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.