Well, this is it. Welcome to the blogversary celebration for The Shady Glade! As you can see, I'm not graphic savvy enough to make myself a banner, so I'll just have to settle for this button. :)
On this day three years ago, I started a blog dedicated to my internet-related book ramblings. Had you asked me then, I never ever would have thought it would become then what it has today. For those of you who've been following awhile, or if you've taken a look at my archives, you know the blog has grown, stretched, and changed a lot over the last three years. But at heart, it's still the same thing: my personal book-related project.
Having this blog has been such a great experience. I've shared by views with the world, found a place in the blogosphere, and met so many people, many of who I can consider my friends, even though we've never met beyond a computer screen. Only a few short months after starting this blog I had the opportunity to participate in the first Cybils awards, an experience that truly changed the course of blogging for me. It's possible that if I hadn't met so many great people through that experience this project would have withered on the vine.
So to celebrate this momentous occasion, I'm celebrating a month-long party! All throughout September there will be lots of contest, author interviews, guest posts, and trips back down a blog memory lane. The right sidebar over there is going to get long, as this week you'll start hearing a lot about the prizes you can win this month. Make sure if you don't visit regularly, you keep checking back or you'll miss something.
I also be answering questions I get a lot throughout the month, so if you have any questions about me or the blog, post them in the comments and I'll get around to answering them this month.
And most of all, thank you dear readers for coming along this journey with me. If I didn't have readers, I would just be spouting off to myself, and although I wouldn't necessarily mind if that were the case, it brings a smile to my face knowing that at least some of you out there are listening.
Okay, so enough of the sentimental junk. Let's party!