Monday, May 27, 2013

THE BOOKAHOLIC BLURBS TURNS ONE!

Yay! I cannot believe my eyes when I looked at the calendar earlier today!
My book blog on Blogger just turned ONE!


I've always loved reading and doodling even as a kid. I would grab a book and pretend reading even if I didn't really know how to. I also would play around as a secretary and write or doodle words as if I was signing an important document. My dad loves writing, he has a ton of journals, so probably I got that writing thing from him. I started loving books when I first laid my eyes on a ginormous set of old school encyclopedias back then. The set was dazzling.

Then as I enter high school, I started reading some adult fiction. Paulo Coelho's Veronica Decides To Die and 11 Minutes were my first reads. Then I collected (and lost) 30 issues of Candy Magazine. I loved reading their love and fashion tips and other informative columns. There was also a house few blocks away from mine that has an entire living room full of Sweet Valley High novels that we rent. Harry Potter series that I just borrowed also hooked me up but I eventually stop reading because life happened. Been on a horrible reading slump for years but the most important and special novel that made me go back to reading was Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. (I will forever be proud that am a fan!).

Early in 2011 was when I started blogging. I've always dreamed of becoming a "blogger". There's so much pride in it. So I ventured onto Tumblr. I loved it so much and it made me appreciate not only writing but how I run my life. I blog mostly about my personal day to day life and a little bit about books. Since I was earning a little, I started indulging in stacking titles I've always wanted to get. I had no idea about book blogging back then so all I did was just post pictures of my new books and forget whatever the feels were. I wasn't really content with the chaotic mixed blog, so I decided to make one on Blogger. The OCD in me kicked me in the butt that made me transfer blogs, then changed URL and finally settled with this one. (As I am writing, I am still trying to figure out how to move to Wordpress.). My bookish online adventure started early 2011 but this account was created MAY 27, 2012 and I just transferred everything from the old blog (manually and messily) to this one.

The ups and downs I've gone through were the very main reasons I am still here blogging. Blogging have taught me so many things and allowed me to have people in my life who are all worth keeping. I've met people from all around the world! It is just an exhilarating and invigorating experience that the humbleness in it is overwhelming! And looking back, my bookish dreams did come true!

And without my blogger friend's (namely: Kai, Precious, Dianne, Dani, Leslie, Kazhy, Eunice, Chyna, Tiff, Alyanna, Geraldine, Maricar, Nicole, 2 Michelle's and Louisse) support, I'm not sure if I would have lasted this long. Also, to all of you who drops by, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart especially to Erwin who never fails to like every book-related thing I post on Facebook! I would also never forget the person who helped me and guided me back when I was still starting, Liz, you know how much am thankful to you, right? Thank you also to Giselle of Booknerd Canada and Braine of Talk Sup. ANDDDD, to Lucy of Fully Booked, thank you for always being a tweet away whenever I needed a title and to JB of National Book Store, I feel a legit blogger more than ever because of you! How about Christine and Sarah of HarperCollins and Elizabeth Richards? Love you guys! You are the best ever! Jodi Meadows, Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs and Kathleen Peacock, I love you forever!


So here's a little giveaway for all of you for making my first year such a success!
THANK YOU ALL SO SO MUCH FOR YOUR ENDLESS SUPPORT!

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45 comments:

  1. Happy Blogoversary, Kate! :)

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  2. Happy Blogoversary ate kate! :D
    As a blogger, biggest accomplishment was to show them how the feels of reading a book is :D asdfghjkl

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  3. eypi beerday!! anniversary!! 12th monthsary!! basta lahat na! :) keep on blogging..

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  4. Oh, congratulations on the one year anniversary! It probably feels great. :) Have a great day!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  5. Congratulations!! I think my greatest accomplisment is also reaching my first blogoversary :D and my first ARC + review copy.

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  6. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats!

    My biggest blogger accomplishment was starting to regularly post in December 2011, months after I first launched my blog, and I have kept with it every since. Also, finding out how to do little tweaks to my blog layout!

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  7. Happy Blogoversary! :D
    My biggest accomplishments are probably receiving my very first ARC and contacting my very first author. :D

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  8. Congrats on a great first year! :D

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  9. Happy One Year Kate!! I feel honoured that you mentioned me. I'm so glad that you started book blogging and that we get to talk to books even though we're on different sides of the planet. Here's to many more years book blogging!

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  10. Happy Blogoversary Kate!!! I wish you all the best in the coming years, not just in book blogging but also in life!! Can't wait to see you again soon in some way :D Oh btw, I don't think I ever told you this but my mom and sis said ang ganda mo daw when they saw you at Tahereh's signing. And thank you for including me in this post :)

    Eunice @ CompelledbyBooks|Tumblr

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  11. Happy Blogoversary Kate!!! I wish you all the best in the coming years, not just in book blogging but also in life!! Can't wait to see you again soon in some way :D Oh btw, I don't think I ever told you this but my mom and sis said ang ganda mo daw when they saw you at Tahereh's signing. And thank you for including me in this post :)

    Eunice @ CompelledbyBooks|Tumblr

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  12. Happy Blogoversary! I love to blog, and I just love sharing my favorite books and promoting author. :)

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  13. Happy Blogoversary! Hmm, major accomplishments, meeting authors and having them recognize either my blog or Twitter name was really cool! I've been going for almost 4 years. And I feel like I keep going, and that is an accomplishment.

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  14. Awww you're so sweet Kate <3 I think one of the best accomplishments I've had being a blogger was meeting new friends :)

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  15. Kaaaaate! Happy blogoversary! <3

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  16. Happy blogoversary, Kate! :) I'm proud to say that I'm a frequent visitor of your blog. Anyways, my biggest accomplishment would be getting a tweet from my favorite authors on Twitter.

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  17. Happy blogoversary!!! More years of reading and blogging to you Kate. As a blogger, I think biggest accomplishment so far is meeting new friends online and offline. It's nice to meet someone who share the same passion in reading.

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  18. Congrats Kate and thanks for the shout out. SVH is special to me too, its what got me hooked to reading and my Paolo Coelho novel is The Alchemist.

    Cheers and here's to many more years of reading and blogging!


    P.S. Sorry I've been MIA lately, no excuse except for laziness.

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  19. Happy Blogoversary ate kate! :D

    As a blogger, what are your major accomplishments?
    -- When people commented on my posts and the authors loves my reviews I love to see their happy comments :D

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  20. Happy blogoversary!
    Not sure what my major accomplishment is as a blogger to be honest haha.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. well.. I reached 1000 follower-milestone :)
    Thanks and Congrats!

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  22. Happy Blogoversary! Best accomplishment is knowing other bloggers around the world :D Plus, meeting the PBT bloggers.

    -Dannielle

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  23. Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway! I think my biggest accomplishment so far is figuring out the Wordpress widgets! Lol!!!

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  24. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, KATE!! <3 This is such a great achievement, to be blogging for a year now. I am so, so happy for you! I wish you more success this year and the future. Stay awesome, 'kay?

    My accomplishment would have to be reaching 100 reviews on the blog. Whew! ;)

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  25. Happy Blogoversary!! LOL :) I'm not a blogger but my hats off to those of you out there that are. I have an inability to finish things so even if I started a blog....it wouldn't go very far! LOL :)

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  26. Happy Blogoversary and Congrats on reaching one year of blogging! Your blog is one of my mostly visited blogs. Keep up the good work and wishing you more years ahead.

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  27. Happy Blogversary,Kate! :)

    The biggest accomplishment would be seeing my readers say that they picked up a particular book that I recommended and loved it.

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  28. My greatest accomplishments ever were reaching my first year in blogging, meeting awesome bloggers and hosting events on the blog I never thought I could do.

    Happy blogoversary! <3

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  29. Happy 1ST BLOGOVERSARY, Kate!

    My biggest accomplishment as a blogger would be interviewing the authors and knowing them personally. Also, I was asked to do a one line blurb for an upcoming book called Ruby's Fire. I was so overwhelmed with so much joy when I received that email.

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  30. Happy Blogoversary!! :) I'm not a blogger but love the work you guys are doing!

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  31. The biggest accomplishment to blogging I think is getting to connect with so many new authors and reading new books! :)

    Happy Blogoversary!

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  32. Happy blogoversary!:) Well I'm just getting started on my own book review blog, so probably a big accomplishment would be finally getting it online :)

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  33. Happy Blogoversary! It's a great blog. Sadly, I am not a blogger. I love to read them but I am not good with words. I wouldn't be able to express what I want to say with the right words. I wish I had that talent because I would love to have my own. Thank you for having yours and giving us all a chance to win books. Great choices!

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  34. Happy Blogoversary!!!

    I think my greatest accomplishments have been reaching 2000 GFC followers and I'm approaching my 2 year blogoversary. Thank you!

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  35. Congrats! Remembered my 1st yr in blogging, it was such a blast! :) cheers to more years of book blogging!

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  36. Happy Blogoversary! I'm not a blogger. Im a new fan and its my lost I only found you recently. Been back reading your previous for awhile now. love it!

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    1. WOW. THANK YOU, SAY YAP! *WIPES TEARS OF JOY*

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  37. Happy Blogoversary! I'm the blogger behind Sonorous Words, and I'd say that my biggest accomplishment would have to be the constant stream of emails I get asking to review books! It's such a thrill to feel like people value my opinion!

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  38. I am so happy I won! Just wanted to say Thank you again. You made my year!

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  39. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH LOVELY PEOPLE FOR JOINING! I LUFF YOU ALL <3

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