Sunday, June 12, 2011

3 Years Blogging and a Giveaway to CELEBRATE!


Bibliophile By the Sea
turns 3 this month!

About the past (3)years

 My first year (2008-2009)
  • 306 posts
  • approximately 1,100 comments (but just 69 comments in the 1st - 6 months of blogging!.....starting out is tough! 
  • 1,000 profile views
  • 90+ subscribers, and 50(+) followers.
(2) Year Stats
  • 900+ posts (2008-2010)
  • Just short of 5,000 comments
  • 5,100+ profile views
  • 517 subscribers, and 371 followers
(3) Year Stats
  • 1,300 + posts (2008-2011)
  • 21,000+ comments
  • 8,500+ profile views
  • 700+ subscribers and 518 followers
Most Popular Posts in the last year
Page Views
  • (3) years - 201,588+ visitors
  • Last month - 8,170 visitors
I never imagined I'd enjoy blogging as much as I do.  It is work, but it's fun and rewarding as well. I've met so many great people though blogging, and I have you to thank for discovering so many new books, as well as the joy of photography (you know who you are).  I feel guilty sometimes about not being able to comment as much as I wish I could, but work, and life does have a way of interfering.

I'd also like to thank the many publicists that have been kind enough to pass along some wonderful review books my way.  I love discovering new authors.

As a way of saying thank you to my current readers,  I am giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate.
 Eligibility Rules:
  • Open to US and International followers
  • Current friends and followers just need to leave a comment with an email address.
  • If you are NEW to this blog, or this is your first time commenting, you MUST become a follower to be entered in the giveaway drawing. Once you become a follower, then simply leave a comment with your email address.
  • Drawing will take place on Sunday, June 26th
  • Good Luck Everyone!

100 comments:

  1. Happy blogiversary! Here's to at least 3 more years of blogging!

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  2. Happy blogiversary - it has been lovely to follow your journey for the last couple of years and you have helped my TBR pile no end!

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  3. Congratulations! I've been blogging for over a year and still really enjoy it. I hope that I can reach 3 years!

    Also I really like the break down of how many posts you have done etc. It's interesting to see how your blog has grown over time.

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  4. Congratulations on 3 years, Diane! I'm a GFC follower.

    meah56 AT gmail dot com

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  5. Happy blogiversary to you, Diane. Your blog is one of my must reads during the week. I may not always comment but I peruse a lot. You're so right about it being work!But so much fun too.It's bloggers like you who have made it so worth while. Please keep on for many more years. I'm a follower thru GFC.
    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  6. Congratulations! Here's to 3 more years!! :)

    epkwrsmith@comcast.net

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  7. Happy Blogiversary to you! Today is 3 years for me too!

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  8. Happy blogversary, Diane! I've enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you so much! Here's hoping that you'll be around for a very, very long time.

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  9. Congratulations, Diane! You seem to have found a nice balance between memes and reviews, and your reviews are always honest. I've enjoyed your blog since I first discovered book blogs!
    lisaalmedasumner@gmail.com

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  10. Congratulations to three fantastic years!! I love your posts and hope that you stay around for many, many more years :)

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  11. Congratulations and happy blogiversary! I would love to be entered; I'm a follower! bibliophile at bostonbibliophile.com

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  12. Congratulations, Diane! The time sure flies, doesn't it? I have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and look forward to many more years of friendship and book talk.

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  13. Happy bloggiversary. Glad to have met you through The Sunday Salon.

    unfinishedperson (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. Happy Blogiversay and Congratulations on 3 years!!! Am looking forward to many more years of your great reviews and posts.

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  15. Congrats on 3 years of blogging.
    It is alot of work maintaining a blog and you have done a super job.
    I follow by google reader under cenya2.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  16. Congratulations on your anniversary, Diane! I'm sure we'll all be looking forward to many more years of reading (and following) your blog!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Happy 3 year Blogiversary to you! It certainly is hard work but worth it I think.

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  18. Diane, Happy Birthday to your blog! I always read it, though I don't always comment.

    Umm, I'd love to be entered in the draw but I'm not happy to publicly declare my e-mail address - had to delete my old one recently and set up a new one after problems with someone who managed to get hold of it...

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  19. Happy Blogiversary! Fun stats!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  20. happy blogiversary.i am a subscriber.lomazowr@gmail.com

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  21. Our blogiversaries are in the same month, yay! Congratulations on this momentous occasion. You've certainly accomplished much with your blog. Your stats are impressive! I was just thinking the other day how time has flown and how much I enjoy blogging.

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  22. Congratulations Diane!

    I continue to be amazed with how much reading you do - some of my favorite finds have been discovered on your blog.

    Here's a another great year!

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  23. congrats on 3 years! i subscribe in a google reader. thewindowseatreader at yahoo dot com

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  24. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging, Diane - this is always one of my favorite places to visit! Here's to the next three...
    JQSteve(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. 3 years is so wonderful, congratulations! I also love the combination of photography and books. Thank you for entering me in the give away

    helen at helensbookblog dot com

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  26. Congratulations Diane on your Blogiversary! 3 years and still going strong. You are one of my favorites to read.

    I would love to be entered.

    michwerm@gmail.com

    Michelle

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  27. Happy blogiversary!

    lynne2011@ymail.com

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  28. Happy 3rd year! I think my 2nd anniversary is this month - really should look it up.

    freedomacres94 at frontiernet dot net

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  29. Happy Blogoversary Diane! Love the new look and header!

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  30. Congrats on three years!

    rereadinglives(at)gmail.com

    thanks for offering this very generous contest

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  31. Posting over 300 times your first year is very impressive. Look at the following you've received. I'm deinitely in awe. I'd love to win the giveaway, but I'd love it even more if you'll review my book when it's finally published. paulita.kincer at gmail.com

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  32. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  33. Happy blogiversary, and here's to another great year! I've been a follower/subscriber for a while.

    3.rsblog AT Gmail DOT com

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  34. Congratulations on your third blogoversary! I know that once you've been doing it for awhile it seems like time begins to fly, and it only becomes more and more central to your life. I hope that you are here for many more years to come!

    I would love to be considered for your giveaway as well, and thanks for hosting it!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  35. Happy Blogoversary fur sure! I always enjoy visiting your blog!!!

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  36. Happy Blogiversary! Three years is great!

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  37. Happy Bloggiversary Diane! It is so wonderful to have you in the book blogging community. Wishing you many more anniversaries :)

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  38. Happy three years! that's so exciting!

    strandedhero(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Happy Blogiversary!!! May you have many more wonderful years! I enjoy your blog and you've introduced me to many wonderful books -- thank you!

    I follow via GFC

    Wendy

    wendysfictionaddiction(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Congratulations on your 3 years! This is amazing, really! I'm at 2 years and a half and I can't believe I've stuck to it this long, but it's such an amazing journey, isn't it?

    Cheers, and here's to many more years! :D

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  41. Happy Blogoversary Diane!! I am so glad you stuck with it, you are so right, those first months are tough. I still have a lot to learn.

    nisethusfarATyahooDot

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  42. Happy Blogoversary! I'm so glad that I discovered your blog...almost two years ago...and it has become one of my favorite blogs and you, one of my fave blogging friends! Here's to many more years! Despite the work, it is all worth it. =O)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  43. Happy Blog Anniversary. I have really enjoyed the daily e-mails from your blog.

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  44. Many more followers and great reviews to come. I am entering not even having a cat in hell's chance but no matter! I am a GFC follower.

    portiabridget at yahoo dot uk dot co

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  45. I enjoy your blog; thanks for all the great tips on books to add to my TBR list (as if I needed to be adding to it!)
    cdirks1(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  46. Happy Anniversary!

    Here's to the next 3 years.

    carol

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  47. Diane, congratulations on your 3rd anniversary blogging!! Doesn't time fly! I love reading all your posts! I am a follower also!

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway. And, congratulations on your anniversary. I hope you will continue for many more years. Happy reading!
    janiewilleen@att.net

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  49. Happy Blogiversary, Diane! Here's to many more years to come!

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  50. loved seeing how your blog has grown!!

    CONGRATULATIONS and here's to 1000s more followers!!!


    cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

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  51. It's a wonderful adventure, isn't it? chaoticcompendiums at yahoo dot com.

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  52. I'm so glad that I stumbled upon your blog as I've enjoyed reading it and getting to know you over that time period. It's amazing how fun blogging can be and yes you're so right about it being a bit of work too. Here's to another wonderful year of blogging!!

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  53. Happy Blogiversary! What great fun to see the stats. Time sure flies, I've been a GFC follower for quite a while. Good luck for the next year!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Happy Blogiversary, Diane! May you have many, many more!

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  55. Happy blogiversary! We've been blogging for about the same amount of time.

    I'm a follower!

    yvone[at]optonline[dot]net

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  56. Happy Blogoversary! I want to tell you that I always enjoy reading your blog and your opinion on books. Here's to many more years! (no need to enter me)

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  57. Happy blogiversary! I know I'm a relatively new follower, but I love your site! Can't wait for the many posts to come!

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  58. Congrats on three years of blogging! Please enter me in this terrific giveaway.

    suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks, Diane!

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  59. Congratulations and all the best for the anniversary. I like the statistics and the breakdown. So professional.

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  60. Congrats to you!! I think I talked to myself my first year of blogging. It took me quite a bit of time to work it all out and feel comfortable doing it.

    So glad we "met" each other this way.

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  61. Diane, that's lovely. Congratulations on your 3 years of blogging. It's truly hard to keep up with all the neat blogs out there and I always am surprised how long it's been between visiting one blog or another. I've loved yours and you've given me so many great reads since I discovered you. Here's to the next three years of happy blogging :)

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  62. Congrats on your blogiversary!! I think I missed mine last month.

    I'd loved to be entered, I'm a follower bookmagic418@gmail.com

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  63. Happy, happy Blogiversary...

    Keep up the great blogging!

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  64. Congratulations on your third bloggiversary! I think I must have followed you for nearly all of them - it is amazing how quickly time flies. Keep up the great work! jackie@farmlanebooks.co.uk

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  65. Happy Blogiversary.. Love your reviews.. Keep up the good work.. :)

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  66. Happy blogiversary!!!

    abookishaffair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. congrats on the amazing achievement!

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  68. Happy Blogiversary Diane! It looks like we started blogging near the same time as each other. I agree it's a lot of work sometimes but it's been great. I'd love to throw my name in the hat for the gift certificate!

    Thanks

    darreads (at) gmail (dot) com

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  69. Happy Blogiversary!!! I love your blog and here's to many more wonderful posts!!

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  70. Congratulations on three prolific years! I look forward to sharing book picks with you for many more!

    nomadreaderblog@gmail.com

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  71. Congratulations on making it to the 3 year mark! No need to enter me in the giveaway but good luck to everyone else who enters!

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  72. Congrats on 3 years! It is neat to see how much your blog has grown and flourished. Great job! Here is to many more years of blogging ... and some great reads.

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. (Of course!!!) jenners (at) verizon.net.

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  73. 3 years, congrats, I think Ive only been following for maybe 1 - 2 of those but I love it all the same and can't wait for 3 more years.

    pageturnersbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

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  74. Happy blogiversary and congrats on how much your blog has grown in the last three years! Strangely enough, I wasn't a follower until just now, but I've been a subscriber for a long time.

    shereadsandreads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Happy blogiversary! I've enjoyed your blog over the years and wish you many more years of blogging fun. ;)

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

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  76. Happy blogiversary! 3 years is impressive, as are your stats! Keep up the amazing work.

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  77. Happy Blogiversary, Diane! Best wishes for at least 3 more years of enjoyable blogging!


    Nice stats!
    Thank you for this generous giveaway, too :o)
    Aimala127@gmail.com

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  78. Happy blogiversary! Here's to 30 more! :-D

    fizzybeverage at gmail dot com

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  79. Happy Blogiversary! I'm always amazed that this can be such a long-running project for so many. It's a great community and you are an awesome part of it!

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  80. Happy Blogiversary!! Love your reviews! Lisa at ButteryBooks dot com

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  81. Sorry i didn't drop by sooner, but work has been killing me this week. Happy Blogoversary and I hope many more to come.

    fforgnayr@yahoo.com

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  82. Happy Blogiversary! Yay for three years of blogging :) I hope you have many more blogoversaries. I came across your blog this year and now it's one of my favorites.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    mishamary@gmail.com

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  83. Happy blogiversary!!! This is so awesome!! Three rewarding years it has been!!

    ReadingOnARainyDay AT gmail DOT com

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  84. No need to enter me in the contest ... just wanted to congratulate you on a very productive and positive three years of blogging!

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  85. Happy Blogiversary! I love the yearly breakdown of stats. How fun to see your blog grow and grow!

    As for me, I'm so glad I discovered your blog. The books you read are nearly always right up my alley, and I always trust your opinion. Here's to many more years of your wreaking havoc on my TBR pile! =D

    toadacious1 at yahoo dot com

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  86. This is not me entering for the prize, only me saying I'm so glad I met you and that we blog together. You're a wonderful book blogger, and you always give good suggestions as well as heartfelt comments. xoxo

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  87. WTG on your blogoversary! :) I've only been blogging for just over a year, and I'm always surprised that people actually visit and read what I have to say! :) I try really hard not to pay attention to stats, but every now and then I DO visit my analytics page, and to see the visitor numbers going up is so gratifying! :) Keep up the good work (from someone who didn't realize they weren't already following until they checked) :)

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. Oh! sorry about the double post! I follow under the name jewelknits :)

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  89. Happy blogiversary. To many many more.

    stepfordmomto2(at)yahoo (dot) com

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  90. Happy Blogiversary!! I'm a new Google friend, although you've been in my reader a long time :) Always enjoy your reviews.
    stacybooks at yahoo

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  91. Congratulations! Loved your stats, as a newish blogger I can only hope to achieve your status one day!

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  92. Congratulations! I'm a new GFC follower(Jennifer) and email subscriber. I'm so happy I found you.
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

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  93. happy anniversary ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  94. Three years is certainly a big milestone. I hit the 3 year mark for one of my sites in February. It's a good feeling, isn't it?

    Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com
    NEW! GFC Follower: ArtsyBookishGal

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  95. Congratulations, Diane! Here's many more to wonderful blogging!

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  96. A belated Congrats on the blogoversary! Yours was one of the first I started reading and it is still one of my favorites! I learn so much for your reviews (even the techy stuff that is way above me) and am always inspired to read more. Thanks so much for hosting a great blog!

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