When I first started my blog on the 1st of January 2010 I honestly never expected to still be here nearly seven and a half years later. I'd never heard of the book blogging community but I'd had a personal blog for a few years and I so when I was looking for a way of keeping track of the books I'd read a blog seemed like the easiest option. That was back in the days before I discovered Goodreads too & to be honest if I'd found that site first Feeling Fictional probably wouldn't have ever existed!
I'm so grateful to have had this outlet in my life though, the UKYA blogging community welcomed me with open arms and I made so many friends both in the UK and across the world thanks to a shared love of books. I've had so many wonderful experiences thanks to this blog, from publisher events to afternoon tea at the ritz and even spending a night at Hogwarts I've been so incredibly lucky and I'm thankful to the wonderful bloggers, publicists and authors I've had the chance to meet and work with over the years. Thank you all for reading my blog posts, for interacting with me on Goodreads or Twitter, for sending me review books, for inviting me to events and just for opening my world up to books that I'd probably never have discovered on my own.
As this will be the 3000th post to go live on my blog I thought it would be fun to look at a few random stats before I get to the giveaway! So here goes...
Feeling Fictional Stats:
- 7 years 4 months 7 days
- 3000 Blog Posts
- 1,954 Book Reviews
- Aprox 2000 Followers (across Blogger, Google +, Blog Lovin & Feedburner)
- 1,818,680 Page Views
- Let's just repeat that last one, 1.8 MILLION Page Views!
It really has been an incredibly journey and I'm hoping this is only the beginning! I just can't imagine not having this blog anymore, some months may be slower than others but it's such a huge part of me now that I wouldn't know what to do without it.
So now I'm done with shocking myself with the figures let's get to the all important giveaway!
To celebrate I'm giving one winner a book of their choice from the Book Depository (to a maximum value of £10). The giveaway is open internationally as long as you're living in a country where they offer free shipping (you can check your location against the list here to be sure you're eligible).
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