Sunday Coffee – Eight Years

IMG_3987On February 14, 2008, in a fit of jet-lag-induced insomnia at 4:00 am, I created my first blog. The very next day, I wrote my first book review. Back then, I knew nothing of book blogs or blog communities. I’d never kept a book journal or tracked what/when I read. Words like GoodReads and Book Depository and Paperback Swap were foreign language. On that first blog, I wrote at random about many things that interested me, for an audience of under ten, all good friends and family.

Eight years later, I’ve shuffled through many blogs. I’ve changed reading habits more times than I can count. I’ve met bloggers from all over the world, and count some of them among my best friends. I’ve discovered authors and genres and things I never would have seen without the book blogging community.

Things haven’t always been easy, and I haven’t always been consistent. Tastes change, focuses change, posting frequencies change, priorities change, hell even URLs change! But eight years and over 800 reviews in, there’s one thing that stays the same: I love this place, I love all of you, and I love book blogging! And what better way to celebrate? Book Blogger Appreciation Week begins tomorrow!!!!! Yay!!!!!

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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8 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Eight Years

  1. Shaina says:

    Oh yay! Glad you still love it after nearly a decade. 😀


  2. purplemoonmyst says:

    Happy 8 year anniversary!


  3. Michelle says:

    Aw! We love you too, Amanda! Congratulations to sticking with it through thick and thin over the past eight years. I can’t imagine the blogging world without you!


  4. Kristilyn says:

    I remember when I found my first book blog online in 2008 and it was magical … I had just read Twilight (like everyone) and the whole book blogging thing seemed so fancy! I had tried lots of blogs in the past and blogging about books was always something I came back to! Yay for 8 years! I’m new to your blog … I think I’ll be coming by a lot more! 🙂


  5. Amanda says:

    Aww, thank you all! 🙂


  6. Ceri says:

    Happy eight years, lovely. Yours was the first blog I subscribed to when I started blogging and I looked up to you so much because you are – and always will be – a rockstar. 😀


    • Amanda says:

      You were one of my very first blogger-friends, too, and I keep subscribed to your blog even when you aren’t able to post for months on end. Always wonderful to read your story. 🙂


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