Aug 19, 2009

Blogiversary


Happy birthday to my blog! Two years ago today I started book blogging, and it's been a blast. Huge thanks go out to all of you who read and comment- it's the ability to share opinions on books that makes blogging so much fun, and why I come back to it day after day. What started as just a way to remember what I've read has become a network of bookish friends, and a wonderful way to find out about more new books than I could possibly ever read.

This blogiversary, I thought I'd share some stats, which I haven't really done before. So I'm looking back over two years of blogging. For the purpose of this post, "This year" is 19 Aug, 2008 to 18 Aug, 2009. "Last Year" is 19 Aug, 2007 to 18 Aug, 2008.
"New reads" refers to book reviews I wrote immediately after finishing the book (also called "Current reads" in my tags). "Past reads" are reviews of books I read before I began blogging. "Review copies" are books that were sent to me by the author or publisher. What were all these books about?


It looks like my reading preferences haven't changed much over these two years. I've done fewer reviews of books from the past lately, but that's because I've been doing more memes, giveaways and other kind of posts. And for anyone who finds the other kind of stats interesting:


I'd love to tell you how many comments have gone through my blog, or how many pages I've actually read, but I don't know how to count that without getting a headache! I realize if you add up the numbers something doesn't match up, because many posts got put into two or more categories (for example, Ratha's Creature is both animal fiction and fantasy). This is as accurate as I can get in giving stats and looking broadly at what goes on on my blog over the past two years of reading and writing here. And there are so many more books I want to read, there is really no end in sight.

20 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Happy Blogiversary! I hope to be reading your blog for years to come.

Nymeth said...

Happy blogiversary, Jeane! Here's to many more years. It's fun to look at the numbers and see how your blog has grown!

Lezlie said...

Happy Blogiversary, Jeane! I'm looking forward to sharing the blogosphere with you for a long time to come!

Lezlie

Sandy Nawrot said...

Way to go girl! Two years in blog land is like seven years in the real world. That is amazing. I thought I posted alot, but I'm not sure if I will hit that number of posts in my first year!

Sandra said...

You've done well. I only began following you recently but I certainly enjoy coming here. I've been at Blogger for a year now. From the stats it looks like with hard work, the second year gets even better. Congratualtions.

Nan said...

Happy blogiversary!

Serena said...

congrats and happy blogiversary!

Melody said...

Happy blogiversary, Jeane! :)

ANovelMenagerie said...

Congrats!

ldk said...

Happy Blogiversary Jeane!

TheBlackSheep said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Bybee said...

I remember when I discovered your blog! Happy blog anniversary!

Leah said...

Happy blogiversary, I love reading your blog and I hope you continue for a long time!

Anna said...

Happy blogiversary!!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Jenny said...

Aw, congratulations! Many happy returns of the day (to your blog). :)

carolsnotebook said...

Happy blogiversary!

Jeanne said...

congratulations!

Eva said...

Happy belated blogiversary! :D

Trish said...

Happy bloggiversary, Jeane!! It's been fun getting to know you over the years--and your numbers are so fun to look at. My how your blog has grown!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I loved looking at your numbers. Happy two years! Looking forward to more.