Holy cow, this blog will be 8 years old on July 9th.
The big day may be two months away, but if I don’t start planning for it now, I’ll be scrambling to prepare something at the last minute. And do I ever dislike last-minute scrambling. So let’s avoid it entirely. 😉
Since blogoversaries are equally about thanking readers and celebrating this site’s achievements, I’d love to have your input again for what you’d like to see for this year’s “festivities.” Here are a few ideas I’ve thought of:
Option A: A Second Blogoversary Interview With Me
Last year you voted to interview me for the blog’s birthday. I had so much fun answering everyone’s questions, and readers seemed to enjoy it a lot, too. So I’d be happy to have you guys interview me again this year, if you’d like.
Option B: Giveaways
Giveaways are always fun, too. Because YOU are the ones who benefit from them. 😉 So this option might be a good one if you’d like to see something other than a second interview. Maybe I could give away some first-chapter critiques (me giving feedback on your WIP’s first chapter)? How about your choice from my favorite books on the craft of writing? Or, maybe both?
Option C: Revisiting My First Blog Post and Reflecting on My Growth as a Blogger and Writer
Nandini @ Pages That Rustle recently tagged me on the First Post Revisited Blog Hope. So this is something I’m planning to do anyways, but it could a neat way of celebrating the site’s birthday, by looking back on my bloggish beginnings and reflecting on how the site and I have changed since then.
Cast Your Votes and Share Your Suggestions
Like with last year’s blogoversary, I’ve created a poll for you to vote on which option you like best. Of course, if you have other suggestions for the blogoversary, that’s great, too! Feel free to share them in your comments to this post.
Votes, comments, and suggestions will be accepted through Thursday, June 8th.
EDIT: The poll is now closed. Thank you for voting!
What do you think would be a good blogoversary post this year? What have you done at your own blog (or seen at other blogs you visit) to celebrate its birthday?