It’s a momentous day here at Cheap Thrills. This marks my 100th post, as well as my six month blogiversary! I know everyone says this, but it really doesn’t feel like I’ve been doing this for half a year already. However, all evidence seems to indicate that it’s true… so let’s take a look back, shall we?
In March, I launched the blog, shared one of my favorite books, and started my ITW Must-Reads series… but my most popular post from those first couple weeks is my very first Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Recommend the Most.
In April, I talked about my anticipated spring releases, read some World Book Night selections, and mused on my credibility as book reviewer. I also began my Sigma Force countdown. My most popular post that month was my personal reaction to the news that Amazon had bought Goodreads.
In June, I hit a bit of a wall after the craziness that was May… but I bounced back with some anticipated summer releases (neither of which I’ve reviewed yet… oops!) and finally came to the end of my Sigma Force countdown by reviewing the latest release, The Eye of God. I also wrote one of my all-time most popular posts: Why I Didn’t Read Gone Girl.
In July, I joined the awesome Katie in discussing The Thirteenth Tale, took part in my first (mini) Bloggiesta, and shared some exciting news out of ThrillerFest. My most popular post that month was my look at how marketing and expectations affect my enjoyment of a book (specifically in the case of The Silent Wife).
In August, I took part in another Bout of Books, announced my first read-along, and was tagged for a blogger award. This is also the month that I wrote my current most popular post — I’m ONLY Reading… — in which I share my opinions on the war between introverts and extroverts as it relates to reading in a public place… which pretty much boils down to, stop interrupting me when I’m trying to read!
And now here we are in September. The Shine Along has definitely dominated the blog this month, though I also shared my anticipated fall releases and was featured on Book Bloggers International… and went kinda quiet once I realized I could make my 100th post land on my blogiversary.
So, a small sampling of the past six months. And while it’s kind of cool to look back… this, I think is just the coolest:
Okay, so I know that some of this — I don’t know how much, but some of it, definitely — is spam. But still… how cool is that? This is everywhere that my words have been read. What might it look like another six months from now?
And what will the blog look like another six months from now?