It's My Blog's First Birthday! - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

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It’s My Blog’s First Birthday!

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Wow. ONE. WHOLE. YEAR. 230 books read. 335 posts. New friendships. New followers. No sleep. And a fueled addiction to the written word. This all started with a simple excel sheet where I listed books I read, characters and general thoughts. The excel sheet kept getting passed around and emailed to friends of friends of friends and before too long, those friends encouraged me to blog about books. I had no idea what to do. Didn’t know a single soul in this community. Didn’t even like an author page online (gasp!).

I can honestly say it’s been a ton of work, especially with a full-time job in the corporate world. But thankfully my children and my husband have been wonderful despite my chronically divided attention. I can also honestly say it’s been an absolute blast. I am actually a pretty introverted person, losing myself in books and in writing for as long as I can recall, and to be able to be a part of a community that has welcomed me so warmly, in person and across the screen in a virtual world, well … I feel truly blessed. I never thought anyone would like my little page aside from my closest friends and family. Never thought anyone would pay any mind to which books I was reading or what my thoughts were. Never dreamed of hitting 10,000 likes on my Facebook page. Never thought I would call some of my favorite authors, friends. Never thought I would make such good friends I’ve yet to meet in person.

So today, on my blog’s first birthday I simply want to say THANKS.

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit my page.

Thanks for commenting, liking, sharing and recommending.

Thanks for your support.

Because sometimes, when it’s 2:00 a.m. and I need to finish a book, but I keep dropping it on my head because I’m just so tired and then suddenly I hear the familiar ding from a Facebook notification from one of you saying that you simply loved a book I recommended … well, that just makes my friggin’ day.

So yea, THANKS.

Okay, I know you’re saying… yea, yea, yea … get to the good stuff, Vilma (I have been known to be a bit verbose!) … so without further ado, here it is.

THE GIVEAWAY

There are two parts to the giveaway. The first part is all around ebooks. Each day, I will feature one of my recommendation pages and 2 people will win an ebook of choice from the featured recommendation list. To enter the ebook giveaway, simply visit my Facebook page (<– click on link) and comment on the daily pinned post.

The second part of the giveaway features two grand prizes. 2 winners will each win a Vilma’s Book Blog tote bag, coffee mug, signed swag from some of our favorite authors and a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter the grand prize giveaway, enter the rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open internationally.

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27 Comments:


  1. glam009 said:

    Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!!

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  2. Tanya said:

    HAPPY ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY :0)

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  3. sasharenay said:

    Happy Blogoversary!!

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  4. carolsavoy1963 said:

    Congrats on a successful year of blogging!

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  5. Sheri Zee said:

    Happy 1st BD/Blogiversary! I don’t know how you do it! Wishing you much continued success!

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  6. Teresa said:

    Congratulations! 🙂

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  7. Jan Murphree said:

    Congrats on the Anniversary! Entered contest…but don’t Tweet….so can’t do the other 30…
    I’m sure I’m not only one… But its ok.
    I have 5 entries ..so I’m happy!
    May you continue to be successful!
    Love your blog!

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  8. Kathleen Davis-muynila said:

    Thanks for the chance!

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  9. Stacy West said:

    Congratulations!!! 🙂

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  10. Tanya Gaunt said:

    Happy 1st anniversary<3<3<3

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  11. Sheri said:

    Happy blogiversary hope you have many more!!!!

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  12. Helen said:

    Woo Hoo look at you turning one and having fun! 🙂

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  13. July Elizabeth said:

    Congrats! Love your blog <3

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  14. El said:

    Happy Birthday blog! Congrats!

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  15. Shelly F. said:

    Happy 1 Year!!! This is such a fantastic blog! You’ve done an awesome job! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  16. Tina B said:

    Congrats on 1 year!!!

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  17. Raquel Romero said:

    Congrats on your bloggaversery!

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  18. Julie S. said:

    Hold up, you’ve only been blogging one year? Wow lady you are one accomplished blogger! 🙂

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  19. Say said:

    Cheers!Happy Blogoversary!

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  20. Brixston Ann Hawt said:

    Congratulations On Your One Year Anniversary!!♡It’s So Sweet Of You To Have a Contest!♡

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  21. Lori kultgen said:

    Happy 1st year blogday 🙂

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  22. Valerie said:

    Love your Blog!! Happy 1yr and many more!

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  23. Pam Rushen said:

    Have a great day. Congrats 🙂

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  24. hollysprings63 said:

    Congratulations!

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