Paved With Books Turns One!

17:05 Cilla P 44 Comments




I'm so excited to be celebrating one year of blogging! I didn't have much of a clue what I was getting into when I started (even though I had read a number of 'how to start a blog' articles before), but I've loved the journey. I've gotten to discuss books I love and had my horizons widened by pretty much all of those discussions. My TBR has grown more than it's been cut down thanks to all of the reviews and recommendations I read and receive. I still have a lot to learn and a lot of growing to do, and I hope I'll have another year to do just that!

None of the above would be possible without you. It amazes me that I have readers - let alone followers - and every comment lights up my day. So, thank you! Thank you for reading, for taking the time to say hi. One of the best parts of blogging is finding my place in the book blogging community, and I look forward to connecting with you guys! :)

These are a few of my favourite things

Here are some of the highlights of my first year of blogging:

  • Discussion posts always take me a long time to write, but I've loved being a part of Nicole and Shannon's Discussion Challenge! It challenges me to be articulate about my thoughts, as well as introduces me to bloggers who write great discussions. Check out my discussion posts here.
  • Collaborating with my friend Cam! The Princess Diaries Book Club shall keep rolling, and we're also working on the next installment for Plucked: From Page to Screen
  • Taking part in events like Blogger Positivity Campaign and Love-a-Thon that spread some love around the blogging community. 

All in all, it's been a pretty fun year!

Giveaway

To celebrate my first blogoversary, I'm holding my first ever giveaway! The giveaway is international, and the winner will get to choose one book up to $15 in value from The Book Depository. (Please make sure TBD ships to your country; otherwise you cannot enter this giveaway.) All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter form below!


44 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday PWB! Congratulations Cil :) Can't wait to see whats next! - Alyson

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    1. Thanks Alyson, for this and your support through the last year! :)

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  2. CILLA! Happy blogoversery! I am so glad we found each other through the Blogger Positivity Campaign. You are so sweet and your posts are amazing. ♥

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    1. Thanks so much, Zoe! Meeting you was definitely one of the best things about BPC. <3

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  3. Happy blogoversary!! I'm so glad that the discussion challenge has been one of the highlights of your blogging life. It's certainly been one of mine!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! I've been terrible with posting for the discussion challenge lately, but it's still great to follow!

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  4. Happy Blogoversary! That's great you've made it a year. I'm glad to see that you were already able to participate in various blog events and are making lots of good friends. That's a good thing to keep up enthusiasm!!!

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! I didn't think I would last the year, so this is really exciting. You're absolutely right - making connections is the main reason I'm still enthusiastic about blogging!

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  5. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY CILLA! *throws confettis* I'm so glad I found your blog because it's awesome <33 Here's to more years of blogging!

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany! <33 I'm glad we met!

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  6. Happy Blogoversary!! Such a huge feat to make it through the first year!

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    1. Thank you, Charlie! It is a really exciting milestone! :D

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  7. Happy blogoversary! Have a wonderful one! :-)

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! It is hard to start a blog, keep up the good work.

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  9. Happy blogoversary! Here's to many more great years with your blog!

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  10. Happy first blogoversary!! What an achievement and you really have done a great job so far. I look forward to reading more from you and to the (hopefully) many more blogoversaries to come!

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  11. Happy Blogoversary! I'm glad you've enjoyed the journey so far just as much as I've been reading your posts. This blog has come so far so keep up the fantastic work!

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  12. Happy blogaversary! And thanks so much for the giveaway. :)

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  13. Happy blogoversary! keep up the good work :)

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  14. Happy Blogoversary ♡ Thank you

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  15. Happy blogoversary!!! Here's to many more years of blogging!

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  16. Happy blogoversary! Mine was recently too but I completely missed it!

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    1. Oh noo, you can still celebrate it though! Happy belated blogoversary to you! :D

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  17. Happy Blogoversary !! :D

    Sounds like you have an amazing year, and get involved more that only review books, I think this will be an amazing year too

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    1. Thanks Alena! I'm glad to have been involved in the community and I hope to do more of that in the future :D

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  18. Happy blogoversary!
    And thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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    1. Thank you for joining the giveaway!

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  19. happy blogoversary!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you for joining the giveaway! :D

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  20. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing to come! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra! And thanks for joining the giveaway!

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