Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2 Year Blogiversary + Giveway

So guess whose blog turned 2 years old this month! It's me! I can't believe it's already been 2 years that I've been annoying you guys with all my book reviews!

A couple things have happened on the blog that were different from last year. For one the biggest change was probably that I decided a couple months ago to change my blog name from Deanna Writes to Deanna Reads. Not a huge change that I'm sure not too many viewers even noticed a difference. I just made it so my URL didn't change so it wouldn't confuse anyone that has been following me for a while.

I also changed up how I wrote my reviews on this blog so they all have a more concise look. I like having things with the same look and feel, so I think it made my blog more organized. At least I hope so.

One major thing I started this year was my podcast feature Deanna listens. I've been really enjoying featuring different podcasts. I haven't been doing it for all that long, but I hope that people are interested in this non-book feature I've included on my blog.

This year I got heavily back into gaming again so I incorporated some video game reviews in my blog posts that I wrote for Sci-Fi November this year. I really love this feature, so I definitely think I will continue to participate in this event. I am also even considering starting a video game review feature because I enjoyed reviewing Mass Effect so much. I just haven't worked out the kinks for that yet.

I definitely feel like I've lacked in my posting and reading in general in the last couple of months, but I do hope I can continue to bring great content in my next year of blogging. I also want to be better about commenting on new blogs and making new connections in the book blogging community. I've made a couple good connections with some other bloggers, but I definitely would like to meet new bloggers and experience new opinions.

To celebrate my 2-year Blogiversary I am hosting another giveaway this month. Since I'm writing this a little later than I hoped to, the giveaway will run through June. A couple things about the giveaway. As always it's only international if the Book Depository ships to your country, so please keep in mind before entering. Please do not cheat, if you don't want to do all the steps that is perfectly fine, but please do not claim that you have done them. I haven't really had this problem in my past giveways (YAY!) but I always just want to make it clear. Giveaways are supposed to be fun, so I want to make sure everyone has a fair chance.

Good Luck & may the force be with you!

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Happy Reads Everyone!