When I started Little Northern Soul I'll admit, I wasn't quite sure what I was doing. I loved the idea of having my little space on the internet to talk about books, writing and authors, but I had no idea if anyone would read it. During the spring the blog started picking up momentum and I was pleased to see people were reading my posts and connecting with my reviews.
One of the biggest surprises, in the nicest possible way, has been how genuine and lovely fellow book bloggers, authors and publishers are. I still have to pinch myself when one of my favourite authors said they read, and liked, a review. Eek! Most authors I've interacted with genuinely care about bloggers, appreciate reviews and are happy to chat. It's brilliant. I'm loving being involved in this new community and it makes what could be deemed as a 'hobby' so much more.
At the weekend I hit a pretty memorable number of readers - my blog had 25,000 views! I'm not sure how that compares to others and, frankly, I don't really want to. For me, that is a huge number and made me so happy! A huge thank you to readers old, new, regular or one-off for visiting Little Northern Soul!
As a thank you, I'm running a giveaway to celebrate. I'm giving away a copy of Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley (a truly gorgeous story with an equally gorgeous cover), I'll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson (the first book I ever reviewed) and some stationary. To enter, just use the rafflecopter below.