Saturday, July 12, 2014

Five years old today

The View from the Blue House is five years old today.  When I started blogging I wasn’t quite sure what I was taking on and was worried about whether I’d be able to sustain writing posts given other commitments.  In the end, I needn’t have worried.  This is the 1578 post on the blog.  537 of them have been reviews of books written by 409 different authors, set in 52 different countries.  87 of the books reviewed are by Irish authors.  Nearly all of them fall into the genre of crime fiction, with a smattering of non-fiction.  Being part of the crime fiction blogging community has certainly widened and improved my reading and I’ve made some great friends.  I’ve also published 149 drabbles (stories of exactly 100 words) and 29 short stories.  Reading was always one of main hobbies.  It’s been joined by blogging and I’d now be surprised if The View from the Blue House didn’t meet the ten year mark.  We’ll see.  Now it’s time to get back to reading.

11 comments:

jiescribano said...

Congratulations Rob. Well done.

Margot Kinberg said...

Congratulations to you, Rob!

Scott said...

Congrats

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Rob, congratulations! Those are very impressive numbers.

Ray Kolb said...

Congrats, Rob!

seana graham said...

Happy fifth anniversary. I must admit I don't know how you do it.

Rob Kitchin said...

thanks, all. re. the numbers, it's only two books a week. Nearly all of which I enjoy reading and reviewing.

TracyK said...

Happy Five years of blogging!! I have enjoyed your reviews and got some great ideas for reading from you.

Sarah said...

Congrats, Rob.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Congratulations young man!

Kerrie said...

well done Rob.