It’s a bit hard to belive, but I’ve been blogging here at (un)Conventional Bookviews for five years now. I started on Blogger on June 2nd, 2012.
Five Year Blogoversary
So, to celebrate, and to thank those of you who have continued to visit me during this very, very busy semester where I haven’t been a good blogger friend at all, I want to share a giveaway with you all. But first, let’s take a quick look at what’s been going on here for these past years.
I only stayed on blogger for a few months, then I switched to a self-host wordpress blog, as I saw all the amazing plugins other bloggers were using. I still love self-hosting, both for the plugins, and for the theme options I have at my disposal.
2012 was a fairly quiet year, taking into account that I started self-hosting in September, I still think it’s not too bad that I received 354 visitors and had 2’361 views. Also in that time-period, there were 534 comments.
2013 was much better, with 13’165 visitors and 6’111 comments 🙂 Little by little my blog has grown, and I have a nice follower base now. Some bloggers I have interacted with online have become dear friends, and I have even been lucky enough to meet several of them in real life at various book conferences.
I have also started two original memes / weekly features, Safe & Sexy where I share a sexy quote including condoms, and Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts where I share food or drink quotes.
In 2015, I went to Romantic Times Book Convention in Dallas, and that was such an eye-opening experience for me. Meeting other people who love reading as much as I do, hanging out with authors, and just having a great time all around. In 2016, I went to Chicago for BEA, and that was a blast as well. This year, I went back to RT, in Atlanta, and again I had a fantastic time. I really hope I’ll be able to continue to come overseas for more book-conventions in the future. Thankfully, there are more of those here in Europe now as well, and I’m going to Berlin for RARE in two weeks, as well as to Cannes for a New Romance (that’s what New Adult romances are called in French) convention that lasts a weekend.
It is such an amazing experience to meet other bloggers in real life, and I can’t wait to do so again!
So, on to the main-course of today, the five year blogoversary giveaway. I’m using Rafflecopter to help me choose three different winners. One winner will be European, and she will receive the following six books, some of which are autographed by the author:
The second winner has to have a European address as well, and she will receive a signed AND personalised copy of this book:
Finally, the third winner can live anywhere in the world, and her prize will be Jana Aston’s RomCom series Wrong for kindle :
Thanks so much for stopping by for my five year blogoversary! I hope you’ll visit again 😉