Three years ago today, I created A Fantastical Librarian. I wasn’t sure how long I’d keep up with it, because I’m notoriously bad a keeping up with diaries and blogs etc. But to my complete amazement I found that I liked blogging about what I read and being part of the online SFF community immensely. I got to know some amazing people, fellow bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists, via Twitter and various blogs and I felt more and more at home. I was even lucky enough to meet up with some of my bloggy friends in London.
Three years, 553 posts, 1016 comments, I don’t know how many page views (due to moving blogs and stats provider), and a self-hosted WordPress blog later, here we are. The plan was to post about three times a week, these days I often post far more often than that. I’m fortunate enough to receive review copies and ARCs and have even been blurbed in two books and on a poster for a Forbidden Planet event. At the start of November I’ll even be attending my first ever con, World Fantasy Con, in Brighton. If you’d told me all this on that fateful Wednesday where I started up A Fantastical Librarian, I’d have shaken my head and thought you’d hit yours hard at some point. But they’re true and here we are.
Thanks to those of you that keep reading my blog and here’s to another year of A Fantastical Librarian. Let’s hope it’s the first of many more!