5 Year Blogoversary Celebration Video + Giveaway

July 11, 2017 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Co-Blogging, Features, Videos

Today is Happy Indulgence’s 5th year, and I’m super proud about how far we’ve come since the very beginning! I would not still be blogging after such a long time without all of your support.

One of my favourite parts about blogging is definitely the people that I’ve met through our mutual love of books. I’m so happy to call you guys my friends and coming to blog at the end of a work day is like coming home after a long time away. Not everyone has a passion in life and it really keeps me going you know?

Our Celebration Video

Anyway, I’ve prepared something special for you today! Aila, Jenna and I jumped on Google Hangouts and answered a bunch of questions. It’s the first time we’ve done a video together (being in different countries and all) but we talk about what happens behind the scenes, funny co-blogger quirks, our favourite part about co-blogging together and some favourite book recommendations this year.

The video does contain some dodgy audio though, so sorry about that! Around the 15:43 min mark the video/audio does get clearer, thanks to Skype (boo Hangouts). You can watch the video here or below!

I hope you enjoy it! Please let us know what you think in the comments below, and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already!

Aila and Jenna will be with you later on this week to share their blog celebration posts too 🙂

List of books we talked about

Our favourite diverse #ownvoices books of 2017 (so far)

1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  – Aila & Jeann
2. Starfish by Akemi Bowman Dawn – Aila
3. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee – Aila
4.  When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – Jenna & Jeann
5. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – Jeann & Jeann
6. We Should All be Feminists – Jenna

What we’re currently reading

1. Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan – Jenna
2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – Jenna
3. Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently by Beau Lotto – Jenna
4. The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson – Aila
5. Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh – Aila
6. Songs that Sound Like Blood by Jared Thomas – Jeann
7.  Wreck by Fleur Ferris – Jeann


To celebrate our blogoversary, I am giving away a hardback of Empress of a Thousand Skies or a paperback of Strange the Dreamer, as long as The Book Depository ships to you!

  • Just enter the rafflecopter form below (no cheating – we can tell!)
  • Winner must respond within 48 hours and your name will be displayed on the widget below. We take no responsibility for lost or stolen packages.
  • Giveaway ends 30 July 2017.


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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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56 responses to “5 Year Blogoversary Celebration Video + Giveaway

  1. I’m sorry I’m so late, I’ve been on hiatus. Happy Blogoversary!

    You know, I started to follow Happy Indulgence when Jeann posted her “I’m looking for cobloggers” post, so I don’t really know Happy Indulgence “before”, but I really like “after” version.

    I loved your video! It’s full of heart, happiness and positive emotions. It’s obvious how close you girls are, and you are amazing team. I’ve always been a solo blogger, but you’ve made me want to be a part of blogging team.
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  2. Grace

    Happy blogiversary, ladies!!! I’ll be forever thankful for your reviews! They’ve made me buy several books! 😉 Here’s to many more years! 😀

  3. Antonela

    I started following the blog last year, and right after that, it became a favorite of mine, one that I check all the time ♥ Not only because of the content, the reviews and the books that you talk about, but also because of you, girls! You have an amazing relationship, and we can see that in the blog itself, in your tweets, your comments about each other. You’re co-bloggers and great friends 😀 And you put some much passion and hard work in every single post… Thank you for that! I wish you a very happy blogiversary, and I really hope to see you girls blogging for many, many more years! ♥ ♥

    • OMG Antonela you are just so lovely! I’m so glad that you enjoy our blog and our content. It’s made such a difference with both Aila and Jenna on Happy Indulgence, we have a blast blogging together. Thank you so much for making our week!

  4. CW

    Jeann, Jenna, and Aila, congrats!! Five years is such an amazing achievement!
    Congrats on your blogoversary! <3 I'm so thankful to have gotten to know all three of you. You guys are lights in the book community, so thank you! <3
    Sending much love to you, and hoping you have another spectacular year!

  5. WOW, five years, that is SO impressive! You have done such a lovely job with your blog, and then added in such fabulous co-bloggers! I love your video too, you guys are SO cute together. Hoping for many, many more years to come for you all! ♥♥

  6. OMG!! First thing first girls Happy 5th Bookish Anniversary!!! This is sooo amazing and I am soo happy for you. Also thank you soo much for this opportunity as an International book lover I cannot express my gratitude for this giveaway <3 Additionally as mentioned already haha I love your blog and I will be doing a marathon hopping through your posts!

  7. Nicole Turner

    Happy 5 year Blogversary!
    Hoping your next 5 years will be even more amazing!!
    Your reviews as always are awesome and very inciteful ☺

  8. Lia

    I apparently followed you all on twitter and goodreads but not on your blog! But it’s now fixed 😛
    Five years is so long, I’ve almost hit my 1-year milestone, which is already so exciting, but five years seems like forever! Congratulations!!

  9. Congrats! Happy 5 year Blogoversary. You blog is amazing already, but I’m sure with the next 5 years you guys will improve and become even better. Wishing you the best of luck in the future.

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