Do you know what today is?


Are you sure?

It’s Bookmark’s One Year Anniversary!

That’s right! We’ve been around for exactly 365 days.

(I made a graphic but it didn’t turn out very well. I tried a new program and it didn’t make much sense. But that’s not important.)

What is important is our past year of blogging (semi)regularly and putting so much of our time and effort into this lovely blog we’ve got here.

If you’ll indulge me in a few stats…
In our 365 days on the web we’ve published 159 posts and used 387 tags. Within those tags, if you ignore our indexing tags (like when we tag Rosey or Tally or the day of the week), our most popular tag is Playlist Review (could’ve predicted that) and then Stacking the Shelves (also not so very surprising).

Our spam bots have flagged (and then we’ve sorted through) 2,223 spam comments, which are usually annoying and often a little bit funny, and we have 105 legitimate and highly appreciated comments (really though, if you want to talk to us, don’t be shy. We like you).

We’ve got 132 Facebook posts and 108 tweets.

I’m done with the stats, I do believe. Thank you for listening. And thank you for reading.

We’ve done a lot, and learned a lot, in this past year. I know I, definitely, am much better at this whole blogging thing than I was on this day previously. I don’t think we’ve reached the tip of our learning curve, which means things are still getting better as we become more experienced and better versed in the world of HTML tags and CSS coding. (In all honesty you probably won’t notice those things because they’re more behind-the-scenes.)

We’re also planning for what the next year will hold. New recurring topics (did you know we have them all catalogued on our Recurring Topic Archives?), new playlist reviews, and many, many more Stacking the Shelves.

We’ll be launching into our first movie review when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is released. We’ll be reviewing galleys and ARCs to give you a preview of what’s coming up. We’ll be interviewing authors and begging them to sign books so we can give them to you. We’ll be liveblogging (for the first time!) this year’s WordPress convention, and I’m thinking about starting up a book-themed cooking segment. We’re considering adding another form of social media (hey reader, we like your shoelaces), and wondering whether to try vlogging (don’t get your hopes up, though, there’s probably about a 10% chance of that actually happening). We’re also trying to digitalize some art, and make actual bookmarks of some of our popular reviews because we get lots of people looking for bookmarks.

All in all, it’s going to be an awesome year.