Tuesday, April 7, 2015

One Year of Blogging: Favorite Posts, Reviews, and Other Experiences

This is a recap of favorite posts, reviews, and other experiences during the first year of Victorian Soul Critiques. There's a lot of linkage below, but I tried to keep it contained to your/my very favorites.

Your Favorites (Posts With the Most Pageviews):

"Entreat Me" by Grace Draven (My First Post Ever)
"The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1)" by Brandon Sanderson
"Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1)" by Gail Carriger
"The Lycan Hunter (Gardinian World Novel)" By Kelsey Jordan
Early Critique: "Song of Blood and Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1)" by L. Penelope
O.o.O.C.: "Born to Be" by (Emmanuel) Taylor Gordon
"Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1)" by Aileen Erin

I'm Joining in on the Travel the World in Books Readathon!
Blog News: Liebster Award
How To Make Your Blog Really, Really, Ridiculously Good-looking (For Free)
Feelin' Crafty: the-pile TBR Jar Project
Travel the World in Books Readathon: Map Mini Challenge
Confessions: On Banning Books
My Best (and Worst) Reads of 2014

Most Commented On:
I'm Joining in on the Travel the World in Books Readathon!
Confessions: On Banning Books
NQAC: Biweekly Update #6 The "Good" Bibliophile

My Favorites (Posts That Still Make My Inner Perfectionist Happy):

"The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter (The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #1)" by Rod Duncan
"Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)" by Charlaine Harris
"Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell
"Thief's Magic (Millennium's Rule #1)" by Trudi Canavan
"Paradise of the Blind" by Duong Thu Huong
"Written in Red (The Others #1)" by Anne Bishop

Confessions: All's Well That Ends Well (With Gifs)
2014: A Year in Review
A Montana Book Roundup: Christmas Edition!
How To Make Your Blog Really, Really, Ridiculously Good-looking (For Free)
Mini Macabre Review Monday: "The Lottery" and "The Most Dangerous Game"

Other Favorite Experiences:

Having Lisa See retweet a link to my review of her book, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

Every time I wake up in the morning with about a dozen emails relating to my blog activities (x person repinned your pin, you've been approved for x book on NetGalley, 3 comments need moderation on your blog, and someone retweeted a link to your latest review).

Every time something completely unexpected happens (like when an author responds to your tweets).

Whenever I look at the map of visitors on my blog's sidebar and see a person from place I've never been looking at my blog. It's a bit surreal.

As you can see, pretty much every day something happens that makes me glad I started this blog and maintained it for a year: hopefully, this blog will continue to be a place to wander through books in the years to come.

                      Until Thursday,


  1. Very interesting! I haven't been around that long, but I'm interested in what's to come.

    Rose @Paranormal Books

    1. I'm glad you found it interesting :)
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Rose!
      ~Litha Nelle

  2. I also love it whenever people comment / interact with me inside or outside the blogging thing. It's one of my favorite things!

    1. Yeah, sometimes during dry spells (when no one's interacting with me) I wonder how many bots/etc. are the ones visiting my blog. It's always good when there's a comment!
      Thanks for stopping and commenting, Raffy!
      ~Litha Nelle


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