Wednesday, 13 July 2016

First blogoversary!














Time flies when you're having fun!

In a typical Mikayla-esque instance of being so disorganised that I'm actually organised, I thought that I began my blog in May 2015 and started organising by first blogoversary wrap up. Turns out I actually released it into the wild on 13 July 2015, which makes today my first ever blogoversary! To celebrate, I've got a bookish bundle to give away (open internationally) below and a chance to get all mushy and gush about what a fun year it's been!

It's a testament to how much I love reading, blogging and the book blogging community that I still enjoy it as much now as I did when I started out. I do have a bit of a tendency to start things, only to lose interest after a few months, but I've had such a blast reading and blogging and meeting my fellow bloggers that I've yet to get bored. From skypes, Twitter chats, Goodreads recommendations, comments, weekly features, reviews (both writing and reading), blog tours and release blitz's, I've discovered so many great books and met so many wonderful and enthusiastic people that I really wish I'd started out sooner!

My year!
Posts: 98
Tweets: 2,723
Reviews: 39
Books read: 77
Beta reads: 14
Blogger weekly features: 21
Blog tours: 7
GIFs used: Who knows. Probably too many.
Some of the awesome people I've virtually met: Ally (founder and very lovely host of UK YA in the rain book club) @ Reading In The Rain, Lucy (founder and host of #ukyachat) @ Queen Of Contemporary, Anna @ Enchanted By YA, Jess @ Curioser and Curioser, Lydia @ Something Like Lydia, Carrie @ The Book Goddess, JD Wright @ Everealm, Kiara @ A Nerd And Her Books, Lily @ Sweet Love Books, Claire @ Claire Luana, Jessica @ A Great Read, Ardis @ Pondering The Prose, Emma @ Emma's Bookery. I feel like I'm forgetting more people than I'm remembering, but if I've taken away only one thing from this year, it's that book bloggers are some of the most wonderful and welcoming people you'll ever find! If you've followed me, tweeted me, skyped with me,  e-mailed me, sent me a book rec, commented on a post or anything; you are awesome, and you've made this blogging year for me!

Giveaway!
Three Storm Siren-inspired bookmarks (thank you Anna @ Enchanted By YA!),


tote bag and bookmark from Shakespeare & Co in Paris,


a $25 Amazon.com giftcard (or a £20 one for Amazon.co.uk for my fellow Brits!), a hardback copy of Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers and a paperback copy of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. It's open internationally and closes 31 July.

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25 comments:

  1. Congrats! Happy Blogoversary!!! :)

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    1. Thnak you! It feels like I've been blogging forever, but at the same time I couldn't believe it had been a whole year!

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  2. Happy blogoversary! The first is always such a big milestone! :)
    Erika @ Books and Stars

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    1. Thanks Erika! Hopefully it's the first of many...

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  3. Congratulations Mikayla! I had my Blogiversary back in May, and I know what a big achievement it is. Here's to another amazing year!! x

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    1. Thanks Sinead! I've enjoyed it so much I really wish I'd started earlier. I can't believe it's been a year, it seems to have come around so quickly.

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  4. Happy Bloganniversary and thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Alexandra! I wanted to do a big bundle to celebrate my first year, but I was kind of tempted to keep the bookmarks, they're so pretty!

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    1. Thanks! I can't believe it's been a year already!

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  6. Congrats on blogging for a year. I love to read, and enjoy seeing other people's reviews on books.
    Dianna

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    1. Me too! I spend so much time on Goodreads just reading other people's reviews.

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  7. Happy BLOGIVERSARY, way to go!! 🎉🎉

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  8. Happy blogoversary! and thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, I really wish I had more stuff so I could run more giveaways! I feel kind of bad that I can't give stuff to everyone!

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  9. Yay! Happy blogoversary! You've done so much in the past year, and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for your readers! Congrats again! :)

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  10. I'm a bit late to this, but still wanted to say Happy (Belated) Blogoversary! You've don and accomplished such fun things!

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