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A Striped Armchair Turns 3!

January 2, 2010

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Three years ago today, I began A Striped Armchair! It was over on Blogger at the time, and I began, appropriately enough, with my reading resolutions for 2007. Booklogged and Iliana both left comments, and I haven’t really looked back since. ;)

2009, my third year of book blogging, saw a lot of ‘milestones’ as my little blog began to grow up. In March, it passed the 100,000 visitors mark for the WP blog, and in December it passed the 200,000 mark! There are now over 500 book reviews collected here, and I have over 800 published posts. I vlogged for the first time back in April, and I’ve become a bit addicted to it, with 29 videos uploaded to my Youtube account. I tried out Twitter, and although it’s a bit like having a middle school boyfriend with our on again/off again relationship, I do love being able to chat casually with all of you awesome people. And just recently, I’ve begun using ‘threaded’ comments, wherein I can actually reply to your comment directly beneath it….while I’m still not enamoured with how it affects the ‘comment number,’ I do prefer this new way of doing things! I’ve always been a challenge addict, but I began my first challenge back in January (and discovered that challenge hosting is not for me!), joined in my first read-a-long in December, and became a regular participant in the Classics Circuit. It was a banner year for my blogging!

But of course, the reason why I can’t imagine my life without book blogging is because of all the other wonderful bloggers out there. Y’all have cheered me in my ups, consoled me in my downs, recommended countless amazing books, and become the kind of friends everyone dreams of making. Thank you all for visiting my own blog, and for writing your own, which leave me constantly inspired. Three years ago, I couldn’t even imagine that I’d still be blogging regularly, or that I’d have so many people reading and commenting. So here’s to more years of book blogging bliss! ;)

88 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2010 9:08 am

    Happy blogiversary! May you have many more years of blogging success and always good reading!

  2. January 2, 2010 9:36 am

    Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! I so glad I found your blog.

  3. January 2, 2010 9:39 am

    Happy blogiversary!

  4. January 2, 2010 9:51 am

    Three years is an amazing milestone in the blogosphere! Congratulations — and here’s to many more :)

  5. January 2, 2010 9:52 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Wow, three years! Here’s to a wonderful 4th year of blogging : )

  6. January 2, 2010 9:56 am

    Congrats Eva!

  7. January 2, 2010 9:57 am

    Happy blogiversary! I’m so glad your blog was one of the first ones I found last year, you’ve really become a good blogging friend. Looking forward to reading your blog for many years to come :D

  8. January 2, 2010 10:06 am

    Happy Three!!!!

    You know, Eva, it sort of just struck me…what if you hadn’t started blogging? That’s too depressing a thought to even contemplate, for my life would be infinitely poorer without you in it!!!


  9. January 2, 2010 10:12 am

    Happy blogoversary! It’s been good to get to know you, and to meet you last summer. :)

  10. historyofshe permalink
    January 2, 2010 10:23 am

    Happy Blogoversary! How exciting to be three– here’s to many more years on the web reviewing many more awesome books!

  11. January 2, 2010 10:27 am

    Three years of blogging is quite an accomplishment! Happy Blogiversary!

  12. January 2, 2010 10:31 am

    Wow! Three years. Congratulations! I see that you started on Blogger and moved to Word Press. I also began on Blogger, with one blog in 4/2008, and then added my second Blogger one in 6/2009. I “met” Sheila, a Word Press blogger, and added my first Word Press site in 6/2009.

    After that, I went kind of crazy…I now have sixteen blogs. Nine on Blogger and seven on Word Press. I like aspects of each host, so I just keep adding, but not subtracting.

    I had my first Blogoversary for my Creations blog in April of 2009, but that was before I even knew about Blogoversaries! Since then, my world has expanded, thanks to all of you bloggers out there, who teach (directly or by example), and inspire the rest of us.

  13. January 2, 2010 10:42 am

    Happy anniversary, Eva. I have enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to many more years of a growing wish list and stimulating conversations.

  14. January 2, 2010 11:01 am

    Happy blogiversary, Eva!

  15. fleurfisher permalink
    January 2, 2010 11:04 am

    Congratulations! I’m so pleased that I discovered you early in my own blogging career – you have definitely been an inspiration.

  16. January 2, 2010 11:06 am

    Congrats on three years of blogging!

  17. January 2, 2010 11:16 am

    Happy Blogiversary!!


  18. January 2, 2010 11:28 am

    Happy bloggiversary! And congratulations on the big three :)

  19. January 2, 2010 11:28 am

    Happy Anniversary! And here is to many more!

  20. January 2, 2010 11:46 am

    Happy Bloggiversary! :-D

  21. January 2, 2010 11:47 am

    Happy blogiversary! I remember feeling cheated because you didn’t comment often at Shelfari. I didn’t know it was because you spent your time here. Getting here was the beginning of a real good time.

    Can’t say enough how much I love coming here and getting to know you better.

  22. January 2, 2010 11:50 am

    Congratulations! Your blog was one of the inspirations for me starting my own blog. You looked like you had so much fun with your Library Loot posts and I wanted to do my own. So thanks!

  23. January 2, 2010 12:01 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!

  24. January 2, 2010 12:16 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I’m so glad you continued and I hope you do so for a long time to come!

  25. January 2, 2010 12:18 pm

    Happy Happy Blogiversary!

  26. January 2, 2010 12:18 pm

    Happy blogoversary, Eva! And many, many happy returns!


  27. January 2, 2010 12:21 pm

    Happy blog Anniversary Eva, 3 is indeed a long time, we are so happy to have you amongst us :)

  28. January 2, 2010 12:26 pm

    Happy blogging, Eva! You’re one of my favorites for your thoughtful reviews, fun features, and your neverending list of reading. Here’s to many more years!

  29. January 2, 2010 12:51 pm

    Congratulations on three years! I’m glad to be one of your readers and appreciate all of the time you put into your reviews and discussions. You’re awesome!

  30. stacybuckeye permalink
    January 2, 2010 12:52 pm

    Congratulations! You are one on my favorites :)

  31. January 2, 2010 12:52 pm

    Happy blogoversary! Your blog is so wonderful, we readers all cannot help but wish you many, many more!

  32. January 2, 2010 1:08 pm

    Happy Blogoversary Eva. I am so glad I found your blog.

  33. January 2, 2010 1:24 pm

    Happy 3 Years!

  34. January 2, 2010 1:35 pm

    Congrats on 3 years! We’re blog twins.

    Here’s to 3 more awesome years!

  35. January 2, 2010 2:12 pm

    I can’t believe you have been around almost as long as I have and I only started reading your blog recently! Slacker me! I was missing out. :) Happy Blogiversary!

  36. January 2, 2010 2:16 pm

    happy blogiversary Eva! I turned 2 in November and kind of forgot about it. You’re one of my faves, and I hope you keep loving blogging as much as I do in the year to come. :)

  37. January 2, 2010 2:30 pm

    Happy Blogoversary Eva! Looking forward to more reviews and vlogs in 2010

  38. January 2, 2010 2:34 pm

    Congratulations! 3 years is so awesome! I’ve only been at this a few months so I am a bit jealous; you seem to have things well worked out!

  39. January 2, 2010 2:35 pm

    Happy Blogiversary, Eva! The book blogiverse would not be the same without you :-).

  40. January 2, 2010 2:41 pm

    Congrats on 3 years Eva! Here’s to many more!

  41. lena permalink
    January 2, 2010 2:46 pm

    Three years! What a great accomplishment, Eva. Here’s to three more (:

  42. January 2, 2010 3:36 pm

    Congrats Eva!

  43. January 2, 2010 3:42 pm

    Happy Birthday to your fabulous blog! I’m so glad that you’re here.

  44. January 2, 2010 4:10 pm

    CHEERS! hats off and all that jazz. I remember meeting you at my first Read-A-Thon which much have been at least 2 yrs ago, I think. Time does fly when having fun.

  45. January 2, 2010 4:19 pm

    Wow!! Three years :D I’m about to hit that number myself. Isn’t it weird that we’re starting our 4th year of blogging already? I feel like I just started joining this little world yesterday. What I cherish more than anything about these last three years is making friends like you :) I remember being scared to death of you and just intimidated when I first started reading your blog! But I’m so glad I took the leap to start commenting otherwise I would’ve never had the great friend that I have in you. Congrats Eva!!

  46. January 2, 2010 5:33 pm

    Happy Blogiversery! I’m about to hit 3 years come Aug 2010. I feel like I’ve known your for 3 years but we have yet to meet! You are a staple of the book blog universe. Congrats on being awesome!

  47. Juanita permalink
    January 2, 2010 5:34 pm

    Congratulations. I love your blog.

  48. January 2, 2010 5:36 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! Happy Blogoversary, too. They really need to add that word to the dictionary so I know how to spell it!

  49. January 2, 2010 6:10 pm

    I discovered your blog recently and really enjoy it! Congrats on three years!

  50. January 2, 2010 6:14 pm

    Congrats on turning 3! That is quite an achievement :)

  51. January 2, 2010 6:32 pm

    Happy blogiversary, Eva! I can’t wait to see how your blog evolves this year!

  52. January 2, 2010 10:13 pm

    Hooray! I’m baking you a virtual congrats cupcake in my head. I think it will be delicious.

  53. January 2, 2010 10:22 pm

    Happy three years! I know my blog verse is brighter because it has you in it! <3

  54. January 2, 2010 10:50 pm

    Yay! Happy three years! Love ‘knowing’ you!

  55. January 3, 2010 12:13 am

    Congrats on turning 3! Looks like you’ve accomplished quite a bit with blogging, and though I haven’t been here for more than a month, I find your space here great, especially for reading suggestions and recommendations.

    Wishing you many many more years of blog-gy happiness!

  56. January 3, 2010 12:20 am

    Congratulations Eva! You are an inspiration to us all!

  57. Sarah permalink
    January 3, 2010 12:46 am

    Congratulations on three years of blogging Eva, and best wishes for the present one!

  58. January 3, 2010 2:53 am

    Happy blogiversary! I hit my third later this month, can’t imagine life without it now….

  59. January 3, 2010 5:38 am

    Happy blog birthday, Eva! I think I started reading you pretty early on.

  60. January 3, 2010 5:41 am

    Happy blogiversary! Your blog is on my must read list every day!

  61. January 3, 2010 7:48 am

    Happy Blogiversery! Three years is like 92 in blog years. Keep up the good work.

  62. January 3, 2010 7:59 am

    Congratulations! I’ll be celebrating 3 years in the summer. It’s a great feeling isn’t it?

  63. January 3, 2010 9:19 am

    Happy blogiversary! I’m glad you’re still writing!

  64. January 3, 2010 12:01 pm

    Wowsers three years that is awesome Eva! Am looking forward to reading the next three… and the three after that!

  65. January 3, 2010 1:38 pm

    Congratulations! A wonderful blog to read, keep it up ;)

  66. January 3, 2010 2:19 pm

    Congratulations Eva! Three years is wonderful. I’m glad you’re blogging :)

  67. January 3, 2010 2:29 pm

    Oh dear, I really must get through my reader more quickly….Happy Blogiversary!

    I’m so happy you are here. Here is to 3 more years! And then 3 after that…and, well, you get the picture. :-)

  68. January 3, 2010 4:31 pm

    Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! I’ve certainly enjoyed your blog for the last year and look forward to reading it in the future!

  69. January 3, 2010 6:02 pm

    Happy third blogiversary Eva! I’m so glad to have met you here and couldn’t imagine the book blogging community without you. Cheers to more years!

  70. January 3, 2010 6:29 pm

    I didn’t realize we were the same age! My blogging anniversary was the 22nd, and I turned 3 as well!! Congrats to you!

  71. January 3, 2010 7:12 pm

    Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary, Eva! :)

  72. January 3, 2010 8:39 pm

    Happy Blogiversary, Eva! I’m coming up on 3 years soon, too. I remember when I found your blog…it was beautiful and I loved reading your posts. Still is…still do!

  73. January 3, 2010 9:53 pm

    Happy Blogoversary, Eva! May you have many, many more. Congratulations!!!

  74. January 4, 2010 12:11 am

    Happy blogiversary! I’m glad I found yours in the past year.

  75. January 4, 2010 10:50 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations on 3 years of blogging.

  76. Shanra permalink
    January 4, 2010 11:06 am

    Happy bloggiversary! ^-^

  77. January 4, 2010 11:29 am


  78. January 4, 2010 2:10 pm

    Congratulations on turning 3!!!

  79. January 4, 2010 2:17 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Yours is one of my favourites, so here’s hoping for many more years to come..

  80. January 4, 2010 9:39 pm

    Congratulations, Eva, on turning three! I hope there’s some birthday cake left, even though I’m late to the party. You are one of the originals, and such a strong, kind, welcoming member of the book blog community. May you have another three years (and more) of book-blogging wonder and friendship and caring!

  81. January 4, 2010 10:42 pm

    Woo-hoo! How wonderful, Eva. Happy Bloggiversary and wishing you many, many more!

  82. January 5, 2010 6:47 pm

    I know you already have 81 comments, but I want to add my happy blogiversary wishes and congratulations all the same! We’re glad you are here!

  83. January 6, 2010 3:39 am

    Congratulations! Three years is a fantastic acheivement! Your blog is wonderful and I look forward to following it in it’s fourth year.

  84. January 6, 2010 9:32 am

    Congrats! Happy blogiversary (and New Year)! Your blog is one of my favorites- I feel like I’ve been reading it forever. To add a bit to your celebration, here’s a blog award

  85. January 6, 2010 12:49 pm

    Congratulations on three years!

    (I don’t comment much, but I do read.)

  86. January 7, 2010 5:23 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!

    I am going into my fifth year of blogging – time sure does fly!

  87. January 7, 2010 9:32 pm

    Apologies for not stopping by sooner to say Congrats!

  88. January 12, 2010 3:42 am

    I’m a little late… but I have to shout ‘Congratulations’!

    Looking forward to reading more posts. =)

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