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Monday, March 12, 2012

Blogoversary Day #2: My Fab Blogger Friends and Influences & Giveaway!

Blogoversary Day #2 - My Fabulous Blogger Friends and Influences!

One of the best things about blogging is the fantastic community that I'm surrounded by! Since I've started blogging I've made so many amazing friends with whom I've been able to share, not only my bookish life, but my personal life as well. When times are tough, I know I can sign on to Twitter and rant to the world about my problems and I will be supported by so many amazing people. Since not a lot of my friends in real life are big readers, or they don't share the same passion for it as I do, I've loved getting to know so many people who enjoy the same books as I do, and I love being able to chat about books with people who actually GET IT!! So today, I wanted to share with you some of the amazing bloggers who have really helped and supported me along the way :) 

One of my best blogger friends is the amazing Sasha from Sash and Em. This girl is just one of the sweetest people out there, and I absolutely love her to death. I've actually had the pleasure of meeting her IN REAL LIFE a few times and she's just so much fun. She's so down to earth and I know I can always go to her with a little rant or rave, or to just talk about a good book :) 

The insanely awesome Giselle from Xpresso Reads has been such a mentor to me since I first met her. She's never once disregarded one of my questions, and she's always so patient with me whenever I beg her for blogging advice. I can't even imagine where I would be without her, she's helped me get so many of my publicity contacts, as well as read through some of my posts before they go live. She's one of my best blogger friends, and I hope we'll be close for a long long time!

I wouldn't just say that Nicole from The Reader's Antidote is one of my best blogger friends, I'd say she's one of my best friends. I seriously love this girl, from the first day we talked about a Lauren Oliver signing she went to (where she got me a SIGNED copy of Delirium! and I sent her a SIGNED copy of Mara Dyer!) We're always sharing blogging advice and and helping each other out with different issues, and I know I can always count on her to have my bloggy back! Hopefully, we'll get to meet in person some day because I know we would have so much fun! <3

Incase your'e not on Goodreads, Jude is one of the awesome mods for the YABC group and she actually played a big part in my decision to start blogging. For the YABC book group she does a great feature called "Blogger Lift" and this is actually where I first started seeing bloggers. I started following all of them and reading their reviews, and eventually I decided I wanted to do that! So, thanks Jude for starting Blogger Lift and helping me decide to start blogging! Also, she made my blog button for me! Isn't it cute :) She's fab, we're good friends now<3

I haven't known Jeffrey West from Novel Thoughts for long, but I have to admit he's incredibly awesome and so talented! He's the man behind the camera for Novel Thoughts and I love watching his videos! I've only recently started filming videos for my blog and he's been so supportive of them! Honestly, I didn't think I was that good at it, but he's always telling me to make more so I definitely am! Also, he has mad designing skillz and helped me with this layout :) My layout is Jeffrey West approved!!

Obviously, there are a million other bloggers who have inspired and helped me throughout the year and I owe everything to them. Coranne (AKA Amanda) from Short and Sweet is an amazing lady who trades tips and tricks with me all the time, and I love having her around to chat with! Molli from Once Upon a Prologue is also celebrating her blogoversary this month, and we've definitely come a long way together; we share a lot of the same opinions about books and she's super nice about letting me borrow her lovelies<3 The awesome Hicklebee's blogger, Pam from Bookalicious has been a great friend and inspiration for my blogging and I love how local she is, because I've actually had the experience of meeting her and she is so fantastic and passionate, and I hope to be at least half as successful as her with my blogging in 4 years.

And of course, all of you who spend your time reading my posts and supporting my passion, you are fabulous. I love you, I love you, I love you. I hope to form more and more friendships throughout the next year and hopefully I will be able to add so many others to this list :) 

The amazing Michelle from Passionate Bookworm has been so fantastic and has donated TWO books for you guys for today's giveaway, so A BIG THANK YOU to Michelle, who I am forming a great friendship with and hopefully I'll get the pleasure of meeting her because she is AWESOMESAUCE! The winner will receive an ARC of Fall From Grace and a copy of Rattled!

The Deets:
- Must be 13 or older to enter
- I am not responsible for lost or stolen items
- Winner will have 48 hours to respond

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  1. Aww, blogging friends are the best aren't they! They understand the obsession, the love for reading, our literary crushes and the time we didicate to our blog because there just the same. Us book lovers/bloggers are a type of species and we get totally get each other, that's why we get along.

    Really looking forward to rest of your bloggy week of fun posts! :D

    Happily 1 Year Blogoversary! :)

  2. Awwww love you chicky!! <3 You'll always be my BBFF! :D

  3. Aw I see my name up there <3 You are kinda sorta awesome! I hope you have a fun Bloggaversary week!

  4. This is a wonderful post. I have loved getting to know so many awesome people since I have started blogging too. I am so glad that you have found awesome friends. Blogging friends are so great!!

  5. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  6. Blogging wouldn't be what it is without all the amazing bookworms. :)

  7. Awh, that's so sweet of you to make a post like this one! Blogging friends are just the best. I'm happy to hear that the community is part of your favorite things about blogging, Anna. :)

  8. wooo! yes we hang out IRL. and LOL for ranting and raving. :) XOXO -S

  9. This post is so sweet. I think friendships are the absolute best part about blogging. I'm so thankful to meet all those I have met this year, because they get me and share my passions. It's awesome!


  10. What a wonderful tribute! And I found another blog to follow because of it :D
    I love the friendships I myself have found and developed in the past few months since I became involved in the community of bloggers, readers and authors. Everyone has been so warm, welcoming and friendly!

    Again, Happy Blogoversary and congratulations!!

    Gena Robertson

  11. I already said it, but congrats again!! I'm trying to make more blogging friends...but I don't really know how to do that! I feel like the new kid in class even though I've been blogging for 10 months! Seems like twitters the answer? Haha, guess I'll work on that! You can stop by <a href=">Peace Love Books</a> anytime :)

  12. And I totally messed up the link. I always do that! It's here: Peace Love Books

  13. Congrats, Anna! And blogging friends (and the community as a whole) are awesome!

  14. Aw, happy blogoversary Anna! It's so wonderful to see some of my favorite bloggers profiled today, and I can't wait to check out the names that are new to me, too. :) To another happy year!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  15. Love you Anna!!! You're such a sweetheart and definitely one of my besties, not just in the blogging world. We shall meet one of these days <3 <3

  16. Eep! This post is so lovely. The best part of the blogging world is all the absolutely fantastic people you meet, and it made me smile to read about all the fabulous people you've gotten close to. :)

  17. Happy blog anniversary. It is so great to see the honorable mentions.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

  18. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY (again) because you are AWESOME and you deserve so many kudos for having such an amazing blog. And aww. Thank you for the shout-out, Anna!

  19. I've been to a number of those blogs as well but I will be sure to check them all out, in case I've missed one. :)


  20. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway :)


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