Witty and Sarcastic Book Club tagged me in this, and it seemed like a nice way to take a moment and take a look at things. Like she said, it’s good to celebrate the little things. Because really, the little things add up to the big things.
⇒ Who was your very first follower? If you can still find it out, then tag them and give them a shout out!
Shannon A. Thompson, she jumped on during the first week and hooked me up with a couple of books/book tours after that. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve interacted. But she’s still on board, so, hey—thanks!! It was an ego boost then, and even another one now.
⇒ What was the last milestone you reached?
100 NetGalley reviews—just last week. Honestly, I’m bad at noting milestones, so it’s kind of noteworthy that I can even list one.
⇒ What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us!
Cleverly entitled, Getting Started, was the first thing I posted here. I added some other posts with earlier dates, to match the day I wrote the review on Goodreads and to add some content. 2,400+ posts later, I’m still kicking.
⇒ Who was your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shout out!
My most recent follower was Patrick Lynn—and I can see myself spending a lot of time on his blog.
⇒ What was the last post you posted and who was the very first person who took their time to click the like button?
My last post was Pub Day Repost: A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity by Nicole Valentine: A Captivating MG Mix of Science and Magic and the first to like it was Mohit Malviya
⇒ How many months have you been blogging for?
Here? I’ve been blogging for 74 months. But I’ve been blogging for 204 months (long enough that I had to break out the calculator to get that number. I was an English major).
⇒ Do you have any bloggers you’re friends with? Give them a shout out!
And here’s where I leave someone off the list and cause offense. Great fun.</sarcasm>. I’d list Bookstooge, SC Flynn (who has pretty much disappeared, but was a reliable presence long enough to leap to mind). Paul’s Picks, Witty and Sarcastic, and Emma at damppebbles would be the stand-outs now.
⇒ Who originally created the last meme or tag you participateId in? Give them a shout out!
I really don’t do a lot of memes/tags (but I enjoy it when I do, I should do more). This summer, I did a few WWW Wednesdays. It was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words—and shown to me by Aurore-Anne-Chehoke at Diary-of-a-black-city-girl.
⇒ Last but not least, give thanks to all of your followers.
I’ll do a better job on Nov. 28 (well, history suggests I will, who knows what’ll happen between now and then). But I do honestly appreciate those who read this; comment here; follow on the blog or one of the social media sites I posted above or e-mail; talk to me about what I post or books in general. You legitimize my hobby/obsession and I appreciate it.
One more thanks that I should give—my youngest son put that little graphic together for me. I expect to get a few more out of him soon.
I’m not going to tag anyone, but I’d encourage any reader to give it a shot. It’s a fun exercise.