Happy first birthday One More Page!

23 Jun

Today is my one year blogoversary (although I only realised this evening – I thought it was tomorrow!) so I thought I’d mark the occasion with a look back at my first year as a blogger and say thank you to everyone who has been so friendly and supportive over the last year by doing a little giveaway.

It’s been quite a year; I started this blog as an online book journal, mainly for me to put my thoughts out there on the books I read and hopefully find some like-minded people who might chat about books with me. I admit that when I wrote my first post I didn’t really know what I was doing or what a huge and wonderful community of book bloggers I was about to become part of. I’m still amazed every time someone follows me on Twitter or here on the blog, comments on my posts or an author or publisher asks me to consider a book for review.

I’ve written 178 posts in the last year and almost 2,500 tweets. I’ve reviewed 81 books :) Not huge numbers compared to some but impressive to me! I’m hoping I can continue to blog and review just as much in the next year but as some of you already know, I’m expecting my second baby in August so things may slow down for a little while (at least on the blogging front!) at that point but I’m almost as addicted to my blog as I am to books now so I won’t be away for long!

There are so many people I’d like to say thank you to and I don’t want to miss anyone out so ‘thank you’ to everyone who has Tweeted, commented and followed over the last year and a special mention to Keris Stainton and Dot Scribbles – thank you for being the first people to comment on my blog exactly a year ago today!  Thanks also to all of the authors both published and unpublished for writing brilliant books and to the amazingly generous publishers who I’ve come into contact with in the last year. I have discovered so many amazing books because of all of your recommendations that my ‘to be read’ pile is now completely out of control but I wouldn’t have it any other way :)

Finally, because a birthday should always involve presents and as a little thank you to my followers here and on Twitter, I have a copy of  The Single Girl’s To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk to give away which is one of my most anticipated chick lit books of 2011:

Rachel Summers loves a to-do list:

• Boyfriend
• Flat
• Great job

NOT on the list:

• Being dumped

Best friends Emelie and Matthew ride to her rescue with an entirely new kind of list – The Single Girl’s To-Do List. Rachel doesn’t know it, but it will take her on all kinds of wild adventures – and get her in some romantic pickles too. And then it won’t be a case of what but who she decides to tick off…

• Mr. bendy yoga instructor
• Mr. teenage sweetheart
• Mr. persistent ex
• Mr. deeply unsuitable

The Single Girl’s To-Do List gives Rachel the perfect heartbreak cure – and proves love is out there if you’re willing to take a chance.

This is just for people who follow me already here on One More Page or on Twitter as a thank you for your support over the last year. To enter leave a ‘pick me’ comment in the box below or send me a Tweet and I’ll pick a winner from the entries using random.org after the closing date. This giveaway is open worldwide until midnight (UK) on Sunday 26th June.

24 Responses to “Happy first birthday One More Page!”

  1. carol 23rd June 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Congrats on your 1st anniversary.

    I am celebrating my 1st anniversary next month and like you, really only started it to record my reading. :)

    Here’s to another great blogging year!


    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:33 pm #

      Thanks Carol – I’ll llok forward to celebrating yours next month!

  2. Bookalicious Ramblings 24th June 2011 at 9:43 am #

    I already have this book so this is not a ‘pick me’ comment, I just want to wish you a HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY & keep up the good work! :D

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:34 pm #

      Thanks Bookalicious – yours was one of the blogs that inspired me to have a go :-)

  3. Simon T 24th June 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Happy birthday Amanda!

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:34 pm #

      Thanks Simon!

  4. Sharon Goodwin 24th June 2011 at 10:33 am #

    First of all ♫•*¨*♥ ♥*¨*•♫ Happy Birthday ♫•*¨*♥ ♥*¨*•♫ . (hope the hearts don’t give you problems!)

    I have to agree with everything you’ve said Amanda – having only started my blog in February with the idea of sharing my thoughts on books I read – it’s been quite amazing to find how generous other bloggers are. I never expected it to be quite the community it is.

    You know how I feel about your blogging :) but I would like to say I always read your new posts and value your words.

    Please enter me for your giveaway.

    Thank you!

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:35 pm #

      Sharon – thank you for your lovely words and the pretty comment. Aren’t bloggers great?!

  5. Jess Hearts Books 24th June 2011 at 11:49 am #

    Happy first birthday one more page! Congrats Amanda :) I won’t enter the giveaway as I already have The Single Girls To Do List so I’ll let somebody else try their luck ;) x

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:36 pm #

      Thanks Jess – and happy blog birthday to you too x

  6. Nicola M 25th June 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Happy Birthday! fab blog. Please include me in the comp, would love to read this!

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:36 pm #

      Thanks Nicola!

  7. Jules 25th June 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Happy Blog Birthday!

    I’m already an old follower but I won’t enter this comp because I have already bought that book! :D (Great choice)

    Have a nice weekend

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:37 pm #

      Thanks Jules – I haven’t had chance to read it yet but I have it on my Kindle waiting for a quiet moment :-)

  8. Nicky 25th June 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Hi there,

    Happy Blogabirthversary!

    Would love it if you would PICK MEEEEEE for the book!

    Very excited to read it.

    And, of course, LOVE the blog and tweets.


    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:37 pm #

      Thanks Nicky x

  9. Marie Levy 25th June 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Happy Birthday One More Page – keep up the good work! Please enter me in the comp! Sounds like the perfect read for my summer hols!

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:38 pm #

      Thanks Marie :-)

  10. Literary Marie 25th June 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Congrats on one successful year! SINGLE GIRL’S TO DO LIST is my next read actually. I already downloaded it and looking forward to starting.

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:38 pm #

      Thanks Marie – I hope you enjoy the book. I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts

  11. Sarah Watts 26th June 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Happy Birthday One More Page! Well done Amanda on a v successful first year! :)

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:39 pm #

      Thanks Sarah!

  12. Kirstie Gossage 27th June 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Oh bugger – just seen your Pick Me and realised its too late BUT thought I would say Happy Birthday anyway!!

    • Amanda 27th June 2011 at 9:39 pm #

      Thanks Kirstie – sorry you missed out but I promise I’ll have more giveaways soon!

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