Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Observations on Ten Years of Blogging - July 9 2009 to July 9 2019

On July 9, 2009, I told my wife i was starting a webpage on which I would post brief notes on what I read.  She asked me what will you do if no one reads your posts.  I thought 
then it will be a miracle if I keep  this going three months.  
Now ten years have  passed.  My posts have been viewed 5,715,663 times.  There are currently 3,569 posts on The Reading Life.  

My Blog has come to mean a great deal to me.  It helped me get through dark times.  It has brought me into contact with many people.  It makes me feel less alone.

I have expanded my reading into areas i once knew nothing about.  Now Reading and Blogging are intermingled.  

If anything is of lasting value on my Blog it is the 100 Q and A sessions with authors.  

I give my great thanks to those who have taken the trouble to leave comments.  You help keep me going.  I thank Max u for The Amazon Gift Cards that have helped me so much.

I am inclined to say more but...

If i am blessed with ten more years, i hope I am deeply into writers and Reading areas that as of now i have never encountered.  

To my fellow book bloggers, the greatest readers in the world, keep blogging.

Mel u, Editor of The Reading Life
With The Assistance of 
Ambrosia Bousweau, European Director
Oleander Bousweau, from The Bousweau Archives 


Lisbeth said...

Congratulations to 10 years of blogging! I agree with you. It is such a wonderful thing and bring you in contact with people around the world. It is also a great way to keep track of your reading. Keep going. I have to wait for 2022 until I reach 10 years.

Lizzy Siddal said...

Congratulations. An astounding achievement, Mel. Green with envy at your stats .... They are amazing. 😳

mudpuddle said...

congratulations! awesome to carry on for ten years... i've been blogging for something over a year and it's hard to understand how anyone can do it for ten... maybe i'll find out; i doubt it though... here's to another ten!

Mel u said...

Lisbeth, thanks for your comment. Comments mean a very lot

Mel u said...

Lizzy SIddal. Thanks for The kind words. I aleays enjoy your posts

Mel u said...

Mudpuddle. So good to see your comment. I never drramed i would make ten years. I look Forward to Reading your posts.

Buried In Print said...

Congratulations, Mel: here's to another ten! :)

Suko said...


Congratulations on ten incredible years! May the next ten be even better.