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.
photo credit: Aih. via photopin cc
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!
It seems like so many bloggers celebrated their third year blogoversary this year and I think that’s so cool.
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? =)
OMG, that’s so sad. Blogging can be time consuming but I don’t see me stopping for years and years.
Jessica @ a GREAT read
Happy Blogoversary! Yay for 3 years!!
I think I would choose at the moment, Through the Woods by Emily Carroll.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you so much.
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!
Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
And lovely giveaway! If I win, I’d love to get The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb 🙂
Happy Blogoversary!!! Awesome post and awesome blog! ^_^
Cass (Words on Paper)
Congrats! 😀 Happy Blogoversary~
If I win I would get Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Cruel Beauty was pretty good.
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!
Happy 2nd Blogoversary!
Ana Death Duarte
I’d probably choose My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel :3
Happy blogversary and thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win <3
Congratulations on your accomplishments! I’d love to win Shadows by Paula Weston!
Happy Blogoversary and I would probably choose a Wendy Higgins or Jennifer L Armentrout book!! Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂
An Armentrout book is always the way to go. 🙂
Happy Blogoversary! I’d probably choose Scorched by Mari Mancusi – because I’ve been wanting that one. 😀
Awesome. Good luck!
Braine Talk Supe
I’ll pick BURNED by KMM or IMMORTAL by JR Ward… Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations and happy blogoversary!!!!! I think I’d pick The Dolls.
Thank you so much.
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.
Yay, Happy almost 3 year Blogoversary!
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.
Thanks, me too.
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
Thanks you. I am so happy with how all the changes turned out.
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.
Thank you. I hope I am blogging for a long time to come. I want to try Ugly Love so bad!
AHHH CONGRATS!!!! You know I love your blog so I hope you stick around for a long, long time. Thanks so much for the giveaway 😀
Oh yeah! I would like Daughter of Smoke and Bone if I win please 😀
hehe, thanks girl!
I might choose a book by Neil Gaiman.
Gaiman is the man!
I choose Priceless by Raine Miller if I win, finger crossed
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. 🙂
The Pushing the Limits Series is the best!
Happy Blogoversary! I’m not quite sure what I’d choose just yet. There are so many!
Jennifer Armintrout’s newest or Gina Showalter’s
Heir of Fire!!!
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!
Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)
Whoot! Happy blogversary to you and your blog, Jennifer! You’ve come so far, and those blog stats are really impressive!
*throws confetti all around*
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!!!!
I love new adult too. It just fits me so well.
Thanks for stopping by.
I’d like Rule Breaker by Lora Leigh.
Happy Blogoversary Girl!
Congratulations!!! 😀 Three years is fantastic, and you’ve accomplished so much in that time!
Brandi Breathes Books
stone cold touch.
Happy blogversary girl!
Thanks. good choice.
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:)
Thank you so much. Happy almost Blogoversary!
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.
Happy Anniversary! And I adore your new layout/background/title 😀
Thank you so much!
Happy Blogoversary! I’d choose Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo!
I’m not sure what book I’d take. Probably one that’s been on my wishlist for awhile.
Happy Blogoversary. I don’t know what I would choose there are so many. I look forward to more years of sharing. Congrats!!
Thanks. Good luck.
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 🙂
Thank you so much
Congrats on hitting the three years! It really is a long time and you’ve done a good job 🙂
Thank you so much!
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!
Thanks so much. Good book choice.
Veronica Garcia Jimenez
Happy Blogoversary ! 😀 3 years, is a lot years, i think they was awesome years 🙂
Thanks so much! I hope to have more years to come.
I would choose isla and the happily ever after if I win
Happy Blogoversary! I’d choose Witchfall.
Happy Blogoversary! Not sure which I would choose. Probably Undead and Unwary.