I’ve been blogging about kids books for 12 years as of today!
I was an early blogger, the strange librarian wandering ALA Exhibit booths and talking about blogging and getting lots of blank looks from publishers. That has certainly changed! And I am happy to see that blogging, particularly blogs that review books, have reached a new level of respectability from publishers and readers alike. We change the conversation at times, bring diversity to the forefront, discuss hard topics, insist on progress being made.
So thank you everyone. Thank you readers for following my blog and reading my reviews and my rants alike. Thank you publishers for the books you send and the respect you show. Thank you librarians for all you do for your communities but mostly for being a voice for reading and literacy always.
I am so proud to have been part of the flourishing blogging community for 12 years. Thank you for including me with such openness and kindness.