Celebrating 1,000!


With this very post… I have now published 1,000 posts on my blog!

I can hardly believe it.

Less than 3 years ago, I launched Bookshelf Fantasies with only the vaguest idea of what blogging was all about. Here I am, one thousand posts later — older for sure, smarter I can only hope, and still going strong!

I’ve had such fun figuring out how to do this thing! Along the way, I’ve met great people, had amazing conversations, and shared a love of books that unites those special people — the true bookworms — wherever in the world they may be found.

My one thousand posts, by the numbers, include:

  • 285 book reviews
  • 100 Thursday Quotables posts (my very own little meme — come join me on Thursdays!)
  • 100 Top Ten Tuesday posts (I had no idea that this week’s TTT post was my 100th!)

Just to check in on my pet obsessions:

  • Outlander has been mentioned in 131 posts (Really? That’s all? I would have guessed a lot more!)
  • Harry Potter? Appears in 60 posts.
  • I’ve mentioned The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell in 29 posts.
  • Stephen King appears in 81 posts.

As of today, my Book Blog Meme Directory has been viewed 11,380 times! Wow, that makes me happy! I guess that means that people find it useful… and I think that’s just awesome.

1,000 posts since day one, and I’m still having so much fun! Thank you so much to all of you wonderful people who take the time to stop by, check in, say hi, and share your thoughts. Your comments and insights mean more to me than I can say, and I feel like I’ve made some amazing new friends thanks to the incredible world of book blogging.

So, here’s a quick little thank you — how does a giveaway grab you?


I can’t give away $1,000. Sorry! But I think I can manage 1,000 pennies! And since I’m enjoying celebrating so much, I’ll do it twice. Enter here to win one of two $10 gift cards for Amazon or Book Depository:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And one more time:


I appreciate all of the encouragement, laughter, and support!

Onward we go… to the next 1,000 posts!

41 thoughts on “Celebrating 1,000!

  1. Yay on your 1000th post! 🙂 Your blog is amazing and your meme directory has led me to create some *awesome posts! Thank YOU and you’re so welcome! Congratulations! 🙂

  2. Sorry if this is a duplicate entry but my iphone froze

    1000! Congrats! Glad you had so much fun! As a new blogger at least 20 of those views in the directory are mine in the last two weeks 🙂
    Thank you for posting it! It is really helpful
    I hope you keep blogging 🙂

    • Thank you so much! It’s been such a fun ride, and I’m not planning to get off any time soon. 🙂 Good luck with your blogging adventures! I’m glad you like the directory. 🙂

  3. Congratulations on that milestone! I see we started about the same time, but you’ve been obviously way more active than I have. But I’ll catch up. 😉

    My favorite thing about blogging… is to just write down my thoughts, really. I’m not the most active of the bunch, so my blog is basically just my archive, my library. But I also love connecting with authors, especially indies.

  4. Congrats, Lisa 🙂 My favourite part about blogging? Sharing my thoughts with others and taking part in all the fun memes 😉 You’re Directory was really helpful when I started my blog. Have I ever said thank you? No? Well, thank you very much 😀

    • Thank you, Emalie, that’s so wonderful to hear! I’m really glad that you’ve found the directory helpful — and I agree, the fun meme and connecting with others is what makes blogging so satisfying.

    • I’m so glad to hear that you’ve found the directory helpful! It’s really been fun to work on and keep up. 🙂 Thanks for your nice words of encouragement!

  5. Congrats! That is so exciting that you’ve reached 1000 posts! I recently got past 100 and that was a big deal to me.
    Congrats again! 🙂

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