1ST BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY!!!
I can't believe I have been doing this for a whole year now!! WOO HOO!!
Things I've learned:
Don't request ALL THE BOOKS!!
I learnt this one pretty quickly! After discovering Netgalley and got a little excited, whoops! But now I only request review books by authors I love or books that I'm almost certain I will enjoy. And I'm proud to say I have my Netgalley percentage up to 90%!!
Don't stress the numbers!
I remember at first I was checking all my stats and excited as my followers number was growing. And while of course it's lovely to have new followers I'm more excited by the new friendships I'm making now! I love to chat with people on twitter and fangirl over book boyfriend etc!
Things I'd Like To Achieve Over The Next Year:
I've already starting commenting a lot more this year, and it's been great getting to know bloggers and what types of books they like etc! After all that's the whole reason why I started my blog, to get to know other book lovers and share my passion with them! If you'd like me to check out your blog, just post your link in the comments :)
Silver Eye Designs coming soon…
I plan on launching my freelance graphic design business online. I've already been freelancing for a number of years, but it's only been locally. I'm hoping to launch my book cover and swag design page by June! I'm extremely excited about this (and a little nervous) as this has been my dream for a long long time!
Best Things to Happen From Blogging:
Meeting my favourite author Jessica Shirvington
My first book launch & signing - such an exciting moment for me!!
Discovering Indie Authors
I used to just shop in the major book sellers, so without blogging I never would have discovered so many amazingly talented authors! I love spreading the word when I've found an awesome new indie book that deserves major fangirling!
And of course making so many new bookish friends from all over the world!
Since none of my friends read, being able to fangirl over books with all of you has been of of the best things to come from blogging. So thank you!!!
And because I love you all so much I'm having a giveaway to celebrate!!!
And it's INTERNATIONAL!!
(open to anyone who can receive books through Book Depository)