An Ode to Blogging (Blogiversary Q&A and Giveaway!!!)

Hello everyone!

I’ve been blogging for… 3 years already!??! Does this make me a blogging dinosaur!??! (yes I think it does hahaha)

It always feels like a shock when May rolls around because it means that my blog is one year older. It’s kind of strange because my second year blogiversary didn’t feel like a long time ago. (Although things have happened since then. *cough* pandemic)

Blogging had become part of my weekly routine. Sure, I took breaks from blogging every now and then, a week here and two weeks there, but for the most part I’m writing blog posts twice a week. The weeks away from blogging felt really off and funky, like something is missing. For the last three years, this blog has been on my mind every week, sometimes even every day, whether I am brainstorming for a new post or reading comments from y’all.

My blog has transformed a lot over the years, both on the outside and on the inside. I’ve revamped my blog theme several times (needless to say, now it looks a gazillion times better than it had years ago) but the content changed as well. When I started out blogging, I struggled to find my voice and my passion. I wrote a few posts about writing and travel and books and… well it wasn’t too long before I found the book blog community! And I’ve been addicted to book blogging since (because, well, here I am, still at it now after several years.)

It was an inspiration to visit new blogs and hear new voices. And although I am sad when a blogger that I loved decides to leave blogging, it brings me joy to keep in touch with friends who have been around as long as I have (and even longer.)

In addition to the community, blogging gives me a place to just be me. Admittedly, some days I just go through the motions of posting my review or tag, but other days I pour my heart and soul into my blog posts. I love that blogging gives me a way to process and document snapshots of my life, whether it is my birthday, a book that I love, or my current progress on a novel.

Anyway, that’s my blurb haha. Now time for the fun stuff!

I’m hosting an international giveaway!!

I’ll be giving away these prizes to TWO winners:

Winners can choose a book (or books) of your choice! This giveaway is available internationally, the only caveat is that BookDepository is able to ship to your country. (If you are from a country that BookDepository does not ship to, we can discuss & figure something out.)

This giveaway will run until June 8, 2020 at 24:00 (midnight) Pacific Time. I will choose the two winners randomly from the Rafflecopter entries (see below!) Winners will be announced on June 11.

Also, please be 18 years or older (or have permission from someone 18 years or older) as I will ask for your mailing address.

Click here to enter the giveaway!

Ask me all your questions!

In addition to my giveaway I’ll be doing a Q&A. Just leave a comment with your burning questions!

(Because we are all sensible people here, I’ll trust that y’all will keep it appropriate 😝)

What are your favourite blogging moments? Comment with your Q&A questions below!

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67 responses to “An Ode to Blogging (Blogiversary Q&A and Giveaway!!!)”

  1. Three years is awesome! Congrats! I think my three year is in July, so we started around the same time. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!! 🙂 Wow I didn’t realize we started blogging at around the same time!

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      1. I didn’t either. You’re welcome!

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  2. Congratulations on three years of blogging! That’s incredible! One Q and A question I have is what your absolute favorite moment or memory from blogging for three years has been?

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    1. Thank you!! That’s a great question. I’ll answer it in a blog post soon 🙂

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  3. Happy blogiversary! 😀

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  4. Happy blogiversary! What’s your favorite blog post on your site?

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  5. Neat blog, what’s the funniest thing that’s happened during the start of your site?

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  6. wanderingsofabookbird Avatar
    wanderingsofabookbird

    Happy blogoversary Sophie! I’m super happy for you! 🙂 My question: what’s your best blogging moment since starting your blog?
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

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    1. Thank you Megan! And that’s a great question 🙂 I’ll answer it in a post soon.

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  7. Congrats Sophie!! Wow three years? That’s awesome 😀 I’ve only been blogging for one year and can’t imagine what will happen in another two, but like you it’s become such an integral part of my daily life. The community is so accepting as well ❤ Here's a question for you: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Has the inclination always been there or did something spark it? I love reading your posts (especially your writing updates since I'm going through the process of writing my own WIP) so I was curious!

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    1. Hi Jai Lynn! Haha yeah I remember the first year of blogging felt like a long time but the second and third years just flew by 🙂 Thanks for the questions!! I love writing questions haha. 🙂

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  8. I have no burning questions, so instead I’ll ask a question that no one has been answering well enough for my liking.
    What are some books that you would recommend that are on Kindle Unlimited?
    Also, what is our favorite book from childhood?

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    1. Hey Esther! Lol these are some tough questions haha. I’ll have to think long and hard about them 🙂

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  9. Happy Blogversary!! It’s amazing that you have been blogging for over 3 years now 🥰🎉 Thank you so much for hosting this generous giveaway! As for the questions:
    ✨ do you prefer sweet or savory foods?
    ✨ what is the most challenging book you’d love to write?
    ✨ what are your go-to comfort shows/books?

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    1. Thanks Caro!! I love your questions!! 🙂

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  10. Happy blogiversary!!
    This is always a great blogging moment, I think, because it shows the person has stuck with blogging, which for me is big deal because I’m notorious for starting something and stopping halfway to do something else, lol.
    Q&A question: If you were limited to reading only 3 books for the rest of the year, what books would they be? Which book cover would you like to redesign? If you had the option to escape to another fictional world at this moment with your family and friends, where would you want to go?

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    1. Hi Zezee!! Thank you so much!! Blogging definitely takes commitment haha. Before this blog I started a few other blogs but never stuck with them. I think it’s really the book blog community which motivated me to keep going 🙂 Love your questions!!

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  11. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! Wow, three years in incredible 😀 I’m so happy that you’re a part of this blogging community, and I always love reading your posts so much ❤
    Hooray for giveaways! Entered and crossing my fingers 😀
    For questions:
    If you could interview any author on your blog, who would it be and why?
    If you could read any book again for the first time, which book would it be?
    What was the inspiration for your current WIP?

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    1. Hi Margaret!! Aww thank you for your sweet comment! I’m glad we met through the blogging community too 🙂 These are great questions and I’m excited to answer them!!

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  12. Congrats!! I had my 5 year (-ish I ‘properly’ started blogging a couple of months ago lol) blogiverseray recently too! My question- Has there any been any topic you didn’t want to write about in your blog?

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    1. Oh wow!!! 5 years is a long time to be blogging! Thank you so much and that’s a good question. I’ll have to think hard about that one haha 🙂

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  13. Congratulations on your 3 year blogiversary! My question: how do you decide what blog posts to write?

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    1. Thank you Aria!! Looking forward to answering your question 🙂

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! Some questions for you:
    Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
    What do you hope you will have achieved?
    Do you think you will be still blogging?

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you! Wow those are some tough questions. Looking forward to answering them soon 🙂

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  15. […] Psst!!! My 3-year blogiversary giveaway is still happening!! I am giving away $40USD and $20USD on BookDepository to 2 lucky winners (available internationally.) Click here (or the happy fishy below) to check out my giveaway post. […]

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  16. Happy blogoversary!! Congratulations on three years, wishing you and your lovely blog many more years!💗My question- how has your reading taste changed over time/been affected by blogging, or has it not?

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    1. Thank you Olivia!! And that’s a great question that I’m looking forward to answering 🙂

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  17. […] Psst!!! My 3-year blogiversary giveaway is still happening!! I am giving away $40USD and $20USD on BookDepository to 2 lucky winners (available internationally.) Click here (or the happy fishy below) to check out my giveaway post. […]

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  18. Congratulations on your blogversary! Isn’t it crazy how fast time flies by? I’m not sure if you’ve answered this before, but how has your system for rating books changed over time? Have you become more strict with your 5 stars, stopped using half-stars or anything like it?

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    1. Hi Juli! Thank you so much!! Yes time flies by so fast haha. I love your question and can’t wait to answer it 🙂

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  19. […] Psst!!! My 3-year blogiversary giveaway is still happening!! I am giving away $40USD and $20USD on BookDepository to 2 lucky winners (available internationally.) Click here (or the happy fishy below) to check out my giveaway post. […]

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  20. Congratulations on three years blogging!! It’s wonderful that you’ve stayed commited for so long and found new friends to connect with.
    Question wise (I always panic about thinking of them but I’ll try to do one bookish, one regular:
    Do you have any pets?
    Are there any other fairytale characters that you’d have loved to see Marissa Meyer’s take on within The Lunar Chronicles? (As I know you’ve read them fairly recently).

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    1. Thank you Charlotte! Time flew by so fast and I can’t believe it’s been 3 years already haha XD I love your questions and can’t wait to answer them

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      1. It is amazing how fast time tends to past. And thanks, I look forward to reading your answers ☺️ to everybody else’s questions too!!

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  21. […] Psst!!! My 3-year blogiversary giveaway is still happening!! I am giving away $40USD and $20USD on BookDepository to 2 lucky winners (available internationally.) Click here (or the happy fishy below) to check out my giveaway post. […]

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  22. AH SOPHIE all the congratulations on three years of blogging I am so, so happy ❤ I'm so glad that blogging has brought you so much and gave you a place to be yourself, too and I hope it will keep on bringing you this happiness for many, many years to come! ❤
    Here are my little questions for your Q&A:
    – You need to recommend one book, just ONE BOOK, no matter the genre, age range…. Which one is it and why? (I'm cruel. I'm sorry! ahah)
    – What is your favorite place in the world?
    – What would be one of your biggest goals as a blogger? And as a writer?
    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY again!! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Marie!!! Your sweet comment means so much to me ❤ I love your questions and can’t wait to answer them 🙂

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  23. forestofathousandbooks Avatar
    forestofathousandbooks

    I hope this blog stays on your mind and on your routine for a long, long time! HAPPY 3RD BLOGIVERSARY, SOPHIE! And here’s to many more! ❤

    Also, thank you so much for the really kind giveaway! These are my questions for your Q&A! 🙂
    1) What are three books that you think should be required reading?
    2) Besides the stress of the whole process, what were your emotions while making your own wedding dress? What was it like to design it and then wear it? ❤

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! I love your questions, especially the one about the wedding dress (that brings back memories haha). Can’t wait to answer them 🙂

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  24. Happy anniversary! Also I’m so happy to meet another Canadian blogger – especially since I went to London, ON too (at least this is what Twitter shows 🙈)!
    My Q&A question is: what do you do when you hit a blogging slump?

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    1. Thank you Veshee!! Glad to meet another blogger as well! I used to live in London though I’ve relocated to Vancouver (will need to update Twitter- oops haha) Love your question about blogging slumps and will post the answer soon 🙂

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  25. Congratulations btw can you tell me your favorite book blogger atm?

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    1. Thank you!! Wow that is one tough question ahha. I’ll post the answer soon 🙂

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  27. Congrats for the 3 years! ♡ How do you see your blog in the future?

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    1. Thank you! Looking forward to answering your question!

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  28. Congrats! Have you ever read manga? If the answer is yes, which series is your favorite? If not, you should try reading one, it’s so easy and entertainin!

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    1. Hi Sebastian! That’s an awesome question. I used to be a huge fan of manga (at one point I read more manga than books hahha) and I definitely have some favourites off the top of my head. I can’t wait to rant all about it in my upcoming Q&A post 🙂 do you have any favs?

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  29. […] Psst!!! My 3-year blogiversary giveaway is still happening!! I am giving away $40USD and $20USD on BookDepository to 2 lucky winners (available internationally.) Click here (or the happy fishy below) to check out my giveaway post. […]

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  30. […] Psst!!! My 3-year blogiversary giveaway is still happening until June 8, 2020 at 24:00 (midnight) Pacific Time!! I am giving away $40USD and $20USD on BookDepository to 2 lucky winners (available internationally.) Click here (or the happy fishy below) to check out my giveaway post. […]

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  31. Hi!! Happy Blogiversary!!! 🙂 🙂

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  32. what was the first book that entered you to the world of books?

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    1. Thanks for the question!

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  33. Congratulations on your Blogiversary!!! 🙂 Consistency is key and you’ve clearly mastered it 😀
    My Q’s for you are:
    If you could rewrite a book from a different character’s POV, which book and POV would you choose and why?
    If you were a flower, what kind would you be?
    What are 3 book-characters names that you truly love?

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    1. Thanks Laura! Looking forward to answering your questions 🙂

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  34. Congratulations! My question is: what is the best translated book you’ve ever read?

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    1. Hi Linda! Thank you for the question! I’ve already posted my Q&A for books but I will add this to the list for Friday’s post.

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  35. […] (If you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, don’t worry you have until midnight today! Click here to go to the giveaway post!!) I was really excited to see all your questions come in. There were so many that I had to divide […]

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  36. I completely missed this post *hides*, but I hope it’s not too late to congratulate you on three amazing years. I am now immediately heading over to your q&a post!!

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