Hi guys! So yesterday I did my general blogging highlights as part of my Blogoversary week. I realised I had loads of little moments that really stood out for me, so I thought I'd do a more specific post today.
1.Reaching 100 followers
This was particularly special because it coincided with my one month blogoversary AND with my first ever author interview (with Aimee Carter) AND my first ever giveaway so it was lots of good things all at once!!
2. Amy Plum's comment about my Die For Me review.
I linked Amy to the review and she tweeted back this AMAZING comment:
"I can't tell you how touched I am by your review, Caitlin. Truly touched. As in teary. You totally got what I was trying for. ♥♥"
which seriously just made me feel incredible. The fact that an AUTHOR would be so happy about my review was just...mental.
3. Rachel at Fiktshun listing me as one of her favourite bloggers during Armchair BEA 2011.
At the time I'd only been blogging for 3 months so the fact that a blogger, and one as awesome as Rachel, had picked me out to be highlighted was...wow. I was SO happy about that comment (and I hope it's still true Rachel!)
4. Reaching 500 followers.
Again, a truly awesome milestone and one never expected to reach!!
5. Getting my publishing internship
Not strictly blog-related but I really don't think this would've happened without my blog. For one, I wouldn't have had the confidence to attempt to gain a career in publishing without my blog (it's notoriously difficult, especially for someone so far out of London) and two I think my blog really made me stand out in the application process. This was one of the best things I've ever done and I hope one day I WILL get my publishing job!
6. Meeting Ruth Warburton
This happened at my internship but there's no doubt that we probably wouldn't have even been introduced without my blog existing, let alone got on as well as we did. Ruth is such an inspiring person and she writes amazingly! She let me read a ridiculously early copy of A Witch in Winter and I'm just so glad I got to meet her.
7. Getting quoted on the back cover of A Witch in Winter
Point 6 leads nicely into point 7...being quoted on A Witch in Winter. This was such an amazing feeling, I'm pretty sure I went round showing everybody.
8. Meeting Cassie Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
I met them both at a Cassie Clare event in London. It's the first author event I've ever been to...and what a one to be my first! They were both so funny and answered loads of questions! I got all my books signed by Cassie Clare but I hadn't known SRB was gonna be there so I didn't take my copies of her books! Hopefully she will do a tour here for Unspoken ;)
9. Getting an advance copy of The Clockwork Prince
Seriously, this is a mega highlight. I got it a month before it came out and I was so frickin excited. I actually screamed. I had to go to work but I took it with me and everything ;) It was my most-anticipated 2011 read so getting to read it early was immense.
10. The Top Ten of 2011 event.
I really loved taking part in this event which was hosted by a whole group of amazing bloggers. I loved doing my rundown lists and reading other people's. It was a really fun event and I enjoyed it!
So there we have it, my list of 10 blogging highlights. I'm sure there's more but...I could be here all day then. I hope my second blogging year brings as many highlights as the first!
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