Sunday, 7 September 2014

My First Blogiversary....

Back in September last year, I had the idea to start my own book blog. I had no idea what I was doing and no idea I'd still be blogging one year later. I just wanted a way to keep track of the books I'd read in a prettier and more personal way than simply leaving a review on Goodreads. Today's my first blogiversary (I did have to Google to find out how to spell that) and I'm not going to ramble, but thank you to everyone who reads/follows/comments/shares/puts up with me on Twitter and Facebook etc.

My blog is so close to 50,000 pageviews and that's pretty big considering I never thought anybody would read it. I've also just finished reading my 200th book over the past twelve months, which is more than I've read in my entire life. Blogging has helped me as a person a lot - the various book signings, launches and events has made me a lot more independent and braver and I've even been to London (which I dramatically know as "the scariest place in the world") a few times and I'm still alive. I might have even enjoyed myself once or twice. I never really understood how much of a community book blogging was until I got involved myself but I am truly grateful for all the lovely people I've met and friends I've made. You're all awesome.



I want to say a massive thank you to all the authors and bloggers who have donated prizes for my blogiversary giveaways. I was amazed by just how many people offered great prizes and for that reason, there'll be one new giveaway a day over the next month, with one final giveaway on my birthday - October 8. Most of them are international and there are some brilliant books, vouchers and goodies to be won so I hope you all keep coming back :)

Today's giveaway is for a £15 Amazon gift voucher (UK people) or a $20 Amazon voucher for people anywhere else in the world. I've no idea about working out currency values so I just guessed that £15 is near to $20. I could be wrong...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

126 comments:

  1. I usually spell it with an a blogaversary, but I don't think it matters much. Happy whatever anyway.

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    1. Think everyone spells it differently... Thank you.

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  2. Happy Blogoversary sweetie <3 xxx

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  3. Happy blogiversary!! :-)

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  4. *** Congratulations ***

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  5. Happy 1st blogiversary! Congratulations and happy reading 😃

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  6. Happy blogiversary. You spoil us with your prizes! Thanks for such great reviews

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  7. Happy Blogiversary to you,
    Happy Blogiversary to youuuuu
    Happy Blogiversary dear Reviewed the Booooooook
    Happy Blogiversary to yoouuuuuuu!

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  8. May this be the first of many, happy blogiversary Sophie xxx

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  9. Happy 1st Blogiversary!

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  10. Thank you for the giveaway and happy 1st blogaversary :P

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  11. Congratulations, you're doing so well!!!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary Sophie!

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  13. Happy Blogiversary, Sophie! I absolutely love your blog & find your reviews so accurate, I've got a whole load of books added to my TBR after reading your reviews.

    Here's to many, many more successful years of blogging!

    Holly xx

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    1. Ah Holly I love you!! <3 Thank you xx

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  14. The first of many I hope Sophie. Happy Bloggy Birthday !! xx

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  15. Hi Sophie,

    Happy Birthday to 'Reviewed The Book' and long may it continue!

    Fiction Books has been going for over 3 years now and I just can't believe the time has passed so quickly.

    The upside are all the wonderful bloggers, readers, authors, bookshops and publishers, I have made firm online friends with .... The downside (if you can really call it that), is the totally addictive nature of it all. I am out working all day and then, as soon as dinner is done with, I am sat firmly at the keyboard until bedtime most nights .... Thanks goodness for an understanding and workaholic husband!

    I hope that you are having a good weekend,

    Yvonne

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    1. It is definitely like another job - but a quite fun one at that! Thank you Yvonne :)

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  16. Hi Sophie!

    Congratulations!!! This is brilliant that you have been blogging a year and I hope there are many more to come!!!

    love Sam x

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  17. happy 1st year birthday x

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  18. Happy 1st Blogoversary!!! *throws confetti* :D

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  19. Happy blogiversary, Sophie! xxx

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  20. Congratulations! Happy blogiversary x

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  21. Happy Blogiversary!! Also we have the same birthday!

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    1. Yay! Happy birthday for then :P

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  22. Happy blogiversary. 5000 follows wow xx

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  23. Happy 1st Blogiversary. And 50,000 pageviews is very impressive. Well done :)

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  24. Happy Blogaversary! Amazon vouchers are just the best prize - thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Congrats Sophie & happy blogaversary :) xxx

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  26. Happy Blogoversary and hope you have many more to come!! :)

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  27. Happy blogiversary and thanks so much for the amazing giveaway :) Can't wait to see who wins!

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  28. Happy Blog birthday and congrats on all your pageviews.

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  29. FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY, ID USE THE VOUCHER FOR THE NEW GAME OF THRONES BOOK DUE OUT NEXT MONTH

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  30. Congrats from Brendon and me.

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    1. Yay - thanks Brendon <3 and Krysten.

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  31. Happy Blogaversary, Sweetpea. Missed this. have got you on Bloglovin now. :-)

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  32. Happy Blogiversary and thank you for the great giveaway :)

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  33. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  34. Hi Sophie,
    I'm a newbie to your site but I just wanted to say Happy Blogiversary! That's wonderful. Thank you for sharing the love with a giveaway. Hope to hear from you for many years to come.

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    1. Hi Misti, thank you! Good luck with the giveaway.

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  35. happy blogaversary (mark sorrell)

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  36. Happy blogiversary Sophie! Big well done to you & all tell you again next time I see you,
    & bloody hell a whole month of giveaways?! :O To say we're the compers isn't this the wrong way round? I don't think I'll be cheeky and enter aha!

    Michaela.xx

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    1. Haha yes definitely the wrong way round! Course you can enter :) xx

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  37. Happy blogaversary. Well done.

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  38. Happy Blogiversary. Keep it up ;)

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  39. happy blogiversary and thank you for doing all these wonderful giveaways !!

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  40. Congrats on your first blog birthday :D Your blog is doing so well, you should be proud of it!

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  41. Happy first blogiversary!

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  42. Happy first blogiversary. You ahve such great prizes

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  43. happy 1st blogaversary great giveaway for xmas

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  44. Congratulations Sophie, wishing you many more blogiversaries x

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  45. Happy blogoversary, wishing you many, many more awesome to come! :) Thanks for a giveaway!

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  46. Congratzz and thanks for this giveaway! Just want to tell you that I love your awesome cat theme!!!

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    1. Oh so glad you like it! Thank you :)

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  47. Happy anniversary. I can't believe how many posts you've managed in a year :)

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  48. Congrats on the big milestone! You've really created a great blog. Your blogiversary giveaways are fantastic, thank you!

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  49. Happy Blogiversary, and thank you for the giveaways! xx

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  50. You're doing a great job Soph and I love your blog! Keep up the great work hun and thanks for being my friend. SO happy I've met you <3 XX

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    1. Thank you Ana, thrilled I met you :) xx

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  51. Happy Blogoversary! Thank you for doing this giveaway. :)

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  52. Impressive stats and happy bloggoversary.

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  53. Happy Blogiversary! And thank you for your generosity!

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  54. Happy 1st Blogiversary and thank you for a lovely giveawy

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  55. Great blog, Happy Blogiversary!

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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