Fourteen Years A-Bloggin’!

Today my blog is fourteen-years-old! I wasn’t going to make a big thing of it, but there are some nice round numbers in the stats. From 17th September 2008 to today:

  • I’ve posted just over 2000 times. There are a whole lot of lost posts that didn’t migrate properly when changing platforms and web hosting, so it’s probably a couple of hundred more.
  • I’ve read over 1700 books – 1708 according to the trusted spreadsheet, and I’ve reviewed all but a handful of them!
  • Had three blog name changes: From Gaskella on Blogspot originally, moving to WordPress to Annabel’s House of Books which evolved to AnnaBookBel which is where it will stay.
  • Have acquired a four-figure TBR library!

And I have no intention of stopping now!

A huge thank you to anyone who has stumbled across my blog over the years. An even bigger thank you to regular readers and commenters – you know who you are, and I love you all.

20 thoughts on “Fourteen Years A-Bloggin’!

  1. Calmgrove says:

    I think survival is a good thing to celebrate in parlous times, but accomplishment even more so! Well done on the quantity but we’re also all here for the quality, of which there is a plenitude, for which I for one am grateful. 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    Congratulations! Fourteen years is a huge achievement. It will be thirteen for me in October – I hope we both have many more blogging anniversaries to come!

  3. Julé Cunningham says:

    Congratulations! Not only because of the longevity, but the percentage of books read, then written about, AND all your work on Shiny New Books. Impressive! Here’s to many more!🍾

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