HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?! Didn’t I just started blogging yesterday about this crazy YA book “trend” (and a few posts about my post-grad jobless life. gah, so embarrassing)?? Well, YA – and RBR – are here to stay.
After the boring bit where I talk about more embarrassing things, I’ll be giving away….
I may never get over the ending of Parks and Rec. Best. Show. EVER.
The RBR Archive No One Should Ever See
A lot of things happen to a blog and the person writing the blog in 4 years. For me – even in the last year – I’ve felt more connected to this community. I love meeting other readers, and I am so thankful I do two different things (the blog and Uppercase) that allow me that opportunity on a daily basis.
Second, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading. Seriously, anytime you comment, tweet me, email me, etc, it makes my day. You guys ROCK.
As a very embarrassing and hilarious trip down memory lane, I’m going to link you to some dead RBR features that are going to stay dead but never forgotten…
- State of the Mew-nion: Circa 2011. All the images are broken too, awesome. I thought it would be a great idea to showcase pictures of my cat Meow Meow (I didn’t name him) in my apartment because….???? If you are desperate to see cat pics (the Internet has helped with this problem), my Instagram is chock full, so.
- Pages & Pairings: Circa 2013. In which I tried to pair books with recipes. This was an OK good idea, but no one was super into it (pageviews were dismal). This probably would have worked better as a round-up style feature.
- Know Your Book Meme: Circa 2013. I adore funny Internet memes, and there are actually a ton of great YA book ones, but this series was a compilation of funny memes without really adding anything back into the world. I did make a few memes, but honestly, they’re not that funny. It’s ok. I’m not meant to be a comedian.
- There’s a Plugin For That: Circa 2012. I knew a lot of bloggers at the time who were making the switch from Blogger to WordPress. Although I think a few posts were helpful, there really aren’t THAT many bookish plugins to make your life easier. This has been revamped to be the Bookish Download feature, that has a longer shelf-life and overall practicality.
I love trying new things with the blog, but clearly not all of them can work out. I enjoy being creative and coming up with new ideas, which is good for when I come up with some of these “gems.” 😉
4 Year Blogiversary Giveaway
On to the free money portion of this post. Because it’s been four crazy years of me going on about books and reading and shelfies and cats and lists, I wanted to do something big for this blogiversary.
Thank you again for reading RBR. If I ever meet you in real life, brace yourself for a hug. It’s going to happen.