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IceyBooks Blogoversary – Three Years

Posted by on September 1, 2013

Three years.

In many ways, it’s been forever since I started blogging. Other times, I’ll sit back and remember my last blogoversary as if it was yesterday. Whatever it is, I’ve been blogging for three whole years.

I have a lot of people to thank – some who have made this past year amazing, others who have been by my side since September 1st, 2010 when IceyBooks just began. Most of all, I have YOU to thank. YOU, who I may not even know, who I may never have even spoken to. YOU. For reading, commenting, taking a minute or two or five out of your busy life to just type in my URL and see what I’m up to.

Without readers, I’d be no one. Not only would IceyBooks never exist, but so many other aspects of my life would never have existed either.

This year, I’ve blogged less than I used to. I’m ashamed by it, but I’m also proud to say that I have Asma to help me with posting. For the past few months, she’s been working on this little blog more than I have.

But this blog has been a starting point for so many important parts of my life. It gave me friends, it helped me start my business, IceyDesigns, and now, it’s the platform for my book, UNBREATHABLE, which I’ve been working on since my last blogoversary. It gave me something to look forward to everyday, something to feel useful about.

So as a thank you, I’m offering one lucky reader a $50 gift card to Amazon – all thanks to the awesome people at AO.com. Enter away! And thank you. All of you.

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89 comments

  1. Congratulations! It’s tough to maintain a book blog especially when you join tours or organize it. The difficulty to express your opinions — when it becomes too overwhelming and you render yourself speechless or run out of words what to say about a particular book because it was so beautiful or sometimes it lacked on the parts where you comment sans offending the author (truth be told, not all books are catered to a reader so sometimes). So I congratulate you for those fruitful three years and you established IceyDesigns and you’ll have your book! Kudos!

    Oh and as of my year, it had been eventful I met authors personally and I’m reaching my 1st year in reading (shamefully, I’m a late-bloomer in the readingsphere so yeah) :)

    More book blogging years for you to come! :D

  2. Happy Blogoversary!! You put in so much time in your blog, and now your book, and you always give us awesome reviews and character and author interviews – so thank you for everything:))

    Hope your book is loved by thousands of readers – it sounds awesome:))

    This book has been so so. But your reviews make things better:)

    Thank you:)

  3. Happy blogoversary! Congrats on your book, I’ve just read the summary and it sounds really amazing :)
    My year has been good so far, hope it continues this way.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. Congratulations!
    I entered!
    Just curious… Do you realize the tweet says $20 but your post above days $50?
    Just trying to help out. Wouldn’t want anyone getting mad.
    Good Luck everyone!

  5. Congrats on your three year blogoversary! That’s so amazing that you’ve been doing this for that long! You’re so talented Hafsah, literally you’re like a genius and a wizard wrapped in one. I cannot wait to read Unbreathable, and I just know you’re going to be super successful in whatever you try / do :D So far my year has been crazy and scary since I literally just graduated college at the beginning of August! I’m still having to pinch myself. I’m an adult now *deep breaths*

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!! I believe that one year of blogging is like ten human years so your blog is even legal! Heh. Being a part of the blogging world definitely opened up some fabulous paths for you. Here’s to another year!

  7. Hey Hafsah! Huge congrats on your 3-year blogaversary. Being the first blogger I ever connected with, you and ICEY will always have a special place in my heart!

    Yay to you using it as a platform for UNBREATHABLE, too. All the best with this fabulous story – and hats off to your hard work and determination!

  8. Happy Blogoversary!! Congrats :) It’s really been an up and down year but for the most part good. This next year ought to be a great one!

  9. The year has had a little bit of everything so far, highs & lows. My favorite season is fall so let’s hope for a long one. Celebrate!

  10. Congrats Hafsah! Happy blogoversary and YAY for Unbreathable!

    This year hasn’t been really the best, emotionally I’ve been having quite a hard time, but at least my health and my job are in top form! So there’s always a silver lining!

  11. Book wise? I’ve been in a slump lately. All these good books coming out and can’t bring myself to read them. Hopefully I get over that soon, and this Cali weather is not helping.

    Congrats on three years!!!

  12. Happy Blogiversary, Hafsah! I’ve been blogging for nine months, and it feels like I’ve been doing this forever… three years is a HUGE deal.
    So proud of all you’ve accomplished in three years, hon! May the next three be full of magic and wonderful books.
    xo

  13. So far I am having a pretty good year…job is good, family are all doung well and i have tbe perfect man in my life….cant complain!!!
    Hope all is well for everyone else!!!
    Happy blogoversary to ya…hope you have many more!!!!

  14. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! I hope I get to read you’re newest book as soon as it comes out! I bet it’ll be awesome and amazing :]

  15. Happy blogoversary!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :) Ummm… this year hasn’t been great but things have been going well despite it all…

  16. 2013 has been pretty fun! I went to Jamaica for the first time, joined a group on Goodreads (Making Connections), started a blog, made some new friends (aka book buddies :) and read tons and tons of books!

  17. It’s been a weird year… My resolutions from the beginning of the year were not met so far, so I am starting new ones instead of waiting for the year to end and change things… Ended one blog and started another… Have been on a reading slump, but been watching good movies, TV series and animes… and had my love for mangas back xD

    Happy blogversary and thanks for the giveaway =]

  18. This year has been really good! I discovered that book blogs exist, I acquired two wonderful fluffy orange twin kitties and I’m making progress on my querying adventure.

    Happy Blogoversary!

  19. Congratulations and happy blogoversary! This year, in terms, of reading, has been fantastic! Reading more than I ever have before!

  20. Hey, congrats on the book! All very exciting! i’m sure your year has been better than mine, but mine’s pretty good! I’m moving back to m hometown next month and I can’t wait to start a new part of my life. I’ve learned a lot this year and I’m also working on a novel! Can’t wait to read it!

  21. Happy Blogiversary!!! im kind of having a bad year… but I don’t want to dwell on that much! I want to think everything in a happy and positive way as much as possible!!! :)

  22. Happy Blogoversary!!! im kind of having a bad year… but I don’t want to dwell on that much! I want to think everything in a happy and positive way as much as possible!!! :)

  23. Happy Blog-oversary!!!
    This year has been good so far, I get to see my grandchildren every day now :) that is a true blessing!!!

  24. Congratulations on your blogoversary! As a newbie blogger, it’s hard to imagine 3 years. My year has been great so far, especially since starting my blog in June.

  25. What a wonderful milestone! Happy Blogoversary! Thank you so much for all the sharing you have done and may the coming year bring you joy in all your efforts and lots of good books. I have have a fun year with good books,which never fail to get me through the hard times :)

  26. Congrats!!! You’re an amazing person that needs to be recognized! Your book is phenomenal and I can’t wait for it to come out so I can spread the word and make all my friends read it!!!

  27. Congratulations on three amazing years! My year has been up and down, backwards, forwards and sideways. It has been interesting, to say the least. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  28. Happy Blogoversary!! Congratulations for the amazing years.. This year is full of fabolous things and events and I’m looking forward for more.. Hope I would win this giveaway.. Thank you..

  29. HAPPY 3RD BLOGOVERSARY!! And wishing you many more years to come!! I’m new to your blog and I LOVE IT!! Now your blog is one of my favorites and love, love your background theme here on the blog. Just gorgeous!! Well this year has been a very hard year for me and my whole family. My dad was battling cancer for about 2 years and he just passed away on Aug. 2nd. It’s been so hard for us all but knowing that he is with my mom now it makes it just a little easier. But not much. Thank you so much for having such an amazing and very generous giveaway!!

  30. I cannot believe it has already been three years since you started Icey Books. Congratulations on three years here in the blogging world. Definitely looking forward to following your blog throughout the next year.

    Well, this year has been crazy year with my second out of state move in under a year. But now that things have finally settled down, and now that I have internet, I expect things to start going a little smoother.

  31. This year hasn’t been a good blogging/reading year unfortunately. I’ve experienced lots of slumps, lost the blogging bug multiple times and read nowhere near as many as I wanted to but I feel like Im in a better head space now so hopefully the rest of the year will go smoothly! Congrats on three years!

  32. My year has been pretty good, so far. I met several of my favorite authors, traveled to new cities, made new friends. But it’s also kind of sucked. I’ve lost a job, had to deal with the one-year anniversary of two of my family members’ deaths. So, up and down. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. :)

    Congrats on making it 3 years!! <3

  33. My year has been pretty good so far. Got my own place, got divorced, started seeing new really nice guy, started exercising, lost 32 pounds, ran my first 5k, and surrounding myself with good people!

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