Monday, June 20, 2011

It's Our ONE YEAR Blogoversary: Intro Post + Giveaway



Welcome to the One Year Blogoversary of The Broke and The Bookish!

We started this little blog here as a result of my (Jamie's) unemployment situation and the desire to talk books. I put out the call in the College Students group on Goodreads that I created and moderate and sure enough many of my favorite members were enthusiastic about starting a blog together! We've come a LONG way....we've figured out the bumps and issues that arise with having a collaborative blog and we've figured out what has worked for us as a team of bloggers and readers. I'm so happy with the relationships we've made with other readers and the conversations we've had. I'm so proud of the way our blog has grown organically and how we've found our little corner here in the blogosphere.

In this year we've read some amazing books, had some amazing discussions with you all, gone to amazing bookish events, interacted with great authors and, on occasion, been able to share books we've enjoyed with other readers with giveaways.

A glance at the past year:

Our first review was posted on Monday, June 21, 2010.  I reviewed 360 Degrees of Longitude.  Our first Top Ten Tuesday was Top Ten Childhood Favorites.  Top Ten Tuesday has grown so much since then!

We currently have thirteen contributors to The Broke and the Bookish.  You'll get to know each of them individually this week as we will be having a "Get To Know You" interview with everyone and some giveaways of books that we've LOVED in this past year!

-As of this past Friday (June 17, 2011), The Broke and the Bookish have posted a total of 350 posts. We've had 251 reviews and 52 Top Ten Tuesday posts along with many other featured posts -- Bookish Jobs For Bookish People, Student Of The Month and LOTS of rousing literary discussions. We've read pretty much every genre in Adult and YA fiction and we've reviewed a slew of non-fiction! It's really been a great reading year...


And now for the first giveaway:

+ One lucky winner will win a $25 gift card to Amazon or (for international readers)  $25 to spend at The Book Depository.
+ You don't have to be a follower but since it IS our blogoversary and we are celebrating our time in the blogosphere...we'd LOVE for you to check out the blog!
+ Open to International folks
+ Giveaway ends July 4
+ Fill out this form right hereeee. It's easy peasy.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back all week as there will be great giveaways and chances to get to know all of the bloggers here at TB&TB!

37 comments:

  1. I've been in love with this blog since the day it started. It's been a year already? WOW. I think I've bookmarked this book on every electronic device I own. Haha. I love you guys!

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  2. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! that is so exciting! CONGRATS!♥♥♥

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  3. This is one of the first blogs I followed once I started lurking here in the blogosphere. Congrats on your 1 year marker, and here's to a great second year!

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  4. Happy Blogoversary! That is awesome, congrats! x

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  5. Congratulations! I love the variety of reviews on your blogs.

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  6. Happy ONE year!! This was one of the first book blogs I followed way back when.. it's been a favorite of mine ever since :-) Jamie - be proud of what you've started! and congrats on all the success thus far.

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  7. Happy Blogoversary! I've been following TB&TB since nearly the beginning and I really appreciate that it's a collaborative blog - I love reading reviews and Top Tens from different contributors. Best wishes in Year Two!

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  8. Happy blogoversary! :)

    I loved 360 Degrees Longitude too. I have the book in my classroom library and I was pleased to find out that it was one of my student's favorite books he read during the school year.

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  9. This is one of the first blogs I started following.

    Wow...nearly a thousand followers and only one year? Great networkers and marketers.

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  10. Congratulations on your blogoversary! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  11. Congratulations on your blogoversary! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  12. Congrats on your blogoversary!

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  13. Happy Blogoversary!!!! This is definitely one of my favorite blogs :-)

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  14. Happy Blogaversary!!! It must me amazing to work with a great group of people on and about something you love.

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  15. Had your page open for a while, so I don't remember where I hopped to here from. I'm your 1001th follower. Awesome number of follows you have. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  16. Congrats, guys! This blog has sort of been my inspiration for starting to write book reviews, so thanks for that. Keep on bloggin'! :)

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  17. Congratulations! 350 posts is almost one every day! Well done and keep it going!

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  18. Yay for TB&TB turning one year old!

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  19. Congratulations on one year! That is awesome!

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  20. Happy one year blogoversary ;)

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  21. Happy Blogoversary! I love 'Top Ten Tuesday' and I think it's great to get so many different opinions from one blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  22. Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Happy bloggiversary!! What a great year it has been too!

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  24. Happy Blogoversary!!! I'm glad you've had an amazing year within this awesome community :) Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  25. Happy Blogoversary! I'm been following this one for a really long time! Congratulations on everything!

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  27. Congratulations on your one year of wonderful and very successful blogging!! :)

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  28. Happy Blogoversary!!
    Y'all have such an awesome blog and I cannot wait to see what you guys have in store for this next year. I'm sure it's all going to be amazing :D

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  29. Happy Blogoversary! which makes me think I have to start organizing something for my 1st blogoversary coming in September!
    Thanks for this cool gift, you are the best!
    Emma @ Words And Peace
    http://wordsandpeace.wordpress.com

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  30. Congrats on your blogoversary and thanks for all the awesome interviews and giveaways. I am a follower too.

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  31. Happy Blogoversary!
    And thanks a lot for this great giveaway!

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