Happy 4th Birthday to Taking on a World of Words!

11 Sep

You guys, it’s been four years! Yes, it really has. I’m surprised, too! I wonder how long I’ll keep this up. Thank you for caring what I have to say four years later (even if you haven’t been reading this for that long). You all make blogging fun and that’s why I’m still doing this.

One of my rituals on my blogoversary is to think what my blog would be able to do if it were a child. Blogs are much cheaper and less time consuming, I know, but it’s still fun to think about.


  • Learn that behaviors have consequences
  • Make attempts to read and write
  • Learn to write its name
  • Sit through dinner at a restaurant
  • Get dressed with minimal supervision
  • Pump its legs on a swing

One more year until Kindergarten! Maybe I’ll put it in preschool to get a little me-time for a while.

Yet again, here are some numbers to show my blog’s growth over the past year. Numbers are taken from 10-Sep, so five days after my blogoversary. It came on so fast I didn’t have time to celebrate right away.

Wow, you guys! This is a lot of change, more than I expected to see. It’s obvious reviewing a classic like The Tempest brought in a lot of people looking for help with school assignments, haha. It’s also clear that visual media like the Thirteen Reasons Why and Handmaid’s Tale TV shows made a lot of people interested in the books and reviews of them. I’m looking forward to some more releases in the next year that will bring similar readers to my blog. Welcome to those who came through these posts!

Thank you all so much for reading along with my reading adventures. I love sharing a love of books with you all. You make finishing a book even more exciting!

Until next time, write on.


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31 Responses to “Happy 4th Birthday to Taking on a World of Words!”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 11, 2017 at 11:16 AM #

    Happy Blogoversary! Sometimes I can’t even imagine life before blogging. For me it has been nine years, although my first blog has been merged into another one, and some of my blogs were deleted.

    Six remaining!

    Enjoy your fifth year…and thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 11, 2017 at 2:14 PM #

      Thanks for reading! These four years have flown by and I’m really enjoying it. I hope to get to nine years myself. Happy reading!


  2. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads September 11, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

    Happy blogoversary!! 4 years is an amazing accomplishment. Here’s to many more! ❤


    • Sam September 11, 2017 at 2:14 PM #

      Thank you! It’s been a joy to be part of this community. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Megha September 11, 2017 at 11:30 AM #

    Wow 4 years.. Happy blogoversary 😊


  4. Claire | Art and Soul September 11, 2017 at 12:07 PM #

    Congratulations and happy blogiversary! Keep going!! 🙂


    • Sam September 11, 2017 at 2:21 PM #

      Thanks! I have no intention of slowing down. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Books Teacup and Reviews September 11, 2017 at 12:41 PM #

    Happy blogiversary ☺


  6. Tiana (The Book Raven) September 11, 2017 at 2:07 PM #

    Happy blogaversery!! That’s such a huge milestone! Keep up the amazing work!


    • Sam September 11, 2017 at 2:22 PM #

      Thank you. This has been a great ride and I’m excited to keep it going. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Whimsically Meghan September 11, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

    Happy Blogiversary! 🙂 4 years is impressive! 🙂


  8. bookandswordblog September 11, 2017 at 7:22 PM #

    happy blogoversary ! 🙂
    So exciting.
    5 years is such a commitment 🙂


    • Sam September 11, 2017 at 7:24 PM #

      Thanks! I’m pretty confident I’ll make it, too. happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Hunida September 11, 2017 at 8:36 PM #

    Happy Blogoversary!! 🍾


  10. booksarge September 12, 2017 at 5:16 AM #

    Happy Blogoversary!


  11. Gee Jen September 12, 2017 at 5:30 AM #

    I love looking at stats, congratulations!!


    • Sam September 12, 2017 at 7:54 AM #

      Thanks! I knew there would be another number loved out there. Happy reading!


  12. siderealday September 12, 2017 at 1:58 PM #

    Congratulations, Sam!


  13. misshoneybug September 12, 2017 at 6:13 PM #

    Four years, that’s awesome! It says a lot about your dedication 🙂 Happy Bday to your kiddo-blog! 😀


    • Sam September 12, 2017 at 6:59 PM #

      Thank you! I really enjoy this community and I’ve found a great balance between my life and my blog (which took a few years to figure out). Happy reading!


  14. BJ September 12, 2017 at 9:56 PM #

    Happy Blogiversary!


    • Sam September 12, 2017 at 10:00 PM #

      Thank you! Thanks for reading along. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders September 16, 2017 at 6:01 PM #

    Congratulations! Happy blogoversary!


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