4th Blogoversary & Giveaway!

Posted October 5th, 2015 in Giveaway, My Features / 82 comments

4 year Blogoversary

Soooo, I totally forgot my Blogoversary. lol. It should have been September 26th. But hey, we’re here now so let’s get to it. Four years. Wow. It doesn’t seem real. It doesn’t feel like four years. So much has changed. When I started I wanted to eventually become a writer but now that is more of a hobby. I did publish some stuff under a pen name. It was an interesting experience. I also changed my blog design and name over a year ago. I love my blog name so much. It has a special meaning to me (and a weird/funny backstory) but I am still not sharing. I love torturing you all! The design is perfect. I wanted it to be busy, dark and full of crows/ravens and that’s what I got.

I have become more relaxed with my blogging. I don’t share my posts to a lot of social media sites anymore. Just twitter and facebook. I am not actively trying to gain new followers, but I love it when I do. That’s just not my focus though. I write what I want to write about and if you girls love it, yay! Some things are not so popular and that’s okay too. I like where my blog is right now. Though one day I would like to implement Photoshop tutorials. I know some weird, fun tricks.

I feel lucky to have made so many friends and to have learned so much during these four years. I wish you all lived near me so I could stalk you all! Because you all are amazingly funny, intelligent, beautiful, and special. Thank you to the commenters who have stimulated me with questions and conversations on my favorite subject: BOOKS! I can’t believe all the wonderful books I have read in these four years. Thank you to NetGalley and Edelweiss for making the majority of these books free!

I hope to be blogging for another 4 years at least. The wealth of knowledge and friends I now have has made all the blood, sweat, and tears this damn blog has caused me worth it! 😉

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

Fourth Year Blog Stats

Posts: 1,404

Reviews: 536

Comments: 26,596

Pageviews: 193,920

BlogLovin: 778

RSS and Email Followers (feedburner): 452

Twitter: 2,571
(I unfollowed twitter accounts that don’t tweet or I am not interested in anymore so my number went down because a lot of them unfollowed me back which is fine with me. Not bloggers though, I kept all of you!)

Facebook: 2,190

Google+: 587


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 26th. Details are on the rafflecopter.

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Photo Credit: rottnapples

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82 Responses to “4th Blogoversary & Giveaway!”

  1. Lekeisha

    Happy “late” Blogoversary!! I’m hoping to make it to four years and many more afterwards. Not sure what I’d pick at this moment. There have been so many releases that I want lately.

  2. Ashley

    Congratulations Jennifer!! Four years is so incredibly awesome! I’m so glad I met you at that book signing AGES AGO and that we still keep in touch. I seriously think it’s the coolest thing ever.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I know! I’ve never met another book blogger so the experience is so important to me.

  3. kindlemom1

    Happy Blogaversary!!

    I use to spend a lot of time promoting my blog on social media and not so much anymore either. Twitter is about it for reviews these days. I just don’t have the time nor the energy anymore I think. 😉

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I have no idea what I would choose but, I’m sure I can think of something if I were to win. 🙂

  4. Jacy

    Happy blogoversary! Here’s to many more. Right now I think I’d get Shattered by Kevin Hearne. I’ve been waiting for quite a while for it to come out in paperback. Thank you for the giveaway, but mostly thank you for the reviews. I enjoy reading your impressions.

  5. Lily B

    woohoo I am so very excited for you. Happy Blogoversary. 4 years wow! so wonderful, here is to many more <3 love your blog.

  6. Jaclyn Canada

    Congrats on 4 years, friend!! I can’t believe it’s been so long. I definitely hope you stick around for another four since I absolutely love visiting your blog and hearing what you have to say 😀 Thanks so much for the giveaway too! I am completely unsure which book to choose…maybe Splintered or Under the Never Sky…two series I haven’t started yet.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I have known you from almost the beginning, so thank you for being a great blogging friend.

  7. Melissa (Books and Things)

    I’m with you. I haven’t promoted my blog like I’ve done in the past. I have yet to get a FB page. 🙂 I would love to see photoshop stuff. I’m trying to incorporate more crafty things on mine.

    Happy Blogoversary!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I will to photoshop tutorials eventually. Just not sure how I want to go about them. Should I do a video or post instructions?

  8. Nathan

    Happy blogoversary! I love reading your posts and reviews. I love chatting about books with people who like some of the books I do and am trying out. It is nice to have friends like you Jennifer.

  9. Christy

    Happy Blogoversary! Aw, you’re so old! 😛 Damn, did you keep all your stats for every year? And I’m so envious that you actually took the plunge and changed your blog name, which I love.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, yeah, I check my stats every year. That’s the only time I ever so it, lol. I am getting old! Stupid aging shit! If you have your dream name in mind, you will not regret it at all.

  10. Linda Townsend

    Happy 4th Blogversary! I love your blog! I’m leaning towards Six of Crows as the book I’d pick right now.

  11. laura thomas

    Four years. Congratulations. I enjoyed your yearly stats. It shows how much work you’ve put into your wonderful blog!
    I just bought several print books, so I’m not sure what I’d choose yet. Probably something scary. LOL

  12. Barbara E.

    I would most likely choose Beastly Bones: A Jackaby Novel by William Ritter because I’ve been dying to read the second book in the series.

  13. Melliane

    Yay congrats lady for your anniversary!!!! I hope it will continue like that for a long time! If I win I think I’ll choose The Seat of Magic. thank you!

  14. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    Happy Blogoversary!! Here’s to many more to come!

    I think it’d be the right price range, but I’m thinking the newest Kate Daniels book. 🙂 Thank you!

  15. Chanpreet

    Woo hoo! Four years! Way to go Jennifer!

    I have no idea what I’d pick. Probably Mad Love 2 by Colet Abedi. It’s one of the few under $12 on my wishlist. :p

  16. Raphaela P.

    Congrats on the 4 years!*throws confetti around*
    i hope you had a great book year and that the year to come will be even more amazing than the last one ^^
    thanks for the chance by the way 😀
    if i won i would choose Addicted to You (Volume 1) by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Thank you so much! I did have an amazing book year. And Addicted to You is awesome.

  17. Olivia Roach

    I know I am so late tot he party saying this, but CONGRATS GIRL! And don’t worry about missing it, we all do that from time to time 😉 Four years is such a long time, and here is to many more. I like the sound of being relaxed about it as well. I have always shared each post on a lot of social media and now I don’t think I can keep up with it anymore because of school and that being too time consuming. I might follow in your example now.

  18. Anastasia Miller

    Congrats on the blogoversary! If I win, I have no idea what book I would choose but that’s the glory of this prize; I’m free to be impulsive and buy whatever book strikes my fancy at the time. Thanks for the chance!!! 😻

  19. Michelle Willms

    Congratulations on four great years of blogging! If I should happen to win, I’d choose one of the great horror books out this time of year. I’m not sure which I’d pick – actually, I probably am…I’d pick Monster Girls and Slasher Boys, I think. Thank you for the chance to win.

  20. miki

    Happy blogoversary! it’s great that blogging stay a pleasure for you ( as it should be)
    what book i could pick hum hard question right now perhaps hellbenders by dana cameron if it’s in teh limit price or one by tonya kappes

  21. Zaira F

    Wow congratulations on four years!!! Happy blogversary!! <3 I would choose Welcome to the Dark House if ever I win 🙂

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