3rd Year Blogoversary + Giveaway!

Posted September 27th, 2014 in Giveaway, My Features / 85 comments

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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.

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Old Blog Look

Blog Stats

I thought we could do some comparisons on my blog stats over the years:

First Year Blog Stats

Posts: 328

Reviews: 128

 Comments: 4226

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

 Posts: 718

 Reviews: 271

 Comments: 11,808

 Pageviews: Blogger-329,851 and Sitemeter-94,003

  BlogLovin: 494

 GFC Followers: 1,395

 Twitter Followers: 2,345

 RSS and Email Followers: 345

 Facebook Followers: 1,440

Third Year Blog Stats

Posts: 1,070

Reviews: 406

Comments: 19,706

Pageviews: 139,00

BlogLovin: 691

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

Google+: 461

Giveaway Time!

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.

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85 Responses to “3rd Year Blogoversary + Giveaway!”

  1. Melliane

    Congrats lady! It’s awesome to see it’s already 3 years! We did ours in August. I hope you’ll have many more! If I win I think I would like to have Cracked by Eliza Crewe. thank you!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      It seems like so many bloggers celebrated their third year blogoversary this year and I think that’s so cool.

  2. Caro @ The Book Rogue

    Happy Aniversary, Jennifer! It’s nice seeing someone celebrating their third year after two of the bloggers I know longest (meaning 2 years) have now said goodbye to their blogs. I hope to have you around longer still, kay? =)

    • Jennifer Bielman

      OMG, that’s so sad. Blogging can be time consuming but I don’t see me stopping for years and years.

  3. Heena

    Hey Jennifer, Happy 3rd year Blogovarsary 🙂
    May God bless you and Bad Bird Reads 😀
    Honestly, it’s an achievement to keep up with your passion through all these years. Salutation!

  4. Marni J

    Happy Blogoversary! I just had my 2nd this month. I am loving your new site. What book would I choose? Possibly Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld, such a tough question!

  5. Samantha Wallace

    Happy Blogoversary and I would probably choose a Wendy Higgins or Jennifer L Armentrout book!! Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  6. Barbara Elness

    Happy Blogoversary! I’d probably choose Scorched by Mari Mancusi – because I’ve been wanting that one. 😀

  7. Emily @ Falling for YA

    Happy Blogoversary!! My 3 year is coming up in November and I can’t believe it’s been that long. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway and here’s to 3 more years!

    If I won I would probably choose Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead.

  8. Christy

    Hell yeah, three years! Glad you’re still enjoying blogging.

    As for the question – I’m not sure, there are a lot of books on my wishlist to choose from.

  9. Julie S. @ Chapter Break

    Happy blogoversary!!! That’s quite the atccomplished stats there, and the site name change and all that 🙂 I don’t know what book I’d pick yet. Take care 🙂

    Julie @ chapterbreak.net

  10. Misti

    Happy Blogoversary! You’re doing a fabulous job! I hope you have many more years of blogging ahead of you. I would choose either Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover or a book by Amy Bartol. Or On the Fence by Kasie West. Man, this is a hard decision. Thank you so much.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Thank you. I hope I am blogging for a long time to come. I want to try Ugly Love so bad!

  11. Amanda Sheila

    Conratulations for the third anniversary, Jenny!
    If I win this giveaway, I’d love to have Pushing The Limits series, the paperback one. If I could have more than one book, even better. Paperbacks are so dang expensive here in Indonesia and I have never own ‘famous’ book original from US. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

  12. miki

    the choice is a little hard i think i would pick Cade by VA Dold ( the paperback is really cheaper there than on bookdepository even with shipping fee) or i would picl all roar and no bite by celia kyle as i really loved book 1

    thank you a lot for this opportunity to win a book!

  13. Kristin @ My ParaHangover

    First, congratulations on sticking with it for THREE years!!!! That’s a huge accomplishment!!! Second, bravo on new design (glove clap on using Ashley, she rocks!) and migrating to WP! And the name change is such a huge thing! I’m debating that move, too 😐 Your blog looks great!

    And last, I have no clue what book I would pick but I’m pretty sure it would be a new adult. I’m so drawn to all those right now and you just don’t see ARCs for those anymore 🙁 Yeah, wah, wah, we’re so unlucky 😉

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  14. laura thomas

    Happy 3rd Jennifer. It sure flew by quick didn’t it? Mine is coming up in February and I’ll be having a blow out too. I’m curious what my stats will be by then.
    I can’t think of which book I’d choose really. If I win I’m sure I’ll be able to come up with a bunch.LOL
    Thanks for sharing in your celebration:)

  15. Aarati

    Whoohooo… I just celebrated my first blogoversary in August! Congrats on the three years and here’s to three more.
    I can’t think of anyone book. There are quite few that I want. I’ll come up with something IF I win.

  16. elaing8

    Happy Blogiversary!
    I’m not sure what book I’d take. Probably one that’s been on my wishlist for awhile.

  17. Yun-a

    Happy Blogoversary! I love the color scheme for your blog!

    I think I would choose Poison Study. Maria V. Snyder’s books are always great 🙂

  18. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    Congrats on hitting the 3 year mark, Jennifer! I don’t know how I missed this post originally, thank goodness for sidebars. Off the top of my head I’d pick Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong. Thanks for the chance!

  19. Veronica Garcia Jimenez

    Happy Blogoversary ! 😀 3 years, is a lot years, i think they was awesome years 🙂

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