Birthday and Third Blogoversary Giveaway!!

February 8, 2016 Birthday/Blogoversary, Giveaways (Ended) 97

Birthday

Hey, everybody! It’s time to celebrate my third blogoversary (a little late – technically, it was on the 31st) and my birthday (a little early – it’s on the 11th). It’s hard to believe another year has gone by – in some ways I feel like it’s flown, and in other ways blogging has become so much a part of my life that I feel like I’ve been doing it forever!!

Here are just a few stats about my three years of blogging:

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I’ve written over 935 posts (this doesn’t include old spotlight posts, which I deleted unless they had something unique and interesting to offer like an exclusive author top ten list). These have included:

  • 77 Discussions
  • 175 Giveaways (again, this doesn’t include old spotlight giveaways that were deleted – there were lots of those, especially in my early months of blogging)
  • 446 Reviews
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I’ve gotten over 10,000 comments. (This number is actually really hard to get right because it includes my replies, but doesn’t include a good portion of my comments that were made on my blog before I switched to WordPress because my comments didn’t move over properly when I made the switch. Still, I think I can safely say, we’ve had lots of good conversations around here!)

road-trip_ad77design_element03 I’ve been to nine book events/author signings. I’m not sure which was my favorite – BEA 2014 or RT 2015.

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I started part-time freelance editing and proofreading. I’ve now edited 19 books (and one of my authors, Allie Juliette Mousseau, became a USA Today bestseller!) and done 9 proofreads.

road-trip_ad77design_element03 Thanks to the AMAZING artistic talents of Tabitha @Pabkins, I did a redesign of my site (which I’m thrilled with)! Want another glimpse of the old site? Lisa over at Lost in Lit, introduced me to The Wayback Machine, which takes a snapshot of your site at different times throughout the years. So very cool! For those of you who haven’t been around for long (or who just miss my pretty birdie), here’s what my site used to look like:

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I’d say it’s been a pretty amazing three years!!

 

Giveaway

In honor of this special occasion, I’ve decided my loyal followers deserve gifts!

Two people will win a book of their choice! This giveaway is open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter to enter (terms and conditions are listed there).

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97 Responses to “Birthday and Third Blogoversary Giveaway!!”

  1. TiffanyLawsonInman (@NakedEditor)

    Happy day to you!

    Those are some fantastic stats to be proud of. I’m glad you added your old page front w the bird, I kept thinking…I have been here before but it didn’t look like this!

    Yup, love the bird. 🙂

      • TiffanyLawsonInman (@NakedEditor)

        Awww man, I got so excited when I saw your blog name in my INbox I thought I won something! LOL

        Is there any way to swap the blue bird in the tree for a smaller version of your old favorite bird?

        Just a thought.

  2. Judy Cox

    Happy 3rd year blogoversary!! Hope you have many more. I have always enjoyed checking out your blog!!!

  3. miki

    ^^ It’s great that your blog anniversary and birthday are so near in time…. it make double dose of wishes^^

    Happy Birthday!!!! ( in advance) and happy belated blogoversary!!!

    May you be surrounded by loved ones and books!!

  4. Anita Yancey

    Happy Blogoversary and Birthday! I hope you have a good one. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  5. Red

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great one. Also, congratulations on the 3rd year of blogging. That is amazing. You’re doing an incredible job and should definitely be proud of yourself. I wish I could run a blog but I suck at that kind of stuff. Thank you for everything you do and share with us. I appreciate it.

  6. Jaime Lester

    Happy Third Birthday (a little belated) and Happy Birthday Birthday (a wee bit early!). I hope that you had and have fantastic days. Your blog is one of my favorites to check out, and I hope you plan to hang around for a few more years! Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Nikki Ooi

    yes we do! cake all around! I had my actual birthday last month so hope you have a great one too!

  8. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    Happy Belated Blogoversary and Happy Early Birthday Nicole! *passes around cupcakes* Many happy returns on BOTH counts! Congrats on everything you’ve accomplished with the blog and I hope you have a fantastic birthday filled with everything your bookish heart desires ♥

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews recently posted: Review: Illuminae
  9. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    Happy belated blogoversary, and happy early birthday!! 😀 I hope that you have a WONDERFUL birthday, though I will try very hard to remember to tell you on the actual day 😉

    Three years of blogging is AMAZING. Seriously, such an accomplishment, especially with so many things going on in life! And 935 posts!? WHAT EVEN? That is a ton- especially considering you got rid of some!

    (Oh- when I clicked on the Amazon link in your RC, it took me to my own reviews. So Idk if it is a problem on my end, or yours, but I figured I’d let you know either way just in case!)

    I hope you have many, MANY more years of blogging ahead of you, because frankly, I’d miss you too much if you went anywhere! (Also, your favorite book event will soon be BEA 2016, because I will be there muhahahah) Love youuuu ♥

    Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight recently posted: How Book Boyfriends Win Valentine’s Day
  10. jazmen

    Happy Blogoversary. I never celebrate mine, always too broke and looking to do a giveaway even though I know it’s not particularly necessary. Maybe I’ll do one this year! Here’s to many more years!

  11. Kaja

    Oh, happy birthday, Nicole! Wow, your blog is only a year older than mine and you’ve achieved SO MUCH! I hope you’ll have a nice birthday celebration and lots of cake.
    I really like your discussions and joining your discussion challenge has already proved to be the best blogging decision of 2016! 🙂

  12. Debbie

    Wow 2 huge milestones! A big congrats on your blogsversary and a happy belated birthday!! You’ve achieved heaps on your blog and I hope to continue to see heaps more from you in the future 🙂

  13. Wendy

    I’m not sure how I missed this post earlier, but belated good wishes on both blogoversary and birthday! Your blog is an inspiration, you do great work in building community, and your support is so appreciated. I hope you got LOTS of love and good books on your special days!

    Wendy recently posted: Blog Improvement Survey
  14. Tammy V.

    I loved the little mushroom art and the girl with the books (wasn’t sure if that was Belle or not). They were so cute. Happy birthday and happy blogoversary! Here’s to many more!

  15. _Sandra_

    Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing ones to come! 🙂

  16. Alisha Sienkiel

    Happy Birthday and Blogoversary!!!! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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