Monday, December 16, 2019

10 Years of Blogging !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unbelievably, ten years ago today (or so), I started this blog.


Before then, I was tracking my books on Livejournal, but wanted more conversation about the books I was reading.

I posted a review of The Monsters of Templeton (a book I still think about some ten years later) and ... yeah. I remember thinking it'd be amazing if I could last six months. Then a year.

And somehow, I managed to do this for a decade. !!!!!!!!!!!!1

There are few things I can say I've done consistently for 10 years and I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. Blogging has really changed my life: it's changed how I read, the way I think about my reading and writing, and it's one of my biggest hobbies. (It numbers as one of the first four things people say about me when introducing me to others.)

I can't express how much I appreciate the people I've met through blogging. You all have made this more fun, interesting, meaningful, and fun! It's really the only reason I bother blogging anymore -- the lovely people.

So thank you -- to another 10 years! (??)


  1. Congrats! I had no idea when I started my blog that I'd still be doing it all these years later.

  2. Congratulations - that's quite an accomplishment!

  3. Hallo, Hallo Audra,

    I haven't been online very regularly lately - saw your kind note for me on Twitter and was wicked excited for *you!* celebrating your 10th blogoversary! :) What a beautiful milestone to achieve! Each year we've blogged, I've happily celebrated finding someone who likes to dig into the heart of stories, character lives and the visual / textural way an author is bringing their story alive for us to absorb. I've truly loved following your blog, reading your literary insights and finding we share numerous mutally beloved authors as we each traverse into the genres of interest which give us the most bookish joy. It has been such a pleasure and honour getting to know you - I've learnt a lot from reading your blog and I love seeing what you'll share next.... here's to a fantastical new chapter on Unabridged Chick as you enter your second decade! *big hugs!*

    PS: Thanks for welcoming me into the community during my first year... you were truly one of the first book bloggers who made me feel a part of the community and it meant the world to me.

  4. Congratulations. I remember reading The Monsters of Templeton too and enjoying it. Like you, I appreciate the people the most too. It's what keeps me going too.