Sunday, 24 February 2013

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Mini Challenge 5 (#LoveAThon)

And it's time for the final Love-a-Thon mini challenge!!!
Mini Challenge #5! It's relatively simple, this challenge. All you have to do is share about your top blogging moments so far! It can be the events you’ve gone to, the reviews you’ve written, the connections you’ve made because of blogging, or whatever else comes to mind. Once you have your post go live at 8 P.M., link up on either of our blogs and visit everyone else’s posts to see what their favorite blogging moments were!
There have been so many awesome blogging moments for me. It's hard to think of all of them because I get caught up in remembering how great each one was and then I get distracted lol :) So here are some of my highlights:

My first unsolicited review book. It was an interesting read but when I received a later review book that I adored that I tightened up my review policy. I'm fussy about leaving my bookish comfort zone and I don't want to negatively impact review books.

My first follower! I purposefully didn't tell anyone I knew about my blog until I had a follower purely because I wanted that first person to be following because of the blog, rather than because of knowing me.

My first comment was cool, but my second blew me away. It was on my review of Shiver so I wasn't expecting it at all. It was really polite and chatty and I was astounded anyone would choose to leave such an awesome comment on my shiny new blog :)

Taking part in the Magnificently Magic Read-a-Thon. This wasn't my first read-a-thon, but it was the first one I adored every minute of. I loved the twitter chat, met loads of awesome bloggy people and got a a little bit of reading done. I also managed to post daily updates which help when I'm looking back.

Getting my custom design done! I had my blog design done by Lori @ Imagination Designs and I absolutely love it. Lori was brilliant about getting things exactly as I wanted them and I love my design as much today as I did when I first saw the completed version, maybe even more given all the compliments!

Getting picked by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea as her favourite discovered blog of 2012. I pretty much ran around the room alternating between happy dancing and screaming. My Mum may need therapy lol :)

My first twitter chat. It was incredible, intense, insane...and introduced me to the joys of tweet chat :) I chatted with loads of bloggers about books, blogging, life, snacks and pretty much everything. I love twitter chats!


  1. Those are all some pretty incredible memories to have! I remember fangirling quite embarrassingly when I received my first review request. It was just the coolest feeling!

  2. I really want to participate in a Read-a-thon and twitter chat! And I remember getting our first follower (because it was not even 2 months ago hah) and I don't even know how Mel found our blog but I was literally doing a happy dance around my house and had a big cheesy grin on my face for a loooonnngg time. And congrats on getting picked as Vicky's favorite 2012 discovered blog! That's awesome!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    1. oo I forgot to add that your design is beautiful! :) kudos to Lori too! :)

  3. I love your design and have just noticed the bags that say "tbr books"...that is beyond awesome! What a great list of things you put here. I love them all!


  4. Ooooh! I am SO GLAD that you loved the Magnificently Magic Read-A-Thon so much. <333
    It was just such a great one, wasn't it?

    Also, Vicky is right, your blog is a great blog to discover!

    And all of your followers and commenters are there on merit of your amazing work, I promise <3

    Great memories Claire, and here's to many more!


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