Friday, July 12, 2013

Book Blogger Hop #26 (7/12 - 7/18): How long have you been blogging?

Welcome to the new
Book Blogger Hop,
hosted by Billy @
He took over this hop from
Jennifer @ Crazy For Books.
I'm so glad he decided to
continue with this weekly feature!
For more information, click HERE.

What to Do

1.) Post on your blog answering this question:

How long have you been blogging?

2.)  Enter the link to your post in the
Linky list on Bill's blog.

3.)  Visit other blogs on the list and
comment on their posts. 

4.)  Be sure to find out next week's
question when you visit Bill's blog!

My Answer

I've been blogging since September 22, 2010.  I can't believe it's nearly three years already....but it is!

My very first post was a short one about Twilight.  I only published three posts that first month.  Not much of a beginning, true, but things grow...and so here I am, almost three years later, with a bit more knowledge, but still learning!  It's been a fun ride, trying out new things, meeting a lot of very nice bloggers and reading their wonderful posts....and I'm looking forward to more blogging fun for years to come!

Here are some posts from that first year:

What did you think of my answer?
I'll go check out yours, too!


  1. When I see that others have kept their book blogs going it inspires me to make sure I do the same!

    1. It's funny you should say that....believe it or not, sometimes I do think of stopping! I really don't have that much time to blog, what with two jobs. However, I do need to do it, because it's something I can look forward to engaging in. It allows me to write, which is something I LOVE to do, as well as to do a bit of design (with the exception of the template, which is from Blogger, and my header and buttons, which were created by Jennifer Johnson, from Sapphire Blog Design.

      Besides, I've met so many nice bloggers -- like you!!

      So I'll definitely continue blogging!

      Thanks for commenting back!! : )

  2. 3 years is a long time, congrats! Your first posts were good already, don't worry about that:) Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Hi, Eveline!

      Aw, thanks for such a nice compliment!! You're so sweet! I appreciate it!

      You're very welcome for my visit! I LOVE that header of yours, by the way!! : )

  3. Three years is a great achievement Maria! I know that like myself that you have previously mentioned that time is at a premium for you. Though that is the case I think that you would agree that then time spent blogging isn well worth it! Your blog is superb and it is indeed something that I am glad that you have kept up!

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Yeah, I wish I didn't have to Or at least, not at night! I would be able to do SO much more, if I didn't have that DARN night job....

      Thank you for that compliment!! You're SO sweet!! Yes, I'm definitely glad I've kept up this blog!! I wish I could have done the same with my second blog, but, because of my job situation, I simply couldn't. I never should have started it in the first place. So I really want to start incorporating more nonfiction books into this blog. Sure hope I can...

      Thanks for being such a loyal follower!!! : )

  4. Wow, three years! Congrats to you, Maria!

    It's interesting to see how much one has grown through out the blogging experience, and you'll continue to grow as the years pass by.

    You have a beautiful blog and you have fun posts. Keep it up!

    1. Hey, Vonnie!

      Gee, thank you!! I really appreciate that!!

      It sure is interesting to see one's own growth. For instance, I do all my posts in boldface now. The fonts offered by the Blogger system are limited, but my favorites ones are Georgia and Verdana. I use Georgia for the post titles. BTW, I used to type my titles in the title bar, but discovered that, by typing them in at the top of my posts, and leaving the title bar blank, I could have more aesthetically pleasing titles, because I can use whatever font I want, plus whatever size and color I want! So I'm VERY happy about that!!

      Thanks for such a nice comment!! : )

  5. Wow 3 years is a long time! I hope I stay with blogging that long :-) you can see my answer here

    Happy Hopping Maria

    1. Hi, Monique!

      Yeah, it certainly is, although the time has gone by soooo fast, it amazes me! Lol.

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! Happy Hopping to you, too!! : )

  6. CONGRATS on three years. I will be "three" this month. :)

    I know what you mean about the first posts. Oh dear...mine were pretty bad. LOL!! Isn't it great how we grew and became better.

    ENJOY your evening.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

    1. Hi, Ellizabeth!

      CONGRATS to you, as well!! It's fun being "three", isn't it? Lol.

      Yes, it's certainly interesting to see how you grow as a blogger. I know I've come a long way!

      Thanks for commenting back, and Happy Hopping!! : )


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