Well, my goodness, readers. What with all the stress and panic of this marvellous Honours year, I let a very important date slip by without mention.
Two days ago, on the 5th day of May, Love The Bad Guy celebrated its second annibirthsary!
My computer is very helpfully putting a squiggly red line under “annibirthsary“, but it can just shut the hell up, because I know what I mean — my blog has been floating around cyberspace for two years (and two days!) now, and I want to mark the occasion of its not-quite-a-birthday-not-quite-an-anniversary moment.
So, what has happened with us after two years, dear blog and I? Well…
We’ve accrued over 25,000 views.
We’ve gathered 177 fellow bad guy lovers.
We’ve published 283 posts (wait… 284!).
(We still have not freaking been Freshly Pressed, and I really, REALLY wanna be… *sigh*)
Our most popular post has been this little shared snippet of awesomeness.
Our most popular segment has been Why I Love That Bad Guy (and it’s been our most favourite to share with you, readers).
And it seems most of my lovely readers are from America, Canada or England. Hmmm. I find this mildly interesting. We’ve learned something here today.
But moving away from the stats, it is rather nice to float down memory lane and take a gander at some of my personal favourite moments of the past year…
I had an absolute ball writing Will You Survive The End Of the World? in which readers can discover what apocalypse they’ll face, which fictional character they’ll face it with, and whether or not they’ll survive. I loved reading your outcomes, so if you haven’t yet, go take a journey!
I wrote a poem for Christmas. A poem about Tom Riddle, a.k.a. Adorable Lil’ Voldie. Awesome, yes?
I started getting into the Trifecta writing prompts, particularly their weekend 33-word challenges. I’ve even won a bronze and silver medals with my pieces Webbed and Guardian Angel, respectively. Woohoo!
I had a giggle writing my Valentine’s Day post for ALL DA SINGLE LADIES! ALL DA SINGLE LADIES out there (and all the single fellas, too. I’m not trying to be sexist or nothing).
I finally overwrote all my sister’s high scores in Tetris. HELL YEEEEAAAH.
I lamented over my severe name-a-holism. It’s like alcoholism, but with less alcohol and more naming of things.
And I had my day — my year — absolutely made with a single phone call from Random House Publishing telling me that I’d won their Romance Writing Competition. This lovely lady recently emailed me again to tell me that Trash to Treasure has since been downloaded over 7000 times! I’m giddy…
It’s been a hell of a year, readers, and I have you to thank. So…
For the kind words, comments and constructive criticism.
For the “likes”.
For the congratulations of my triumphs, and comforts for my trials.
Seriously — you guys are awesome.
- Love The Bad Guy [Now and Always]