Sep 10 2017

5 Year Blogiversary

Posted by Brooke in Blogging / 93 Comments

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Wow! I can hardly believe that I’ve been blogging for 5 years! When I first started my blog, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. I knew I enjoyed reading blogs. Whenever I visited blogs, I would think, “Hey, I can do this!” but I wasn’t sure if I could. But I jumped in and started blogging, posting my very first post on September 10, 2012. So much has changed since then.

When I first started blogging, I didn’t even know that ‘book blogs’ were a thing. I planned on having a “mommy blog”: sharing about my kids, lifestyle posts, giveaways, and more. I stumbled across book blogging and the rest is history. While I do blog about other topics, including product reviews and giveaways, most of my posts are about books. I love the world I’ve been introduced to through book blogging. It is such a joy to be able to help authors out by sharing their books. This led to a part-time career for me as a virtual assistant. I started The Bee’s Knees VA about one year ago and love being able to work with authors to help them take care of the small things, so they can focus on writing the stories we love.

Blogging is amazing and I can’t picture life without it. My blog wouldn’t exist though without my wonderful readers. Thank you for reading my posts, commenting, sharing, and continuing to support me. I’m so excited to celebrate 5 wonderful years, and I look forward to more! I am celebrating with a week-long Facebook event beginning today at 3:00 PM EST. Stop on by and invite your friends. I’ll have special guests throughout the week, and there will be fun prizes to win as well. You can also enter the Giveaway Tools widget below for your chance to win some of the prizes.

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  • MelodyJ

    Just stumbled across your blog while looking for info on books. I don’t remember how long.

  • amyc

    I have been following your blog for several years. I cannot remember how I found you. But I’m so glad I did!

  • ClickClick

    I can’t remember how I found your blog, but I have been following it for a couple of years now. I enjoy it, and I look forward to seeing your kids grow up.

  • B. J.

    Happy blogoversary! I have been following you for a long time. I really can’t remember how I found you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Happy 5th blogoversary!!!!!

  • Robbie Bauldree

    If I remember correctly, I found your blog while doing a scavenger hunt contest. I enjoyed it so much I have kept coming back. I am not sure how long but I think about 4 years.

  • Lori Boness Caswell

    Happy Blogoversary!!!

  • Carol Luciano

    Happy 5 years. Time flies when you’re having fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you another 5 ! I probably found your blog during a blog hop. But it’s been a couple years now.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    • Thanks so much, Carol! I’m glad you are a part of my blogging community.

  • anne

    I enjoy your wonderful blog and I have been visiting for several years. Congratulations on this lovely celebration.

    • Thank you so much, Anne! I’m so glad you are following along with my blog.

  • kate

    Facebook love this group just recently found this group

  • Pam Morse

    I stumbled across your blog and have only been reading it about a year

  • Nicole Carino Garafolo

    I saw your blog on Facebook. I think it’s been at least 2 years.

  • Sharon Guagliardo

    Hi Brooke. I think I first met you through a facebook party. I can’t remember which one, tho. And I think I’ve been following you for about a year. Happy 5 Years!!

  • Peggy Hyndman

    I found your blog on Facebook a couple of years ago.

    • Hi, Peggy! Glad you found me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy chatting books with you.

  • Kathleen Kendler

    Have enjoyed the blog over the last two years.

  • Jennifer Zander Wilck

    I’ve been following you for a while and you’ve followed me too. You’re on my street team as well. I love your blog and am so happy to celebrate your 5th anniversary!

  • Ann

    Happy Blogiversary! I can’t remember how or when but I probably found you on Twitter and have been following you for at least a year.

  • Lady Vampire

    I believe I found your blog during a Blog Hop I was on one year. Since then I’ve been a fan for I’m not sure how many years. But do love your blog. Happy Blogiversary to you!

  • Dianne Nickel Casey

    I somehow discovered your blog on Facebook about two years ago. I really enjoy your posts and

  • Arletta Boulton

    I found you through facebook but have no idea who posted on your page that I decided to check it out. Thanks for sharing books with us for 5 years!

    • Thank you very much, Arletta! Glad you made your way to my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dianne Nickel Casey

    Happy 5th Blogversary! I somehow discovered your blog on Facebook about two years ago and enjoy following your posts.

  • Brittany Bumgardner

    I’m your sister, I’m pressure I’ve been here since day 1! ๐Ÿ˜† Love you โค๏ธ

  • Christi King

    I ran across your FB, which led me to your blog. I’ve been following you for about 2 years.

    • Thank you, Christi! I always enjoy seeing your name pop up on my FB and blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marla Bradeen

    Happy blogiversary! I think I first heard about you through an Escape With Dollycas book tour, but I’m not positive.

    • Hi, Marla! Thank you so much for following along on my blogging adventures. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • K Davis

    It’s been a few years, and I don’t remember how I discovered your blog. I’ve been receiving your emails for a while, and I try to enter the giveaways, and read your reviews. I enjoy what you do now, and I can’t think how to improve it. Happy blogiversary! Your readers appreciate you.

  • Jana Leah

    Congrats on 5 years! I enjoy your book reviews. It was probably from a book blog tour that I first discovered your blog.

  • Greg Hill

    Happy 5 years! A great milestone and it is hard to imagine life without blogging once you’ve been doing it a while.

  • Linda Herold

    I don’t remember how I found you, but I have been following your blog for a couple years now! Congrats!!!

    • Thank you very much for following along, Linda! Happy to have you here.

  • Sharon Guagliardo

    Hi Brooke, Happy 5th! I like your reviews.

  • Desiree Kessler

    I don’t remember exactly how I found your blog, but I’m fairly certain it was through a book giveaway. I really enjoy reading your book reviews! Happy 5 Year Blogiversary! ๐Ÿ’–

  • Sharon Guagliardo

    I enjoy your reviews.

  • carawling

    I think I came across it 4 years ago maybe 3 years ago, probably from a blog hop

  • Daniel M

    can’t remember how long i’ve been coming here

  • K Davis

    Of course, we all love contests, and I would love if you would review romance novels.

    • Hi! My favorite genre is mystery, so I tend to read/review those more on my blog. But I do love romance novels, too…I’ll have to read some more for the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your suggestion!

  • Michelle Siebenthall

    I just discovered your blog today from a post on Facebook!

    • Hi, Michelle! So glad you found me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy my blog.

  • Sharon Guagliardo

    It’s been about a year since I first met you. And I’m enjoying all the reviews.

  • missy ellis

    I don’t remember, maybe email

  • carawling

    my favorite posts are always giveaways, they just grab my attention.

  • Sheila Siarkiewicz

    Heard about your blog from a FB post by Tonya Knapps.

  • Brittany

    I haven’t followed but it was recommended to me by Barbara Early.

  • Arletta Boulton

    I love reading up on all the different authors. What a great idea for a blogiversary.

  • Joanie Miles Hinton

    Been following you for awhile since someone I follow follows you….

  • Frances Hampton

    I’m new from the blogiversary. Looks pretty awesome though.

  • Jill Broussard

    It’s been awhile, but I think I found you from an authors post. Congratulations on 5 years!

  • Jana Leah

    I love your book reviews, especially your mystery book reviews.

  • carawling

    I like reading about books and giveaways. Two of my favorite things!

  • Sharon Guagliardo

    I’m having fun at the 5 Year Blogiversary!! Thank you.

  • I have no idea how I first found this blog or even how long ago that was but I do know that I have always enjoyed it.

  • Sharon Guagliardo

    Posting my daily comment about how much I love Brooke Blogs!!!

  • Suzan Morrow Farrell

    I found Brooke Blogs because of the book giveaways—especially the cozies. Just exactly how I can’t remember.

  • Mari Hinton

    Thanks Brooke for all you do. Happy Anniversary

  • Alisha Collins

    So glad I found your blog through Tonya Kappas!

  • Sharon Guagliardo

    Congrats on a wonderful 5 Years Brooke Blogs!!

  • I honestly don’t remember how I found your blog. Probably a recommendation from another blog because that’s usually how I find new blogs to follow. Happy Blogoversary!!

  • Robyn K

    I love your blog!

  • Donna

    I’ve been following you, reading a good many of your blogs, for several years — maybe as many as 5 or 6, could even be longer. I have enjoyed reading them, and you have pointed me toward more than one good book.