Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Two Year Blogoversary!

Today my blog has been in existence a whole two years. It feels like I've been blogging forever though and I can't imagine not doing it. Even if my blog evolves over time (that's a good thing) I hope to be here for many years to come. I hope you won't all ditch me when Google Reader dies... In true sod's law, my phone line has developed a massive fault which means I have no interwebs. So for my blogoversary I would like my broadband back please. Thanks in advance!

Words of Wisdom
Don't do anything legally dodgy.
Don't act like a sociopath.
The rest is up to you.

I don't ever want to turn into one of those bloggers who dictates what other bloggers do. The whole point of a blog as a platform is that you aren't bound by traditional conventions. Lets not make cookie-cutter book blogs. Be yourself, do what you want, even if it's not what the cool kids are doing. Don't forget it's not a job. Don't let publishers or authors boss you around. This is supposed to be fun.

It wouldn't be a proper blogoversary without a little giveaway. It's been two years so I'm giving away three books to the winner (two seemed stingy) and a runner up will receive one book. 3 - 1 = 2. It sort of makes sense! You can choose from the following books which all receive a big thumbs up from me.





Open internationally (providing The Book Depository ships to you). Prizes will be paperback editions and therefore may differ from those pictured. Entry via Rafflecopter only. Please note I do check entries and if you are found to be cheating you will have all your entries disqualified. If you don't want to do the actions, you are better off claiming just the free entry. Also, if you are claiming entries for tweeting, make sure you're doing so from the blog post and not from your feed reader as that will screw up the link.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

33 comments:

  1. Happy Blogoversary!! I am glad I found your blog because I love your posts and I love your taste in books.

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  2. happy 2nd blog birthday Ellie! no worries about ditching you when Google Reader ends. you'll still be among the blogs i'll follow on RSS!
    i also like what you said about blogging for fun and not making one's blog a copy of others.
    wishing you more years ahead! :)

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  3. Happy Blogoversary, Ellie! And may the internet once again work ever in your favor! ;-)

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  4. Well done on your 2 years! I agree - can't stand the blogging police dictating what to do on ones own blog. Blog and let blog.

    CJ x

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  5. Happy blogoversary! Wow, a lovely milestone. Sarah

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  6. Happy Blogoversary! Some great looking books there - been wanting to read Pantomime for a while now! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Happy blogoversary, Ellie! :) Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway - I've given away loads of books recently and my shelves are looking all sad and bare ;)

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  8. Great advice! And happy blogoversary!

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  9. Happy blogoversary Ellie! :)

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  10. Congratulations and happy 2 years, Ellie! Keep on doing your thang and don't worry about anyone else. This is why we love you!

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  11. Happy birthday!!! Carry on being awesome. :)

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  12. Happy Blogoversary, Ellie!!! *throws confetti* Sheesh, we are only 1,5 month apart in blog age :) I wish you many more pleasurable years of blogging and I'll be taking those words of wisdom to heart! *hugs*

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    1. Awww. There seem to be loads of us that started the same time that are still going. It must have been a good time to start a blog!

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  13. Happy Blogoversary! My blog lists don't show on Google these days so I miss out on posts, glad I caught this on twitter.

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  14. Happy 2nd blogoversary :)
    Thank you for the international giveaway!

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  15. Woo 2 years! Happy Blogoversary!

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  16. Congrats on two years!!! I don't even know how to tell how long my blog has been going!!

    Angie

    Angela's Anxious Life

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  17. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway.

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  18. Two years - congratulations :-)It's weird, I'm half "Woah, that went really fast" but also it kind of feels like you've been around forever too (in a good way!) Happy Blogoversary! xx

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  19. Happy blogaversary! Has it only been 2 years for you? You seemed so much more well established than me when I started up! And yours was one of the first I followed. Love you <3

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  20. Happy blogaversary! Can't believe it's been 2 years already!! :)

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  21. Happy Blogoversary!I know I said this last year but it does seem like you have been blogging a lot longer than that. Like Sophia says - in a good way. Your blog always seems so professional.

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  22. Congrats Ellie. Here's to many more blogging years.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  23. Happy blogoversary! :) Hope you can celebrate with something suitably bookish and the internet returns. Ours is down at the moment and I can't bear it - if I didn't have my iPhone and a hefty data package, I'd be lost!

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  24. Happy blogoversary Ellie! I love reading your discussion posts and hope you have you around for many years to come! :-)

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  25. Happy (belated) Blogoversary!! May you keep blogging for many years! And you're so right in your advice: just be yourself, do what you like, the rest is optional.

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