new birdAs I mentioned on social media earlier this week, as well as on my Coming This Week post today, Joyfully Jay hit two big milestones this week. In fact, on the same day!

First, we reached 6,000 posts since the blog started in September 2011. I have to say, this blows me away, primarily because I realize how much of this is due to my amazing reviewers who have been part of this journey with me. There is clearly no way I could have come close to producing this much volume on my own, regardless of how much I like to talk. So I want to mention again how incredibly wonderful the folks are here at Joyfully Jay, both my current group of reviewers, and my fabulous folks who have reviewed for me in the past and now moved on to other things. So thank you again to everyone!

Secondly, we reached TWO MILLION hits. Yes, two million. And what is even more incredible is that this is since March 2013, about 18 months after I started the blog. Which means we are actually well above that in reality. But the joys of technology, my counter got jinkied that March and I had to restart it, so I don’t have the statistics from the first year and a half of blogging. But regardless, two million is still a mighty fine number! Thank you goes to all my incredible readers and those who have supported me from the time I was a little baby blog and a mostly clueless blogger. I can not thank you guys enough for your support and enthusiasm for the blog, and it makes me happy every day to share my love of books and to see you guys enjoying it as well.

I also have to thank Dreamspinner Press, who saw my announcement on FB and wrote to congratulate me. And not just that, to offer me FIVE $20 Dreamspinner Press gift cards to give out to my readers to help me celebrate! Woo hoo! I will be awarding those gift card to five readers who comment on this post.

So thank you again to everyone who has helped make Joyfully Jay not just a success, but a place I love to come to every day. You all are amazing!


Giveaway

As I mentioned, Dreamspinner Press has given me five $20 DSP store credits to give away to five lucky Joyfully Jay readers. Just leave a comment below to enter. The contest ends on Thursday, November 17th at 11:59 pm ET.

  • By entering the giveaway, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Winners will be selected by random number. No purchase necessary to win.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  • If you win, you must respond to my email within 48 hours or another winner may be chosen. Please make sure that your spam filter allows email from Joyfully Jay.
  • Winners may be announced on the blog following the contest. By entering the contest you are agreeing to allow your name to be posted and promoted as the contest winner by Joyfully Jay.
  • Prizes will be distributed following the giveaway either by Joyfully Jay or the person/organization donating the prize.
  • All book prizes are in electronic format unless otherwise specified.
  • By entering you are agreeing to hold Joyfully Jay harmless if the prize or giveaway in some way negatively impacts the winner.
  • Readers may only enter once for each contest.  Duplicate entries for the same giveaway will be ignored. In the event of technical problems with the blog during the contest, every effort will be made to extend the contest deadline to allow for additional entries.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
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