Okay so apparently Thoughts By J turned four and we also missed it! *sheepish grin* And what better way to celebrate THE FOURTH FREAKING YEAR OMG than to continue with the same routine of posts that we’ve been pushing out in the past year? Quick and unedited! (Kidding…kinda. But seriously, I just worked 11 hours without a lunch break, be nice to me…all I want to do is sleep)
I know most people usually like to reflect on what’s happened in their last year of blogging when they write their blogoversary posts. To be honest, it’s been a quiet year compared the previous three. I went to book launches, attended bookish events and made more friends I could have hoped for. Heck, I even hosted my first Twitter chat last night for Aus YA Bloggers and had a HUGE blast. I wouldn’t have been able to do all this, and meet so many awesome new people who share the same love for books if it weren’t for this blog.
See mum, the internet is not just full of crazy people!
Turning four seems like a odd year, where you’re not quite an oldie, but people expect you to know the ropes to blogging by now. Um…yeah, little sekrit…I’m still winging it here, and pretty sure Alana is too. Despite our love for writing and reading, this past year has probably been the worst year for blogging on Thoughts By J.
We’re actually being adults, and it’s super duper scary. And when you’re adulting, sometimes the things you love the most get sidelined because of ‘responsibilities’. While it’s sad, I probably wouldn’t change it for the world because I’m really happy with where I am right now 🙂
So I guess this post is kind of about saying sorry to the blog for neglecting it sometimes, but also thanking every one of you that constantly stick around, or pop your head back into this small part of the Internet to check whether Thoughts By J is still alive. Thank you to the publishers that still believe in the blog and still reach out to offer us books to review, and to be a part of blog tours. Thank you to the bloggers that always produce such great content, which make me jealous, but also motivates me to push on with this blog so I can keep up with your awesomeness. And thank you to YOU, for sticking around. <3
Since Thoughts By J is turning four, we’re feeling double the generosity, and will be holding TWO giveaways. Woop woop! Both open internationally.
- Entrants must be 13 years or older
- Winner(s) will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If you do not reply within 48 hours of receiving the email, a new winner will be picked
- Abide by the rules, winner(s) found cheating will be disqualified and a new winner(s) will be chosen
Books, books, books
All things bookish
My lovely friend Gina makes the most amazing bookmarks, posters and boyfriend soaps (seriously, they smell AMAZING). To share the love, one lucky winner will get a choice of something very special from her Etsy store 🙂
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