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.