Friday, December 14, 2012

Melissa's Midnight Musings Turns One! The Year in Review + Giveaway

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I can't believe it's been exactly one year since I started this blog!

I never in a million years thought that this blog would take off  to the lengths that it has, and I couldn't have made it as far as I did without all of my awesome subscribers.

Thank you to each and every one of you who has stopped by the read, comment and encourage me to keep this blog going. I truly appreciate it.

I have some stats that I figured I would share with you so you can see how this blog has progressed:


Basic Stats For the Past Year

Followers: 272 GFC, 28 Email
Total Pageviews: 21,210 and counting
Month With Lowest Page views: December 2011, 78
Month With Highest Page Views: October 2012, 5,339
Posts Written: 281 (I have a nice cushion of scheduled posts right now)
Posts Published: 266 including this one
Total Books Reviewed: 81


Most Viewed Posts:

Countries This Blogs' Visitors Hail From:
1.  United States 11,628 page views
2. Ukraine 1,294 page views
3. Russia 1,271 page views
4. Canada 769 page views
5. United Kingdom 703 page views

Features and Memes This Blog Has Participated in:

Fresh Start September
Behind the Blog
The Sunday Post

I cannot believe how many wonderful bloggers, authors and publishers I've had the opportunity to interact with over the past year. Thank you all for your support. To further show my appreciation, I've put together a giveaway that's a little different for a Blogoversary (sort of different, anyway)



What's up for Grabs: 
I wanted to do things a little differently so instead of giving out a giftcard, you will get to choose an item, and I'll buy it for you and have it sent to you. READ CAREFULLY PLEASE:

There will be one winner and they will have their choice (depending on if they are in the US or INTERNATIONAL) of the following:

If You Live in the US you have your choice of one (1) item valued at 15 dollars or less on Amazon.com.
I would prefer it be a book or book related, since this is a book blog, but it can be anything you want. It has to be at 15 dollars or under on Amazon at the time you inform me of your choice.

If You are an International Follower: You will have your choice of one (1) book from The Book Depository valued at no more than 15 Dollars US

Giveaway Rules:

There are 2 Mandatory entries for this giveaway, but they're easy.
You MUST be a follower of Melissa's Midnight Musings, either by Email or GFC to enter GFC Must be public for verification, email subscription must be verified for the entry to count.
You must indicate whether you are a US or INTERNATIONAL follower
If both of these entries are not completed, all other entries will be VOID
All other entries are optional
This giveaway will follow My Giveaway Policy
This Giveaway will run from December 14 2012 to January 14, 2013 Midnight PST
All entries will be verified. Any false entries will be removed.
Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond to their notification email before another winner is chosen
Melissa's Midnight Musings is not responsible for prizes that are lost or damaged in the mail.


Take the Poll:
You can take the Blogoversary Poll by CLICKING HERE  (WORTH 10 ENTRIES IN THE GIVEAWAY) BE SURE TO ENTER YOUR NAME IN THE ENTRY OPTION PROVIDED ON THE RAFFLECOPTER FOR THE ENTRIES TO COUNT

ENTER TO WIN HERE:
a Rafflecopter giveaway



This giveaway is NOT associated, sponsored nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, or any other social media site.

47 comments:

Kirsten! said...

Um um um... maybe Cinder? Or Renegade? Or a graphic novel like Underwater Welder? There are a million books on my wishlist.

Ashna Banga said...

Congratulations on the bloggoversary! :D That's a LOT you've done in a year! :)

Lisa Marie @ The Young Adult Connection said...

Congratulations! I would choose The Demon King! Thank you for the giveaway!

:).

Makaela said...

I think I would pre-order a hardback of Scarlet, the Cinder sequel. Thanks!

laceyblossom said...

I'd choose Just One Day by Gayle Forman! :)
Lacey T

kimbacaffeinate said...

Happy Blogoversary Melissa, congrats and here is to hoping you have many more. I so enjoy your blog and am glad we have become bookish friends :)
O.o Scarlet for sure!

xxxthatxxbitchxxx said...

hmm...probably something off of my extremely long wishlist of books on amazon...

Dovile said...

I don't know. Maybe a graphic novel.

Rachel Despins said...

I'd choose Ape House by Sara Gruen.

Shoshanah said...

Congrats on your one year blogoversary!!

Stina Butcher said...

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. One of the best books I read this year!!

Antonia Jujnović said...

Maybe Shadow and Bone or Grave Mercy. Thanks!

elin said...

city of lost souls

Melissas Midnight Musings said...

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes on my blogoversary. You've all got some great book choices listed here. :)

Eva said...

kindle version of Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

Lynn K. said...

As of now the book I want the most is Clockwork Princess. Happy Blogversary! <3

Jolene and Family said...

I would love A Million Sun's by Beth Revis!!! Congrats and happy blogoversary!!!

Jolene A

Jen said...

Happy Blogaversary!
I think I would choose A Million Suns or Seraphina

Sophia Rose said...

Congrats on reaching the one year milestone!

If I were to win, I'd pick Opal or Iced.
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

nurmawati djuhawan said...

i would choose TASTE by kate evangelista..
thx :)

kaya said...

Happy blogversary and thanks for the awesome giveaway :D
I think I'd choose The Nine Lives of Chloe King (it's in my WL) ^_^

Cayce said...

I think I would choose Fear by Michael Grant or Wanderlove...

Happy blogoversary! :)

booksinheaven said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I might pick Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder.
~Lesley D @ Lesley's Reading Heaven

ObsessedReader said...

I think I would choose The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
Thanks for the giveaway!

Angie said...

Congratulations! Hope your blogoversary is as amazing as it's supposed to be!

I'd pick Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

Sofija Kapranova said...

I'd love to win Legend by Marie Lu.

Amirah Idris said...

I'd choose Gone (Gone 1#) by Michael Grant. Congrats on your blogoversary by the way! Keep up the great work :)

Farhana said...

I'd like to win World War Z or Splintered. Or Insurgent.
Congrats on the blogoversary!

pc said...

Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

Rachael Browne said...

I've heard Night Circus is amazing, so I'd probably want to grab that :-)

Ana Smith said...

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. :D

Erika said...

I'd probably choose Pandemonium or Insurgent! Thanks!

Gary T said...

I would probably get a classic. Thanks for the giveaway!

Uttley said...

I would buy a self-published memoir about schizophrenia.

Aly C. said...

happy 1 year! I guess I would pick Unlovable.

Bea Tejano said...

Happy blogoversary!:) I'd probably choose any book by Colleen Hoover:D Thanks!

Veronika said...

Happy Blogoversary! I think I would choose Easy by Tammara Webber.

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

Happy Blogoversary!
I might choose Everbound by Brodi Ashton or Blood Prophecy by Alyxandra Harvey.
Thanks for the giveaway! :]

Laura Vera said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I'd choose Cinder or Splintered ^^

Becca Lostinbooks said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I would probably get Violet Eyes: A Retelling of the Princess and the Pea since it has been on my wishlist forever. But I also might get Altered by Jennifer Rush.

Ash said...

Insurgent maybe...Oh, Congratulations!

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Daenielle said...

A Game of Thrones by Geroge R.R. Martin. Congratulations!!!

Beth said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging...that's a great accomplishment. Happy to hear you are still loving it. If I win the giveaway, I would order Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore or Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend.
Beth :-)

godfellsilent said...

I'm really not sure what I would pick, I'd have to give it some thought! Congratulations on your blog's birthday! (:

Dione Sage said...

I would buy one of the many books off my "to read" list. Maybe Sweet Evil or Cinder

Melissas Midnight Musings said...

I just want to thank everyone for their comments regarding my blogoversary, I couldn't do it without all of you. The winner has been notified and I'm waiting for them to get back to me.