Thank you to every single person who reads my posts. Who comments. Who follows (or stalks) my blog. Who is genuinely interested in what I'm writing (even if you're just following for potential giveaways, you're awesome too!). I love you guys so much and I very much hope there is never a day when I stop blogging. Because it's not creepy at all to be a 91 year old tapping away at her computer saying "OMG I WANT A PIECE OF THAT SEXY 17 YEAR OLD BAD BOY."
I can't list individual names because there are so many of you I love. I ADORE every Aussie blogger like crazy. I've grown close to so many of you and you're such a tight-knit, welcoming group of people who always make me laugh or astound me with your sexy awesome ways. And I've have made the most amazing (and potentially craziest) friends from the Philippines, Canada, UK, US and others (but I'm not so great with my geography). I love talking with you guys about books or tv shows or hot guys or whatever else we share a mutual love for. Or just the weird crap that make no sense to the world, but makes my day :)
I must say thanks to Precious from Fragments of Life because while I was umming and ahhhing as many said, "why you no blog?", it was Precious who gave me that final push of encouragement that resulted in what you're reading today. And she was actually my first ever commenter on a dodgy test post which has since been deleted. Thank you so much, Precious! <3
I know most people have some big giveaway planned for their blogoversary, but I can't afford anything huge right now. So I'm just going to do something small. If you've actually made it to the bottom of this post, I am giving one random commenter.... something! I don't know. I'll buy you a mystery book on your wishlist. Or if I have a book you want and you're Aussie, I'll send it to you (don't worry, I'll do research first. I'm good at stalking!). Something involving a book! (I know, I'm so good with the details). Anyone can enter. No advertising, no extra entries, the only thing required is for you to say something nice about someone from the YA community. Whether a reader, blogger, author, publisher, agent.. anyone! Just spread some love! In a week, random.org will do it's thang ;)
And now we celebrate by devouring Jonathan's stolen Harry potter birthday cake because clearly we're all bigger fans than him (sorry Jonathan, you're cool, but.... *noms cake*. Also, can someone get this woman to make my birthday cake?).
I hope you all have an incredible new year!
(and try not to die. Haven't those 2012 author interviews been giving you any tips for surviving the Apocalypse?)