It’s My One Year Blogversary!

One year ago today, I made my first post on this blog!

fairly-odd-confettiActually, I’m pretty sure I posted it on the 13th but that the time on WordPress was set wrong and made it the 14th… but since today is also Valentine’s Day I just think it’s more fun to go with today anyway!

So first off, I want to thank all the lovely people (that’s you guys) who have read, commented, and subscribed to my blog! My first post got one comment from a person I know in real life, and I’m so thankful for how it has grown since that time. I have met so many wonderful people who have referred me to some fantastic books that I might not have discovered or read otherwise. I also participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time this past November, and I’m not sure I would have done it had it not been for the encouragement that came from many of you guys, and that turned out to be a good experience for me. There’s no way I can ever properly thank you all for these things!

katniss-saluteI wanted to reflect just a little on this past  year and how I want to move forward, but I’ll try not to bore you too much. I set out to blog about stories of all kinds that influenced me, whether they were from books, TV, or movies, and I wanted to talk about my own writing journey. I was nervous about covering a wide range, but fortunately I have found people who love YA books AND Star Trek just as much as I do (like Kelley and others!). Overall the response has been positive, and I am truly grateful. When I read my first post again, I was pleased to see how well I have stuck with my original intent with the blog, and I’m so happy I decided to start this journey.

I wanted to share one favorite post (or two or three in a few cases…) from each month since last February leading up to last month. If you haven’t been a long-time reader of the blog, maybe you’ll discover a “new” post from me you missed before.

February: Start (the post that started it all)

March: My Gateway Into Dystopia

April: The Top 5 Movies JGL Should Star In

May: 5 Types of Love Relationships in Stories

June: Character Consistency in Stories

July: Your Star Trek Introduction and Choosing the Losing Love Triangle Team and What I Want to See More of in YA Fiction

August: 1984, Star Trek, and the Psychology of Torture

September: Review-ish: Persuasion and Star Trek Convention Parts 1 and 2

October: The Standards of Book Content vs. Movie Content

November: Review: Catching Fire (movie) and Elements from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine I’d Like to See in a Book

December: November Reflections and The Growing Sci-Fi Trend in YA

January: Fringe Series Overview

So what’s ahead for Ode to Jo and Katniss? For now, I am going to continue blogging in this same space, in the same way. Sometime in the next year the time may come where I go with a self-hosted website using my name to focus more on myself as an author, but this would mostly likely be when I am close to querying agents. And I’m hoping that will mean later this year, but we’ll see. I would still blog some fun discussion posts and other things, but I would probably back off on reviews. But if and when that time comes, you’ll hear about it then. Until then, here I am!

grumpy-cat-escape

I hope you don’t feel like Grumpy Cat when you visit the blog!

Seriously, I wish there was a way I could thank everyone by name who has been a part of this blog, but that would just be a crazy long list. So please accept this virtual hug…

olivia-hugNow everyone go celebrate with Valentine’s Day chocolates! 😀

Advertisements

26 thoughts on “It’s My One Year Blogversary!

  1. OMG, it’s your blogoversary! Happy blogoversary, Amy! I don’t want you to stop blogging, but if you do, well, I’ll only accept it if you become an author. Or a self-pub, and if that happens, I shall plug your book like there’s no tomorrow.

  2. YAY, congrats on one year of blogging, Amy! I’m so glad I found your blog — and I’m so glad you stuck with it! You’re one of my favorite bloggers, so I’m happy to hear that when you switch over to author-mode on the blog, you’ll still continue to post discussions. I can’t wait to see what this next year brings for you and your writing and blogging. 🙂

  3. happy blogoversary!!! I’m so glad you did start this blog because I’ve really enjoyed reading a lot of your posts and trading comments with you 🙂

    I hope 2014 brings lots of fun new posts and good luck on your writing! I totally understand moving to a blog to a different focus with your writing. I sometimes want to have more of a traditional book blog because there’s so many fun things to do but I also want to keep my own blog focused my writing and more of an author profile 🙂

  4. HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY ❤ First off, let me just express how truly happy I am for everything you've accomplished, and that I am so glad to have met someone as awesome as you 🙂 You've been around on my blog since practically the beginning, so you've seen me grown too, but since this is obviously about you, let me just say that I am proud to have someone so amazing to call a friend 🙂 I've always thought that you're blog is unique because you do movie and TV reviews too, so just stay awesome and I hope to see lots more of you around! ❤ Good luck for the year Amy, especially with your author endeavors 😀

  5. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! This is exciting 🙂 I’m so happy that you started blogging and everything you’ve done. Good luck with your authorly future…and I know it’s not a word, but it is fun to say, ha!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s