On June 11, 2005, just over five years ago, I made my first blog post. I had already been writing reviews for Wands and Worlds, a site I founded with my son, and posting them in a homegrown database. But I had started reading kidlit blogs (there were a lot less back then!) and, inspired and encouraged by the talented Tasha Saecker, who blogs at Kids Lit, I decided to take the plunge and start blogging. My first post was a look at BEA 2005, which I had recently attended. It was a pretty good post, but the posts that followed were a little insipid, and it took some time for me to find my voice.
In honor of my fifth blogiversary, I decided to do something that I should have done, er, five years ago: I wrote up my blog and review policy. So now publishers, authors, and publicists don't need to guess what I review and what my policies are. You can see it at the "Blog & Review Policy" tab above, or at this direct link. Comments, questions, and critique are welcome.
A lot has changed in five years, but a good book is still a good book. I haven't started running out of books yet, so I hope to be blogging for a long time to come.
Happy Blogiversary!!! Here's to many more bloggity years to come... :)
Thanks so much, Abby!
Sheila, I cannot believe you've only been doing this five years. I would have thought you'd been around longer. I sometimes try to recall how long ago it was that I became aware that there were other children's lit bloggers. It seems as if there was an explosion of them at some point years ago, but I can't remember when that was.
Thanks, Gail. It's hard for me to believe it's been five years! I think the explosion started around the time I started blogging, and has grown exponentially since. ;-)
Congrats! Five years in blogtime is quite an achievement.
How awesome that you've kept at it five years. Happy Blogiversary!
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