2015 Year in Review

new birdHi everyone and Happy New Year to you all!

Now that the craziness of the end of year is dying down, I just wanted to take a moment to look back on the past year.

First off, thanks to everyone who helped make this a fabulous year. This blog wouldn’t be the same without my wonderful reviewers who spend hours of their own time reading and writing reviews to help share their love of the genre. So thank you to the entire reviewing gang! Thank you as well to the fabulous authors and publishers who share their books with us. And most of all, thanks to all of you readers who have helped make Joyfully Jay a thriving blog with your enthusiasm for m/m romance and your support of our efforts here.

I got a cool report from one of the plug ins that I use that gave me some highlights of the year. So here are some fun facts from 2015:

For 2016, we have some more fun stuff planned for you all.

  • We are planning right now for our next Theme Week. On Sunday look for a poll where you can vote on the three theme finalists. The event will be held March 6-12 so keep your eyes open for more details
  • We are continuing our Weekly Newsletter and Daily Digest. The Digest is a list of all the posts each day, and the Weekly Newsletter has info on sale books, deals, and other romance land and blog news. If you want to learn more about the newsletters or sign up, check out our Newsletters page
  • I will be looking for a few new reviewers in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes open for more details and that announcements
  • In 2016 I will be attending the Coastal Magic Conference in Feb, Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in April, and GRL in October. There is a chance I may manage to squeak in another event or two but not quite sure yet.

So that is my 2015 in a nutshell. Thanks so much you guys for making 2015 such a great year!

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Comments

  1. Thank YOU for making 2015 a great year.  The new year sounds like it’s getting off to a good start. :-)

  2. Thank you and all the other reviewers for making this a site I visit daily. Not only have I found lots of books to add to my TBR, but I’ve enjoyed participating in the challenges as well. Something tells me that 2016 will be an even more amazing year for Joyfully Jay. :)

  3. Joyfully Jay is one of my favorite book sites!  Thanks for a great 2015 – looking forward to a fun 2016.  

  4. It sounds as though it was a wonderful year. Here’s hoping that 2016 will be great as well. Thanks for providing such a wonderful site.

  5. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016. Thank you for all the great post, reviews, giveaway chances in 2015 and it looks like 2016 will be another wonderful year :)

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