My first year as a book blogger has been so incredibly rewarding. I still feel like a clueless newbie most of the time, but I've learned a lot and it's been absolutely amazing.
Since I started blogging back in 2011, my blog has had nearly 8000 page views . To put this into perspective, my blog got a grand total of 57 pageviews in the first month. Now I typically get over 1,000. It didn't help that I didn't even know a YA Book Blogging community existed- I just started book blogging because I loved books.
I have interviewed 3 authors (Robin Palmer, Stacey Jay, and Lia Habel) and I'm hoping to interview a lot more, especially over the summer when I have more time. This is one of the more incredible parts to me because I didn't even know regular people could talk to authors, other than fan emails, until some time in July-August 2011.
My top five most popular posts:
1. Author Interview: Robin Palmer
2. JGW: Cover Shots: Paper Towns (7)
3. Book Review: Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
4. Busting the Newbie Blues! (:
5. In My Mailbox (17)
My top five most popular book reviews:
1. Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
2. Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor
3. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
4. Reckless by Cornelia Funke
5. Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce
The best part about blogging, though, is the fantastic community that exists. I've discovered that there are people- teens- out there who love books just as much as I do!
I still have a lot to learn, there's no doubt about that, but I'm so glad I started blogging and I can't wait to improve in the upcoming year. (:
Stay tuned for a blogoversary giveaway coming later TODAY! (: