At 3:10 PM two years ago, Books Over Boys had its very first blog post. When I go back to read it, it's pretty lame. No, it's straight out lame because it was about three sentences long about starting a new blog (because originally I had created a more personal blog before BOB) about books. Anyway, with that very first post, Books Over Boys was established. For my first year, I didn't celebrate as big as I am about to with my two years. For me, all the firsts mean the most but sometimes because it's a first, it sorta, sometimes flies under the radar without much notice. Thinking back, that wasn't fair to my blog or myself, more like. I feel like when it's your first at something, it should always be celebrated. You know, first baby steps, first time on a bicycle, first birthday, first day of school, first--everything. All the firsts are milestones that mean more than what we sometimes realize. So, because Books Over Boys didn't have a huge-normous first birthday, it will have a somewhat huge second birthday.
If you follow me on twitter, you have probably seen the hash tag--#2Y1K2K--floating around and you're all probably wondering what the heck it means. Not only am I celebrating my two years of blogging but I'm also celebrating the fact that I've reached two thousand followers on twitter. I included the 1K in there because I was hoping to reach one thousand followers here on the blog and well... that didn't happen but it's all gravy; still makes my hash tag super cool. And I mean, hey I'm more than halfway there to 1K so maybe it will happen sometime before now and next month. Maybe...? ;)
If you really sit and think about two years, it's really crazy how much has changed and happened since October 19th, 2010 to today. I know a lot of people say that blogging has opened their lives to this whole other world that they never knew existed (oh wait, maybe that's just me) but seriously, it's true. Before blogging, I was never aware of bloggers; I didn't know the impact they had on books and authors, I didn't know how closely they interacted with authors and publishers, I didn't know that I would become this involved with it. It's crazy how much one can do with the internet--that's really what it comes down to, lol.
Anyway, this isn't the post for me to get all gushy-mushy about my two years. This is just an informative post about some of the awesome (well, I hope you think it's awesome) that I have planned for you. I have giveaways (giveaways, of course, what'd you think!?) for all of you starting today and throughout tomorrow. Because I'm celebrating my twitter followers as well, tomorrow around 3:10 PM, I'll be giving away various books on twitter under the hash tags: #BOBturnstwo and #2Y1K2K so seriously, keep an eye out for them if you want a chance at winning! I'll do a variety of first come first served, trivia, and whatever else comes to mind then. Also, tomorrow around 3:10 PM, I'll have the gushy-mushy post about my two years here with more epic giveaways so come back for that! Right now, I have a giveaway to share with all of you as we are on the eve of my blogoversary!
Huge thanks to David James, Heather Self, and Lena Marsteller for donating to this giveaway! It meant the most to me! :)
1. One entry per household.
2. There will be six winners.
3. You must be 13 or older.
4. Giveaway is open to United States, only.
5. Contest ends at 9:01 p.m. Pacific on Saturday, November 10th, 2012.
6. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter and announced on November 11th in this post.
7. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
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