Wow! Ten Years! Can You Believe It?



Yes, I started this blog 10 years ago today. I know I haven't been blogging regularly lately, but 10 years is a big deal, I had to say something about it.

I had no idea where blogging would lead me. It's been a bumpy ride! At that time, I needed something to keep my mind busy while we waited to start building our house. So much has happened since then. Good and bad. My life is not the same. Thinking about how fast ten years went by makes me feel old. Dudes, it's been a whole decade! What were you doing ten years ago? 

So, ten years. Wow. Will I be here ten years from now? I don't know, honestly. Blogging has taken a back seat to make room for so many other things in my life. There was a time when I read over 100 books a year. In 2016, I read 48. I know that's still more than the average person, but it's not like it was. I used to review everything too. Now I feel less compelled to write about books that didn't move me.

But book blogging has been so fulfilling! I "met" so many great people. We contact each other in so many ways places now. Some even through snail mail. I've read a lot of great books, and learned a lot. I discovered new authors, genres, and new ways to get books into my brain. I had lots of fun participating in community events, readalongs, and readathons.

Book blogging helped me grow as a person. I am not the same person I was ten years ago and I'm sure book blogging has played a part in those changes. Blogging has changed so much too. I could never have predicted where it would go then. I'm sure it will change beyond what it is now. There are more platforms for discussing books popping up everyday.

So here's to ten years! Chrisbookarama, you have been good to me. I thank you for all that you've done for me. And here's to you to, Readers, you've made many a day a little brighter, made me laugh, and made me think. Thank you!



18 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a huge accomplishment! Congratulations!

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  2. Congrats! I still think blogging is the best place to read about books. All the other formats are just too quick for me. I love the slowness of coming to one person's blog, reading an entry, and then commenting. I'm just not an 'instant' kind of person.

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    1. I like your take on it. We all really need to slow down. Thank you!

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  3. CONGRATS!!! Just a couple months until my tenth too. I feel bad that my desire to blog is waning, but happy that it's still there and for all the memories it's given me!

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    1. I've come to the conclusion that it's always here for me no matter how long I leave it. Happy (future) tenth anniversary to you too!

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  4. Happy 10th blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Congratulations, Christina! This IS a huge accomplishment and definitely worthy of celebrating. You got me into blogging; without you, I would never be here. So, thank you. Here's to another ten years, whatever they may hold! (I just realized we will be empty nesters in ten years. Holy sh1t!)

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    1. Aw, thank you! And wow, I don't even want to think about 10 years from now but you're right. Yikes!

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  6. Congrats on the Anniversary! I like how blogging has ebbed and flowed, each of us having time when the tide is out, and then roars back in. (Did I just belabour a Maritime metaphor too much? lol)

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    1. Haha! The sea is deep and dark...like my soul! (more sea metaphors)

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  7. 10 years ago my blog was 1! Otherwise, I have no idea what I was doing 10 years ago. I find it a bit crazy that my blog (and yours, and Heather's, and Andi's, and Carl's, etc) are a decade or more older. It's crazy I have known so many bloggers for some many years. Plus, we have actually met, which is more than I can say for all other bloggers. lol

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  8. Happy 10th! Hopefully there'll be another 10 :)

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  9. Awwww congratulations!! We're such old ladies of the blogosphere now, n'est-ce pas? I'm at nine years, and at the end of 2017 it'll be ten, which feels CRAZY to me as I'm thinking about it. But yep, I continue to super-love bloggers and all my awesome book recs that I get from y'all, so I'll be keeping it up a while yet. <3

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  10. Belated congratulations to you on achieving a great blogging milestone! It has been a pleasure to get to know you over the journey.

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