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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Celebrating 8 Years of Ticket to Anywhere

Posted by Irish in Blogaversary, Contest19 Comments

8 years



Today I looked at the calendar and realized that 8 years ago on this date  I posted my first book review.  Eight YEARS. Lets let that sink in a bit as its almost 3000 days of blogging (ok ok 2920 days if you want to be all exact but close enough right?!?). 3000 days of talking about the books I love (or maybe not so loved). 3000 days of making new friends and of being part of something that’s bigger than myself. Eight years ago there weren’t a ton of book blogs but the ones that were there welcomed me with open arms and helped guide me along the way. There are many more blogs out there now and while there is drama and crazy times the book blogging community is still, at its heart, a welcoming one. I’ve seen many generous souls over the years and met some amazing people. I like how no matter where I go I can almost always find some I know within the community and that I’m never alone as long as I have wi-fi.

The road hasn’t always been easy and like many blogs that were around before me there are times when I think that I’ve had enough. That I don’t have anything else to say and think about passing the torch on to the younger more energy filled blogs. But then I step back, take a break, and come back recharged. Blogging is hard, blogging for 3000 days is especially hard but I wouldn’t have made it through the first 365 days if it wasn’t for all of you. So thank you for being a part of this journey with me. Thanks for sharing in my joys and sending me love and hugs through my sorrows.


To all of you thank you for being a part of my journey. I don’t know where I’ll be in the next 3000 days but I hope that I am still here with you chatting about books, movies, and anything else that strikes my fancy. Until we meet again, thanks for reading and I will look for you on the interwebs!


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19 Responses to “Celebrating 8 Years of Ticket to Anywhere”

  1. Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

    Currently dying because OMG EIGHT YEARS WOOOAAAHHH!!! Congratulations! That’s amazing – you are one of the most dedicated and hard-working bloggers I know and follow. I’ve been following you for about four of those years, and blogging for about three, and that feels like a drop in the bucket! Here’s to many more years to come 🙂

    Congratulations again! And thank you for the giveaway <3

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
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  2. Gaby

    Congratulations on 8 productive years! Even scrolling down the list of books you’ve reviewed was fun.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. BRITT T

    Wow so many congrats!! 8 years is one of the coolest things I have ever heard. It is also quite an accomplishment! I would love to pick your brain to see the total change in the community through out the years. You are like the master guru!
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  4. Harrison

    Congrats on 8 years! That’s so incredible, happy blog birthday!

  5. _Sandra_

    Congrats on 8 years of blogging! Such an amazing milestone and a great achievement! Wishing you many more amazing to come! 🙂

  6. Holly J

    Holy wow, congrats on the 8 years! That is pretty friggin’ AMAZING! I don’t think I know of anyone who has stuck around that long, and I’m glad you still love this even after all that time. Wishing you more years to come! 🙂
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  7. Alisha Sienkiel

    Happy Blogoversary!!! Eight Years is awesome!! Thank you for the great giveaway too. 🙂

  8. Jelena

    Happy 8 years!!! Love your reviews on YA books, your stamp of approval is extremely helpful in choosing what to read next! <3 x