Monday, October 01, 2012

The Qwillery is 4 Years Old - October 1, 2012


It just occurred to me that The Qwillery's 4th Blogversary is today. Honestly, I forgot. I knew that it was coming up. I've been pondering what to do to celebrate. I usually have some giveaways (which I will do later this month as soon as I figure out what they are).

The last year has personally not been the shiniest for me. It all started last October and centers on the health of my Dad. Things got really bad in April and in May I was considering shutting the blog. That's right. I had a lot of stress, little time for anything like reading or reviewing and I thought that something had to give... before I did. But you know what? I love The Qwillery. It's not the largest or the best or the most interesting blog, but it's my blog. I deeply appreciate everyone who reads the blog, follows the blog, enters giveaways, maybe even buys a book that has been featured here. And there is not enough that I can say about all of the authors who spend time to answer my questions or write a guest blog and are so supportive.

I'm still not running at 100% regarding the blog, but I am always hopeful that will happen soon (though I got interrupted 3 times while writing this). So my very, very heartfelt thank yous to the readers and authors who visit The Qwillery. Let's go for 5 years!


52 comments:

  1. That's awesome! Happy Blogversary! Hope this year is shinier :)

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    1. On behalf of The Qwillery - thank you. :-)

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  3. Sorry for the troubled times, but Happy, Happy Blogoversary!

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  4. Congratulations! Happy Blogoversary!

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  5. We Luvs The Qwillery!!! Happy Blogoversary!!! :)

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    1. Thank you very much!! It's my little slice of the interwebs! :-D

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  6. awww, happy blogoversary, sweetheart!!! May the next year be much much better! We love you and value what you do for the authors and readers. I found plenty of great books through you blog! *huggles*

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  7. Happy blogoversary! Hope the next year things get better for you.

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    1. Thank you! Both The Qwillery and I will endure! :)

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! And here's to many more and better times!

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    1. Thank you! I think the blog may have kept me sane! ;-)

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  9. Happy Birthday Qwillery!! Thank you for being such a great place to visit:)

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    1. Thank you and thank you for visiting!!

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  10. Blogging helps as RL stress and trials never cease, Happy 4th year and here is a huge virtual hug for all the times your book/author plugs have added to my reading list and my TBR shelves!

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  11. Happy Blogoversary!!!! I really enjoy your blog and I look forward to each post. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication you've put into it and please know how much it is appreciated! Best of luck and well wishes for your dad. :)

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  12. Happy Blogoversary. I really really enjoy your blog so i'm happy you did not give up but if or when you need to take some time for you don't hesitate. we will still be there and we can understand so if you need a break don't worry we prefer that to a shutting down for good

    take care and thank you for all the discoveries you made me do

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    1. Thank you! It's full speed ahead on the blog. It keeps me sane!

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  13. A happy Blogoversary to you. may there be many more. I really enjoy my visits to the Qwillery

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  14. Happy Blogoversary! Thank you for introducing me to so many new books and authors. I truly hope this year is a much brighter one for you in all aspects of your life :)

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    1. Thank you, Na. Wait until you see the 2013 Debut Author Challenge!

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! I really enjoy reading your blog and appreciate all the effort you put into it.

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    1. Thank you, Jo! I hope to be doing this for a few more years... at least.

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  16. Awww Qwill that is awesome! Happy 4th year =) I love stopping by your blog, such a great variety of books here. So thanks for all your work. I hope you continue to enjoy it this year!

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    1. Thank you, Lexi. Very excited for 2013!

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  17. Congratulations and Happy 4th Blogervery!

    All your followers love The Qwillery and appreciate everything you post (though some like me can't always post because work gets in the way) but we are out there following you!

    I learn something new or meet someone new-to-me everytime I get a chance to stop by and appreciate all the time and effort you put into The Qwillery to make it a success.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! I'm looking forward to the next year very much!

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  18. Yea! *tosses confetti* Happy blogiversary! I hope you have a wonderful 5th year and that your life calms down!

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    1. Thank you very much. A calmer life would be great!!! :-)

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  19. A Big Happy Anniversary to you!

    I'm sending a mental (((hug))) your way for the stress this last year has brought you and hoping this next year will bring much happiness your way. I want to let you know how much I appreciate all you do here for us. I look forward to reading your reviews and finding "new to me" authors and visiting with authors that I follow. Don't feel bad about taking some time off when you need it either. We all will be here when you return. :)

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    1. Hi Leah. Thank you for the hug!! And thank you for your kind words!

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  20. Happy 4th Blogoversary! May the next year be less stressful to you and that your life calms down. While your readers love and appreciate the blog, you should slow down (or even take breaks) whenever you need to :)

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    1. Hi June! Thank you. I'm hoping for calm! The blog and all of you bring me a lot of happiness!

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  21. Congratulations!! Happy blogiversary :)
    I wish you many more years of awesome books, interesting authors and happy blogging.

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  22. Happy Blogoversary to The Qwillery! I'm glad you decided to continue. Best wishes for a better 5th year, Sally.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Fingers crossed for RL! :-) Thank you for being so supportive!

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  23. Congrats, Sally! And hugs to you for shouldering the burden so the rest of us can have this lovely place to play. We appreciate all the you do!!

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    1. Roberta, thank you very much! :-) Already planning next year!

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