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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hey, all! Today I'm excited to host one of my best blogger friends, Nikki of Fiction Freak. She's having a wonderful blogoversary tour, and today is my stop. So I have a fun little post here about Nikki's experience as a blogger, mostly things she's learned and some stats. I also have the hint for her giveaway and the full blog tour schedule. So, read on!
I have learned so much from blogging you guys! For example… 

  1. WTH ARCs were!
  2. Authors were real people, not celebrities who never talked to crazy fans.
  3. That I wasn’t the only completely mental person in the world (*cough* *cough*)
  4. That I wasn’t the only one who was in love with books, that there was a whole community with them!
  5. What’s Goodreads?
  6. What’s a BLOG.
  7. …What’s a meme.
  8. Where do I find good books (*cough* Blogs if you didn’t know)
  9. What a GOOD BOOK was.
  10. Twitter is BO-RING
  1. How did I read this early? MAGIC guys, MAGIC. Magic is also spelled as Advanced Reader’s Copy. Believe it.
  2. Authors actually take the time to reply to our tweets and appreciate reviews and every fan email.
  3. That there is…are…a lot of people who are crazy. Like me.
  5. That Goodreads is a uber useful, uber fantastic site, even with its glitches.
  6. Oh hey…A blog…
  7. Still don’t know WHY they’re called that, but at least I know WHAT it is, right?
  8. Answer above. ;D
  9. I can’t believe I thought THAT was a good book! Bad worldbuilding, slow action, and horrible characters? Who was I?
  10. Twitter is the best thing ever and it is addicting and all of you should make an account. Now.
And then, here are my stats. I can’t believe it!

GFC Followers760
Linky Followers116
Networked Blogs Followers100
Facebook Likes315
Twitter Followers582
Most Viewed ReviewBeautiful Disaster


Collect the hints along the Blogoversary tour at these stops, then unscramble to find when (yes, when!) to find my giveaway! My archive will be mighty important!

(11/19) Day 1: Kick off! @ Fiction Freak
(11/20) Day 2: How I Started and What I Learned @ Sparkles and Lightning (that's today!)
(11/21) Day 3: Books, Books, Books! @ Chocolate Coated Reviews
(11/22) Day 4: Friends, Rants, and Help, Oh My! @ Read-A-Holicz
(11/23) Day 5: Author And Publisher Love! @ Fiona Paul Books
(11/24) Day 6: You Think You Can Blog? @ YA Reads
(11/25) Day 7: Debating? Fun! @ Singing and Reading in the Rain

So, fabulousness, yes? Super, super fabulous. I'm really excited for her! Because, you know, she is seriously awesome. So hey, why don't you go wish her a happy blogoversary? Thanks, darling roses. I can always count on you!

Fiction Freak  

Love you all! Thank you all bunches for being here, and for being wonderful and reading all my posts! Well, even when they're not mine. Much love, always. x



  1. Love this :) I used to think Authors were some crazy celebrities who never replied to fans. I know know that they are actually really lovely people who take the time and effort to reply to us and to thank us for being such good fans. Its great :)

  2. Hello! I'm at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the great work!
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  3. Great post! I could not figure out what a meme or arc was for the first few months of blogging, wither. Also, I still get a little amazed around my favorite authors ;)

  4. Aw, this is such a cute post. It's always fun to look back on the early days of blogging to see how far you've come! Congrats. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. Eeeee I totally agree lol! The first months of my blogging life I couldn't figure out at all what a meme, ARC, or Goodreads was :P It's definitely an interesting learning experience! :D


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