It’s my two-year anniversary: A look back, a look forward, and a giveaway!

It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was writing a blog post for my first WordPress anniversary, and somehow it’s already time to write one again! This blog has been around since 2013, but it’s only the second year that it’s been in its home here on WordPress. I said it last year, and I’ll say it again — moving this blog to WordPress has, quite literally, changed my life.

In this year’s anniversary post, I wanted to take a look back and everything that’s happened here on WordPress, talk a little bit about my plans for the future, and, of course, do a giveaway!

Some stats, which continue to blow my mind:

Total views: 109,586
Total followers: 2,893
Total likes: 64,024
Total comments: 12,293

My five most popular posts, by views alone:

Let’s Talk About: Planning out my (blogging) life
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite book bloggers!
Review: Proof of Collusion by Seth Abramson
Let’s Talk About: Appropriate interactions on social media
Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee

My five favorite posts from the last year of blogging, in no particular order:

Review: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
Tag: Lover Book Tag (Original!)
Let’s Talk About: BookCon 2019!
Tag: Song Request Book Tag: Take 1 | Take 2 | Take 3
Review: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju (spoilers!)

Three goals for my third year on WordPress:

① I feel like I’m always saying this any time I talk about my goals, but my biggest goal is to continue posting at least once per day. I’ve made it a point to post every day since moving my blog here, and it’s become one of those little things I can do to make myself feel accomplished.

② I’d like to get back into blog hopping with actual regularity. This is something that I was so good about during my first year on WordPress, and (mostly) because of my new job, got really inconsistent in my second year. I’m going to try to set aside some time every day, or at least every couple days, to catch up on blogs.

③ My last goal is to do some collaborations with other bloggers. I had hoped to have a grand plan for this that I could reveal in this post, but I still haven’t come up with a good idea. For now, my goal is to come up with a unique idea for a monthly collaborative post. I will definitely put up an announcement as soon as I figure this out!

As a thank you for all of your support, I’d love to buy you a book! You can click here to go to the Rafflecopter website.

The rules:

  • If you’re under 18, please make sure that you have your parents’ permission to share your mailing address!
  • The giveaway opens on March 19, 2020 and closes on March 25, 2020. I’ll draw the winner on March 26, 2020 and they’ll be notified via email.
  • One follower will win one book of their choice (up to $20 USD) from The Book Depository. The giveaway is open internationally as long as TBD ships to you!

Good luck! ❤

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51 thoughts on “It’s my two-year anniversary: A look back, a look forward, and a giveaway!

  1. Devour Books with Dana says:

    Happy anniversary! I love your blog and try to read most of your posts because they are amazing. I would love to be a part of blogging collab or anything of the sort!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jas @ XIV blog says:

    Happy blogversary! I think your goals are pretty ambitious! Especially posting everyday is impressive 🙂 Good luck, I can’t wait for all your future post!

    Liked by 1 person

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