Sunday, July 6, 2014

1 Year Blogoversary!!! (+Giveaway)

*dances around* *throws confetti*

If you couldn't tell, it's my 1 year blogoversary!!! Woohoo! I never imagined that I would make it this far, and I never imagined I'd make all the friends I would make along the way. Originally, I was going to do a huge celebration type thing for this, but since I have a few events coming up in August (and was supposed to have another one continuing into around this time), I figured it was best not to.

I want to take this time to thank every single person that has helped me, supported me, followed me, befriended me, talked to me, and so much more. I would list you all, but the list would go on forever. For the most part, the list would consist of most of the people I follow on Twitter, so just check out those people. And for the most part, I think you'd know who you are. Whether we still talk often or not, I really appreciate everything you have all done for me. I definitely would not be here, still blogging, if it weren't for you!

Thank you for showing me that YA isn't just for teens and that so many people out there love books as much as I do, regardless of age. Thank you for showing me that adults read and love YA too and that I should read what I want, no matter how old I am or what genre I read.

Thank you for being there for me when I need a friend (or a whole bunch!). Thank you for putting up with me on Twitter. Thank you for putting up with my random hiatuses. Thank you for understanding all my reading, school, etc woes. Thank you for all the love and support.

You all rock, and I do love you all.

This has been an amazing year of blogging, and I'm excited for many more. I would write more, like I did for my 6 month blogoversary, but a lot of what I have to say was stated then. I don't want to give shout outs to certain people because there are too many people, and I hate leaving people out because I forget or because I haven't talked to them in a while. I really do treasure my friendships and relationships with all of you.

The only people I want to specifically shout out are 1) my amazing co-bloggers at Lit Up Review: Willa, Emily, Meredith, and Grace. You ladies inspire me all the time, and I'm amazed by all you do alone and all we do together. I love chatting with you all, and I love how despite how different we all are, we still come together as a group when we blog. You rock!

2) Sonia Fuderer, who I've only really begun talking to recently but has been so supportive, understanding (in so many ways), kind, and so much more. Really, our relationship is unlike most of the relationships I have with people. It's so special, and I just want to thank you for everything. My fingers are still crossed that a publisher will be as interested in The Last Flock as I am! Between our conversations about dance, books, and life, I've really found a great friend, supporter, and friend, and I can't thank you enough, Sonia.

Anyway, now, here is a giveaway I've been promising for who-knows-how-long. There's going to be another giveaway up tomorrow along with a post about one the events I was talking about at the beginning of this post. Here's to many more blogoversaries! *hugs*

~Must be 13 or older or have parent permission
~US only, except for the swag
~Winner must respond in 72 hours or a new winner will be chosen
~No cheating will be tolerated
~Damaged or lost prizes are not my responsibility--sorry!


  1. Yay, happy blogoversary Jessica! You're fantastic so I hope you stick around for a long time! :D

    1. Thank you so much, Annie! I hope to be around for a while. :)

  2. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!!!!! I'm glad you started your blog because I would never have gotten to talk to to you if you hadn't! You're awesome and here's to many more blogging years! :)

  3. I can't believe it has already been one year! Here's to many more! May the upcoming years be filled with amazing reads and unlimited success. :D

    1. I can't believe it either! And it seems just like yesterday it was my 6 month blogoversary. How time flies! Thanks, darling! <333

  4. Happy Blogoversary!!! Thank you for this giveaway! <3

  5. Happy Blogoversary, Jessica! <3

  6. Thank you so much for hosting a giveaway! You're awesome!

  7. Happy blogoversary and congrats!


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