1 Year Blogoversary Giveaway: Happy Indulgence Levels Up!

July 11, 2013 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Giveaways, Reflections


Today marks the anniversary of when I posted my first blog on Happy Indulgence! What an interesting journey it’s been. From celebrating my 500 follower mark, to receiving the Liebster blog award, to achieving 10,000 views, I think it’s been a pretty successful year.

Blogging is something I’ve done since I was a teenager, from recording my inner most thoughts, to sharing with everyone my sadness and joys, and finally delving into my hobbies. I’m a geek at heart and always will be and blogging always me to go into depth about the things that I love – and the best thing about it is that I’ve met so many wonderful readers, gamers, bloggers and authors out there!

From my humble beginnings, I wasn’t sure where this blog would go from the start. I shared a bit about my gaming adventures, put up some indie perflovebirds-2xume reviews, and shared lots and lots of thoughts on books that I had read. Since then, it’s evolved into a fully fledged book blog, as I didn’t realise how much work actually went into blogging. Because I love books and reading so much, it can definitely be a full time job with reading books, reviewing books, and writing posts and participating in blog tours.

Here’s my first post ever! 

My layout was also very different then, if anyone remembers the lovebirds theme (or if you were with me from the very start). It always annoyed me that my old posts would get lost with a typical blog layout and I wanted to promote more of my posts at a glance, so that’s how I came up with the theme we have today. I also recently moved to a self-hosted provider so I could have more control over the blog which has been an eye-opening, rewarding and learning experience.

It wouldn’t be the same without my followers and supporters. I can’t believe there’s people out there who actually read what I write! My favourite thing about blogging is all the wonderful people that are out there reading my posts, chatting to me on Twitter and Goodreads, and recommending me books on their blogs. Being able to apply for review copies from publishers that are highly anticipated is pretty neat too.

It wouldn’t be a blogoversary without a giveaway! Thank you for all my subscribers out there. You inspire me to keep doing what I love!

Giveaway – open internationally


Win a $15 (US) Amazon Gift Card!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends 26 July 2013. Winner will be emailed and announced here on my blog.

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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57 responses to “1 Year Blogoversary Giveaway: Happy Indulgence Levels Up!

    • Ariel

      Silly me, I forgot to put what I love about your blog! I love your book reviews, they're really good!

  1. sam

    congrats on your blog's birthday …… May u have many more.

    I m new here and i like your book reviews 🙂

  2. Marissa

    Congrats on 1 year! 🙂 This is more of a new site for me, but I've read a few of your reviews and they have been very helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. kolpin

    i'm a new follower, but can't wait to explore more, esp your book reviews

    rafflecopter: daniel

  4. Jessica D

    I'm new to your blog so it will be fun to discover what I like best about it

  5. Crystal Guidroz

    I really enjoy your book reviews and most of all of them are a book I wanted to read or was curious about. I also like that you don't just limit yourself to book reviews.

    Congrats on 1 year and I wish you many more to come!

    Crystal Guidroz


  6. Erika

    I just found you so I don't have a favorite thing yet but taking a look around and happy blogoversary! Thanks!

  7. Michelle Hofacker (a

    Congrats!! love your book review. Great wishes for more years 8)

  8. Suz Reads

    I love the name of your blog! Happy blogoversary! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  9. Brynna

    Happy Blogoversary! I like the book reviews, but what I really APPRECIATE is the post "schedule." It seems just about right. There aren't so many that it's hard/annoying to keep up and there aren't so few that I forget you exist!

  10. Congratulations on your first year! I recently started blogging in May and am now addicted! I hope I can maintain mine as successfully as you have 🙂

  11. Jennifer Greenlees

    Congratulations on your first year and all the other milestones you mentioned! You have a fun and interesting blog. 🙂

  12. Donna Reynolds

    Congrats on your first year and to many more to come I like the way you set up the blog and your reviews thanks for the giveaway

  13. Congrats hon! So glad I found your blog, I love your reviews, we always tend to have the same opinions which is great 🙂

  14. VeronikaDream

    Happy Blogoversary!

    I love visiting the blog! I'm an old follower and I'm always so happy when I get your posts in my inbox! I love reading the reviews the most!

  15. Lyn

    Happy Blogoversary. I do enjoy the book reviews, but then I love reading so of course I enjoy the book reviews. I also enjoyed the perfie reviews in the early days too.

  16. Happy First Blogoversary! I think one of the things I like the most here is the background. It is very original, and I love knitted sweaters and scarves and so I know straight away that I am here at Happy Indulgence when I see that.

    Have a great party 🙂 And I wish you many more years in book-blogging 🙂

  17. Happy Blogoversary!! It's awesome that you've come so far in a year! Your blog really stands out to me because it seems so rare to find another gamer who blogs. Plus your book reviews are really good.

    (I am so tempted to try and make that Portal cake.)

    • Thanks Michelle, it's been a great journey! I'm so happy to have met another gamer/blogger friend hehe 🙂 keep blogging. And real life portal cake = instant awesome.

  18. Ty Wilson

    I found myself here because I'm always looking for book recommendations. I was thrilled to see you have a gaming tab as well. Two of my favorite things in one place. Awesome!

  19. MonaG

    Congrats on your milestone!!!

    I'm a new follower and I guess the first thing I noticed was a "Perfumes" tab. I follow MANY blogs and this is something I've never seen before. I love perfume. I look forward to your unique features/posts.

    Thanks 🙂

  20. Kayleigh

    Happy Blogoversary! As a new follower I look forward to going through all your past posts and keeping up with future ones ^^

  21. Andrew T. Kuligowski

    Congrats, Jeann!! Some blogs don't last a week – a year is something to celebrate!

  22. Los

    Happy (Indulgence) Blogoversary !! and congratulations on such a hugely successful year – keep on blogging!!! xx

  23. Dorothy Teel

    I enjoy your book reviews that you write, I enjoy that you participate with the giveaways