Musings From A Bookmammal

Happy Blog-Birthday!

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cupcakeToday is Musings From A Bookmammal’s 1st Birthday! Exactly one year ago today I took the plunge and decided to join the blogging world.

I decided to start this blog on a complete whim. I’d been reading a number of blogs for several years and had always thought blogging would be a great way to practice my writing skills. I’m not sure what tipped me over the edge that day, but I went online, did some googling, decided to give WordPress a try, and set up my blog in an hour or two. Within a few weeks I’d decided to focus most of my posts on books,  reading, and literacy. I’m not exactly sure what I expected—but I had absolutely no idea that I’d “meet” so many wonderful blogging buddies who share my love for books, and I also didn’t have a clue about how fast and furious my TBR list would grow!

Some basic first year stats for those of you (like me!) who are into this sort of thing: Musings From A Bookmammal currently contains 244 posts, has 334 followers, has had visitors from 82 countries (amazing!)—the top five being USA, UK, Canada, India, and Jersey (Hi, Cleo!)—and has had a total of 12,077 views. The post with the most views is The Best Things About Working In A Bookstore  (October 1, 2013)—it’s gotten 1,410 views and gets at least a few hits every day.

So—MANY THANKS to all of the booklovers who visit me here and join the conversation. Please help yourselves to some virtual birthday cupcakes! I’m looking forward to exchanging many more thoughts about books and reading with you—and especially to adding more and more of your book recommendations to my shelves in Year #2!

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Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

31 thoughts on “Happy Blog-Birthday!

  1. Happy Blog-birthday! 😀 You always write some great posts, so here’s to another year!

  2. I have yet to mark my first year anniversary. Blogging is certainly stimulating and there’s a world out there. Congrats are your first milestone.

  3. Happy first blogiversary!

  4. Happy Blogiversary! 😀

  5. Happy Blogiversary! Look forward to year 2!

  6. These are the best virtual cupcakes ever! So glad that the tiny little Island of Jersey has a spot on your blog – here’s raising a glass of something virtually exquisite to more successful blogging years 🙂

  7. Happy Blogoversary! 🙂 I’m tickled I get to read you.

  8. Congratulations! Happy blog birthday and keep the great posts coming! 😀

  9. Congratulations! You and I started our blogs almost at the same time (my blog’s first birthday is September 3) — and hasn’t it been an interesting experience?! I love reading your blog — it’s one of my favorites. One of the biggest surprises to me was finding such a wonderful and supportive blogging community. I thought most of my readers would be my readers and customers. It never occurred to me that other bloggers would read my blog.

    • Thank you so much! And–I completely agree. I continue to be blown away that people read–and comment–on my posts! I’ve “met” so many great booklovers in the past year–such an unexpected perk!

  10. Happy birthday. My blog started as a training exercise at work and is still going. Fun and satisfying.

  11. Congrats and happy blog-day!!! Sorry it’s a few days belated but I wanted to make sure I said thanks for the awesome posts!!!!

  12. Happy birthday, dear blo-og … So happy you “took the plunge.” I love your love of books and always enjoy your posts/comments.

  13. Congrats! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog this year. It quickly became one of my favorites.

  14. Congrats ! 🙂 Looking forward to much more !!

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