What a month - 5 years of blogging and now my 500th blog post!
I've been pondering all week what I would put in this 500th post to make it memorable.
In the end I realised that 'memorable' is a very subjective thing, so I decided to go with a trip down memory lane instead.
The highs and lows of 500 posts in 5 years....
HIGH #1 - my very post blog post was for a teen book, Gone by Michael Grant.
LOW #1 - my very first blog post comment was written by.... me (see Gone by Michael Grant)! Tragic but true.
HIGH #2 - my very first author comment was from Australian Kate Forsyth for her novel Bitter Greens.
LOW #2 - after 2 years of haphazard blogging, realising I only had 50 blog posts to my name & half a dozen followers.
LOW #3 - doubting my ability to write & find my own voice, doubting my ability to 'grow my blog', indecision, insecurity & fear.
HIGH #3 - discovering the lovely folk at Saturday Snapshot with my first entry On Chesil Beach.
Which leads nicely to HIGH #4 - On Chesil Beach was the first time I 'met' the lovely Louise from A Strong Belief in Wicker.
We read a lot of the same books, share an interest in children's books, Australian books and we are both Francophiles.
HIGH #5 - the photography urge became so strong, I decided to start another blog called Four Seasons.
HIGH #6 - I joined the Classics Club, which has led to HIGHs #7 through to #99!
HIGH #100 - hosting my very first book event last year - AusReading Month (which I will host again this November.)
HIGH #101 - hosting my second book event in May - The Wharton Review.
But the non-stop high point of blogging has been all of you.
Yes, you - my dear readers - my followers - & especially those of you who have taken the time to leave thoughtful comments.
All of you who have shared readalongs, readathons, photos, spins & other book events with me, I thank you.
I feel blessed to have met you all.
You have enriched my reading (& blogging) life.
Thank you for travelling with me this far...here's to many, many more shared book journeys!