Monday, November 19, 2012

Tater's Tall Tails Turns ONE! A Look Back

Hello all my wonderful readers!!! 

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week gearing up for turkey day!!! And for those who don’t celebrate it I hope everything is gearing up to have an amazing week!!! 

The time of year has come where we start to celebrate the year and life and today is no different!!! 

I'm here today to kick off my weeklong celebration of my first blogoversary!!! Yea you read that right I have been doing this for 365 days (actually a little more because my first post was on November 16th) 

I'm so happy and I can’t believe how far my tiny little blog has come. It all started after I read Down The Rabbit Hole a few times and got to the point where I was tired of participating in her memes through the comments and thought oh hey I can blog too that looks easy (seriously I lie to myself way too much!) Well there has been nothing easy about it but I have had a blast this past year getting to know more and more book lovers and discovering some great authors. 

My life is totally different from where it was a year ago and I have to say that is sure is better with all the friends I have made along the way!! 

So like I said this is going to happen all week!!! I have some great post planned and some wonderful giveaways planned (seriously I need to get rid of a lot of books!!!) 

Today I'm going to talk about ME!!! Haha well the blog. Just give you some blog stats and amazing milestones that have happened. There have been more but I just can’t remember them all!! Today is just a recap of everything. And a kick off to the giveaway!!! And don’t worry I won’t forget all of my international followers too!!! I'm kind of poor right now but I will do my best to get you something AWESOME!!!!!!! 

Milestones 
  • Became friends with some amazing authors: Tara Fuller, Wendy Higgins, Jennifer L. Armentrout, B.C. Morin, Toni Aleo, Brodi Ashton, and many many more I forgot!!! Please tell me if I forgot ya so I can remember and brag more! 
  • Got to be an advocate in the YA Crush Tourney for Kaidan Rowe which lead to EPICNESS with my crush pick/model and Wendy 
  • First requested ARC fulfillment from Spencer Hill Press: Deity, Cursed, and Betrayed 
  • Became best friends with other local bloggers and my local indie bookstore and have gotten to go to some AMAZING author events! 
  • Hit 50 followers on 12/27/2011 and hit 200 during the giveaway 
  • Hit 500 followers on 6/4/2012 and hit 700 during the giveaway 
And so much more. This blogging world has opened up so many opportunities for me and I am truly a better person for knowing everyone that has come my way! 

Stats 
64, 455 pageviews 
759 current blog followers (GFC) 
Almost 300 FB followers 
800+ Twitter Followers 
333 Blog Post Published 
2536 published comments and first comment was
I had no idea that there were two Snow White movies coming out. Well, I'm looking forward to both. Hmm, although I will be picturing THOR while watching one ;) I have only read the short story for this series but I know it is on my TBR list!! Mad Scientist on Teaser Tuesday 1 and Introductions On 11/15/2011 

How I feel when I get a comment from Magen!
Best Published Comment: ANYTHING BY Magen Corrie!!! Seriously girl! You make me so happy every time I see your comments on the blog! 

Most Popular Post (Giveaways included): Holy HAWT Alien Tots Commander My 500 followers giveaway with 2791 page views and 144 comments 

Most Popular Post (Giveaway not included): Teaser Tuesday (May 14th) Onyx by JLA with 1415 page views and 18 comments. 

Most popular search results that lead others to the blog: 
Travis Maddox 106 PV 
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGurie 97 PV 
Onyx Teasers 43 PV 
JLA Onyx Teaser 38 PV 
Pepe Toth 36 PV 
And a lot of variations on Onyx + JLA+ Teaser a lot of PV 

Most popular websites people come to my blog from 
Twitter/FB/Google searches 
JLA 
Entangled Romance 
The Broke and The Bookish

First Teaser Tuesday post: The Iron King 

Most popular Reviews: 
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire: 763 PV THE BEST NUMBER EVER!!! I AM SO PROUD THIS IS MY MOST POPULAR REVIEW!!! 
Trying To Score by Toni Aleo 376 PV
Fifty Shade of Grey by E.L. James 271 PV 

Best thing to come to be from blogging:
Someone telling me they come to me for book recs or that they read a book because of me! Seriously guys! You give me way too much power!!! 

OH THE POWER I HAVE!!! 
Haha JK 

Sorta 

What I feel for every one of my readers!!! 
But seriously!!! You all make my day when you tell me things like that. I love interacting with everyone and talking about books!! I wish I could meet all of you and hang out with coffee or tea and just chat books all day!! I really wish you all would hit me up on twitter or FB more I love talking to you all!! 

And now its time for me to celebrate all my readers! Here is what I am hoping to accomplish 

Have the best possible giveaway!!! I really am going to try! 

There will be a BUNCH of different Raffelcopter's to fill out so I can keep myself organized! And PLEASE read all the directions. I DO DELETE INVALID ENTERIES AND CHEATERS!!!!! You don’t follow the rules, you get deleted!!! 
Grab The Button
Tater's Tall Tails
For all of my US Readers 

You must be at least 13 to enter.
Contest is US Only (have to ship it myself. IF international and would like to pay for shipping, you may enter) and ends January 1st, 2013
Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
The form must be filled out to enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You must be at least 13 to enter.
Contest is US Only (have to ship it myself. IF international and would like to pay for shipping, you may enter) and ends January 1st, 2013
Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
The form must be filled out to enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You must be at least 13 to enter.
Contest is US Only (have to ship it myself. IF international and would like to pay for shipping, you may enter) and ends January 1st, 2013
Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
The form must be filled out to enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You must be at least 13 to enter.
Contest is US Only (have to ship it myself. IF international and would like to pay for shipping, you may enter) and ends January 1st, 2013
Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
The form must be filled out to enter.
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

You must be at least 18 to enter.
Contest is US Only (have to ship it myself. IF international and would like to pay for shipping, you may enter) and ends January 1st, 2013
Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
The form must be filled out to enter.
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

You must be at least 17 to enter.
Contest is US Only (have to ship it myself. IF international and would like to pay for shipping, you may enter) and ends January 1st, 2013
Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
The form must be filled out to enter.

International Readers 
I'm sorry I can't make this as EPIC as possible. Shipping cost are just out of this world. However, if you would like to pay for sipping, I will be willing to allow you to enter the US giveaway. But remember you must cover shipping. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You must be at least 13 to enter.
Contest is INT Only (US readers already have so much to win, you really shouldn't want more!) and ends January 1st, 2013
Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
The form must be filled out to enter.

Again I can’t have a proper celebration post without my thank you gator!!! 

Come back tomorrow and check out me gushing about all of my favorite blogs and people!! It will be awesome!

30 comments:

  1. I love your personality and sense of humor.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  2. Tater, I need to buy adult diapers now 'cause I laughed so freaking head from this blog post!!
    Can I just say that I love you!!!I love your blog, your humor and those damn shmexy pictures you always post that make me wanna lick my computer screen!

    I'm always leaving your blog with the biggest smile on my face, my tummy usually hurts from laughing so much, and I'm put in an awesome mood!

    I feel like I can be my book crazed self on your blog. (let's just be honest, I'm just crazy) I know I would absolutely love to hang out with you, talk books and especially hot fictional guys!!!

    I feel so lucky that I stumbled upon your blog, because you are one of the reasons why I became a blogger and why I stick to it!

    Also I, like, totally freaked out when you mentioned me!! I started screaming, jumping up and down, got some funny looks, and then continued to freak out! I also proceeded to show everyone that I do indeed have friends and that I'm pretty fly. I also loved that gif, Oh Dean Winchester!!!

    Tara, you rock my socks!!! So on your blogoversary, I wanna say, Thank you!!! Thank you for being you! You crazy girl!

    Let the celebration begin!!

    Ps. *licks picture of Kai* OOOooooo I'd have so much fun with him and some whipped cream *evil smirt* Shhhh, don't tell anyone *throws head back and laughs*

    Keep on rocking Tara!!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

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  3. Oh I'm so excited and happy for you that it has already been a year and that you have come so far :) I always look forward to your blog posts and you are too funny hun mwah love you

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  4. Because you are awesome-sauce! No, really. You are! Happy Blogoversary! Can't wait to see what the next year will bring.

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  5. Happy Blogoversary! I think you are just so fun and hilarious! That definitely keeps me checking your posts out. :)

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  6. Happy 1 Year Blogoversary!! It's such an epic milestone! I love your blog because you are seriously funny and you show that in all your posts. I think your graphics and background are adorable too!! Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

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  7. thank you for having this giveaway and HAPPY ANIVERSARY!

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  8. How could I NOT love a fellow book blogger with a love for Sam and Dean?? Congrats on the anniversary and thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I love your reviews and you have such a kind, bubbly personality. :)

    Happy blogoversary! Here's to many more! :D

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  10. I love the furry little aliens that you use for your ratings.

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  11. Dude. You & your blog rock my face (:

    Happy 1 Year Love Muffin :D

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  12. Wow one year already damm it has gone fast HAPPY ONE YEAR!!! congrats girl. I love your blog cus no matter what mood im in you write something that makes me laugh. Love ya Tara Mwah

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  13. Thank you for including an international giveaway and congrats on the blog ^^

    Ana Death Duarte @anaeileendeath

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  14. Happy 1st birthday to Tater's Tall Tails!!!! WOOOO!!! As usual I love the gifs and hot guys!!! I can always count on you for some great laughs and enthusiasm! You were one of my first bloggy friends and I can't believe it had already been a ear! Congrats! :-D

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  15. I love your blog because you always seem to review books that are on my Goodreads TBR list and so I know whether or not I should spend the time reading them.

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  16. Congrats and Happy Blog Birthday!!
    I love discovering books and the variety of books is what I appteciate here.
    Thank youy for the exclusive international giveaway :)

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  17. Happy blog birthday! I love your sense of humor :-D

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  18. Congrats! Love you & your blog b/c you have a great sense of humor and you are always reading and reviewing books on my own TBR! I love your reviews and how you are always excited about whatever you are involved in. I love your passion for authors and books =)

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  19. Yay, happy blogoversary to you!!! I adore you and your blog - your so down to earth and honest! I love the graphics and how personal all of your posts read! So much fun is always happening whenever I open my email and visit :)
    Here's to many more years!!! xo

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  20. I love your blog because we have the same taste w/ books!

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  21. Congratulations!!!

    I love that your log is so much! I always keep coming back because your posts are so fun to read! You have a great sense of humor and it is fun!

    Agai, did I say you are fun?! :)

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  22. I love your blog! You are always true to yourself and honest and I like that. You also introduced me to Toni Aleo's books and I am grateful for that! *Bows down at your feet*
    I also like your pics of Sam and Dean you use!!
    Brittany S (b_ls)

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  23. I LOVE LOVE LOOOVE your blog!!! Not to mention the funny, fantastic reviews and posts! And considering all the Supernatural Gifs you use...it's safe to say you're a Supernatural fan....ME TOO!!! :D LOL ;p Although, Dean is definitely taken by me! *wink*

    CONGRATULATIONS on your blogoversary! And for the amazing INT giveaway! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  24. super duper congratulations!!! This is a new to me blog but adding you to my faves right away!

    thanks for the giveaway opportunities!

    xo
    jaime @ Fic Fare

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  25. I love your blog because nearly everything you review is on my TBR list anf I end up loving any book you loved!

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  26. I LOVE your banner! Where did you get it?

    Thanks for making a giveaway for us people outside the US!

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  27. I love the design! The teal color is lovely and the banner is just so quirky and adorable.

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  28. Congrats! I love your design and how your reviews are so detailed! :)

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  29. Happy Blog Birthday!
    You are full of funny and awesome gifs :D

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  30. I love that we have similar tastes in books & I know I'll always get an honest opinion when I read your reviews. :)

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