Monday, January 9, 2017

Diverse Reader~ 3 Year Blogiversary Guest Post #Giveaway






I’m super thrilled that it’s Diverse Reader’s 3 year BLOGIVERSARY! Exactly three years ago I, by myself, decided I wanted to open a forum where I could talk about books. I said to Erin (Les Joseph) I was doing it and she was a huge support. As was AJ Rose and Kate Aaron. They really stepped up to help me navigate what I was doing. I knew there were many blogs out there in the LGBTQ community and I just wanted a space to help authors and readers. Authors have a hard time promoting. It’s a dog eat dog world and with so much stress I wanted to make it easy for them. I reached out to a lot of authors. Most of them eager to help my blog in its early months. 

As much as many authors will say I’ve helped them, they’ve helped me in return! I couldn’t do what I love without them.

As Diverse Reader grew so did the demands. And I was doing it alone. I started working with Promotional Companies on top of individual authors. I ran huge giveaway posts, guest posts, the whole 9. Then came the working with Publishers. Riptide, Dreamspinner, Pride Publishing, Interlude Press, and more. I was drowning and I needed to call in reinforcements. 

Enter Erin. She jumped in to simply help and has been here ever since. Then Erin and I realized it was still so much and I reached out to Morningstar who happily became a part of the Diverse Reader family.

Those ladies are my saviors. I have no doubt I will have to call on others to help as the demands continue to grow and I look forward to everything that’s thrown our way.

For the next week one author a day has put together a post and a giveaway to help celebrate Diverse Reader’s 3 year blogiversary! 

Yes, there are so many authors that have graced the pages of this blog. And every year I try to do a little something different to celebrate. This year this is what it is. 

Felice Stevens, AJ Rose, Amy Lane, Aimee Nicole Walker, Kate Aaron, and Luna David will each have a day and have written sweet wonderful things. So be sure to stop by here every day and enter their individual giveaways too!

Thank you to all our blog readers. I hope we’ve been everything a blog in this community should be. I always love talking with you and getting input and recommendations. So be sure to always feel free to tell me what you’d love to see on here.

Now, I of course, have a giveaway for all of you as well. I had to start it off right didn’t I? 

So there’s a rafflecopter below. And I’ll be doing a KINDLE GIFTING of one ebook from one of the 6 authors this week. You can pick one ebook from either Felice Stevens, AJ Rose, Amy Lane, Kate Aaron, Luna David, or Aimee Nicole Walker. I will gift it directly to your kindle at the end of the giveaway run.

Thank you all! Let’s party!





a Rafflecopter giveaway

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blogiversary, Meredith and all the other lovely ladies. You have been giving my great reviews and giveaways over the years.

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  2. Happy 3rd Blogiversary, guys! I've only following your blog continuously for over a year, I thought you guys are honest in reviewing books and pointing out what you like/not like without spoiling the story to readers. Here's to more years of reviewing and blogging! xoxo

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  3. Congratulations for 3 years blogiversary, Meredith. I loved how you highlight authors every Saturday. It is a great way to discover new-to-me authors and their backlist.

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  4. Happy Blogiversary!! You do a great job with book reviews!

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  5. Best wishes to you and your team on this milestone. As an author, I've had the good fortune of appearing on your blog numerous times, and I always feel welcome, and, more importantly, confident in your unbiased and thorough reviews. As a reader, I look to you for the same. Thank you for your hard work and generous support. Our genre is lucky to have you.

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  6. Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many, many more years to come! ๐Ÿท๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿท I love the reviews, the guest posts, the Saturday author highlights are awesome...but my favorite part of the blog is Meredith. The one who makes it all happen every day. ❤❤❤❤

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  7. Congrats on your 3rd year anniversary! This place has been a home to so many authors. Where they started, where they've grown, where they've helped making this blog so much more than you guys expects it to be.

    You, reviewers, do a lot to authors out there. And you deserve this blogiversary.

    To more years ahead of this blog. *cheers*

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  8. I love your positivity and sheer love of a good book!

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  9. Congrats on 3 amazing years, Mere!!! I'm not even going to begin to guess how much longer my TBR list is because of you and this blog ;) Keep 'em coming!!

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  10. Meredith is one of the nicest, friendliest, least-judgmental people I know (unless you're a famous pillock with orange hair) She supports all authors and readers, and works hard to share her goal of a more inclusive world. Congrats, sweetie :)

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  11. Happy 3 years!!! Hopefully many more! You guys do great reviews!I always like reading your blog !

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  12. Congratulations on your blogiversary, keep up the great work on your blog. I always find new authors/books to add to my TBR list

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  13. Congratulations! Here is to 3 more years! You are very friendly & the books you review and bring to readers' attention are often different from the rest of the blogs.

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! I read the blog every day and enjoy the reviews plus the overall positivity.

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  15. Happy anniversary! Good quality reviews and always providing me with more and more authors to discover and books to add to my TBR list.

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  16. Happy 3rd! I love seeing all the different books featured on this blog. I read a lot so I'm always on the lookout for different books to add to MT TBR!

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  17. congrats..i really enjoy everything about the blog...your reviews are great

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  18. Congratulations on your anniversary. Love reading you reviews. =)

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  19. Happy Blogiversary! I really enjoy your reviews and check them when I'm not sure about a book.

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  20. Happy Blogiversary!
    This is one of my regular blogs I visit. I love the reviews and giveaways :)

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  21. Congratulations Meredith on your 3 year Blogiversary I love the blog I enjoy reading the interviews the Giveaways etc I wouldn't change a thing!

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  22. Happy 3rd Blogiversary! The interviews, the giveaways, random reviews are awesome.

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  23. Happy Anniversary. I particularly enjoy the reviews and the giveaways :) Thank you! Here's to the next three years!

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  24. Congrats on three amazing years! You do an amazing job! Thank you.

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  25. Happy Anniversary! I particularly enjoy the reviews!

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  26. Happy anniversary. I like your giveaways, but also your reviews help me find books and narrow down to ones to be read.

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