Happy 1 Year to bookishlyrebecca

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! WordPress let me know I’ve had my blog for a year today: May 29th. I knew my blogaversary was coming up but I didn’t think it was until June. Fun enough: I didn’t make my first post until June 1st so that’s why I’m posting it today instead of the 29th.

I know a lot of people talk about blogging tips or lessons they’ve learned. I don’t want to do that, because it’d be the same rehash. I’ll probably give everyone the same tips or talk about the same lessons. Instead, I’m going to feature some of my fellow bloggers who helped build me up to where I am today. πŸ™‚

No list would be complete without Shanah. Shanah was one of the first people I talked to in the book community and she introduced me to a whole new world. Top 5 Tuesday has become a huge part of my blog and easily one of my most popular posts. Shanah deserves so much credit for creating this meme and thus some of my success as a blogger!

Another shout-out has to beΒ theorangutanlibrarian. She’s another one of the first big bloggers I followed and who followed me back. She inspires me with how creative she is and I look forward to her posts all the time. She’s also one of the friendliest bloggers I’ve ever encountered.

Without those two ladies, I don’t think I’d be blogging as much as I am today. No list would be complete without some of my friends. For a long time, I had trouble making friends when I was blogging but I’ve finally found my squad. I love them, their blogs and they’re just such wonderful people ❀

  • Ally: One of my first friends, my first buddy read and someone I always look to for book recommendations or worthwhile internet reads.
  • Ellyn: Another one of my first friends, my blogging bestie, and just a wonderful human being
  • Malanie: A blogging queen, master of friendship and just a general favorite ❀ ❀
  • Rose: We met through Top 5 Tuesday and I just love Rose and her blog…she’s such a sweetie!!
  • Anatomyofabookthief: THUG SQUAD!!!!!!!!!
  • Charlotte: Another one of my first friends, blogging goals and honestly I want my blog to be half as wonderful as Charlotte’s is
  • LaRonda: LaRonda is so sweet and has a lovely blog/Instagram plus she always has some solid music recommendations!
  • Nia: The queen of aesthetics and another lovely friend I met through Top 5 Tuesday
  • Jenna: My Winnie the Pooh buddy!!!!

I’m sorry if I missed you but if I did, it’s almost midnight and I’m sorry. I still love you!

Additionally, I’ve grown a lot since I started my blog and almost have 300 followers. I still can’t believe that. I love following new people, looking at my favorite blogs and becoming more involved in the community. For my last round of shout-outs, I’d like to talk about some of my new and old favorite blogs!

  • Thrice Read: These ladies are an old favorite but one I can’t get enough of. They were and still are goals for me. I love their content, their friendship and basically everything about them!
  • Kristin Kraves Books: Another old favorite and I’m proud to call Kristin a friend of mine. She was another #bloggoals for me with her aesthetic, lovely posts and general friendliness.
  • Book Princess Reviews: Mandy and Sha co-own BPR together and I love them both. They’re incredibly friendly, have the best aesthetics and honestly, I’m always looking forward to their posts.
  • BooksCoffeeandRepeat: Claire is another old favorite, but I enjoy her and her blog so much. She writes some of the best reviews and she’s just a really cool blogger!
  • Lost In A Story: Isa not only has the perfect blog aesthetic but some of the most original content. Every time I read one of her posts, I usually find a book recommendation or something to check out. I always look forward to her posts. πŸ™‚
  • Meltotheany: Melanie is such A QUEEN. She’s an awesome blogger including commenting on posts, in-depth reviews, and lovely graphics. She’s also a huge presence on Goodreads and it just amazes me that she can do it all!

With some of my old favorites out of the way, let’s talk about some of my new favorites or bloggers I love seeing pop up on my feed!

  • Kay: Kay is super sweet, super interactive and has some awesome discussion posts plus she’s a teenager so she makes me feel youthful again πŸ˜›
  • Kerri: Kerri is also a really sweet person who has great book recommendations but also features some cool resources on her blog. Thanks to her I was able to get a new library card and use Libby to access more content versus buying it!
  • Merline: My last new favorite is MerlineReads. I haven’t been following Merline for long, but she looks at book critically and I always get a lot of good recommendations after hearing her talk about a book.

Mostly, I’d like to thank two of my friends: Ericka and Lysette. Ericka creates all the graphics for bookishlyrebecca and I don’t say thank you nearly enough. My blog is pretty because of her and she’s just wonderful. She doesn’t believe me that someone would hire her for it πŸ˜›

I’d also like to thank Lysette because, without her, I doubt I’d have a blog. She convinces me to take the plunge and I couldn’t be more grateful πŸ™‚

Lastly, I’d like to thank everyone who follows me, liked a post, left a comment or did something with my blog. I’m so happy you stopped by my little blog if only just for a minute or two. I truly feel embraced by the bookish community and I can’t wait to see what another year holds!

 

 

62 thoughts on “Happy 1 Year to bookishlyrebecca

  1. meltotheany says:

    First off, I didn’t ask for these tears. But… I love you SO much! Second, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BABES! I hope the universe gives you all the best things, because it is what you deserve! Also, I feel forever thankful, grateful, and privileged to call you my friend! I hope this next year is even more amazing for you! πŸ’—xx

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  2. Charlotte says:

    You’re so sweet, Rebecca, thanks so much!! Happy one year blogging anniversary! I know of some of these blogs but I’m going to have to check the rest of them out ❀️❀️

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  3. SHA@BPReviews says:

    A blog birthday and you’re the one giving out all the gifts? You do know how birthdays work, right? Haha, happy one year of blogging to you, this may mean the honeymoon is over but I actually think it gets better from here. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Thanks for the mention!!

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  4. Merline says:

    FIRST OF ALL, WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME CRY?!? Haha. You are so sweet to use this space and the celebration to shout out other bloggers. I want to be like you when I grow up because that’s incredibly sweet and selfless! Happy 1 year anniversary!!! I’m wishing you many more amazing blogging years!

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  5. Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts says:

    So…you’re like…the most adorable human being…you know that, eh?? What a beautiful sentiment for your one year anniversary! Firstly, congrats love! It goes by so fast!! I was blown away when I saw mine pop up on WordPress ha-ha! Secondly, I will ALWAYS be your Winnie-the-Pooh buddy ❀ ! Thirdly, I'm SO glad we started chatting more! I love the book blogging community but I know people get busy and what not. I honestly don't have many friends where I live since I moved 7 hours away from home. So when I'm feeling lonely, I get really excited to see all these people chatting and making fun discussions here. So thank you for being such a beautiful soul!

    P.S. I want to do a buddy read with you sometime if you're up for it! ❀

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  6. Lori says:

    What a sweet post! I look forward to looking through all the blogs and bloggers you list.

    Congratulations on blogging for a whole year! It takes a lot of time and dedication to be blogger and you’re fantastic. An absolute inspiration. Can’t wait to see what else you’ll accomplish. ^_^

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  7. bookprincessreviews says:

    Happy 1 year anniversary, Rebecca!!!! Your blog has gone on a journey in a year, and it has been such a fun, great one! CanNOT wait to see what this next year brings for you (and me with your lovely posts <3)! I thought this was a lovely way to celebrate the 1 year anniversary, and you are the sweetest for including about us. Thank you, Rebecca!!!! ❀

    And also, you're such a pro for it only being one year. I thought you had been doing it so much longer! Happy 1 year, and wonderful post, as always! Can't wait to see what your second year brings! πŸ™‚

    (And you can tell Ericka I would 100% hire her for those graphics. Always SO SO gorgeous!)

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  8. Mandy πŸ’™ Book Princess Reviews (@_bookprincess_) says:

    Happy 1 year anniversary, Rebecca!!!! Your blog has gone on a journey in a year, and it has been such a fun, great one! CanNOT wait to see what this next year brings for you (and me with your lovely posts <3)! I thought this was a lovely way to celebrate the 1 year anniversary, and you are the sweetest for including about us. Thank you, Rebecca!!!! ❀

    And also, you're such a pro for it only being one year. I thought you had been doing it so much longer! Happy 1 year, and wonderful post, as always! Can't wait to see what your second year brings! πŸ™‚

    (And you can tell Ericka I would 100% hire her for those graphics. Always SO SO gorgeous!)

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  9. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm says:

    Happy one year!! That’s such a great accomplishment. Feels good doesn’t it?
    And thanks SO much for your kind words! This made my heart melt. You’re too sweet! You are spot on with everyone though. I follow all the same people and love them all for the same reasons you do ❀️

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