I've contemplated creating a blog for a very long time. I have been a reader for so many years, but last year (2011) was the first year I'd ever been a part of the blogging community (without, of course, being an actual blogger. This website has been my central medium of "blogging").
December 10, 2011 was the day that I won my first giveaway - from Rae Carson (HERE, if anyone is interested). It has been over a year since that day, and I've thought about it: I have been a reader of blogs, follower of blogs, follower of blog tours, participant and recipient of giveaways. I've talked to numerous authors and bloggers, and have even started beta reading for an amazing Indie author. I've been writing reviews (next year, it'll be more frequent I hope!) and reading pretty regularly. So, I want to start my own blog.
I tried out Webs - since that was where my old website was from. It sooo did not work out. I lasted TEN days on their version of a blog, and then gave up. So here I am now.
Please note - I am not blogging to get ARCs from publishers. I'm not doing it for page counts, stats, the most reviews, the most followers, etc. I'm blogging because I like to read, and I want to post my reviews in another place besides Goodreads and Amazon. That being said, don't expect massive giveaways and follower celebrations, and that sort of thing. Blog tours, reviews, author guest posts, and so on, I will do. But I'm not marketing my blog. Stick with me if you want. I will always post reviews that are MY words, and my understanding of the book. If I do participate in blog tours, or host my own giveaways, I will always pick winners in a timely fashion, and do my best with communication. There will be non-book-related shenanigans (you are warned).