Nine years ago today I published my first post on this blog. It's been a fun nine years! And after all this time, I'm suffering through my first real and true slump. Keep your fingers crossed that I can dig myself out! (Well, unless you don't really care! LOL!)
I, for one, am hoping I can dig out. But in the meantime, I'll post when the mood strikes, and when I ever read something, and about other things I might be doing.
Anyway, that being said, I thought I'd celebrate by getting a new profile picture. It's time to come out from behind the book stack, don't you think?
I had my daughter and son-in-law take some pictures of me awhile back. They are amazing photographers and I have a bunch to pick from. Here are some of my favorites.
|I like this one the most actually. It just looks... normal.|
|I like the red.|
|This one is... okay, but others that have seen these choose this one as the best.|
|A little different take on the red.|
|Showing my feelings at the awkwardness of getting my picture taken.|
It's probably one of my least favorite things ever!
Oh, and if you like numbers, here are a few from the past nine years:
2918 published posts
912,580 page views according to Google Stats which started in June 2010
14 Bloggiestas hosted, 6 or so participated in before that
4 Utah Book Months hosted
700+ books reviewed
40+ authors interviewed
10 Dewey Readathons
30+ blog tours
30 posts tagged with Markus Zusak
105 monthly recaps
12 yearly top ten posts
220 top ten lists posted
And... so on and so on and so on!
It's been fun! Here's hoping I'll be here to celebrate number ten next year! And, here's to blogging!