please keep supporting my blog and interacting with me. It really means the world to me!

The Future

This is only the beginning to a fun journey to be had. Now that I’ve hit this very special milestone, I don’t see me turning back! To many more years of blogging, reading, and reviewing!! Here’s what to expect from me in the coming future:

  • MORE Reviews. I’m a horrible reviewer when it comes to actually writing them. I’m sorry. But know that I am working harder to provide more reviews for you guys to read! I promise!
  • MORE Giveaways. I mean, who doesn’t love giveaways? I’m hoping to host more on a monthly basis. Sounds exciting right?
  • MORE Original Content. If you know me, you know I love doing tags and memes! Who doesn’t love those? BUT I also feel like I need to start producing more original content. Lately I have been posting Discussions at Dawn, and they seem to be generating positive response. But don’t worry, the memes and tags will remain. I can’t give those up just yet!

My 1st Blogoversary GIVEAWAY

So we’ve come to the part I know you all came for! A thanks to all you lovelies, I am hosting my 1st Blogoversary Giveaway for you all. So please join in the fun and spread the word!

 

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Thanks again to ALL OF YOU! This has been the best year of my life. Here’s to many more awesome years with you guys!

Until next time,

Sig New

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57 thoughts on “Happy 1st Blogoversay to Me! + GIVEAWAY (INTL)

  1. Woohoo! Congratulations on reaching your 1 year blogoversary on WordPress! So glad you decided to switch to WordPress and that we got to be friends 🙂 I can’t wait to meet you in person when I come to Toronto (like I think it’s actually going to happen!). Hopefully by then I’ll have read the other two Pierce Brown books and we can flail around together ❤ ❤

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    • JENNNNNNA! YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO COME TO TORONTO. 😀

      We need to express all our bookish feelings unto one another! And I can take you around to all the yummy places to eat, and places to shop for…. BOOKS! 😛

      Thanks for being the awesomest friend EVER! ❤

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  2. Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversay Jesse!
    Here’s to all the other years to follow, I love your reviews and finding the right layout to suit you is so difficult. I’m the same and change it up all the time, I can’t commit to anything for too long XD

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  3. Congratulations on such a fun accomplishment! I love reading your blog (even if we don’t read very many of the same books) and getting your perspective. Plus, you showcase the best book covers! It’s been fun talking books with you! Cheers to many more years!

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  4. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! That’s such a huge achievement. Here’s to many more! I’ve been so indecisive with headers and themes too! For one whole month I think I must’ve changed it everyday, until I decided which one looked best. 🙂 Looking forward to more reviews!

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  5. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! Here’s to this being the first milestone of many. 😀
    I love that you did a shoutout to some of the people who made this blogging experience so much fun. It’s really the community that makes it worthwhile! Congrats again 😀

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  6. YAYY!!! Happy Blogoversary!!! Im so glad I met you through such an awesome blogging community! Here’s to many more years of book blogging!!

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  7. Happy 1st blogoversary and a huge congrats on making it to the 1 year mark! It’s true that your blog has seen many changes but change is good! I enjoy seeing the new content on your blog and every new theme that you come up with! Great job on making such a cool blog 🙂

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  8. Happy 1st blogoversary!! I love checking out your site, it’s definitely one of my favs!Lots of changes made of the past year but all for the better! Here’s to many more blogoversaries to come!

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