I had been blogging at Inside of a Dog since Jan. 24, 2008. I began that blog as part of a project to learn to use Web 2.0 tools. After the project, the blog sort of languished until I decided that it would make a good forum for talking about the books I was reading. I began writing my thoughts about the adult and young adult books I read and discovered the whole community of book bloggers.
In December 2009, I decided to spin off the young adult books into a blog of their own. Some of the adult books I was reading were not necessarily appropriate for my middle grade and younger young adult readers. I didn't want to confuse any students who stumbled on to my blog. Also I wanted to connect more with young adult bloggers and didn't want to confuse them either.
Since December 2009 I have gathered 1163 followers, done 227 book reviews and published 656 blog posts. I have also gotten on some people's lists and have begun to receive books for review from publishers and independent authors - 78 of them have been reviewed already. Not bad for two years!
I am not planning any big changes for 2012. I still want to read and talk about the books I enjoy. I have quite a stack ready to read this coming year. Twenty young adult or middle grade review books are on my TBR mountain for the coming year. And LibraryThing says I have 192 unread young adult books around the house (or on my Kindle).
Now, it is time to pick up my latest book and get reading!