Happy 4th Blog Birthday!!

Posted April 10, 2019 by meezcarrie in miscellaneous / 73 Comments

On this day in 2015, I decided to start a bookish blog that I was sure no one would ever read – except maybe my Mom 😉  What a crazy-fun four years this has been! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my ramblings and swoons and ugly-cries for these past four years – and for really making this a community of book-loving friends who love authors and book boyfriends and great reads!

Where Do You Come From?

You visit the blog from predominantly these countries:

(in order by # of views)

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • Ukraine
  • South Africa
  • Portugal
  • the Netherlands (Anna, I’m pretty sure this is just you LOL)

You find blog posts mostly through these avenues:

What Do You Love?

These reviews have gotten the most love:






So have these Top Ten Tuesday posts:

As have these author interviews & guest posts:

What about you? Is there something I haven’t talked about much in the last 4 years that you’d like me to tackle? Any authors I haven’t reviewed yet that I absolutely must? Something you’d like me to revisit?


73 responses to “Happy 4th Blog Birthday!!

  1. Lori Smanski

    Happy Blogaversary. Time does seem to fly. I have been enjoying your blog. I would love to see an interview with: Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Connilyn Cossette.
    Thank you for all you do with the blog.

  2. Happy, blog birthday!! So exciting!! Your blog is a go-to source for great reading (the books AND your blog), and I love that I knew you “back when!” Here’s a topic no one seems to cover – How writing fanfiction can parley into writing Christian Fiction! 😉 It worked for me!

    • Carrie

      aww thank you! and that’s a great idea! I’m thinking a guest post from you on that very topic would be marvelous 😀

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    I can’t believe it’s only been four years. The blog seems so polished! You’re doing a fantastic job! Keep up the good work!

  4. Debra E. Marvin

    Only four years? haha. I’d have said eight or nine! That’s because you do double the posts of anyone I know! Congratulations on all your successes and leading the way in so many new fun ways to promote Christian Fiction! I hope you’ve caught up on rest from CFRR! you are so loved!

    • Carrie

      Not quite caught up on rest yet but getting there 😀 And thank you so much for your sweet words & encouragement <3

  5. Valerie S.

    Congratulations, Carrie! Thank you for all the bookish information and enthusiasm you’ve brought to my world!! Wishing you many more years of book blogging enjoyment and success.

  6. Janet Estridge

    Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Blog Birthday!
    I enjoy reading your blog, entering the giveaways, and winning books for my Church Library.
    Here’s to many more years of blogging!

  7. Connie Porter Saunders

    Thanks for all of the wonderful reading and great giveaways. Happy blog birthday and Happy blogversary! I am looking forward to what is ahead.

  8. Carrie Turansky

    Love you and your blog! I’ve learned more about authors and the book-loving life right here with you. Thank you, Carrie!

    • Carrie

      oh thank you, dear Carrie! We missed you this past weekend but you were never far from our hearts <3

  9. Rebecca Maney

    You have introduced me to so many wonderful readers and writers over these past four years, it’s amazing to think about. May the Lord continue to bless you with the energy and creativity that you need, to lead the way into at least another four years! Hopefully more!

    • Carrie

      Rebecca, thank you so very much <3 I love that we've been able to hang out here AND in person over the last few years :)

  10. Emilee Douglas

    Happy anniversary! I love all your book boyfriend and best kissing post! I would like to see some more about Instagram/Bookstagram somehow. Best wishes on many more years and keep up the good work!

  11. Amy M.

    Standing ovation to you for 4 years and here’s to many, many more. Please, please, PLEASE snag Tamara Leigh for an interview. She is Fab.u.lous!!! As are all her medieval books. Your swooning lovin’ heart would explode and your Kissing Book Level would reach new heights.

    Fun aside: I stand in solidarity with you….I’m UNDER all the way in the over/under debate 🙂

  12. Happy Blog Birthday, Carrie. Yours is a fun blog with so much good info for authors and readers. Thank you for doing a spotlight on my novel recently. I’m honored.

  13. Gloria A

    Congratulations, Carrie, on four great years! You are a bright spot in the day especially with your funny reviews that never fail to bring a smile to my face and heart! God bless you always!

  14. Marilyn

    Happy 4th blog birthday. I always enjoy your posts. Your blog is a fun one and informative,too. Your blog is right up there as one of my favorites. Thank you for this special blog. May you have many more blog birthdays. God Bless you Carrie.

  15. Kim G

    Happy Anniversary to the best blog out there!!! ❤️ My favorites are books you couldn’t put down! I also love the end of the year favorites! ❤️ I am so glad I found you and I’m thankful for all of the authors you’ve introduced me to. ❤️

  16. Kay Garrett

    Happy Blogiversary! You brighten our day through sharing the world of books and authors with us. I look forward every day to opening my newsletter email to see what you have for us today. Thank you for what you do, know you are greatly appreciated and PLEASE keep doing what you do oh so well!

  17. Winnie Thomas

    Happy blog birthday, dear BFFFC! I love reading your blogs and sooooo appreciate all the hard work you do to keep us informed and our TBR lists overflowing! Love you lots, sweet friend!

  18. Anne Rightler

    Happy Blog Birthday. I enjoy your blog and have enjoyed getting to know more about you too as you interview the authors. Love the giveaways too! How about an interview w/ Charles Martin? Keep up the great job!

    • Carrie

      oooo that would be fun! I heard him speak at The Christy Awards last year & instantly became a fan for life. (And thank you!)

  19. Martha Troxel

    Happy 4th birthday of your blog! I have been reading it for around 2 years.I really like the wide variety of books and authors that you write about.

  20. DeAnna Dodson

    Oh, happy blog birthday!

    You do a wonderful job on it and your success is well deserved! 😀

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