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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Happy first blogiversary to me!


Incase you hadn't already guessed, it's my first blogiversary today!

On Sunday 10th May 2015 I posted my first post. It wasn't much, just a little welcome message outlining my plans for my humble little blog. Then on the 18th of May I posted my very first book review for Peter Dudgeon's fabulous book Chance and you can read it here.

Well things have certainly moved on since then. I'm part of a fun community of people who all love books just as much as I do. I've made lots of new friends and thanks to a wonderful Facebook group called Book Connectors (the brain child of the lovely Anne Cater) I've connected with other bloggers, authors and publishers on a more personal level.

Over the last year I've discovered so many new and amazing authors who I possibly would never have heard of if it wasn't for my blog and I've learnt so many things about the book industry as a whole. I've also been lucky enough to meet some of these incredible people when I travelled up to London for an author and blogger meet up. Despite being nervous about only having ever interacted with these people online, I put on my big girl pants, hopped on the train and had a fantastic time making new friends as well as fangirling when I came face to face with Barbara Copperthwaite - author of Flowers For The Dead.

I've also done a few author Q&A's which is always fun and I'm hoping to do a few more over the coming months, so watch this space!

There's always something going on in the book blogosphere and I'm having so much fun being a part of it.

I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to stop by and read my reviews. It's nice to know that I just might be writing something that makes you think that you'd like to read the book I've just reviewed and if you leave me a comment. . . . well that's a sure fire way of putting a smile on my face. So I'd like to say a big thank you to you all.

I've got some great books to review over the next few weeks and months and I'll be taking part in a very exciting blog tour. But before all of that, this weekend there will be something special happening here on my blog to officially celebrate my first blogiversary so please do come back and check it out!

One last thing before I go - if you'd like to get more news on books, new and old and other bookish things to feed your habit you can also find and interact with me via the links below.

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It would be great to hear from you so why not stop by and say hello!
Have a great rest of the week and I'll see you all again on Saturday.

Neats x


24 comments:

  1. hippo (happy!!!) first blogiversary!

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    1. Thank you Dawn and I love the hippo mention :) x

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  2. Not sure if this will show up, as my comments don't tend to on blogspot blogs for some odd reason, but here goes... Happy Blogiversary! You've created such a gorgeous blog, and your reviews are wonderful. Your lovely nature and your passion for books really comes across on here. And I feel very honoured that I got a mention in your recap of a very special year. Here's to many more! Barbara xx

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    1. It must be my lucky day Barbara as your lovely comment is here for everyone to see! Thank you so much for your kind words x x

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  3. Congratulations on your first blogiversary, here's to many more!

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    1. Thank you Mark. I hope to see you back here for another review soon ;) x

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  4. Happy First Blogoversary Neats - and here's to many more !!

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    1. Thank you Jo and please give Jaffa a little tummy tickle from me ;)

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    1. Thank you Mr Wilson lol ;) x x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sean, it's great to see you :) x

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  7. Congratulations! This is a terrific achievement. May the next year be as successful as the first.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment Anne. The next year is shaping up nicely so far ;) x

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  8. Happy blogiversary to you! You've done so well with your blog, it looks fab and I always enjoy reading all your posts. :) x

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    1. Awww thank you Hayley x x It's lovely to hear that you enjoy my posts :)

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  9. Congratulations on your blogoversary- an amazing achievement and I for one am very glad to have connected with you!

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  10. Thank you Cleo, the feeling is mutual :) x x

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    1. Aww thanks Theresa, you're very kind x x

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  12. Happy blogoversary Neats. Here's to another 10 plus years of The Haphazardous Hippo ����

    Emma@damppebbles

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    1. Thanks Emma x Can you imagine the size of my TBR in another 10 years? Bring it on! lol

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  13. Congratulations! And here's to many more blogiversaries to come :-)

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment and thank you for your kind words ;) x

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