Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My 8th Blogiversary

You guys... I didn't think I'd make it. I even had the "I'm shutting down the blog" post drafted. Because it's been a really rough year. Last time this year we just found out we were moving to New York. And it's been bumpy, to say the least. But it looks like we survived. Our first official year in NYC will be at the end of September. But this time last year was when it all started.

Anyway THANK YOU to everyone who reads, comments and has been there for me over the past year, with help, with a shoulder to cry on, with your company or a kind word. You know who you are.  I couldn't have made it without you!

I have no big plans for the next year. Just keep on keepin' on, as they say. Reading, writing, reading and more writing and reading. I plan on more varied posts- TV Time, movie reviews, and more posts on travel and New York City stuff. I also feel inspired to delve back into Jewish books more actively.

I could write a book about everything that's gone on this past year. Maybe I will!

Now let's see if Boston Bibliophile can make it to nine years. Stay tuned.

12 comments:

Trish said...

Congratulations, and I'm so glad you persevered. NYC ain't Boston, but it has its moments.

Kay said...

Congrats for making it to 8 years! Life can sure throw some curves, can't it? Good luck with year #9!

bermudaonion said...

Happy blogiversary!!

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

Happy blog birthday, Marie -- I know it's not always easy to keep on keepin' on!

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Whoohhoo! Congratulations!!

Mystica said...

Congratulations and happy blogoversary

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Happy Blogiversary! I recognize the cake, even, from previous blogiversaries! LOL

Jan Dumas said...

Glad you made it, I have got to get back to the keyboard myself.

Literary Feline said...

Congratulations, Marie! I can't believe it's been eight years! There have been times I have doubted I would make it as long as I have. Here's to another year of blogging!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats Marie!

Enrique Freeque said...

Keep on keeping on forever will ya!

Emily said...

Congrats on 8 years of blogging!

Speaking of NYC & Blogging - I've been meaning to reach out to you here or on twitter (I'm @chowmeyow there) ... I've been pondering the idea of trying to start up a NYC Book Bloggers club (for lack of a better word, and to indulge the middle schooler in me who loved starting clubs with her friends). It's an idea very much in its infancy, but I wanted to start to gauge interest. So far I've only mentioned it to Sarah from Sarah's Book Shelves, so It's a very new thought.

Anyway - Just wanted to reach out to you, as a fellow NYC blogger, and see if it's something you'd like to ponder. I'm very open to ideas / thoughts about what this would involve, but my initial thoughts are that we could try to meet regularly, maybe quarterly, or every other month - something manageable. From there it could be anything we want it to be: just a meeting/convo/support group about blogging and books and sharing ideas, or even perhaps finding a combined identity and hosting blog features or events as a group.

Feel free to email me (emwilson@gmail.com) if you want to chat more, or if you have ideas for other NYC bloggers to include! (And no worries at all if this is something you aren't interested in!)