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Three Years of Blogging

>> Sunday, July 12, 2009

Three years ago today I created a blog and posted my first post:

I'm not ready to really get started yet. I'm still deciding exactly what I want to accomplish here.Stay tuned . . .
Well it’s been a fun and interesting three years and this blog continues to change, evolve and develop, so maybe I’m still deciding exactly what I want to accomplish.

I’ve changed the title from Blogging My Books to Whimpulsive and also migrated to my own domain.

The title change was to reflect a couple of things – partly because I combined my crochet/knitting projects blog and a just for fun stuff blog into what had been a strictly books and books only blog. I’m still very much mostly about books here, but I do toss in the random non book post occasionally. That’s initially where the name change to Whimpulsive came in.

The second reason that Whimpulsive is a better title is something I talked about a couple of weeks ago. It’s that I’ve come to what is for me a good balance of scheduled reading (via challenges and ARCs) and more spontaneous “oh look! Something shiny!” whatever I want to read next whimpulsive reading. It’s really put a lot of joy back into my reading.

Another thing that puts a lot of joy back into my reading is all the great friends (cough cough ‘enablers’ cough cough) that I’ve met through this blog. I now have a great group of people that have expanded my reading horizons and continue to encourage me to read new books, read great old books, and just talk about books together.

So on this anniversary; I want to say “Thank YOU!!” to all of my readers. I’m looking forward to continuing to talk about books and life with all of you.


salmagundistew 7/12/2009 7:34 AM  

It's been fun all the time, no matter WHAT you called it!

Keep on keepin' on.

Trish 7/12/2009 8:43 AM  

Wow, three years! That's awesome. And I love the name "whimpulsive". I've been thinking about going to my own domain but am overwhelmed by it all. Here's to many more great years for you!

Kristie 7/12/2009 10:04 AM  

Congratulations! I love reading all of your posts and look forward to many more years!

Lynne 7/12/2009 10:35 AM  

Happy 3 years! You're the first blog I ever read and the reason I started blogging.

Missy 7/12/2009 10:41 AM  

Happy 3 year anniversary! Keep up the good work - I very much enjoy your blog.

raidergirl3 7/12/2009 11:43 AM  

Glad to enable you in whatever way I can!
Congrats on three years, and here's to another three, plus.

Booklogged 7/12/2009 12:21 PM  

It's amazing how fast 3 years went by. I started a few months before you. In those early days there weren't as many book blogs 'out there' so it was easier to find and make new blogging friends. I'm so glad you were one of the ones I found. It's been wonderful reading your posts and sharing our love of reading and the Northwest.

Here's hoping for many years of happy blogging experiences for you.

Karen :) 7/12/2009 1:20 PM  

Happy Anniversary! :) I have read more than one book based on your review! Thanks!

farmlanebooks 7/12/2009 2:12 PM  

Congratulations! I hope you are enjoying your anniversary. Here's to the next 3 years and beyond!

Betty and Boo's Mommy 7/12/2009 4:00 PM  

Three years is awesome! Congratulations!

Lisa 7/12/2009 4:24 PM  

Happy Anniversary, here's to 3 more.

SuziQoregon 7/12/2009 8:47 PM  

El: awww - thanks!

Trish: thanks - it's a word I made up and have found quite useful ;-) With Blogger you can actually publish to your own custom domain, but keep the 'inner workings' in blogger so it's familiar.

Kristie: thanks!

Lynne: seriously?? I think it's great that so many of our old message board group has book blogs now.

Missy: thank you - I have no plans to stop now.

Raidergirl: Oh you have the blame for many books on my TBR list ;-) Thanks!

Booklogged: it is amazing that it's been three years isn't it? You were the first person to comment on my blog who wasn't someone I already knew. You are the one who led me to the book blogging community - thank YOU!!

Karen: thanks - it's fun to see folks I know reading books I've read and enjoyed.

Farmlanebooks: thank you - I hope to continue this for a long time.

Betty and Boo's Mommy: it's really hard to believe it's been 3 years already.

Shellie: thanks!

Lisa: thanks - hope y'all are still around for the 6th anniversary when it comes around

Amy@TheSleepyReader 7/13/2009 4:40 AM  

Congrats on your blogiversary! I am doing no challenges in 2010. I am not able to keep up with them why not read whimpulsively?

I love your blog's name change and your blog so best wishes for many more years of blogging.

Bonnie 7/13/2009 6:00 AM  

Congrats Suzi!!! As you know, you were an influence as well for me along with Lynne and Mary to start my blog. I love the name change and always look forward to your posts.

Les 7/13/2009 7:44 AM  

Isn't it amazing how quickly the time passes?! You were one of the first blogs I followed. Often times, I'll mention something you've said and refer to you to my husband as SuziQ, qualifying it with "you know, the blogger in Oregon." He always says I know who you're referring to. How many SuziQ's do you know? :)

In celebration of your blogiversary, I had a delicious bowl of clam chowder. Wanna guess where?! The Chowder Bowl. :) Yep, we're here!

Thoughts of Joy 7/13/2009 1:48 PM  

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations on the 3 years of blogging! I remember telling you (after much encouragement on your part) that I would probably create one by Fall, but after browsing around the blogosphere I started it 4 days after you! I'm so glad I followed your lead. May this next year be full of great reads for you to blog about! :)

BTW - I'm shocked that you are using a rating scale. I love it, but shocked nonetheless. LOL

Kailana 7/13/2009 8:26 PM  

I think I am late, but happy blogiversary! I am very happy that you started blogging. :)

SuziQoregon 7/14/2009 8:05 AM  

Amy: thank you! I think next year I may even do less challenges. Glad you like the name change - it suits me and my blogging.

Bonnie: If only we could convince Jan to start a blog we'd have pretty much all of the old Booklovers thread group here, wouldn't we? I'm so glad you finally joined the blogging fun.

Les: Rod cracks me UP!! that's just too funny. Oh and I love the way you celebrated my anniversary :-) We'll be over there in a few weeks ourselves. We're staying a whole week at Yachats this year - yay!!

Joy: I've been waiting for you to notice the ratings - did you read the post where I explained how it was a long process to get there? Knew you'd get a kick out of that. And happy early blogiversary to you too!!

Anna: thanks!

Kailana: Oh thank you - I really appreciate your readership and comments!!

Teddy Rose 7/14/2009 11:13 PM  

Happy Blogiversary!

Wendy 7/15/2009 7:42 PM  

Happy 3 years! It has been so much fun reading with you!

SuziQoregon 7/16/2009 9:11 AM  

TeddyRose: thanks!!

Wendy: same to you and I'm really looking forward to finally meeting you in person in August!

Rebecca :) 7/16/2009 11:30 PM  

YAY! I am so happy for you! That is so exciting! I am just happy to have made it 6 months! lol I am glad you have kept up the blogging because I enjoy reading your blog a lot! Congratulations!

SuziQoregon 7/20/2009 7:41 AM  

Rebecca: thank you so much. You've only been blogging 6 months? Wow - I love your blog!

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