It just occurred to me what yesterday was. Well, St. Pat's, yes. THAT I remembered! I'm 50% Irish, so if I don't actively mark the death of a British kidnap victim, turned missionary (whose name wasn't even Patrick) with a Brit inspired Irish folk tune (Danny Boy), ridiculously colored hats, socks, beads, and beer, a leprechaun will leap out of the bushes and beat me with a shillelagh.
BUT, yesterday also marked the one year anniversary of my website launch. Woo-hoo! Yup, one year ago, March 17, I launched the, now defunct, OnlinePublicist website. It was a pretty big deal for me, as it took my little freelance side work and legitimized it. It was then that I know I would be pursuing this work for the long term. It was both terrifying and exciting. And has been one of the best things I've ever done.
I loved the site. My designer did a great job and I loved Googleing it. But, while I was actively a part of the book blog world by following, reading and friending, I still felt an arm's length away from it all.
And, thus, this blog was born! While it saddens me that the original site didn't made it to the one year mark, I couldn't be more thrilled to work in, on, and for your book blogging world. Now that this milestone has come, I can challenge myself to expect bigger, better, and more for the next year! And with BEA looming in the distance, I know that it is possible.
I cant thank you enough for being my friends, reviewers, advisors, and supporters. I hope that I have, at some point, made you feel as welcome and appreciated in this crazy online world as you all have made me feel.
Much love, Big hugs, & Heartfelt thanks,