Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blogging Updates and random stuff~

Hi guys! :)

As most of you know, I've pretty much only been blogging for a month (I have like, what, 1 intro-post in July, and missed a month of blogging in August due to a month-long Texas vacation). I'm pretty much just a newbie amongst pro's. So... tonight's a pretty big deal for me! Why? I hit 100 followers! It was only just last Friday that I only had 27 followers, so that's a pretty big jump from Friday-Wednesday. I'm pretty surprised, myself!

So for those of you who have found my blog interesting enough to want to stay, thank you so much! :) I appreciate all the follows and comments, and hope you all will continue to come back and visit! :) (I promise there will be muffins and cookies and books and other nommable things!)

I don't normally single out people, because I love you all equally! But I have to for Petty Witter (aka Tracy @ Pen and Paper). She was pretty much the second person to ever come across my blog (well, that I know of via comments!) and she's still here today! Not only is she insanely funny (check out her blog to see what I mean!), but she's been there since the beginning of it all and was very welcoming. I think of her as my blogging mother hen. :3 So thank you Tracy, for the advice and the comments on my reviews and being an awesome, awesome first blog-friend for me. <3

I was debating on a 100 followers giveaway, but I hadn't anticipated getting 100 followers so soon! I'm still poor. So it will have to wait until I (hopefully) get a call-back from my interview. Maybe a Halloween or Birthday/Thanksgiving Giveaway. :) Or 200 followers, who knows?

Second, I have a blog button now! I actually didn't make it (I'm terribly graphically challenged). JR @ Story Time Under the Stars made it for me! Thank you JR! :)


It's also located on the right, over there! ---------->

She actually made me my button because I won a 125 x 125 ad space on her blog for the Book Lovers' Blog Hop! I've never been featured for anything before, so I'm so excited I figured I'd write it up in a blog post! xD

Also, this week I was contacted by my very first authors! Not author, authorS! Three authors contacted me to review books for them! Since these were my very first contacts, I literally jumped up and down and did a dance! I'm very, very honored (and a little starstruck!) that they asked me to review their books, so thank you guys! :)

As you may know, I got my first four awards this week, also! My awards post is here.

I received:

Cherry Award: Tracy @ Pen and Paper
The Versatile Blogger: TheBookishSnob
Life is Good: Hafsah @ Icey Books and Steph @ Thoughts of a Book Junky.

Thank you for thinking of me, guys, and for giving me my first awards. <3

And lastly, I'm going to be featuring an author, Raven Corinn Carluk, on the blog either tomorrow or Friday! It's my very first guest blog post, so I'm excited about that as well! I hope you guys are looking forward to it as much as I am!

Anyway, this week has been full of tons of "firsts" for me! I've really enjoyed meeting such awesome new people and finding books and blogs I've never even heard of. Thank you all for making it special. <3


resugo said...

congratulations! What an awesome week!

Raven Corinn Carluk said...

Grats on 100 followers!

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Congrats on hitting 100 followers!!! I hit 100 on my blog yesterday so I know how cool it is! Keep up your awesome blogging and reviews :)

Cass said...

Wow, that is amazing! I'd love to know what authors contacted you. Congratulations!! I'll grab the button sometime later. :)

100 followers is a great achievement. I love your blog. The name is so cute, and your reviews are so detailed and it shows how much work you put into them.

Steph said...

Congrats... I really like your new button, I'll be putting it on my blog roll. I'm glad you got someone to make it. I did my own and while I am very proud of myself for making it, It took me forever to figure it out!!! Keep up the good work!!!

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

@resugo: Thanks! I know; it's been a great week for me! :D

@Raven: Thank you! <3

@Claire: Congrats to you, too! Hitting the big one-oh-oh is pretty exciting! :)

@Cass: Thank you so much for the compliments <3! I'm really glad that you like my blog! :)

@Steph: Thanks Steph! I like it too; I'm glad I lucked out on winning that feature! I'm sure if I even attempted to make my own, you guys would be face palming. My graphic skeelz are pretty bad. xD

Angela Tolsma said...

What a fabulous post!!! CONGRATS!!

Angela Tolsma said...

Oh and good luck on the interview! You'll do fabulous!

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Thank you Namine! :)

I actually already had the interview -- just waiting anxiously for them to call me back. xD

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