Are You Ready for a 5-Year Blogiversary? (Giveaway, Facebook Party, & More!)
Even if you’re not ready, well, you don’t have a choice in the matter because, like it or not, five years ago I founded my blog, then (and for many years) called Reveries.
Now it’s called:
Which is very pretty, too. At least, in my opinion.
Anywho, to celebrate, I decided I MUST DO SOMETHING BIG, and after some consideration and a lot of worrying over whether or not I’d have the energy to throw something together …
I decided to have a Facebook event party, a 22-book giveaway featuring a dozen or so authors, an Instagram challenge, and, in general, drive myself absolutely mad because I have (literally) five other things going on right now that are big and time-consuming.
Sanity is overrated.
Because of this sanity, I’m going to move on to the business stuff before rambling about HOW EXCITING IT IS THAT I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING FOR FIVE YEARS!!! Like … how!? How evennnnn???
But first, the Official Stuff Like Giveaways and Facebook Events.
The 22-Book Giveaway
First, the grand giveaway … which features 22 ebooks from various clean realistic fiction authors:
Click here to enter!
And, in case you’re interested, here’s a complete list of the books you stand to win:
- The Dressmaker’s Secret by Kellyn Roth
- Ivy Introspective by Kellyn Roth
- Faith Alone by Ruth E. Meyer
- Hold Me Close by Marguerite Martin Gray
- A Strand of Hope by Amanda Tero
- Jim Wood by Rebekah Morris
- Freedom by Faith Potts
- Live Without You by Sarah Grace Grzy
- Once in a While by Linda Ellen
- A Pirate at Pembroke by Danielle Thorne
- RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs
- Out of Time by Loretta Livingstone
- The Old World by Roy M. Griffis
- The Cake List by Dianne J. Wilson
- Trusting His Heart by Jen Peters
- Sweethearts Old by Rachel A. Anderson
- Sunlight and Shadows by Jessica Marie Holt
- Moonlight, Murder, & Small Town Secrets by KC Hart
- The Move by Lori Wolf-Heffner
- Love’s Broken Road by Julie Coulter Bellon
- The Seven Days of Christmas by Sarah D. Tweet
- Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika
The Facebook Event of the Century
Today, I’m hosting a Facebook party, complete with giveaways and games and a live Q&A, to celebrate my blogiversary!
11:00 AM PST — Kellyn Roth
11:30 — Dianne J. Wilson
12:00 — Marguerite Martin Gray
12:30 — Kellyn Roth
1:00 — Ruth E. Meyer
1:30 — Kellyn Roth (live Q&A)
2:30 — Michaela Bush
3:00 — Julie Coulter Bellon
3:30 — Abigail Harris
4:00 — Kellyn Roth
Click to Join Us Starting at 11 AM PST TODAY (9/12)!
It’s going to be a lot of fun, and I’d love to see you there!
And … an Instagram challenge!
Starting today, I’m hosting an awesome Instagram challenge for entrepreneurs!
I have post up on my account explaining more, but basically, it’s a way to talk about our businesses and … various things. The post explains it better. 😉
And now I just want to ramble …
Wow! Five years! That’s such a long time. It simultaneously feels like I’ve been blogging forever … and not very long at all! It’s a weird sensation to know that it’s been five whole years.
During that time, so much has happened! So many blog parties, tags, comments, likes, friendships, even a few enemies. 😉
I’ve had at least twelve if not closer to fifteen book launches (though some were repeats!). I’ve published poems, short stories, nonfiction articles on various subjects …
I’ve written blog posts that were professional as all get out and ones that felt more like a page from my journal. (Since I don’t really keep a journal, it might as well have been!)
I’ve learned, I’ve grown, I’ve tried different things. I’ve redesigned this blog a thousand times – and moved it entirely three or four times total.
I’ve grown in my writing – and I hope my blog posts have improved in quality with it. (Looking back at my old posts … yeah. I had a lot to learn!)
I’ve gone from fourteen to nineteen. From high school freshman to a graduate of two years. I’ve had multiple different jobs – and worked even harder on my writing career!
Basically, I feel like this blog has been a big deal to me. It was the first place where I felt like I had a connection to the writing community. It’s the place where I met a lot of friends I still have today!
And it means a lot to me. This blogiversary with all the little parties and such is my small way of giving back.
It’s not much! But it’s something. Because I need to thank each and every one of you for supporting me and my blog.
Thanks, reader. You’re one of the reasons I write!
Thanks so much for checking this out, y’all! I hope you get a chance to enter the giveaway, join the Facebook party, and just … I don’t know. Relax today and think about how God has blessed you in these last five years! He’s sure done wonders in my life.
What were you doing five years ago?
This is a lovely post, Kell. <33 Congratulations!!!
Thanks, Katja! <3