It’s almost over. Of course now I’m getting a little sentimental about it being almost over. I mean, who knows if I’ll be one of those lucky bloggers that makes it to a third blogoversary? A lot can happen in one year….
Well, today’s post was going to be the final one as I was going to combine the remaining bloggers’ posts. But then I wouldn’t be able to wrap things up in the way I wanted to without the post getting way too long…. I do so love to ramble.
So I decided to extend things just one more day so that I could ramble and feature the remaining bloggers without the post seeming endless. And so today I’m turning the blog over to the super awesome Amy of the very stunningly gorgeous blog My Overstuffed Bookshelf to share a couple of tips.
But as always, before I do that, for just a little background….
I can’t remember when I first “met” amy online. I’d seen her blog long before we first said “hi!” But I know we talked a bit during the 2011 YA Crush Tourney when I was filling up my timeline on Twitter with my numerous “Vote for Tod” tweets. I’m actually surprised she didn’t give me an “unfollow.”
Of course I’m even more surprised that she agreed to be a part of my blogoversary.
But I was amazed by her blog, My Overstuffed Bookshelf. It was so pretty. And purple. And rich with content. She’d been around so much longer than I had and I was in awe. I still am. Because I don’t know how she could do this for as long as she has.
It is almost impossible not to second guess yourself. It’s something I do frequently…. Well, maybe a little more often than that. Try, all the time! Should I publish this post? Should I change my review style? Should I word something differently? Should I just keep my mouth shut? Should I shut down a few of my blogs? Should I not?
I would have hoped by year two that I’d feel like I knew what I was doing. I’m so relieved to know that even beyond the three year mark there can still be doubts.
And you picked such a great title for you blog. While it does confine you to talking books and bookish things, it is a book blog after all. But you definitely didn’t restrict the types of reads you can discuss. So if your reading tastes do vary or change you don’t have to rebrand your blog!
While I’m stuck talking fiction on my blog, I don’t see myself reviewing books in non-fiction so fortunately it’s not a problem. At least not yet….
But thank you so much Amy for sharing your advice and expertise! You have been around longer than almost any blogger I know. And the fact that you not only have stuck around, but you’ve been at it successfully for as long as you have is amazing!
If for some odd reason you haven’t yet “met” Amy, you can find her here!
So I asked Amy what her favorite read was these past couple of months and she mentioned EASY by Tammara Webber. But as I am already giving that away this blogoversary, she chose another one of my favorite author’s books.
So, I am offering up for giveaway – to be ordered from Amazon or The Book Depository depending upon location – to two winners a copy of BITTER BLOOD by Rachel Caine.
Enter in the Rafflecopter below, and all my usual giveaway rules apply. (See my giveaway policy if you have any questions.)
The winner for the AMAZON GC is Christina K. Christina, I’ll contact you to confirm the email address you’d like to provide to Amy to send the Amazon giftcard. Thanks so much for leaving a comment for Amy and stopping by my blogoversary event!