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Infinity Reads Turns Two! + Giveaway

It was only yesterday I was celebrating my baby blog’s first birthday and look where we are! I’ve managed to take care of my little internet space for two whole years now.

WHAT TIME IS IT?

Oh yeah, it’s dance party time

The Story Behind

Once upon a time, in the summer of 2014 15 year old Aasma, getting tired of her obsession with watching Booktubers and wanting to find a new medium to obsess over stumbled upon the world of blogging. Always having a desire to record her thoughts on the books she’d been reading since she was a pre-pubescent little crab, she used YA Midnight Reads’ site as inspiration to start her own blog Infinity Reads!

Okay I’m gonna stop with the third person because it’s weird

But at the time myself and my best friend were obsessed with the idea of Infinity or The Infinite and what it represented, also there’s a cute Korean boy band called Infinite so that was a bonus. That’s how the name originated. My early reviews had no word limit or proper structure but this is where it got me. This is where YOU got me

The Achievements

This is the only time of the year where I’ll allow myself to get caught up in the numbers. In the two years this is what Infinity Reads has achieved:

-561 followers

-307 blog posts

-6296 views

-4310 visitors

I do not even want to start comprehending those big numbers! but holy you guys!

The top posts from 2015 include:

Divergent Film Review

Book Review | The Infinite Sea

Top 10 of 2014 | Top 10 books of 2015

Deadly and Debunked Game of Thrones Predictions

About

The Sappy Stuff

I honestly don’t know what else to say other thank THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH! Thank you for keeping me here for two years. I love the support I receive from the Aussie blogging community as well as my lovely readers! I’ve met some really cool people and discovered so many opportunities because of blogging and it’s crazy to imagine what my life would be without blogging. LET’S NOT GO THERE

The Year Ahead

As you may or may not know, this is my last year of schooling (wow I’m getting old) and it’s going to be crazy hectic but I want to manage to keep the blog running as much as I possibly can without like draining myself. My top three goals would be:

Post consistently three times per week: I currently post on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. This seems to work well and gives me the weekend off.

Read 25 books in 2016: This might seem like a considerably small goal but I don’t wanna set myself for something huge in a big year like this and fail. So we starting small.

Go beyond reviews and tags: Reviews and Tags make for good posts yeah but I really wanna start doing more personal posts such as my photo diaries which you guys seem to enjoy a lot and I also wanna do blogging advice posts which surprisingly you guys find helpful!

Giveaway Time!

The Rules  

-This giveaway is open internationally
-You must be 18 years old or have parents permission to enter this giveaway
-The winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours
-You can only enter the giveaway ONCE
-Infinity Reads is not responsible for any lost items

NOTE: I can’t post the Rafflecopter Widget on this site cuz WordPress safety regulations but click on the link and it will take you to the widget thing and yeah best I can do
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Good luck to you all and here’s to another successful year of blogging to Infinity Reads!

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Infinity Reads Turns One! (Giveaway)

It’s my birthday! well it’s the blog’s birthday but anyways YAY DANCE PARTY

I cannot believe I have managed to do this thing for 365 days. I remember feeling so overwhelmed and full to bursting after finishing a good book or just wanting to rant after reading a not so good book and so I created my little internet space, this blog, to record my thoughts. When I received email notifications that people were actually following me I flipped my shit and thought: People actually read this?

So here we are, I rant about books, I glorify them and people read it. YOU read it.

Looking Back

Even though it has never been about the numbers Infinity Reads currently has:

-123 followers

-421 email followers

-105 posts (including this one)

How the hell did that happen? Now lets look at the top posts from 2014!

1. Blood of Olympus-SPOILERS Discussion (someone clearly likes spoilers)

2. Top 10 of 2014 | Best Books I’ve Read in 2014

3. Book Review: The Infinite Sea (not my best one but okay)

4. Gone Girl ending controversy (Someone also clearly likes controversy)

5. City of Heavenly Fire- SPOILERS Discussion (surprise surprise!)

The sappy stuff

Thank you 🙂

Thank you for taking time out of your day for reading my brain vomit and for liking it. Thank you for commenting so I can put a face to my readers. But most importantly I want to thank you for managing to keep me here for a whole year. There have been days when I’ve doubted myself or my capability but something kept me going so from the bottom of my frozen heart THANK YOU

What’s New?

Exciting times are ahead fellow Earthlings! Expect to see better quality reviews, fun tags and Read-a-thons and some new unique exclusive to Infinity Reads features!

  • Infinite Impulses– Towards the end of last year I wrote a couple of impulsive, unplanned posts where I basically poured my soul out and people seemed to enjoy those so I’m gonna be doing more of those in the coming year! Hopefully you can relate to them and I’ve always been a big believer in Keepin’ it real..
  • Monthly Breakdowns– At the end of every month I’ll discuss what I read, reviewed, the newest addition to my shelves, what I watched you name it. It’s basically a wrap up.

What’s in it for you?

Surely you didn’t come here to read me ramble on (if you did though BIG LOVE TO YOU)

It’s you guessed it GIVEAWAY TIME! we all love giveaways right cuz we’re all greedy Grinches and who doesn’t love FREE BOOKS! One person can win $15 worth of books from The Book Depository so head over!

THE RULES

-This giveaway is internationally open
-You must be 18 years old or have parents permission to enter this giveaway
-The winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours
-You can only enter the giveaway ONCE
-Infinity Reads is not responsible for any lost items

NOTE: I can’t post the Rafflecopter Widget on this site cuz WordPress safety regulations but click on the link and it will take you to the widget thing and yeah best I can do 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy anniversary to Infinity Reads and I’ll see you next time, hopefully you’ve entered the giveaway by then!

Keep Reading!

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