A Fantastical Librarian turns 3!!

birthdayThree 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!

  • http://weirdmage.blogspot.com Weirdmage

    Congratulations, Mieneke! :-)

    • http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com Mieneke

      Thanks, Ole!

  • http://Www.enewman.co.uk Emma Newman

    Congratulations! That’s a fantastic milestone. Looking forward to meeting you at WFC xx

    • http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com Mieneke

      Thank you, Emma! And same here :-)

  • http://ladybusiness.dreamwidth.org/ Renay

    Yay! \o/

    • http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com Mieneke

      Thanks, Renay!

  • http://www.helengrantbooks.com/ Helen Grant

    Gefeliciteerd! xx

    • http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com Mieneke


  • http://www.mithrilwisdom.com Jamie

    Whoo! Congrats! Here’s to many more years with you :)

    • http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com Mieneke

      Thanks, Jamie :-)

  • http://bibliotropic.wordpress.com Bibliotropic

    Congrats on making the 3-year milestone! (There ought to be badges or something for this.) Looking forward to many more awesome posts from you in years to come!

    • http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com Mieneke

      Thanks, Ria!!