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


United Kingdom










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!


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

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,


  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 :)

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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

  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!

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

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

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


  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

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

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

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

  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!