That’s right, Feed Your Fiction Addiction is seven years old today, and I feel like celebrating! This book blog has led to so many amazing things in my life, and I’d like to say thank you to all of you who have taken the journey with me.
In the past seven years, I’ve posted:
Over 1818 total posts (I’ve deleted some over the years, so it’s actually well over this number.)
1003 reviews (Some of these were made private when I changed my review policy.)(11 of them were dual reviews with friends!)
Over 393 giveaways
42 author top ten lists (mostly authors’ top ten addictions)
332 Sunday Posts (which include pre-order deals & giveaways from around the blogosphere)
Also of Note:
- I’ve done one major redesign of the blog. Also, this year, I updated my fox girl with purple hair to match mine!
- I’ve co-hosted the Book Blog Discussion Challenge for the past five years with Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight.
- And I’ve hosted the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up for four years.
- I’ve posted a master list of Reading and Book Blogging Challenges for the past four years.
- I’ve attended three SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) conferences and one WIFYR (Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers) workshop conference.
- I’ve attended MANY bookish events, including BEA (twice), ALA, and RT, not to mention all the smaller events and signings I’ve had the privilege of attending.
- I’ve gotten over 3800 Bloglovin’ followers and over 3000 Twitter followers.
- I got a little better at Instagram (thanks to some wonderful advice from you guys). I’m also up to over 600 followers there.
- I’ve edited and/or proofread over 35 books!
- I’ve written two complete novels (at least up to a first draft) and am working on a third.
- I finished my MG novel, and managed to land an agent. I’m currently on submission with that book!
- I finished my first draft of a YA novel (most of it was written during NaNo 2017). I’ve begun revisions but haven’t gotten very far.
- I’m currently working on a MG novel in verse.
- I’ve met TONS of amazing people, including YOU!!
To celebrate my blogoversary, I’ve decided to do THREE giveaways, one here on the blog, one on Twitter and one on Instagram. For all of these, I’m giving one of you, my loyal readers, your choice of ANY BOOK YOU WANT (up to a $20 value). All giveaways are open internationally as long as TBD delivers to you.
7-year blogoversary giveaway!!
Win ANY BOOK YOU WANT!!! (up to $20)
?To enter FOLLOW and R/T
?Extra entry–reply w/a book you might choose
?Open INT (if The Book ?Depository ships to you)
?Ends March 4, 2020
(Giveaways on the blog & Instagram too! Check bio.) pic.twitter.com/jqeAxH5k2t
— Nicole Hewitt (@NicoleMHewitt) February 1, 2020
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It’s Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 7th Blogoversary so I’m having giveaway!! . ENTER TO WIN ANY BOOK YOU WANT!!! (1 book up to a $20 value) . To enter: ?Follow me! (and keep following) ?Tag a friend in the comments, each friend you tag counts as an entry! ?For an extra entry, repost this photo on your story or page. Be sure to tag me so I can count your entry! ?For even more chances to win a book, enter the (separate) giveaways on my blog and Twitter (check bio for link) . . Giveaway ends on March 4th. Open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you. Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Instagram. Good Luck!! ??? . #giveaways #bookgiveaway #entertowin #booksofinstagram #booklove #readerslife #readinglove #readersofinstagram #bestbooks #bookblogger #bookbloggers #shelflove #booklove #booklife #biblio #bibliophile #bibliofriends #alwaysreading
And, for the third giveaway, just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter to enter:
Happy blogoversary and congrats on seven years!!! It’s cool seeing all your stats 🙂 And I don’t think I realized you had two whole books drafted?! Here’s to many more successful blogging and writing years for you 🙂
Happy 7th Blogoversary! 7 years is amazing and a long time. Wishing you nothing but luck and love from here on. ???
Thank you so much, Meghan!
Yeah, I talk a bit more about the first one because the second one doesn’t feel nearly as solid, but I have completed two books and I’m working on the third! (We won’t talk about my abandoned manuscripts over the years—but they were good practice, at least!)
Wow this is commitment!!
It is! 🙂
Congrats on 7 years of blogging!! You’ve accomplished so much!!
Happy 7th Blogoversary, Nicole <3 That's an amazing stats that you got! Here's to more years of blogging and looking forward to read your posts 🙂
Thanks so much!!
7 years! Wow! Congratulations. Best wishes for the blog, your submissions, and your work in progress!
Thank you! I have high hopes!
Wow, you’ve accomplished way more than I have in 7 years! Your blog is one of my favorites. I hope you have a great blogiversary!
Your blog is definitely one of my favorites too, AJ! I especially love your sense of humor. 🙂
Happy 7th blogoversary!!!!!!!
Happy Blogoversary! I love your blog and am so happy I found you to share all things bookish. Someday you will sign a book or two (more!) for me. Cheers to many more years of blogging!
Thank you so much, Danielle! I’m really glad that I’ve found you through my blog too!!
I prefer blogiversary, will that count? lol. So happy 7th blogiversary and congratulations little sis! I’ll be 10 in September 😉
If you want to know a secret, I prefer blogiversary too. It makes more sense to go with anniversary. But somehow when I went to go celebrate my first, I ended up seeing everyone spelling it the other way, and I figured that must be “how it’s spelled.” It wasn’t until much later that I saw some people spelling it with an i, and I was like, “Hey, why didn’t I do that?” By then I already had my birthday and blogoversary calendar and everything, and it would have been way too much work to change all my graphics, etc. So, blogoversary it is for me! 🙂
OMG well done! Congrats! XD Thanks for everything you do for the community, you rock! 🙂 <3
Awww, thank you!!
Happy Blogaversary! So much book love and words over those 7 years! Here’s to 7 more!
Woooo so exciting! Happy 7th blogoversary!!
Congratulations on your great blogoversary! That’s a lot of work!
Thank you! It IS a lot of work! 🙂
Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway and cheers to more years. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Congratulations on seven years of blogging, Nicole! That’s a whole lot of posting, reviewing, drafting and commenting. What an accomplishment! Here’s to many more. 🙂
Thank you, Tanya!!
Happy Blogoversary!! 7 years is amazing!! I can’t believe it’s been that long! Of course I say the same thing about myself! Sometimes I’m more like it’s only been that long? Lol! I feel like I’ve been blogging forever and it’s something I continue to enjoy by the day!
I agree that depending on how I look at it, the time either seems very long or way too short!
Happy 7th Blogoversary!! That’s an amazing milestone
WOOT on 7-years. Hope you have many more!
Congrats on 7 years! Love seeing all the stats.
Thank you! I do too!
Happy Blogiversery! Here’s to many more years!
Happy blogoversary! Can’t wait to find out what you’ve got coming up next and to see your books get published!
Thank you!! I hope I can see it happen someday!
Happy blogoversary, Nicole! ❤ I’m amazed (but not at all surprised) looking at everything you’ve accomplished in your 7 years of blogging! As a newer blogger I always love seeing older bloggers take stock of how they’ve grown and what they’ve accomplished. It always inspires me and makes me hopeful for all the things the future has in store!
Yes, I hope that you’re still around and going strong for your seven-year blogoversary too!
7 years!! That’s a huge achievement! Happy blogoversary!! <3
You’ve accomplished so much! Congratulations!
Happy blogversary! It’s always fun looking back like that on posts, reviews etc.
Happy blogoversary and many happy returns! I feel as though we should give YOU something considering all you do for the book blog community. 🙂 Enjoy all the love that comes your way, you deserve it.
Thanks you so much for your sweet words. I really do feel incredibly thankful for this bookish community, and honestly the fact that every once in a while someone will mention that what I do matters to the community is an incredible gift!
Wow 7 years! Congrats! Happy blogoversary and many more wonderful books
Congrats on 7 years!! You’ve always been one of my favorite bloggers, and people in general since I’ve gotten the chance to meet you in person! I hope that the next 7 years and beyond are just as amazing and successful for you!!!
Aww, thank you so much, Lauren. You’re one of my favorite people too, and I’m so glad I’ve gotten the chance to get to know you!
SEVEN YEARS that is wonderful, Nicole! Though I just about choked on my water when I saw that we have been hosting the Discussion Challenge for five! FIVE YEARS for real!?! And THEN I realized that I will be celebrating 7 years this year too because Sammy will be 7 in October and then I died and you are talking to a ghost. Where the heck does the time go!? WELL. You have done such an amazing job with your blog, I am SO proud of you!!
And your writing continues to inspire me- I cannot believe you are doing a book in verse, that has to be one of the scariest things I can think of (well, for me hah) and I am like, beyond impressed and ALSO excited to read it and extra also excited for you to be famous ♥♥
Happy blogoversary, Nicole, and here’s to many more to come!!
Your “extra excited for you to be famous” totally made me laugh—I’m sure fame and fortune is just around the corner for me! 🙂
And, yes, seven years feels like a crazy long time—and then like not long enough as well? In some ways I feel like I’ve been blogging forever!!!
Happy blogoversary! Seven years is a good long time — and here’s to many more!
1000 reviews… that is so many! Imagine that. It is so impressive that you have been blogging for seven years and have so many posts. Here’s to many more ^.^
It’s fun to look at all these numbers and see how much I’ve posted in seven years!
Congrats & thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Congrats on your 7th Blogoversary, Nicole! It’s neat to see your stats and how far you’ve come in seven years! Some neat things for me to learn were how many books you’v edited/proofread and how you’re working on your third novel right now.
Thank you, Crystal!! I’m glad you could learn some new things about me too. 🙂
Hi!!! Happy Blogoversary!!! Wow! 7 years, I font even remember what I was doing seven years ago 🙂 hope you are having a good day and I hope you have many years on this blog :):)
It seems a little crazy, I’ll admit—I barely remember life before blogging! 🙂
Those are some fantastic stats, Nicole! I can’t wait to see more!
Happy blogoversary!!! 😀
Happy belated blogoversary!! Wishing you many more happy blogging years! <3
Happy blogoversary and thanks for hosting this giveaway!
Looking forward to more of your posts.
Thank you!! Hope you enjoy the blog!!
So exciting — congrats!
I’m really looking forward to your in-verse novel. My students love that sort of book, and it really helps stretch their minds.
Oh, that’s really great to hear from a teacher! I’ve always loved books in verse.
7 years is amazing! Happy blogoversary and I hope you have many more years. I’m glad I found your blog.
Thank you so much, Mary! I’ve really appreciated having you here!
Nicole, happy blogoversy!! It’s inspiring to see all those stats laid out 🙂 Congrats on all your accomplishments. I was on a kind of hiatus in February. I assumed your giveaway would be closed already but it’s not – thanks for hosting~
Glad you came by before the giveaway ended!!
Happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing to come! 🙂
Thank you for a generous giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by!