17 June 2015

Carpe Librum celebrates 10 year anniversary

Great news, this month I'm celebrating my 10 year blogiversary. When I started in June 2005, this blog was called My Four Bucks, and in August 2012 I changed the name to Carpe Librum (seize the book) and my URL to www.carpelibrum.net 

I started from humble beginnings with only a few hits per month, and clearly remember the excitement of my first book offer from an author. Since then, I've accepted a few but had to decline over 450+ individual requests emailed to me by authors and publicists. Now that my blog has grown, I receive monthly offers and opportunities via publisher catalogues, including; Simon & Schuster, Pan Macmillan & Picador, Allen & Unwin and Murdoch Books to name a few.

In the last 10 years I've published 576 posts, (most of them book reviews), given away 21 books and have almost reached the milestone of a million page views (I'm currently in the vicinity of 770,000). 

I've met some great authors along the way, participated in blog tours, read-alongs, blog hops and countless reading challenges and enjoyed every minute of it.

Thanks to all those who have supported me over the years, I enjoy my role as an Australian book blogger and look forward to many more entertaining reads, interviews and giveaways in the future.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tracey on 10 years!
I really enjoy reading your reviews and have read many books based on them.
Keep on blogging!
Jodie

Debbie Rodgers. @Exurbanis said...

Wow, Tracey, TEN years - that's amazing! I've enjoyed a great many of those book reviews (some were posted before I started following) and count myself as one of the fortunate winners - 1 of only 21 - of your book giveaway.s.

Continue to carpe librum, my friend!

Amy said...

Congratulations Tracey! I'm only onto my third year and it feels like I have been doing it forever, ten years is incredible. Keep up the great work!

Tracey said...

Thanks so much Jodie, there's no better praise than to hear you've read books based on my reviews, I just hope you enjoyed them too, lol!

I remember your win fondly Debbie, and hopefully you'll win again.

And thanks for the encouragement Amy, 10 years does seem like a long time, but when you're doing what you love, there's never a thought of stopping. You'll get there too.

Deborah said...

Ten years, wow Tracey. I'm only just at 6.5 years of blogging and like you my blogs have been through a few iterations.

Congrats and happy anniversary!

Deb

Tracey said...

Thanks so much Deb :-)

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Congratulations Tracey! Ten years is seriously impressive! Here is to 10 more :)

Tracey said...

Thanks Shelleyrae, you'd be in the same league, wouldn't you?