Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction and Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel and post Colonial Asian Fiction, Yiddish Literature, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality historical novels are some of my Literary Interests





Saturday, July 7, 2018

In Observation of Nine Years of Blogging





Today is The Reading Life’s Ninth  Blogaversary.  I recall when I began The Reading Life I told my wife I was going to start a webpage on which I would post about what I read.  She asked me who would read these posts.  I told her I don’t know.  Then she said “what if no one reads them?”  I thought then if my project lasts three months it will be a miracle.

Now after nine years with 3330 posts online,  my posts have been viewed over five million times.  My Blog has connected me to many great people, authors, fellow book bloggers and lovers of reading all over the world.   Blogging helped me to get through a very dark period in my life.  Through membership in The International Book Blog Community I no longer feel isolated.  Through blogging contacts huge new areas of Reading have opened up for me.  I very much appreciate all the free review books I have been given.  

I thank The 100 authors who have done Q and A sessions with me.  If anything is of lasting value on my Blog, it is those interviews.


I thank Max u for his kind Amazon Gift Cards

To those who leave comments, you help keep me going.

Of course I hope for nine more years.

To my fellow book bloggers, keep blogging.  Dont close your blogs in these times in which ignorance is worshipped.

I like to imagine a book blogger one day looking back on fifty years of posting.  

Mel u




















16 comments:

Carole said...

Congratulations! cheers from Carole's Chatter

Lisbeth said...

Congratulations to the achievement! It is always a pleasure to read your posts. I am amazed how many books you read. On, on to more years.

Nan said...

I love what you wrote about not closing "your blogs in these times in which ignorance is worshipped." I cherish all the blogs I read, book blogs and others. Thank you for all your good, good work over the years.

Mudpuddle said...

your blog is an important light shining in a chaotic world... congratulations on your blogish longevity!

Suko said...

Happy blogiversary, Mel! Congratulations on 9 years of frequent blogging! Your reading life is an inspiration to many of us. I wish you many more decades of book blogging!

Jonathan Wright said...

Congratulations Mel. I'm always interested to see what you've been reading.

Angela said...

Congratulations on 9 years of blogging!

Buried In Print said...

Woohoo! What an achievement, Mel. Here's hoping for another nine - or more!

Mel u said...

Carole. Thanks very much.

Mel u said...

Lisbeth. Your kind words mean a lot to me. Thanks

Mel u said...

Nan. Thank you very much.

Mel u said...

Mudpuddle. Your many insightful comments Help me stay motivated to Blog on.

Mel u said...

Suko. We Go way back. Than you

Mel u said...

Jonathan Wright. Thank you very much.

Mel u said...

Angela. Thanks so much

Mel u said...

Buried in Print. . Always honoured by your visits. Thanks.