Well... Actually, this post should have gone up on the 12th of this month, because I can't read and thought that my One Year Blogoversary was on the 22nd.
I had a few ideas planned to include in this post, but was still going to keep it simple: a list of favorite posts including links and whatnot, but as I was going through my posts, starting from the first, I realized that the first blog post at Blogspot had been published on March 12, 2016. And yet, somehow, I had misread that date as March 22...
Give me a moment to mope about my mislaid plans...
Well, I suppose at this point, I really just want to leave everyone with a set of my stats in the one year I'd been posting to Blogspot. I never did a Blogoversary post at Booklikes, mainly because I was just going along my merry way and blogging reviews, updates, and challenges and news all la-di-da. But I'd like to make Ani's Book Abyss great--especially with all the new ideas and functionality, and etc... that I've discovered I can do with Blogger.
Unfortunately, unlike other bloggers out there, I will not be having any giveaway or whatever, as I was too lazy to plan this post properly. Maybe if I can make it to five years, I'll be much obliged to really celebrate--in fact, if I can make it to three years, I might consider more fun things...
The Stats:From March 12, 2016 to March 12, 2017:
- 543 total posts published
- 389 reviews -- 258 transferred reviews // 131 newly written reviews
- 48 book update posts
- 46 monthly/weekly meme posts
- 434 books/novellas/short stories/anthologies have been reviewed at Ani's Book Abyss
- 146 of those books were newly read/reviewed
- 287 of those books were read/reviewed prior to the birth of this blog
- 111 books' reviews are still awaiting posting or transfer
The First Blog Post: Ani's Book Abyss Launches New Site!!!
The First Transferred Review: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer | Transferred from Booklikes
The First Official New Review: Rebel by Amy Tintera
The First Meme: Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR
The First Multi-book Review: Very Brief Thoughts: Haruhi Suzumiya, Books 1 & 2
The First Non-Bookish Post: Recipe #1: Tomato Basil Soup
A Favorite Random Babbling Piece: Another One Bites the Dust... and Other News | Transferred from Booklikes
The Birthday Post: My Birthday Book Haul!
The 2016 Year in Books: My 2016 Year in Books
The Packaged Thoughts Series:
- Packaged Thoughts 2015: All the Books I Didn't Review | Transferred from Booklikes
- Packaged Thoughts June 2016: All the Books I Probably Won't Review
- Packaged Thoughts Christmas 2016: All the Books I Didn't Review
Thoughts and Forecast:It looks like I've still got a lot of work ahead of me, going by how many book reviews I've still got left to transfer from Goodreads and Booklikes; it is still a slow work in progress, and I'm trying to rewrite some reviews as I go as well.
And even as this blog is being written, I have added 2 more reviews to my numbers, posted after the 12th. And then there are at least two more reviews being planned pending the next two or three books I will be finishing within the next week or two.
I've also got a mind to continue improving this site by up-keeping my blog pages for my book list / reviews, reading challenges, memes, and other posts. I would love to create a more thorough "table of contents" type of page to help others (and mostly myself) better navigate and find written posts. I say mostly myself, because sometimes I like to refer back to previously written posts... and yet sometimes I forget what I've written without doing a thorough skim of everything I've ever written. Even with a spreadsheet index with designated categories, I still get lost.
How does everyone else keep track of everything they've written? Or am I just way too obsessed with knowing exactly the title and date of every last post I've ever published? O.O
Finally, I'd love to be able to get back into posting a weekly meme or some such thing. I'd like to continue the Top Ten Tuesday posts, or even the monthly My TBR List voting posts. I'm even considering following a few others and posting those Monday and/or Friday "What are you reading?" or "What I have read" weekly posts.
But truth be told, a lot of those things are still under consideration. After all, I fell into a blogging slump and I feel like it hasn't quite lifted yet.
This is why this Blogoversary post wasn't already planned and written a month ago--something I used to do when I started blogging.
Anyway, wish me luck for the next year at Ani's Book Abyss. And maybe next year (or the next), I will still be blogging, and I will actually remember my Blogoversary correctly and plan a less slap-dash post for everyone to enjoy. And hopefully this blogging slump will lift soon--I've got so many things I want to do with this blog... but no motivation to sit down and get it all done.