Three Years of Blogging!
It’s finally here! Bad Bird Reads has been going for three years. So much has changed, so much has happened. I am so freaking excited. I actually feel like it’s been longer than three years. I still love blogging as much as I did when I first started. The friends I have made and the people I have met have been so precious to me. So many book bloggers have been supportive and there for me during my good and bad times. A lot of publishers and authors have shown me amazing books that have stuck with me for years. I feel lucky to have been on this journey and I can’t wait for three more years of book blogging bliss!
New Look and New Name!
The majority of you know that I changed my blog name and look over a month ago. Bad Bird Reads was once Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, and Romance. Yeah, yeah, longest name never. But it got the point across. I love my new name and look. Ashley @ NoseGraze did an amazing job of creating the vision I had in my head and of moving my blog over to WordPress. I talked about doing it for years, and I finally just said, “What the hell, let’s get this shit done!” I don’t regret one bit of the change. It has all worked out so great. I still have a lot to do. Like updating all my review tags and changing my blog facebook name to the new blog name. Hopefully I can get everything in perfect order by Christmas. We shall see. Either way, it was all worth it.
I thought we could do some comparisons on my blog stats over the years:
First Year Blog Stats
Pageviews: Blogger-62,278 and Sitemeter-19,337
GFC Followers: 925
Twitter followers: 1915
RSS and Email Followers: 202
Facebook Followers: 484
Second Year Blog Stats
Pageviews: Blogger-329,851 and Sitemeter-94,003
GFC Followers: 1,395
Twitter Followers: 2,345
RSS and Email Followers: 345
Facebook Followers: 1,440
Third Year Blog Stats
GFC Followers: I got rid of that when I switched over to WordPress.
Twitter Followers: 2,586
RSS and Email Followers: Feedburner’s been wonky since the change but it’s about 370
Facebook Followers: 2,001
To thank you all for your years of friendship and comments, I have an awesome giveaway. I am giving away one book of the winner’s choice from Amazon for up to $12 US. This is an International Giveaway. Ends on October 15th. Details are on the rafflecopter.