Monday, April 18, 2011

One Year of Blogging.



In March 2010 I was at a writing conference and was told to check out The Story Siren to see what books were popular in YA. After I e-mailed Kristi to tell her that her blog was mentioned at this event she suggested I start my own.  Before that, I thought that blogs were only for technology, economics or adoption journeys.  Why I thought that, is now beyond me.

I had been *trying* to keep track of my books in an Excel spreadsheet, with a rating and short reminder of what it was about.  But a book blog?!  The possibilities!  I could keep track of the books I read, organize and discuss them!  I bought Blogger For Dummies, looked at other blogs (was amazed at how many there were), and picked a name.  My first few posts were lame.  Totally lame.  Not that I write the best posts on the block now, but I definitely feel more comfortable.  (Well sort of.)

I have met so many great people,  attended so many fun events and have been introduced to so many great novels that I would not otherwise have known about if not for other bloggers.  I want to thank everyone in the book blogger community for helping me, whether it was personal advice or simply sharing information on Twitter.  I also want to thank everyone who has ever commented, every publisher who has sent me an ARC and every author who has written a book.

To show my gratitude,  I'm having a giveaway.


CONTEST:
The book giveaways are only open to the US only.  I have prize packs for five (5) winners.

For people outside of the US I'm also having a separate giveaway.  I have a prize for one (1) winner.  (Scroll down to bottom.)

TO ENTER:
Fill out the Form.  Please note the giveaways that are available to your country.

RULES:
  • See my contest policy HERE.
  • Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at midnight (EST).
  • Winners will be chosen by Random.org.
  • No need to follow, tweet, link or like.  
  • You can only enter once.
  • The first winner will win their first choice.  If subsequent winners have the same "first choice" prize will defer to their next choice.
  • If you have any questions, please ask on the comment form or e-mail me at midnytereader@gmail.com.

Giveaways for US only:



#1-Cynthia Leitch-Smith Prize Pack:  Signed copy of Tantalize, Eternal & Blessed. (Please note, Tantalize has a small crease at edge of cover.)



#2-Shannon Delaney Prize Pack:  Signed copy of 13 To Life and Secrets and Shadows.





#3-Dusty Volumes Prize Pack - If you are participating in the Dusty Volumes Challenge, you may want to try to win Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Dracula by Bram Stoker.




#4-Horror Prize Pack: The Association by Bentley Little, Pet Sematary by Stephen King and Shadowland by Peter Straub.



#5-Young Adult Prize Pack: Signed copy of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Clarity by Kim Harrington and Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst.

US Only participants-fill out the contest form HERE.


Giveaway for those outside of US only:

$10 gift certificate to Amazon or a book(s) from Book Depository up to $10.00.

Everyone entering the international contest, please note that I will e-mail you to verify your e-mail address and/or shipping address.  If I cannot get in touch with you within 5 business days, I will pick another winner.

International participants (outside the US only) - Fill out contest form HERE.



Photo from Wikimedia Commons/Caroline's Cakes: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Devils-Food-Birthday-Cake.jpg#filelinks

18 comments:

Logan E. Turner said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging! That's really exciting! Thanks for the giveaway too. :)

Mariya said...

Congradulations! I bet it is an awesome feeling. I'm halfway there. XD

James Garcia Jr said...

I just wanted to congratulate you on the one year anniversary. I've been blogging for about 14 months or so and I know it isn't always an easy thing. Continued success to you.

-Jimmy

Orchid said...

Wow! Congrats on the first year of blogging!!! I'm still in shock when I think that I'll be celebrating three years of blogging later this year.

Again, congrats and best of luck on the next year of blogging. ^_^

Orchid
The HAunting of Orchid Forsythia

Kate said...

Happy Blogaversary! You've created a wonderful blog in just one year, and I always look forward to your posts.

May your best blog post of the past year be the worst blog post of this new year! *

*ripped off and bastardized from a Irish prayer.

Lazy Girl said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! I love your story about how you got into it and how far you've come! Here's to another year of happy blogging :)

Missie said...

Pam! This is awesome! I'm so happy for you! Congrats on one year, and here is hoping there is more to come!

Savannah said...

Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway!

~Sara said...

Congrats Pam on one year of blogging!!!! Here's to another great year. Awesome giveaway, thanks so much for including a different giveaway for us International readers.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Congrats! What a great accomplishment!

Minas said...

Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny said...

Happy 1 year blogoversary!!!! So glad I found your blog and I look forward to following you for another year:) Thanks so much too for such a fabulous giveaway!

Darkeva said...

Hiya Midnyte, and congrats on your one year blogoversary :-) Thanks for dropping by earlier -- I always love hearing feedback on the horror reviews ;-) Not entering the giveaway, but what a fantastic prize pack it is indeed! :-)

May you continue your success with the blog :-)

Darkeva

Bookish Brunette said...

Yay for you!!! Great giveaway lady!

Smash Attack! said...

Major congratulations to you. I'm glad that you joined us in the fun (although you started before me!) I look forward to many more years of bookish fun. Thanks for the fab giveaway. :)

Rie Conley said...

Congrats on a year of blogging!

Karen said...

Congratulations on hitting one year of blogging!!! You do a great job!
Awesome giveaway.
Here's to many more years of blogging!

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Super congrats on your 1 year of blogging!!! =D So exciting! It goes by so freaking fast LOL

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