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Top 5 Moments in Year 5 (And some stats)

2015 07-16 Top 5 in Year 5I didn’t plan to do a separate post, but I wanted the last post to be focused on thanking the people who comment most and my five-year blogoversery giveaway. So I pulled this half and threw it into a separate post. Plus I got to make a few more graphics 😀

The top portion is the top five things from June 2014 to June 2015 that I felt were highlights of my blogging journey. I tried not to go into too much detail, but I wanted to include enough so that if you’re visiting for the first time you’ve got an idea of what my entire blog is about.

Top 5 Moments in Year 5 (Not ranked)

  1. Launching and Continuing Come Read with Me
    • I have successfully completed a year of my new podcast! It may not seem like a lot, but convincing friends to read a book and sit down and talk to you about it is NOT easy. I’ve loved the six episodes I’ve recorded and I can’t wait to see where it goes in the future!
  2. Completing my 30 x 30
  3. Paulo Coelho sharing my responses to his novels Witch of Portobello and Veronika Decides to Die
    • This was overwhelming. While on vacation I kept getting notifications that my site was receiving a lot more visitors than usual. I didn’t find out what it was until the next morning and was floored. Coelho shared the first on both Facebook and Twitter and that post exploded. I got more views on that one post in two days than I usually receive on the entire blog in a month. It by far surpassed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, posted in 2012, to take on the most visited post by over 1,000 views in less than a month.
  4. Going on a journey of self-discovery and self-reflection
    • I spent a lot of time this past year reflecting on my relationships with others, on my relationship with myself and how my actions can and do affect those around me. I read a lot about willpower (not technically this year but here and here) and on efficiency and self-improvement. I also delved into my anxiety issues with The Anxiety Toolkit which I have passed on and recommended to numerous friends.
  5. Expanding my Wuthering Heights collection AND holding the American first edition
    • This might sound small and unimportant, but it was seriously one of the highlights of the year. I held a copy of the American First Edition when we were down in DC for my birthday. I asked what version it was and the guy told me and was like “Oh, you want to look at it.” And I just said sure. Swoon. This year I added five copies of Wuthering Heights to my collection including the Spanish edition, the original edition I had in school and a random cover, a “boxed” edition and a critical edition:

The Numbers
2015 07-16 The Last Year in NumbersI’m not going to go as in-depth as I did last year with numbers, but I’m going to provide a few highlights.

July 2014 – July 2015

July 2010 – July 2015

Thanks again to everyone who reads and comments. It’s been a great year and I can’t wait to see where this year takes me!

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7 thoughts on “Top 5 Moments in Year 5 (And some stats)”

    1. Not particularly. Even if I really don’t like a book I try and find something good about it. The few I really haven’t enjoyed are by long dead authors. (I’m looking at you Dickens.)

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