Ninth Blog Birthday!

Nine todayI started blogging on 12 April 2007, after a hesitant start with one post in July 2006. Nine years! Each year, as the anniversary comes round, I think how amazing it is that I’m still writing my blog, but it still feels like yesterday that I began it.

Since then I’ve posted 2,235 posts – most of them are book reviews, which is no surprise to me as I began BooksPlease as a way of keeping track of what I’ve read. I also write about other things, such as art, pets, places I’ve visited, personal anecdotes or thoughts, cookery, walking, travels and holidays. But it still remains mostly a book blog.

I had no idea when I began just how big a community the book blogging world is, nor that I would make contact with so many people in so many parts of the world. I had never heard of ‘memes’, didn’t know about reading challenges, but over the years I’ve taken part in many, broadening my reading interests into many different genres, and I never thought that authors would want me to review their books, nor that I would enjoy it all so much.

It’s really the contact with people that makes book blogging so enjoyable – knowing that you’re part of a world-wide group of people who love books and reading. So, thank you to all of you who read and comment on my blog – I really do appreciate it!

21 thoughts on “Ninth Blog Birthday!”

  1. Congratulations on your 9th. blogging birthday, Margaret. Everything you say about blogging is spot on. It’s no exaggeration to say that it’s changed my life… enriched it to an extent that I would never have imagined. And I for one am very glad you started your bookblog 9 years ago.


  2. Happy Blog aversary , so glad I found you, I’ve enjoyed many of the books your recommend. Even picking one up today. I too can’t believe I’m still blogging, not everyday as I did in the beginning but enough to keep it going. Thank you it’s been my pleasure to visit with you.


  3. Congratulations on your 9th blogging birthday. I have only recently started my book blog – really to keep track of the books I read. I never realised there were so many book challenges out there! Really enjoy reading your posts. Margaret


    1. Welcome to my blog, Margaret, and thank you. Glad you enjoy reading my posts. I had to do a double take when I saw your name – I thought I must have added a comment without realising at first.


  4. Happy Blog Birthday, Margaret! Nine years – phew. that’s inspirational! Totally agree that the book blogging community is a great thing to be part of… except for what it does to the poor old TBR, of course. I love visiting your blog – you’re such an eclectic reader, and I love the variety. Keep going – only another 41 years till your Golden Anniversary!


  5. Happy blog birthday, Margaret. Nine years is very impressive. I love your blog and always enjoy reading your posts – and I agree with everything you’ve said about the book blogging community!


  6. Congratulations – 9 is certainly a number that seems almost impossible from where I am sitting (although it comes as a surprise to realise that I’ve been at it for 4 years). Well done for keeping your enthusiasm and for writing so regularly!


  7. Happy anniversary. I feel just the same about blogging too, and I am so impressed by how much you manage to travel around in your blogging! I know that I have read and enjoyed a lot of books because you mentioned them on Books Please.


  8. Happy ninth anniversary Margaret. I’ve been going for 7yrs so you’re way ahead of me.

    I didn’t start book blogging until about 3-4yrs ago though and love the sense of community you mention!


  9. Congrats on your blogging milestone. I certainly have enjoyed your posts and discovered many wonderful books and authors from following your blog. It is a wonderful world we live in, where we can develop book friendships with people all over the world!


  10. Happy Blogging Birthday Margaret! Although i seldom comment, I really do enjoy reading all of your posts. Look forward to reading many many more of your reviews 🙂 May all your future reads be satisfying ones!


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