Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging

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I forgot to celebrate the occasion, but the 1st of January marked 10 years since I started my first book blog, The Emerald City Book Review. Though the Emerald City has morphed into the Enchanted Castle, I’ve been blogging for a whole decade now.

I’ve gotten so much out of this hobby, and I am so grateful to all my readers and fellow bloggers. Some have been with me almost since the beginning, some have joined along the way, and some have sadly fallen out of touch. But I appreciate each and every interaction that I have through this medium, and I hope that you have found it valuable as well.

I’m picking out some highlights from those 10 years, for a trip down memory lane. This was more or less at random, as I did not have time to go through hundreds of posts! I hope you might find something here to interest you, and perhaps sample a few more of my musings from the past.

In the comments, post a link to a past highlight on your own blog, and I’ll check it out! Every chance to connect with one another is worth celebrating.

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35 thoughts on “Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging

  1. I echo the above comments, an anniversary worth marking and celebrating! I’m chuffed to have joined in your events (including the Arthurian-themed Witch Week) and privileged that you’ve entrusted that event to Lizzie and me. Witch Week, my long-term exploration of Joan Aiken’s Wolves Chronicles, and my steadfast loyalty to Diana Wynne Jones’s books are among the highlights I’m most proud of on my blog, pursued over nearly 14 years now.

    1. Right, remember summer? Nice snippets of poetry that you collect there. I don’t think I’ve ever read an anthology about a state, but what better way to gain a sense of a place than what the poets say about it?

  2. congratulations, that is a great milestone! I have Les Mis to read on my new classics list so I’ll certainly be over to your 2018 posts, thank you!

    1. Thanks Harry! I would certainly never have lasted so long without the blogging community. They are largely what keep me going.

  3. 10 years?! Congratulations on the big blogiversary 🥳 I knew you had been blogging for quite some time, but I didn’t realize we’re both hitting 10 years this year (mine is in April). I have been reflecting back on who are some of my oldest ‘blogging buddies’ and you were one of the first that came to mind.

    1. Likewise! I wasn’t aware we started in the same year but I know we connected early on. It would be fun to see who else is celebrating a decade.

    1. Same here, Jenny! I will always remember how your enthusiasm to join in the first year of Witch Week gave me encouragement to keep going.

  4. Happy Blogaversary, Lory! I’m so glad that I found your blog somewhere along the way during these past 10 years. I’m a faithful reader and glad to also consider you a friend.

  5. What a great review of your years. I have blogged about my “blogaversary” a couple of times (it was 13 years in October) but never in such a way. Great inspiration. Thanks. And on to the next ten years!!!

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