Happy birthday, One More Page! :)

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Happy birthday blog!

Who would have thought that starting a book blog on a whim last year would last…well, for a year? :)

I’ve attempted to start niche blogs in the past, but they weren’t the type of blogs that people who don’t know me would be interested in reading. The reason why people started “niche” blogs back then was to earn money, but I never felt that I had enough patience and interest (and money!) to maintain a blog that talks about gadgets or tech or whatnot. So I’ve made a lot of blogs that eventually fizzed out: a Pinoy Big Brother blog (it’s my guilty pleasure), a Script Frenzy blog (that only lasted for a week), two NaNoWriMo blogs, and if there was anything else, I couldn’t remember. The only other living “niche” blogs I have are Wordplay (the 365 fiction blog that kind of failed miserably) and this very disgustingly emo romance and whatnot blog. I have always considered opening a book blog, but I felt that the reviews I write were too attached to my personal blog so I never made the move. And besides, if I removed the book reviews from my personal blog…then what would I blog about?

Kidding. Okay, half kidding.

But starting a book blog was one of my good decisions last year, and I think it’s come a long way. I know I’m just one in a thousand book blogs out there, but I’d also like to believe that this humble blog has made waves, even if they are just small ones. :) It’s too far to tell if I would still be doing this in the next five years, but I am pretty sure I will keep on reading and writing about books for the next year. And maybe the next. And the next. You get the idea. :P

Happy birthday, One More Page! To everyone who have been supportive of this from the start, to everyone who’s left comments and followed, to the 100+ Feedburner subscribers, to my inspirations and role models in the blogging world, and to all the friends that I have met online and in real life, I have two words:


It would not have been a great book blogging year without you guys. <3

Before I forget, though: today is the last day of the Anniversary Giveaway! A comment on any entry from December 24 to January 9 (today!) is all you need to be entered in the contest, where you can win some of my favorite books in 2010!  It’s a little thank you to everyone, and a way of giving back to the wonderful book blogging community. This is open to everyone (at least wherever Book Depository ships). I’ll be picking the winners within the week! :)

28 Thoughts on “Happy birthday, One More Page! :)

  1. Happy Birthday to your book blog! Looking forward to your future reviews. May I find the will-power to read as much and maybe start my own too. :)

  2. Tricia on January 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm said:

    Nice post, Tina! Happy birthday again, One More Page! <3 more power!

  3. Happy Anniversary to your blog. :)
    I’m having same problem, non-stop changing of blog name.

  4. Happy Blogiversary! :) Hope you enjoy reading and blogging in 2011.

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  6. Congratulations on reaching one year and still actively book blogging! Hehe.

    Hope you’ll have more great books this year!

  7. Happy Birthday to your blog :) kailan ka papainom? hehehe

  8. Wow. You’ve had quite a journey before getting to create One More Page. It’s great to hear the story behind the book blog that I’ve come to love. Perhaps, I could muster some confidence to put up one of my own too. :P
    I wish for many mooooore years of book blogging for you Tina! Happy Anniversary! ^^

    • Aw you’ve come to love this blog? Thanks! I’m very flattered. If you open your own blog, don’t forget to let me know! :) I think you’ll have a fun time with that, and you’ll end up reading more. :P Thanks again!

  9. A successful year of great reading and writing reviews it had been indeed, Tina!

    Happy birthday to your blog and congratulations on reaching one year! My, what a feat! :D

    Here’s to more of the good things that will come your way and your blog, cheers! ;)

    • Thanks Jzhun! Thanks to you guys too for reading my reviews and all. :) May you get to 1 year (and more!) too. :D

  10. Happy first bloggy birthday! And here’s to another great year of blogging!

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your blog Tins!

    May you have more great book reviews to come and book events to to tell us about.

    Many have been inspired to start a book blog because of One More Page, and I know that many are still to discover how great your blog is. ^_^

  13. Happy 1st Blogiversary! How exciting. I’ve really enjoyed your blog, Tina. Glad I found you.

  14. I just saw this. I know I’m late, but Happy Blogging Birthday! :)

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