f0zKg0J4zFLYz-Yq0aednQVqREE Once Upon a Prologue: It's Once Upon a Prologue's First Birthday!
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Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Once Upon a Prologue's First Birthday!

{ | } SO MY BLOG IS TURNING ONE - TODAY!  I've already put up a giveaway post, (up for grabs: a box of ARCs and as a runner up prize, a book of YOUR choice) but I wanted to take a minute to say a huge, heart-felt "THANK YOU" to everyone for the last year.  I've gained followers (which it still amazes me that anyone want to read this blog!)  It gives me a thrill when I gain a new follower; I never expected a dozen, much less several hundred. 

I've made blogging friends, and while I haven't been lucky enough to meet any of them in real life, I feel like I've started to get to know some truly wonderful, amazing, fun, and supportive people.  I'm still juggling the responsibilities of life with blogging (sometimes I wish my job was my hobby and my blog was an awesome job I got to do every day, though truly, I love my job and I adore blogging, so it all evens out.)  I've hit a few slumps but there have been a few people who've been with me from the beginning, and a few special, awesome followers who have really gone out of their way to welcome me to the blogging community.  I want to give a shout out to ALL of my followers/readers but to these amazing few:

  1. Alison at Alison Can Read (She was one of my first few followers and is extremely nice!)
  2. Rachel at Parajunkee's View (In case you don't know, Rachel is AMAZING.  She and Alison featured me for Follow Friday last fall and it gave my blog a wonderful boost.  Plus Rachel is such a pillar in the blogging community with her well-thought out reviews and Book Blogging 101 posts!)
  3. Mickey at I'm a Book Shark (Mickey is totally fun to talk to, especially over Jodi Picoult novels.  Her blog is a great place to hang out and she's super encouraging!)
  4. Anna at Literary Explorations (Her blog is awesome-sauce, and I always enjoy chatting books with her, or whatnot, and ARC swaps.)
  5. Marie at Ramblings of a Daydreamer (Marie is one of the sweetest and most supportive people I know, and her blog is always a treat to visit)
  6. Mimi at Mimi Valentine (How SWEET is Mimi?  She writes incredibly enthusiastic reviews
  7. Michelle at Oh! For the Love of Books (Michelle invited me to participate in a blog hop in the fall and we've had a lot of fun getting to know each other since then!)
  8. Jessica at Thoughts at One In the Morning (Jessica is such a passionate blogger, fellow writer, and we've hit it off over books and TV shows, like Castle!  HEE)
  9. Caitlyn at The Cait Files (Cait is just plain fantastic!  She's supportive and hosts awesome discussion posts, is fun to chat with on Twitter, and writes amazingly honest reviews, which I LOVE.)
  10. And a special, from the heart and soul, thank you to one of my BEST friends... Suz at A Soul Unsung.  Suz is the reason I started my book blog, and sometimes, the reason I kept mine going.  I admire her SO much for all the hard work she's put in to her blog and am so happy for the recognition she's been getting lately.  Seriously, if you don't follow her, please at least consider stopping by her blog.  Suz is "fantastic...and do you know what?  So was I."  (I went a little Doctor Who there at the end, but S won't mind.  ;))
I've had so many great moments and memories from this past year!  I wish I had the time and space to recap them all, but there's just TOO much... from writing my first review, to receiving my first ARC, to figuring out what the heck this whole "NetGalley" thing was, to reaching various followers milestones, being featured in Follow Friday, participating in blog tours...and through it all, reading some FABULOUS, heart-wrenching, life-changing books.  I can't wait for another wonderful, awesome year, and I hope y'all will be with me for the ride!


Caitlin said...

Awww thank you Molli <33 Congrats on making a year! Such an achievement. I hope you're blogging for many more years to come =]

The Cait Files

jessasank said...

*hugs* <3 I love having a Castle friend. ;) Thank you so much sweetie! And congrats on your milestone!

Lan Chan said...

Congrats on the first blog birthday Molli! It's been a pleasure to have you around.

Mimi Valentine said...

Awww, Molli, YOU are so incredibly sweet! I'm really happy that I found your blog because your reviews are always trust-worthy and you're just an all-around fun person to read from! Congratulations on making it to your one year mark! *throws confetti and dances around in that embarrassing way where everyone bites their tongue trying not to laugh* :') <3

And I don't think you even had to ask -- OF COURSE I'm sticking with you for the rest of the (hopefully lengthy) ride! ;) Happy blogoversary, Molli!

Ems said...

Happy Blog Birthday! That's fantastic!! Here's to many more...

Heather@The Flyleaf Review said...

Congrats on your blogoversary and this is such a thoughtful post:) Blogging wouldn't be near as much fun were it not for those cool blog buddies you make along the way:)

Asher_Knight said...

Aww, this is amazing. Happy Blogoversary! It's always amazing when we reach that first year. :D

Michelle @ OFTLOB said...

Happy blogoversary!!!!!! Thanks for the shout out!!! I look forward to doing the hop again in the fall!

Marie Landry said...

I'm so honoured to be included, Molli! You're so amazing, and it's been an honour and a pleasure getting to know you, and getting to visit your blog on a regular basis and read your passionate reviews, join in discussions, and learn things from you. You're definitely one of my favorite bloggers and online friends. Jessica and I were talking about how cool it would be to meet up someday - maybe it could be the three of us! <3
Happy blogoversary! Wishing you many more years of blogging success and awesomeness.

Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Congrats on the milestone! I feel like the year can go so fast but still be so long. Lol! I'm glad you had such a huge support. I know it means the world.

Jade said...

A very happy blogaversary to you my dear! What an awesome milestone and I know it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep a site going and updates regularly. You've done great! Keep it up, you write really wonderful reviews and I'm loving your discussion posts. Congrats on a year!

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