[Contest] 4 Years of Blogging

Happy birthday to Bibliotropic! Today, my dear book review blog turns 4 years old.

It’s gone through a couple of incarnations. It started on Dreamwidth under the name of Tea & Tomes. Then I made a mirror of that blog on Blogspot (minus some of the personal entries that would occasionally be seen on the Dreamwidth blog). Then the name changed to Bibliotropic. Then I moved it to WordPress. Now here we are, 4 years later, with Bibliotropic.net, a whole load of reviews under my belt, a tighter focus than what I started out with, and some life-changing experiences along the way.

Honestly, when I first started reviewing, I had no idea that I’d come so far. I started for no other reason than to chronicle some of my reading adventures, after the brilliant revelation that I read a lot and had thoughts and opinions about what I read, so hey, why not put them online? From there it just kept going. If someone had told me, then, that in 4 years time I’d still be doing this, have spent money on my own domain name, had conversations with authors whose books I love, and had blurbs from my reviews appear in actual honest-to-goodness novels, I don’t think I’d have believed them. Piffle. That stuff’s for big-league people, the people who get paid to do this stuff and make it their lives and jobs and work for big companies and get specifically invited to conventions!

4 years.

It feels wrong to not celebrate this milestone, so hey, it’s time for a contest! Everyone loves a contest!

~ Leave a comment. Say something intelligible, please, but it’s not a requirement. :p
~ 1 entry per person, regardless of the number of comments you leave
~ Open internationally
~ Contest closes at 11:59 PM PST on January 9, 2014. Winners will be announced on January 10.

~ 2 $5 Amazon.com gift cards. This means there will be 2 winners.

23 comments on “[Contest] 4 Years of Blogging

  1. I was going to say something “intelligible” but then I saw that it runs until December 9, 2014 and I kinda short-circuited myself… :p Hahaha Seriously now, congratulations and thanks for everything!

  2. Happy blog-birthday!! Awesome giveaway, any opportunity to reduce my amazon wishlist is a welcome one. Thanks for the chance, not to mention reviews. Here’s to another four years ;) x

  3. Yay for four years, and here’s to four years more! You’ve achieved a hell of a lot so far, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

    Given that our corners of the Internet are the same age, I’ll be looking to you for guidance in the coming year :)

  4. Congratulations…four years is a real milestone. There will be a lot of great books to blog about in your future. Glad I found your blog. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  5. Happy blogoversary!! 4 years is just fantastic!!! New follower here and love what I’m seeing, especially the reviews. :) Hats off to you.

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