So today is the first birthday of this blog, WhatANerdGirlSays!
I am so happy and proud and excited and all sorts of happy emotions about this day and this blog in general. What started out as something for me to do, a place where I could come to talk about all the books and movies I love without driving my family and friends and my boyfriend, became something that I am extremely passionate about, something that I work so very hard on. It has become something that I want to be part of my career, as I pursue a career as an author.
And I’ve had some amazing times and awesome opportunities as a blogger. I’ve met several authors. I’ve had the opportunities to interview Cassandra Clare, Eoin Colfer, Jessica Brody and I have plans to interview Cinda Williams Chima and Tammara Webber. I’ve met some amazing, fantastic, inspiration authors. I’ve had the chance to learn my ways around new conventions, expand my cosplay knowledge and get into movie premieres and meet cool celebrities. I’ve been able to meet some of the best fandom friends a girl could ask for: Megan, Sylvia, Paulina and Tatiana.
And the best part: I’ve had the chance to meet all of you!
Right now, officially, I have over 500 followers on the blog, 325 followers on Twitter, 3o3 likes on Facebook and 11, 625 views on the blog. So I surpassed my expectations :) And I’m ready to keep going and keep trucking and make this blog bigger and better than ever. I have goals to keep this blog going and to start and finish my third novel and to find an agent and sell it and make my dreams come true. I can do this, and I know I can do this because I have so many of YOU who believe in me.
I do want to say a quick thank you to some people: to my dad, to my siblings, to all the authors that I’ve met in the last year who have been so inspirational and supportive, to all the authors that I’ve read, old and new, that just continue to write books that give me the belief in myself. To the Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army for showing me that I’m not the only nerds out there. To my iFandoms Collide girls, for just being awesome. And to my boyfriend, Jon, because I don’t know any other boyfriend who would put up with a crazy girl like me.
And I do want to take this opportunity to hear back from you guys! Seriously! I want to hear from you, so please comment on this post or contact me. I want to hear what you love about this blog, and maybe some of the things you dislike. I want to hear suggestions and all that. And I definitely want to hear about books that I should be reading so please let me know!
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On to the fun part of this though, the GIVEAWAY! I’m sure this is what you’ve all been waiting for!
So in celebration of being WhatANerdGirlSays for a year now, and for loving this blog and for having all you wonderful people following me, I’m having a nice big contest for the Box O’Stuff! Check out this picture below!
This epic Box O’Stuff includes:
-Summer Lovin’ Tour postcard signed by Kimberly Derting, Jessi Kirby, Morgan Matson, Shannon Messenger, Sarah Ockler and Suzanne Young
-autographed Shannon Messenger bookmark
-autographed Sarah Ockler bookmark
-a movie tie-in edition of Beautiful Creatures
-sneak peek booklet of Jessica Brody’s 52 Reasons to Hate My Father
-City of Bones movie poster 11×17
-Ender’s Game pin
-Doctor Who pins
-copy of The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
-copy of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan from World Book Night 2013
-the first two issues of Marvel Now’s Thor comic books
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So would you like a chance to win this AWESOME Box O’Stuff! Its SUPER easy to do!
Click THIS link below to enter! It’ll take you to a Rafflecopter widget, which I’m sure you’ve seen on plenty of other websites :)
The last day to enter is June 1st!
This contest is international so please enter no matter what country you are in!
And you can enter MULTIPLE times so come back and try your chances :)
Happy Birthday, Blog!