I MEAN, WOW!!
I am speechless, humbled, proud, and so VERY blown away by this!! When I started this blog in January I had one goal – have 100 followers by my year anniversary. I didn’t have any other goals because I had no idea what I was doing to be honest! I knew that I wanted a space to talk about books. They’ve been my passion since I was only a few years old and talking to others about books is the greatest feeling in the world. We can share our love of the written word and talk about the things that make us happy, sad, excited and more. The worlds I’ve been able to experience because of recommendations found on blogs have been SO amazing! YouTube was out of the question for me – I hate being on camera! I’m way too awkward for that, not to mention that my house is never empty because my husband and I work from home, so recording would always involve an audience…… NOPE! So a blog it was. But, like I said, I had no clue what I was doing! I’m not good with computers or web sites, but I wanted it so badly I took the chance and jumped in both feet first. Am I ever glad I did!
Being a part of this community has been the most amazing thing I’ve ever decided for myself. It has given me a place to talk about all the things I love about books. It’s also made me feel like I was a part of something. I’ve never really felt alone, but I’ve never felt like there was anyone that had an interest in books like I did. You have all made me feel like I have a giant network of friends and family that I didn’t know I really needed. All of the conversations that I’ve had with you all has left a long lasting impression with me. One of happiness and joy. You’ve all made me feel like I was a part of a group hug. And it’s the best feeling in the world!
So, 1,000 thank you’s go out to all the people who have followed me, supported me, and been my friend through all your comments. I’ve enjoyed every moment and I’m so thankful for you all!
For anyone reading this that wishes they hit this number one day – it will happen!! I’m not saying this because I think I’m some sort of blogging goddess. Not at all and quite the opposite in fact. But if I can take a second and tell you something, it will be this:
BLOGGING ISN’T EASY!! It’s honestly one of the most frustrating and emotional things in my life. When I first started I was stuck at 11 followers for months on end. Just when I would put hours of work into a post I was proud of, no one would view it. It was heart breaking and I cried. More than I care to admit. Just give it time. I know, the girl with no patience is telling you to have patience, but it’s the best piece of advice that I have. Stay true to you, reach out to others in the community, and keep going. Things will happen. Even though blogging is hard, it’s SOOOOO worth it! Enjoy every minute!
As stated in the title, I’m proud to announce a giveaway to say thank you to all of my followers. Here are the rules:
- Enter only through Rafflecopter. I will be verifying all entries! CLICK HERE TO ENTER!!!!!!
- You must be following my blog to win! This is a thank you to my followers after all 🙂 But there are 5 ways to enter in total.
- Giveaway starts today (November 9, 2017) and ends in 2 weeks at midnight (November 23, 2017)
- Open INTERNATIONALLY as long as Book Depository ships to you!
- Winners will be notified on November 24th. You will have 48 hours to respond. If I do not hear from you, another winner will be chosen.
Here’s the giveaway details! I will be choosing TWO winners. Each person will be allowed to choose a book of their choice up to 20$ from Book Depository. If you can manage two books for 20$ or less, then go for it! If I contact you as a winner, just tell me what book you want, and I’ll make it appear on your doorstep. I’m basically like Bookish Santa Claus!
I wish I could do a bigger giveaway but things ended up happening over the last few weeks and I’m strapped financially. Not to mention, Christmas is right around the corner. I just hope you all know how much I appreciate you! So please, enter, and best of luck to you!
Until next time, happy reading!