Half-a-Decade of Blogging about Books: Bart’s Bookshelf Turns 5!

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I almost missed Bart’s Bookshelf blogiversary this year, but thankfully I was catching up on posts in my Google Reader yesterday when I came across Carl’s post about his blog’s birthday. I’m a couple of years his impressive eight (well at least as the Bart’s Bookshelf incarnation anyway) but was still quite a surprise to realise I’d made it to 5th year as a book blogger! :0

The start of this blog doesn’t really have a fixed ‘start’ date, as I’d blogged for a few years before calling it a day, and then a few days later changing my mind and decided to keep going and focus on books. 🙂 So you’ll see reviews going back to 2004 if you check out the depths of my archives. And I actually, registered the domain, uploaded WordPress, and made the first post on the 7th Jan 2008.

But I count my first review as Bart’s Bookshelf as the ‘official’ birthdate of the blog and that was a review of Roasted by Andy Riley (who you may know better as the creator of the brilliant, Bunny Suicides.)

Little did I know back then, what I was letting myself in for!

It’s been a fantastic five years, and book blogging has been one of the most fun online communities I’ve ever been involved in. So thank you to all my visitors and friends I’ve made, for stopping to take a look at my often, incoherent & rambling reviews!

Roll on Year 5!

15 thoughts on “Half-a-Decade of Blogging about Books: Bart’s Bookshelf Turns 5!

  • January 23 at 11:39 am

    Hey congrats, and happy birthday to your blog!!! I’m glad my post stirred up your remembrance of this. My fifth blew by a few years ago and I had forgotten all about it. Wild to see how quickly time passes doing this. The time is certainly well spent as I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and your interactions on others. Onward to the full decade!!!

  • January 22 at 10:51 pm

    Huge congrats on your 5 year blogiversary! Well done you 🙂

  • January 21 at 4:00 am

    Happy five years 😀 I just missed my 7th birthday :p

    • January 21 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Chris. Happy belated 7th!

  • January 20 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats! While I am still somewhat new to the book blogging world, everyone has been very cool and I absolutely love all the discussion. Looking forward to reading more great articles and reviews from you.

    • January 21 at 9:17 pm

      Thanks. The community has changed a lot in the time I’ve been blogging, but it’s still a wonderful place.

  • January 20 at 3:00 pm

    Congrats! I enjoy your reviews very much. Keep up the good work!

    • January 21 at 9:18 pm

      That’s good to hear! Many thanks! 🙂

  • January 20 at 11:08 am

    When you say it as half a decade it sounds so long!

    Happy blogiversary!

    • January 21 at 9:19 pm

      Doesn’t it just! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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