Happy Blogday to me!

It was one year ago today that I started this blog. I can’t believe it’s been that long!

When I first started recapping Sweet Valley High, I really didn’t expect anyone to read it besides a few friends. I remember one day being super psyched because I got a whole fifteen hits. Fifteen people read my blog!

Eventually, word got around and by the time I finished the series, I was getting 500-1000 hits a day.

Then on Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly included a link to my blog in their article about Sweet Valley Confidential. Since then, my numbers have gone through the roof. So thank you, Entertainment Weekly! Then yesterday, I was quoted and linked to on The Guardian’s website, which is also a pretty big deal for me. For those of you visiting via the EW and Guardian articles, welcome! I hope you’ll stick around!

For my regular readers, thank you so much for spending the past year with me. I have had so much fun writing this blog. In fact, it’s been so much fun that I’ve decided it’s time to resume regular posting. Get started on your back-to-school shopping because Senior Year starts Monday!

By the way, I just want to mention that if I had known this blog was going to end up being so popular, I would have come up with a much more creative name than Shannon’s Sweet Valley High Blog.

Comments
  • Kristan February 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I loathe you for starting this blog. For I can see hours, HOURS of an otherwise productive day slipping away into Sweet Valley nostalgia… GAHHHH!

    Your morals are cracking my sh!t up by the way. They’re funny ‘cos they’re TRUE!

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    Shannon Reply:

    Ha! I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

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  • The One With... February 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Congratulations! Entertainment Weekly is my most favorite magazine of all time. It’s so awesome that they linked to your blog. I started reading your blog around your review for book 10, I believe, and it always helped make me day a little bit better. It was also nice to see that I wasn’t the only one who read these books and thought “omg, it’s so unrealistic that in one book Jessica’s in a cult and the next book it, like never happened.” Along with racial diversity and poor people, PTSD is another thing that doesn’t exist in the utopia of Sweet Valley, CA. Happy blog-anniversary!

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  • Sadako February 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Congrats, Shannon! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Lindsay February 14, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Congrats!!!!!!

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  • Iwantyoursass February 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Yay congrats! I saw your EW link and was so stoked for you! Looking forward to senior year recaps, I’ve never read those

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  • Shannon February 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks, everyone!

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  • megan s. February 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    yay! that’s awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ have fun with Senior Year…they kinda suck!

    No Lila! ๐Ÿ™ And…..yucky Connor….boo!!

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    Shannon Reply:

    Yeah, so far I am definitely no fan of Conner’s.

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    Lindsay Reply:

    Wait, there’s no Lila?! I cannot condone that.

    Can we just kinda write Lila in?

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    Shannon Reply:

    She’s still around a little bit, but not nearly as much as she should be.

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  • girltalkread February 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    CONGRATS SHANNON! An EW mention? KICK ASS! That’s my boyfriend’s favorite magazine I have to look for that mention next time I stay @ his place!

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    Shannon Reply:

    Thanks! I don’t know if it actually made it into the printed magazine, but that would really be awesome, wouldn’t it?

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  • Jen February 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I’ve been lurking for months now, and just wanted to say A) happy blogday! and B) your blog keeps me in fits of giggles every time I come by here. It’s almost enough to make me want to create my own SVH blog…almost. If I ever summon the courage, you will be the first to know ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shannon Reply:

    Thank you so much!

    Please do let me know if you ever start your own. I wouldn’t recommend it though. I feel like I was about ten times smarter before I started this project. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Sandy February 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    So glad you did this blog! And now you’re all big time!

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  • Schatzi February 22, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Congratulations! I can’t believe you made it all the way through!

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    Shannon Reply:

    Thanks! I’m a little surprised myself!

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  • NeallRiploora March 5, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I do think this is a most incredible website for proclaiming great wonders of Our God!

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    Shannon Reply:

    This spam comment is so funny I decided to let it through.

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    Sucky Stackhouse Reply:

    I’ve always thought you were rather Christ-like.

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