Thursday, 30 July 2015

IT'S MY FIRST BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!



I cannot believe I am writing this post! Mostly because I didn't think I wouldn't have kept up with this blog for a year, and I definitely didn't think that I would have made as many bookish friends as I did! Today, Paperback Princess turns one, and I could not be more excited!!!!

When I started this blog, I was shy, I didn't have much experience writing, and I didn't know where my future in writing would end up. I started this blog with the purpose to get more writing experience, but I have taken away a lot more than just that. I have been able to communicate with the most funny, thoughtful and relatable people ever. I have been able to share my passion with people who are going through the exact same thing as me. I have been able to read some amazing books that I didn't even know existed prior. And, I am able to communicate with authors who have changed my lives. Blogging has become such a huge part of my life, and honestly, I wouldn't change it for the world.

Some Stats:

23 followers via Blogger!
54 followers via Bloglovin'!
6568 pageviews!
624 comments!

All things that I thought were impossible. It's never been about the numbers for me, but I am just so amazed at how far I've come considering I was at zero 1 year ago.

NOW TO THE THANK YOU'S

There are many people to thank, and I am so greatful for everyone who has effected this blog in anyway. So without further a do:

Thank you so much to my amazing blog buddies:
Charlotte @ Bookmarks and Blogging
Jillian @ Jillian's Books
 Erica @ Books4ev
Claire @ Cover to Cover
Kate @ Read and Dream: My book Life
Kira @ The Book Club
Ranu @ The Bookish Life
Konstantina @ The Reading Armchair
Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

All of you constantly share such lovely and insightful comments on my reviews and discussions, as well as give me amazing recommendations and tips on how to improve my blog! It is no secret that I was very  new to the blog life, and I really appreciate the tips that you have shared with me. Thank you to all of you for being such thoughtful people :)

Thank you also to anyone who has ever shared a comment, a twitter mention and for blogs I truly adore:

Rachel @ A Perfection Called BooksDanna @ A Reading HabitMichelle @ A Thousand Lives LivedAnne @ Anne BooksJulie @ Books and InsomiaMishma @ Chasing FaerytalesEmma @ Emma Likes BooksEmily @ Forever LiteraryJocelyn and Cassie @ Novels and NecklacesNova @ Out of TimeErin @ The Hardcover LoverSierra @ The Nerdgirl ReviewNaomi @ The Perks of Being a BookwormAzee @ Undercover CritiqueChioma @ Blue Books and ButterfliesKatelyn @ Katelyn McPheeLiza @ Classy Cat BooksBee @ Bee Reads BooksKillian @ Leaf On The BreezeZoe @ Stories on StageMartika @ fanGIRLconfessions  and anyone else who has ever left a comment or a mention, I appreciate you!

Lastly, I would like to thank of course, all of the amazing authors and publishers who have put out books that I have fallen in love with over the past years. Reading is my life, and I don't think I would be where I am today if it wasn't for the amazingly talented people who allow me to escape reality and entire a world entirely my own.

So basically, this year has been huge, and I owe it all to everyone whom I have mentioned. I can't wait to see what the future brings, and here's to many more years :)

Emily @ Paperback Princess





20 comments:

  1. Awww thank you!! Happy Blogerversay, hope to see you grow even bigger in the years to come!

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  2. Congrats, Emily!! That's so awesome, and thanks for the mention. Your blog is one of the best and I can't wait to see what you post in the future! :)

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    1. Thanks Kira! I love your blog as well :)

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  3. I see meeeeee! lol. I was just thinking that I definitely have to reach out to you more because we've been following each other since FOREVER! & how cool is it that you started blogging just a day before me, and now look how far we've come. Congratulations girl, here's to many more :)

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    1. That's so cool! I've enjoyed your blog SO MUCH over the past months. Thank you so much Martika!

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  4. Oh my goodness congratulations! Also thank you for the mention. I celebrate one year anniversary this August and I can't believe I've been blogging for a year either. It's crazy how fast time flies.

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    1. I know! If feels like just yesterday when my first post went up. Thanks Sierra!

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  5. Well done on the anniversary! I'm only six months in but it feels like I've been here way longer than that (in a good way). Thanks for including me in your list too!

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    1. I feel like this year has gone my so fast! Thanks Killian!

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  6. Congrats on a year (and on the stats ;) )! I'm coming up for two and it's crazy to think I've been doing this - inconsistently, I'll admit - for that long. Your blog is one of my favourites; you always come across as friendly, your discussion posts not only interest me but they inspire ideas for me, and I really enjoy your reviews. I'm not the best at remembering to leave a comment every time I visit - and I can be very bad at even remembering to check in the first place >.< - but O really enjoy your blog. ♥

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    1. Woah two years! Hopefully you'll have many more! Thank you so much Charlotte! I'm always worried about how my blog comes across to others, and your comment made my day :)

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  7. Congrats Emily! Wow I remember first discovering you about 7 months-ish ago...so glad that you've kept this up because I love seeing what you think about books that I've read or want to read. YAY ONE YEARRR!
    Btw, so sorry about not being on my blog for a while now. I'm about to get that rolling again today or tomorrow!

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    1. You were one of the first blog buddies I discovered here! Thanks Kate, I'm happy to see you back :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! I saw this post a day or so ago, but because of my dismal Internet connection (curse it!) I couldn't comment! Anyways, congratulations, because you deserve every pageview and more! :D Thanks for mentioning me in your post, and I'm very happy to be considered your blog buddy :D

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    1. Thank you Ranu! It's been amazing getting to meet so many people, including you!

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  9. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY EMILY!!!!! *throws confetti and glitter* It's so awesome that your first year as a book blogger has been so great!! Here's to many many more blogging years to come! x

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    1. Thank you Ruzaika! I've been happy getting to know you and Veronika on the regal critiques:)

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  10. OMG. Emily! I didn't know you were a July 2014 entrant too! Next year you are getting emails from me for my Class of July 2014 Book Bloggers' Anniversary Bash. I promise!

    Congrats! :) Here's to many, many more years of reading and blogging! *clinks glasses*

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    1. Thanks Erin! I can't wait to be able to participate next year :)

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