Monday, March 17, 2014

Addicted Readers 1st Blogoversary: Day #1 - KICK-OFF & Weekly Schedule + Giveaway





happy 1st blogoversary


addicted readers!!! :)





Hello my wonderful followers and readers! March marks my official 1 year Blogging! And I am THRILLED to have lasted that long in this hectic blogging world, as I know first hand how stressful it can be. But I also know first hand how wonderfully amazing and beneficial it can be also! 


I want to start off by thanking every single one of you! Because if not for YOU, I would not have a book blog worth updating! Yes, I admit, I do also do this for ME too! Yes, it was MY love of books that persuaded ME to start blogging. Yes, it WAS only for MY benefit in the beginning! BUT that's all changed since I've discovered what book blogging is really about! 


It's not just all about ME, and I've learned that within this year of blogging. It started with me, but it's ending with YOU & ME! (I know I sound like a cheap hallmark card...lol! But hey, you only have your 1st Blogoversary once, so why not get all mushy and gushy? ;) Now, I book blog because I want to get my voice heard in the book world, and have my fellow bloggers and readers engage me, and express what YOU thought too, what YOU loved and not loved about it! To share my love of books with people that love them just as much as I do. And I've found all that here in ADDICTED READERS, because YOU'VE helped me make it what is!!!!
 

So now, its NOT about ME! It's NOT about YOU! Nope, it's about US! My blog wouldn't be successful without YOU and ME! So WE make this blog go around! And together we will share are love for books and help are fellow authors at the same time!



So what I really want to say is....THANK YOU!!!!! Thank ALL of you SO VERY MUCH! For sticking with me through this rough, but amazing year of learning and loving books! And I look forward to SOOOO many more years to come with all of you! So I hope you plan to stick around? Because I have NO plans to go anywhere, at least not for a VERY, VERY, long time!


So now I want to share a little bit about my stats for 1st year. 


FROM MARCH 11th, 2013- MARCH 11th, 2014


Total Pageviews for the year: 115,165
Total Post Written: 1,058
Total GFC Flowers: 949
Total Google+ Followers: 707
Total Networked Blog Followers: 227
Total Bloglovin' Followers: 456
Total Email Followers: 190
Total Facebook Likes: 1,954
Total Twitter Followers: 1,778
Total Linky Follows: 152

Total Goodreads Friends: 2,591
Amazon Reviewer Rank: 36,725
Total Reviews Written: 91
Total Books Read: 95


So I think WE had a pretty amazing year! But enough reminiscing! On to the weekly event I have planed for you guys! I have the schedule below of what amazing authors are stopping by and on what days! So be sure to stop back each day for a different giveaway from a different author!





 event schedule


MARCH 17th: DAY #1-
 Kick-Off - Schedule + Giveaway (INT)

MARCH 18th: Day #2-
 Kristen Simmons - Interview + Giveaway (US)

MARCH 19th: Day #3-
 Kellie Sheridan - Interview + Giveaway (INT)

MARCH 20th: Day #4-
 Shannon Stoker - Interview + Giveaway (US)

MARCH 21st: Day #5-
Emily McKay - Cover Reveal & Guest Post + Giveaway (US)

MARCH 24th: Day #6-
 Ruth Silver - Interview + Giveaway (US)

MARCH 25th: Day #7-
Victoria Scott - Interview + Giveaway (INT)

MARCH 26th: Day #8
 Wrap-up + Giveaway (INT)

 
So now for the awesome giveaway to kick-off this event right! I am giving away the complete Trilogy + the Prequel booklet of The Legend series By Marie Lu to ONE lucky US Winner!! It's never been opened, still sealed with Book 1: Legend, Book 2: Prodigy, Book 3: Champion, & The Prequel Booklet: Life Before Legend. But if an International winner is chosen, then that winner will receive a $20 Gift Card. But unfortunately, as most of these giveaways in the weekly event are sponsored by the authors, I will only have about half or so open to international. Sorry International followers, but you will have a chance to win something!











HOW COOL IS THAT?






Prize: ONE US Winner will receive a complete Box Set of The LEGEND Series By . If a INTERNATIONAL winner is picked, then that (INT) Winner will receive a $20.00 Amazon OR Barnes & Noble Gift Card.


Contest runs:
March 17th, 2014 to April 17th, 2014 11:59pm

Open to:
International as long as you can accept gift cards.

How to enter:
Please enter using the Rafflecopter Giveaway below.

Terms and Conditions:
ONE winner will be randomly chosen through the Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by email, then they will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who does not follow the rafflecopter's instructions.



PLEASE, if you can take a minute to fill out the Likes & Dislikes Survey of Addicted Readers, to help me make next year even better then this year. It would be greatly appreciated! :) And you get a lot of extra entries in the giveaway too! ;)




addicted readers survey






If you are having problems opening the survey form, then click HERE to go to the direct survey page. THANKS!:)




1st Year Blogoversary

THANKS TO EVERYONE again for an amazing year of blogging! And I hope you stop back by tomorrow for another giveaway and a awesome Interview with the AMAZING, author of the ARTICLE 5 Series! :)




50 comments:

  1. Happy Blogoversary! May you have more blogoversaries to come and also lots and lotss of followers! Don't stop blogging okay?! Coz I love your blog! Keep up the good work! :)

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    1. Awee, your so sweet! Thank you! You really made my day! :) And I will keep blogging, at least for a long while! :)

      Thank you for your nice words! :)

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  2. Happy Blogoversary! You did more than well for a first year! it's really wonderful and i'm delighted to have discovered your blog

    ( filled teh survey like asked)

    thank you also for teh international giveaways, all can't be but we are really grateful for those open to us!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am happy you discovered my blog too! And I look forward to many more blogoversarys with all of you! :)

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    2. Yeah! I agree for the international giveaways. We really do appreciate that. :)

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    3. Oh, your welcome! I have to show love to my international followers/readers too! :)

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  3. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for being around ;)

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    1. Your welcome! Thank you for coming around too! :)

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  4. Congrats on the blogeversary! Your blog is awesome :)

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    1. Awee, thanks! And thanks for always coming back! :)

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  5. Happy Blogoversary!!! I wish you many more happy blogging years! Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway to celebrate, you rock :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm hoping to have many, many, more blogoversarys too come! :) Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

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  6. Congrats on the Blogoversary :) Oh and I filled out tomorrow's survey. I didn't figure you wanted it filled out twice.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth! :) And thanks for filling out the survey too! Yeah, only filling it out once is fine! :)

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  7. Oh and I noticed your google + button at the top doesn't seem to be working. Although the g+ circles link at the bottom of the page works okay.

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    1. Yeah, I noticed that the other day too, but I've been so busy with everything, I haven't gotten around to fixing it yet. Thanks for letting me know though! :)

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! Your blog is amazing and here's to many more years to come!

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    1. Awee, thanks! That's so sweet! Cheers to many more blogoversary years! :)

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  9. Happy Blogoversary! I love your blog!

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    1. Thanks you so much! :) And I'm so glad you like my blog! It means a lot! :)

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  10. Happy Blogoversary to you, Happy Blogoversary to you, Happy Blogoversary dear Addicted Readers, Happy Blogoversary to you!!! I have always loved your blog, especially the theme. I felt like the Birthday song would make sense

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    1. Awe, THANK YOU!!!! Yes, the Birthday song made so much sense, and made me teary eye too! ;) Well, your nice words might of played apart in that too, but we won't tell! ;)

      Thank you so much for sticking around and for enjoying my blog! It really means a lot to me!!!

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  11. Happy Blogversary! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  12. Happy blogoversary ! I love your blog ! Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Thank you!! And I'm SO glad you enjoy my blog!! It means a lot!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway, Happy Blogversary! :D

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  14. I am very happy for you. You have accomplished a lot in one year! May you have more blogiversaries in the future!

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  15. Congrats on hitting the one year mark, and for all of the amazing things you accomplished within the year! So glad that I found your blog recently, and I'm looking forward to all of the amazing things you'll achieve in the years to come!

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  16. Congrats on hitting the one year mark and on all the things you accomplished in that year! I'm excited to see all of the things you will achieve in the years to come :)

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  17. Congratulations! You must be very excited! I wish you the best and thank you so much for this giveaway! :)
    -Cindy C.

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    1. Thank you Minny, and yes, I am very excited to get through a whole year of blogging! But I most excited for all the years too come!

      Thank you for your kind words! :)

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  18. Happy one year blogoversary! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

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    1. Thank you! And good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  19. Happy Blogoversary!! Thank you for these AMAZING giveaways!!!

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    1. Thanks!! And your very welcome! Good luck!!

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  20. If I don't live in the US but I HAVE a US shipping address, is that okay?
    And if I've filled in the survey, do I have to do it again?

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    1. Yep, if you don't live in the US but still have somewhere to ship it to, that's totally fine with me!

      And you only have to fill out the survey ONCE! And you are still entitled to the other entries in the rest of the giveaways!

      Good luck, and thanks for entering! :)

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    2. oh, thanks for the info.
      have a nice day :")

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  21. Happy blogoversary Alicia!!!!
    Keep up the great work and reviews, author interviews and awesome giveaways!!! Thanks for rocking the bootlegger!!!

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    1. Bootlegger...??? Really, stupid auto correct!!!! I meant blogosphere!!

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  22. Happy Blogoversary! Keep it up!

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  23. Happy Blogoversary! It has been a pleasure to follow this blog:-)

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  24. thanks for the lovely giveaway! keep them posts coming :)

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