When I went to write a blog post today, I realized that my total number of published posts has reached 200! I thought this was a reason to celebrate! I went to look when I started posting: October 25th. I was amazed how far my blog has come in less than a year. What started as a small blog for my grandparents in DC got bigger and bigger. I have 68 followers on blogger and 27 on twitter. So far I have had 20,870 hits from all around the world. Each day I get about 90 hits, but sometimes I get 500 or more in a day. I posted all 89 Newbery reviews after reading them ALL. Even more than all of the numbers, the best part of the blog is everything I have learned. I started off very shy, but as I met more and more people who shared my interests I have connected to an amazing world of authors, publishers, librarians, illustrators, teacher and other book lovers and it rocks! I still enjoy blogging, reading and connecting. I hope to have at least 500 posts at my 2 year anniversary and even more friends in the book blogging world!