Celebrating my 2nd Blogiversary with a Mystery #Giveaway!

While I was celebrating my friends’ 50th birthdays (slightly in advance!)  in Moscow last weekend, Portobello Book Blog reached a smaller milestone and turned two. I’ve had great fun over the past couple of years sharing my love of books, connecting with the blogging and writing community, reading so many wonderful books and meeting up with authors and bloggers in real life too. My blog was even nominated for a Best Book Review Blog award at the Annual Bloggers Bash, which I was naturally delighted about.

I am still slightly amazed when I look at the statistics for my blog, something I just started for fun and didn’t really expect many people to read or be interested in:

I’ve published 621 blogposts, have had 21754 visitors and 49274 views of my posts. Between blog followers, Twitter followers and people who like my Facebook page I have a total of 3039 followers. My most views in one day was on Sunday June 5th last year following a fabulous afternoon with authors and bloggers in Edinburgh, which I organised. There were 1376 views that day thanks to those who attended sharing my post about our get-together. We’ve had a few more gatherings since then and I’m very much looking forward to the next one later this month.

To celebrate and say thank you to all who have supported my blog in any way, I am running a giveaway for the next week. You must follow the blog in some way to enter. If you don’t already, you’ll find the various options to follow at the side of this page.

So what’s the prize I hear you ask? Well, it’s a surprise but I can tell you there will be three prizes, all book related, and you can enter up to midnight (UK time) next Saturday 15th April. I’ll contact the winners within 24 hours and announce them here and on Twitter.

Click here to enter my giveaway


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34 thoughts on “Celebrating my 2nd Blogiversary with a Mystery #Giveaway!

  1. writeanne 09/04/2017 / 9:24 am

    Happy blog birthday. I love your blog as you know. You do realise you can’t ever stop now though. My TBR relies on you. πŸ™‚

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  2. kraftireader 09/04/2017 / 9:36 am

    A Happy Blogiversary to you, here’s to many more years of enjoying the love of books x

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  3. lindasbookbag 09/04/2017 / 9:45 am

    Happy blog birthday lovely Joanne – and I remember that Edinburgh meet up so well – fabulous day even if I did travel 9 hours round trip to be there! Here’s to many more happy blogging years x

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  4. raven avery 09/04/2017 / 10:04 am

    Happy blogiversary!! Hope you had a lovely time in Moscow too that sounds like fun πŸ™‚

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  5. Miriam Smith 09/04/2017 / 10:05 am

    Happy blog birthday!!!! Keep up the good work! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

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  6. Sharon 09/04/2017 / 10:05 am

    Happy blogiversary, may there be many more fab years of posts & reviews xxx

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  7. equ1ne 09/04/2017 / 10:40 am

    Many congratulations on your 2nd Blogiversary and wishing you very more to come

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  8. Joanne Gaylor 09/04/2017 / 10:53 am

    Happy second blogiversary! Very jealous of your recent trip to Moscow.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. miftakhur.adik 09/04/2017 / 11:49 am

    Happy blogoversary !! I see a lot of nice things here on your blog, so keep it up πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Anne Williams 09/04/2017 / 12:15 pm

    Congratulations, Joanne – and you know you’re one of my favourites! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Karen 09/04/2017 / 5:30 pm

    Congratulations on your second blogiversary Joanne πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Rae Cowie 09/04/2017 / 8:44 pm

    Such important work you do, Joanne. Many congratulations. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Joanne 10/04/2017 / 1:52 pm

    Thanks everyone for your kind words. Hope you have all entered!


  14. Jessica M 13/04/2017 / 11:28 am

    Happy Blogoversary, keep up the good work!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Brandon Sparks 15/04/2017 / 10:44 pm

    So awesome… Congrats!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Patty 27/06/2017 / 1:54 pm

    Happy blog anniversary!!! πŸ™‚


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