Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Birthday! Me and Reading is 2 - Giveaway!

Happy 2nd anniversary, Me and Reading!

Today, exactly 2 years ago I wrote the very first posts in my blog. I had no idea, what I was doing, but I knew, that I wanted to blog, write about one of my passions which is reading. I had no knowledge about book blogging and yet, now I am here, 2 years later, and the blog is still going strong.

It has been an awesome journey for me and I have loved it a lot. My blog has brought me lots of new friends - readers and authors - whom I appreciate a lot; it has given me a deep insight into the world I have always loved; it has taught me persistence and patience; it has given me experiences I have never expected and I value that more than anything in the world!

Random facts about my journey:

* I have learned a lot about HTML coding! :) HTML has been and probably will be like a Chinese to me (nothing personal, my dear Chinese readers, for me it is just a language I don't understand ANYTHING about!), but at least I know how to use it for simpler things I need for the blog.

* I have communicated and talked with 300+ authors from all over the world during these 2 years.

* I have worked with 50+ different publishers - small and big.

* I have had contacts to 30+ different publicist companies.

* I am following and have connections to more than 1000+ other book bloggers worldwide.

* People are always very surprised that I am from one of the smallest countries in Europe - Estonia. They think I live in US.

* I visited BookExpoAmerica 2012 thanks to my blog last year. It was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

* I have received 632 review requests just during one year.

* I have had visitors on Me ad Reading from more than 150 different countries just during one week.

* The craziest day brought 3999 daily pageviews to Me and Reading! I think somebody tried to hack it, because most of them were from China! Of course it would be flattering to think, that they really wanted to read the 2 posts which were published that day, but I'm afraid, that would be kidding myself! :)

* I have received one love letter and several fan letters from people I have never met and who read Me and Reading. The love letter was especially cute!

Stats and numbers:

* 821 posts published - average of 1.12 posts per day.
* 243,549 pageviews in total - 333,63 daily pageviews.
* 231 reviews, almost every 4th post is a review and 2,2 reviews averagely per week (during 2 years).
* 180 giveaways with around 300 winners.
* 83 guest posts
* 38 interviews
* 4826 comments, which makes 5,8 comments per post

Audience with pageviews:
United States

112824
China

13812
United Kingdom

8217
Russia

7980
Estonia

7589
Canada

7118
Germany

4101
Ukraine

2989
Brazil

2948
Australia

2820

Followers:

Google GFC followers: 3399+
Twitter followers: 3651+
Facebook page followers: 3088+
Networked blog followers: 296
Goodreads: 1105+ readers

That is a heck of a lot! Thank you so much for reading and following my blog!

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And now, like it is an old tradition, the Giveaway!!!


This giveaway won't be as easy as it is usually, it is a QUIZ! But if you read this post, you'll do fine!

What can you win this time?

There will be 3 winners who can each pick a book from amazon.com.

Giveaway details:

Open internationally.
Open until 31st of March.
You must fill in the RC code.

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you for being here! I appreciate it a lot and without you, I wouldn't be blogging! I am grateful!

Yours truly,


21 comments:

  1. YAY! Congrats sweetie :D That is amazing. <3 And omg. Love the stats you shared :) Thank you so much. Ah. Congrats on 2 years :D Hoping it will be many more. <3 I do adore your blog :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Carina! I love the stats and numbers ;) Glad that you liked it, too!

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  2. Congratulations! What an amazing milestone! :)
    And yes, that's exactly how I feel - people always think I'm British and can't believe it when I say I'm not. Anyway, happy blogoversary and here's to many more!

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    1. Thank you Vicky! Hey, I knew that you are not British! :D

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  3. Congratulations!!! :)
    This is amazing. Two years is a big deal. *throws confetti*
    Here's to many more bookish and blogging years! :D

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    1. Thank you, Atmika! As long there are books, there are bloggers! :)

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  4. That's wonderful! Happy Blogoversary! Best wishes for another good year.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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    1. Sophia, you have no idea how wonderful it is to see you visiting my blog frequently and leaving comments. Thank you for that!

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  5. I made a mistake in my entries! I typed half the name of the book I'd like and pressed enter accidentally. I hope that still counts as an entry! Anyway, happy blogoversary! I really enjoy reading your blog and wish you plenty more years of reading and blogging. :D Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Sarika, no worries, I will make it count! Thank you for your kind words!

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  6. Congrats Inga! Two years is such a great accomplishment. Here's to another year of blogging!

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  7. Congratulations! Here is wishing you two even better years!

    Antane

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  8. Congrats Inga on 2 fabulous years. What an achievement. I love your blog and your love of reading is so evident in your blog. Those stats are awesome. Wishing you many more years of Blogging. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. Happy birthday! :D Awesome job with the blog Inga! :)

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  10. Congratulations! Very impressive in only 2 years! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  11. Big Congrats wish you many more years of blogging! I love your blog and Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday to Me & Reading!!! Congrats on your accomplishments so far! I wish you much success. Very interesting facts. I would have assumed that you were from the US also. Lol.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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