Friday, November 20, 2015

Thankful For You Blog Hop


It’s that time of year again (at least for those of us in the States). Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for, and as part of that, I am participant in the Thankful For You Blog Hop hosted by The Herd Hops.

I am thankful for quite a few things when it comes to my blog. I’m thankful that even after 3 years, I’m still able to keep blogging. And not only am I able to continue doing something I love, but I’ve had even more opportunities come to me through my blog. Whether it’s winning gift cards through hosting tours (as well as entering them) to getting the opportunity to review awesome items for free when I might not otherwise be able to afford buying them myself. Plus, I have found an awesome community of authors, reviewers, and readers who I get to not only communicate with, but meet up with at conventions. I’ve even been able to be a panel participant at RainbowCon this year due to my being a blogger. I’ve been able to do great things that I had never imagined when I first started blogging…and it’s due to people like you. 


Yes, you, the person reading this post. Whether you are a first time visitor or one of my loyal followers, you are the reason why I am able to keep doing this. It’s true that I do a lot of the things I do because I want to. But having people read and follow what I post gives me a reason to do so. By reading, commenting, liking, and following, you have not only helped me build my blog up and made it noticeable, you have also encouraged me. 

I’ll admit, there were many times along the way when things got tough and I considered quitting. In the past few months alone, I’ve considered it since going back to school made spending time on my blog difficult. Yet seeing people comment, seeing that people actually read and cared about what I said is simply amazing. Knowing that I have loyal followers who have stayed with me through 3 years of trying to figure out what the heck I was doing is a huge confidence booster. You’re the reason I keep going. 

I know that sounds corny, but while I started this blog just for me, it has since grown to so much more than I could have ever imagined. I am truly thankful to all of you for sticking with me, as I couldn’t have done this for 3 ½ years without your support. And if you are just now visiting for the first time…I hope you consider sticking around and supporting me to year 4 and beyond. Thank you so much, and may you all have a peaceful week and a Happy Thanksgiving (for those who celebrate).



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55 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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  2. Hi...thanks for the fun giveaway hop!

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  3. Hello and thank you for the giveaway. Nice to have you on the hop!

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  4. thank you a lot for the giveaway and happy thanksgiving to you and yours

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  5. Random thought: The link for the youtube channel did not work for me. Bummer

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone who celebrates it!

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  7. Happy Holidays! Thank you for the giveaway chance =)

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  8. Thanks for your participation in the giveaway.

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  9. Hi, thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  10. Hello, thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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  11. Thank you for the awesome giveaway

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  12. Hello! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Hi! Thank you for the giveaway! We are all grateful for you and your blog!

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  14. Thanks for the opportunity! -V

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  15. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why?

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  16. This year and every year I am thankful for my wonderful family, food on my plate and roof over my head.

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  17. Hi there! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Hi - thanks for the chance - Happy Thanksgiving

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  19. Thanks for the chance and have a wonderful holiday season!

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  20. hi! happy Thanksgiving, thanks so much for the chance

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  21. Thanks for the chance! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  22. Hope you have a GREAT week! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  23. Since no one else did it I will, here's a random fact, in the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator. Have a great holiday and thank you for participating in the hop!

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  24. Hi! Thank you for the chance and Happy Holidays!

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  25. Hi, Fun hop and thanks for the chance!

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  26. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  27. Have a great day and enjoy everything you are thankful for.

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  28. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate :)
    Laura

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  29. Thank you so much for the chance to win. You're totally awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  31. hi happy thanksgiving and thanks for the hop - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  32. Happy Thanksgiving & thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  33. Hi Emily. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  34. Very random fact: A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.

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  35. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for life, health, strength, friends and family.

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  36. Thanks for this post and giveaway :)

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  37. Hi. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for the opportunity to join in.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  38. Hello hope you had a great Thanksgiving

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  39. Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Thank you for the chance!! I am so thankful authors and their books and bloggers that share books, books give me an escape from chronic pain.

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  40. Happy black Friday! and happy holidays! :)

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  41. Have an awesome weekend!!! Random fact: I hate trying to walk on Winter ice.

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  42. Thank you for the stop on the hop.

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  43. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hopping!

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  44. Hope you had a great thanksgiving! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Hello! Nice to meet you. And, thanks for the chance.

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  46. Hi! Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving holiday!

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