Technically I started my blog a year ago on July 15, but I consider that I started blogging on August 25, 2008. This is in part because before that I didn’t really understand the near-dailiness of blogging and did foolish things like post all the reviews I’d already written for LibraryThing one after another on two different days even though nobody was reading my blog yet. August 25 also happens to be the day I set up Google Analytics, so my stats start from that day. Unfortunately, however, I never finished writing my “happy blogiversary to me” post before I went on vacation in August so the big day slipped by with nary a word from me about it. So now that Book Blogger Appreciation Week is just around the corner, this seemed like the perfect occasion to celebrate both my one year of blogging and BBAW with a few giveaways!
I have four different giveaways in store for you next week and each will involve a choice between two brand-new books that I’ve read (and loved) since I started blogging. (Each winner will only receive one of the two books offered.) All giveaways will be open worldwide, as I want all my readers to be able to enter. Giveaways will be announced every day from tomorrow to Thursday next and winners will be announced on Monday, September 21. Come back tomorrow for the first giveaway!
And now for a few stats for the year (more or less)...
Total number of posts: 318
Total number of visits: 13,157
Total number of pageviews: 26,690
First review written for this blog:
Review of So Long at the Fair by Christina Schwarz
Top 5 posts (excluding giveaway-only posts):
1. Review of My Little Red Book edited by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
2. Review of Testimony by Anita Shreve
3. Reviews of The Corpse Will Keep by Pat Capponi and Farthing by Jo Walton
4. Review of Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
5. Review of Aberrations by Penelope Przekop
Oh and for those of you who are not new around here, what do you think of my new header? (About time I put one up!)