Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday To The Blog!!!

Yep, 2 years. Two…years…
Holy Shitake!

Where’d the time go? It seems like just a short time ago I was celebrating my first year of blogging, but now it’s time to start the party all over again!

As I said a few post ago, there’s a saying that if you want to hear God laugh, just tell him your plans. This 2nd year of blogging exceeded expectations but in ways that didn’t go according to plan. I’ve flexed my networking skills and met and talked with so many amazingly talented people (bloggers, authors, industry peeps, ect) and also made some lovely new friends in the process! I went to my very first ‘industry party’-and got HAMMERED!, my first book signing, a Romance Book Conference (attended RomCon 2011- and had THE MOST AMAZING TIME EVAHH!!) and sneaked around like a creeper at RWA 11- yelling at my idol Julia Quinn from a taxi and accosting authors like Teresa Medeiros and Grace Burrowes in a bathroom (true story)…These are all memories I’ll treasure.

Although I’ve let the crazy hectic life of a full time college student and part time shirt folder (yes, a real position) take the reins more recently, in this second year of blogging, so many amazing opportunities and experiences found its way to this neck of the blogging woods. I got to throw a KICK ASS Xmas party (with Dani from Ramblings From This Chick), a SICK Valentine’s Day event (also with Dani), interview and hosted so many authors- both established, indie, debuting, ect. Hosted a short lived (but due to come back at some capacity) online web show; It’s just been an unpredictable but fruitful year! I’ve gotten the chance to review books I’d never get the chance to try otherwise, find some new favorite authors (Theresa Romain, Renee Bernard, Shana Galen..list goes on), and use this crazy creative mind of mine to do blogging my way.

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration when I say that I have the BEST blog followers in the world! I consider you all my friends. From followers here, to Facebook fans and friends, to Twitter Tweaps, and Goodreads pals. We chat (sometimes disagreeing, but most of the time feeling the same exact way) about certain books, publishing, LIFE in general. I love that I’ve been privileged enough to count on your support time and again and offer in return some unique entertainment (aka, a slow corruption- which is really my mission). Every interview, review, giveaway, and blog event is done with you guys in mind and it’s an amazing feeling to know that there are a few people out there who don’t know me from Eve (another old saying) but appreciate and enjoy what I have to say nonetheless! You guys rock!

I am not going to set any expectations other than to improve on the quality and quantity of content on this blog and I'll let the rest unfold on its own. Expect my presences around here more frequently than as of late, and look out for cool new stuff like the GoodReads Discussion Group I just started (and you guys can start joining now) and new features I'll come up with as we go along.

Here are some of my favorite posts from this past year:
Like I mentioned earlier: the X-mas and Valentine's Day events
Interview with Anna Campbell (a favorite author!)
Interview with Loretta Chase (yes, THE Loretta Chase)
"So You Want To Be A Young Corinthian" was a cool and different guest post where you guys got to play a guessing game and be spies
Guest Post by Jenn LeBlanc (she broughts pics of man could it NOT be a fav?)

Today, you guys can also begin entering the special Blogoversary giveaway (post will go live at noon). It’s just my little way of thanking you followers and friends for the support. I thought that this year I’d be able to do something grander than what I did last year, but year 2 has snuck up on me just as year 1 did! Enjoy this year’s giveaway and look out for a slammin’ summer and other associated coolness in the 3rd year of this crazy little thing I like to call blogging.

Note: In the comments, please take this opportunity to tell me what you’d like to see more of on the blog. Is there anything you’ve really enjoyed and wish I’d bring back? Any favorite posts? Let me know or email them to me! Thanks again!


  1. Congrats Rita!
    Sounds like it was a great second year for you. I hope you keep enjoying it all, I always like reading your reviews and the holiday events you do. =)
    Hope you get the chance for many more fan girl moments!

  2. Happy Blog B-day! thanks for another year filled with good stuff. just keep having fun & we'll have fun too :) (maybe someday I'll get lucky I'll get lucky getting to do some of that cool stuff myself but will enjoy living vicariously till then) ;)

  3. Happy 2nd Blog Birthday! May you have many more. :D

  4. WooHoo!!
    A big congrats on your 2nd Blog Birthday Rita!! :-D
    I enjoy reading your blog, it's fun and entertaining for me.
    You have a wide variety and I always end up shopping for more books!!
    Have an awesome day!

  5. Happy 2nd year Rita. Wishing you many more. Wow, sounds like you had a blast at RomCon. :)
    Love your events and reviews. Keep doing what you have been.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Happy 2nd Blogoversary, Rita. Hope you'll get to meet more of your favorite authors and blogger friends.

  7. Happy Anniversary! I've just found you all and I really enjoy the blog. :)

  8. Happy Blogoversary!!!



  9. Happy Bologoversary!!!!
    Congrats on 2 years and best luck with the ones to come.

  10. Happy 2nd Birthday and I hope there are many more to come. I love this blog. I don't like blogs with too many posts or posts that are too long. I like the occasional giveaway. I like there being a number of options for how to participate. I do tend to visit sites more often if they have fairly regular giveaways. But that's just me!

  11. Congrats on surviving this hectic online community for two years! :) I've only been following the blog for many a year of that, but I've enjoyed it and look forward to more in the future! :D


    TBQ's Book Palace

  12. Happy 2nd birthday to you! It's a fun blog to visit and see some reviews and author interviews.



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