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!
Congratulations on your blogiversary, Meredith and all the other lovely ladies. You have been giving my great reviews and giveaways over the years.ReplyDelete
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! xoxoReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary!! You do a great job with book reviews!ReplyDelete
congratulations 3 years more.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many, many more years to come! 🍷🎂🍷 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. ❤❤❤❤ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
You, reviewers, do a lot to authors out there. And you deserve this blogiversary.
To more years ahead of this blog. *cheers*
I love your positivity and sheer love of a good book!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Happy 3 years!!! Hopefully many more! You guys do great reviews!I always like reading your blog !ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your blogiversary, keep up the great work on your blog. I always find new authors/books to add to my TBR listReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! I read the blog every day and enjoy the reviews plus the overall positivity.ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary! Good quality reviews and always providing me with more and more authors to discover and books to add to my TBR list.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
congrats..i really enjoy everything about the blog...your reviews are greatReplyDelete
Congratulations on your anniversary. Love reading you reviews. =)ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! I really enjoy your reviews and check them when I'm not sure about a book.ReplyDelete
This is one of my regular blogs I visit. I love the reviews and giveaways :)
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!ReplyDelete
The reviews are really helpful!ReplyDelete
Happy 3rd Blogiversary! The interviews, the giveaways, random reviews are awesome.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary. I particularly enjoy the reviews and the giveaways :) Thank you! Here's to the next three years!ReplyDelete
Congrats on three amazing years! You do an amazing job! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary! I particularly enjoy the reviews!ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary. I like your giveaways, but also your reviews help me find books and narrow down to ones to be read.ReplyDelete