Wow! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I officially started blogging!
It’s actually been a few months longer since I started Ana’s Attic. It was a gift from my husband. He set up a website that was part sex toys, part books, part lingerie, part sex advice, and part Fifty Shades News, and gave it to me as a gift. Thanks honey! It was a website, not a blog, and we had no idea what we were doing.
I started with lists of books to read after Fifty Shades (though I have let that list get a bit outdated). At that time, I was reading 5-6 books a week, so I really took off with the book recommendations and kind of ignored the rest of the site. So we decided to take part of the site and make it into a blog. (If you are a long-time follower, that is why all of my urls used to be Anas-attic/anas_diary. The diary was just supposed to be a small part of the website, but I just took that and posted almost every day since. In fact, I’ve posted about 850 times since then! We recently changed the blog to just be anasattic.com, so please, change your bookmarks!
~WICKED BOOK WEEKEND~
The past two years have completely changed my life. I made so many close friends that I had to meet, so I started Wicked Book Weekend. When I first started the signing, there were no bloggers that I knew of doing signings yet (Now there is one every weekend!) so it was new to authors and readers. Wicked Book Weekend will be hosting it’s 4th event next February, and it will still be what it was created to be, an intimate gathering to hang out and party with the authors, not just line and sign.
In the past two years, since June 9th, 2012, this blog has had almost 1.5 million page views and 900,000 unique visitors. HOLY SHIT! That’s a lot! With over 14,000 Facebook fans, I am totally humbled by all of you. I spend at least 12 hours a day on this obsession I call Ana’s Attic and I hope it shows!
~CLICK MY LINKS PLEASE!~
If you are not aware, I do make a few cents every time you buy a book from one of my links, or any time you search for an item in my search boxes on the right and buy it (even if you buy something else, as long as you clicked my link first). That is how I can afford to do the daily giveaways I do. I so appreciate when you use my links to purchase! Even nicer would be if you just use this link to get to Amazon any time you shop: http://amzn.to/1kUNmOc (hey, it can’t hurt to try, right?). You don’t pay any more using my links. Either my blog, another blog, or Amazon gets the money.
If you are not familiar with Ana’s Attic, here are the key features:
- Top Picks Lists (all kinds of different lists with lots more coming)
- Series reading orders (Over 100 Series listed alphabetically by author with purchase links and links to my reviews.)
- Upcoming Releases (Book releases for the next year)
- Tuesday New Release, Sale and Freebie lists (I list all of the relevant releases, 99¢, Free and preorders)
- Weekend Sales and Free lists (I try to do this every Saturday, but this month I am away for 3 of them!)
- In-depth spoiler-free reviews with likes and dislikes.
- Monthly best seller lists.
- Giveaways (Make sure you always check the sidebar of Ana’s Attic)
- I still have the Red Room of Pain erotic toy store
- I have Flash giveaways almost every day on my Facebook page and list TONS of new, sale and free books there.
I have picked up a few friends like Megan, Scheva and Joanne that are starting to help me out a little here, and I sure appreciate them! I have made a great group of lifetime friends, especially in The Whorehouse, Fuck book friends and best blogger bitches +1.
Thanks for making 2 years great!
To celebrate 2 years I have 3 prizes:
1st Place: A Kindle e-reader (US only)
2nd Place: A $25 Amazon Card (Intl)
3rd Place: An Ana’s Attic/Wicked Book Weekend Swag pack with author swag, tote bag, kindle stand and TBR list. (US only)
a Rafflecopter giveaway