Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's My Blogiversary!


Wow! Four years ago today I started this blog on a whim.  I didn't expect that it would be so much fun or that I would keep at it for this long.

To celebrate my 4th blogiversary, I've pondered the four best things about my Rose City Reader experience:

1)  The hundreds of book conversations I've had with people when they learn I have a book blog.  Most of these people will never read my blog, or any other book blog, but when they learn I have one, they talk to me about what books they like, what I would recommend, books clubs, new books, classics, etc.  I enjoy these conversations and the common ground they create.

2)  Reading challenges. I love them. I can't resist a list and challenges give me so many excuses to read books from the lists I'm working on, make new lists, make lists of reviews, tally my progress, see other people's lists.  All wonderful fun for me.

3)  Focusing my thinking about what I'm reading.  I was never a big book reviewer before I started this blog.  I've become a more conscious reader knowing that I will probably write a review, and have gotten more out of my reading as a result.

4)  The new friends I've made.  We've all heard it and said it before, but book bloggers as a whole make up a very friendly on-line community.  I enjoy my new "virtual" friends.  But I have really enjoyed the new face-to-face friends I've met because of my blog.  Many are fellow bloggers, but I've also gotten to know several authors, publishers, publicists, and other book people.  It's been great meeting so many people outside of my usual social and professional circles.

16 comments :

Barbara said...

Congratulations on four years of a great blog. I'm just coming up on two years. I agree that the friends you make because of it and the bookish conversations it generates are the best fun. It makes the time well worth while. Glad you haven't tired of it yet.

Marie Burton said...

Happy Blogiversary =)I enjoy reading your thoughts, though I only lurk around here!

Sunny said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Congrats on making it four years!

The Dolls Are Alright said...

Congratulations Gilion ~ definitely something to celebrate!

Dana - Let's Book It said...

FOUR YEARS!! Now that's an accomplishment. Congratulations!!

roro said...

congatulations

well deserved

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Congratulations!

bermudaonion said...

Happy blogiversary!!

JoAnn said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging!

Marg said...

Happy blogiversary!

Kristen M. said...

Happy blogiversary! You have a unique voice in the blogging world and we're better for it. I'm glad to have had the chance to meet you in person too. :)

Alex said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary! I hope you have a fun celebration - after all, four years is something to be proud of.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on four wonderful years!!! Glad you are still here and enjoying it :)

Anna said...

Happy blogiversary! 4 years is a major accomplishment. Love your list!

Rose City Reader said...

Thanks for all the good wishes! Four years seems an eternity in blog time.

Michael5000 said...

Yay!

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