Read all the way to the bottom for the giveaway 🙂
Ten years ago I opened up shop here at Stacy’s Books with no other goal than just to write. I didn’t have high hopes for followers or fame and I certainly had no understanding of how people who I met here could become real friends. I didn’t read blogs and I didn’t do any research on how to start one. I just did it. I really had no idea what I was doing.
I love this blog even though it has gone through periods of neglect. I’ve documented travels, Gage’s birth and first years, and talked about the books I’ve read and movies I’ve watched. I’ve dipped in and out of memes, participated in 24 hour read-a-thons (who knew there was such a glorious thing before blogging?!), interviewed dozens of authors and even quizzed you guys for years (always tempted to start this again, we’ll see what 2018 brings).
I’ve met a few bloggers in real life with Bonnie being the most memorable since she brought be into her wonderful book club over a year ago. I’ve also met a few others briefly and always wish it was longer and happened more frequently. Facebook has let me into the everyday lives of bloggers friends which is especially great for keeping in touch with those friends who have shut down their blogs.
This morning I spent some time looking over the stats wordpress lets me see and will share the top pic, post and book review of each year. I was surprised at how many of these were tops in the years after I posted them. Thanks to Google I guess. Plus I think I changed some of the photo settings because why else would me eating fries in Rome in 2008 be a top pic in 2017? I’ll have to look into it. Unless anyone can clue me in?
*Edit – because a few of the pics were way too big I just provided a link 🙂
Top post- Florence pics Top book review- WITSEC: Inside the Federal Witness Protection Program by Earley and Shur
Top post- Rome pics Top book review- The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
5,000 piece puzzle of Florence
Top post- Baby-to-Be Update Top book review- The Second Son by Charles Sailor
Top post- My Book Problem Top book review- The Devil and Tom Walker and other Stories by Washington Irving
Top post-Monday Movie Meme- Bring on the Heat Top book review-The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Top post- Book vs. Movie-Under the Tuscan Sun Top book review- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Top post- 101,102,103…Mini-challenge Top book review- The Vessel by Taylor Stevens
Sundays with Gage-A weekend of Firsts
Top post- Book vs. Movie-The Secret Life of Bees Top book review- The Precious one by Marisa de los Santos
Top post- Baby Movie Quiz Top book review- J is for Jane Eyre, the graphic novel
Rome, McDonald’s and the Pantheon
Top post-Book vs. Movie – The Hound of the Baskervilles Top book review- Yesterday I Saw the Sun by Ally Sheedy
Thanks for stopping by over the years and chatting with me. Every comment and connection is meaningful and I’m so happy to have met you. I hope that the next ten years brings continued friendship.
Now for the giveaway- Leave a comment and I’ll enter your name for a box of bookish goodies! I’ll have Gage draw a winner next Sunday!