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Happy Third Blogiversary to Me!

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Today is my third blogiversary, which means my blog has officially moved out of the Terrible Two’s and is fast growing into a toddler!

I did a sort of “state of the blog and my life” post at the beginning of the year, and not a whole lot has changed since then. After how crazy 2010 was with all the life-changing events, I’m glad to have had a relatively quiet start to this year. However, I do have some fun “blog by the numbers” stats to report:

  • 204 = Books read
  • 670 = Posts published
  • 10,938 = Comments written and received
  • 87,222 = Visits since I started tracking with Google Analytics in 2009
  • 393 = Most visitors in a single day (April 12, 2011)
  • 764 = Twitter followers (@kimthedork)
  • 3,249 = Tweets sent
  • 5,607 = Views on my most popular post, Bite Me! Literary Criticism of Twilight
  • 4,850 = Views of most popular review, Gang Leader for a Day

I’m not a big fan of doing giveaways or contest as seems to be traditional-ish with birthdays and blogiversaries, so I’m not going to do one today. But I do want to say thanks. Without your reading and commenting and generally being awesome, I’m not sure I would have stuck with blogging this long. On days when it seems like too much work, being on Twitter or getting a comment that says, “Wow, I want to read this book!” keeps me motivated and excited.

The thing that would make my day is for each and everyone of you to stop by and let me know you’re here. I do a lot of my blog reading and commenting based on when people leave comments here, so if you’ve never commented I may not know you’re around. The book blogging community is a huge one and it’s hard to know who is who or which ways a single blog connects to others. The best way for me to find you is to just say “Hello!”

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  • bermudaonion (Kathy) May 10, 2011, 5:58 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Three years is a long time in the blogging world! Your blog is such a treat because your reviews are so well written and thought out.

  • Jenna (Literature and a Lens) May 10, 2011, 6:31 am

    Congrats on 3 years! I’m a relatively new follower, but I love your reviews. You read such a variety of books and definitely keep this blog interesting! Hopefully, you’ll be able to continue….here’s to 3 more years!

  • Coffee and a Book Chick May 10, 2011, 6:47 am

    Happy Blogoversary!! Wow, three years, that’s fantastic! And I can’t wait for more of your posts! 🙂

  • Lu May 10, 2011, 7:11 am

    Happy Blogiversary, Kim! I’m so glad that you’re blogging… book blogging is a better place because you are a part of it. 🙂

  • Lyndsey May 10, 2011, 7:17 am

    As requested: HELLO KIM! You are awesome. Congratulations on your blogoversary!

  • Christina May 10, 2011, 7:28 am

    Congrats on three years, Kim!

  • Marlena May 10, 2011, 8:10 am

    Happy Blog Bday! That’s a lotta books read and shared. Way to go!

  • raych May 10, 2011, 8:48 am

    Happy birthday! Now your blog will stop pitching fits, but will start asking you ‘Why?’ all the time.

  • avisannschild May 10, 2011, 10:06 am

    Congrats on your three-year anniversary and here’s to many more years of blogging!

  • Meghan May 10, 2011, 11:44 am

    Happy blogiversary! Three years is indeed a milestone. 🙂 I lurk a bit on your blog, but I do always enjoy your posts and will try and comment more often!

  • Young1 May 10, 2011, 12:43 pm

    Well Happy Blogiversary to you! Three years is a long time and you have got a whole host of numbers to show for that (204 books – WOW!).

    Hope you have a relaxing day! 😀

  • Florinda May 10, 2011, 12:52 pm

    Happy blogiversary, Kim, and many more! Looking forward to meeting you at BEA soon :-D.

  • Andi May 10, 2011, 1:30 pm

    Happy day to youuuuu!!!! A glorious three years and many more to come!

  • Nymeth May 10, 2011, 1:46 pm

    We should be thanking you! Happy 3rd, Kim, and here’s to many more years!

  • Melissa May 10, 2011, 2:44 pm

    Happy Blogiversary, Kim! Of course, you already know I am here and reading … yours is one of my very favorite blogs.

    Sorry I won’t be able to wish you a happy 3rd in person at BBC this year (sob …)

  • Teresa May 10, 2011, 3:23 pm

    Congratulations! Making it three years is fantastic. Keep up the good work.

  • Anastasia May 10, 2011, 3:43 pm

    Aw, happy third blogoversary, Kim! May this next year be filled with good books and good friends!

  • Ash May 10, 2011, 4:17 pm

    Happy birthday! I can’t imagine the book blogging world without you– my bookshelves would definitely be a little less full!

  • rhapsodyinbooks May 10, 2011, 4:57 pm

    A very happy blogiversary! That’s some amazing stats you have!

  • Kelly May 10, 2011, 5:17 pm

    Hello and happy blogiversary! I’ve only been reading your blog for, um, a week? but still, enjoying it already and happy to celebrate the milestone with you.
    Oh, and it seems like the universe has given you a special gift in the form of #sparksfacts … deeelightful!

  • Steph May 10, 2011, 5:22 pm

    Congrats on this momentous milestone, Kim! My blogging experience is all the richer because of Sophisticated Dorkiness! 😀

  • Teresa May 10, 2011, 5:39 pm

    Happy blogiversary, Kim!

  • Lisa May 10, 2011, 7:12 pm

    Happy blogiversary, Kim! Pretty impressive stats!

  • Joy Weese Moll May 10, 2011, 7:44 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve been reading your blog since late last fall when I got serious about starting my own book blog. You stood out for reading nonfiction as well as fiction, which I really appreciate!

  • christa @ mental foodie May 10, 2011, 8:22 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Jenny May 10, 2011, 8:33 pm

    Hi! Happy blogiversary! I always enjoy your posts!

  • Christy (A Good Stopping Point) May 10, 2011, 8:50 pm

    Happy Blogiversary and congrats!

  • softdrink May 10, 2011, 9:09 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Now that you’re out of the terrible twos, does this mean you’re potty trained, too? 😉

  • Leeswammes (Judith) May 11, 2011, 3:45 am

    Congratulations, Kim!

  • Jackie (Farm Lane Books) May 11, 2011, 4:23 am

    Congratulations on your third anniversary! You have a wonderful blog and I just wanted to let you know that I still follow you and love reading your posts. I’m sorry I don’t comment more, but I haven’t read most of the books you’ve read and so don’t feel I have much to add. Keep up the great work!

  • Lisa May 11, 2011, 5:36 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to 3 (or more) more.

  • Jeanne May 11, 2011, 8:18 am

    Happy blogiversary! I’m glad you’re still blogging!

  • Aths May 11, 2011, 11:18 am

    Happy Happy Birthday!! Cheers to more awesome blogging and reading!

  • Trisha May 11, 2011, 11:23 am

    Yay! Congrats on making it three years!

  • Rebecca Reid May 11, 2011, 6:32 pm

    Happy blogoversary! I remember you started about a week after me and we were newbies together. How great we’re both still around. I didn’t even remember my blogoversary or mention it. Ooops!

  • Jess - A Book Hoarder May 11, 2011, 7:51 pm

    Yay, congrats!! Those are some awesome numbers! I’m impressed but you deserve it.

  • Unruly Reader May 11, 2011, 8:34 pm

    Happy blogiversary! So glad you’re blogging —

  • kay May 11, 2011, 11:08 pm

    Happy blogiversary!
    3 years, this is great! It’s been great to hang around your blog, even though I’m a quiet reader, yours is one of my favorite blogs.

  • Valerie May 12, 2011, 11:06 am

    Kim, Happy blogiversary! Your blog is one of my favorites, and I know I’ve been reading it for a while because I can’t even remember how I discovered your blog 🙂 !

  • Heather J. May 13, 2011, 7:41 am

    Happy blogiversary!

  • The Girl from the Ghetto May 13, 2011, 8:06 pm

    Happy belated 3rd anniversary! I just hit my 3rd anniversary in January, and I know how fun it is to look back and see the progress and stats of your blog.

    204 book reviews is amazing–you go, girl!

  • Anna May 16, 2011, 8:53 am

    Happy blogiversary! Wishing you many more years of blogging and bookish fun!

  • Care May 17, 2011, 7:10 am

    Happy Blog Anniversary! I think we ‘met’ in the Fall Read-A-Thon of 2008… (yep, had to go look it up.) You run one of the best, most informative, professional, accessible and FUN blogs around. Keep it comin’.

  • Meg May 17, 2011, 8:12 am

    A huge congrats and happy blogoversary to you, Kim! I love reading your reviews and trying to expand my reading to include incredible non-fiction, and much of that is thanks to you. Loved meeting you last year at the BBC and hope you’ll keep blogging for many years to come!

  • Esme May 18, 2011, 10:56 pm

    Kudos to you.

  • Trish May 22, 2011, 9:10 am

    Kim–I’m late to the party, I’m here. 😉 Lately I’m doing more blog reading/skimming without actually having much ability to comment easily, but I’m here.

    Happy blogoversary to you!! I love how many bloggers have been doing this for years now and it’s amazing. Couldn’t imagine blogging without you all. Many more to you…

  • Gwen May 23, 2011, 4:53 pm

    I am so flipping far behind on my RSS reader. Happy Belated Blogaversary!

  • Jennifer May 30, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Sorry I’m a bit late, but I am a big fan. Happy Blogiversary to you! Three years is quite a milestone. I hope that you keep at it as I do really enjoy your reviews. You have introduced me to a lot of really interesting books that I probably would have overlooked if left to my own devices. Thank you for all your work.

  • Monica (aka monnibo) June 6, 2011, 11:45 pm

    Holy crap on the stats! And CONGRATS on the Blogiversary!!