6th blog anniversary celebration + GIVEAWAY

Reel Librarians will celebrate its 6th blog anniversary next week! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ (One smiley face for each year.) To celebrate, I’m hosting another giveaway for readers!

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the GIVEAWAY info and entries, or take the scenic route and soak up some blogiversary stats along the way.

Reel Librarians, Lego Librarian

Quick stats comparison:

Looking back over the previous “blog anniversary” posts, I decided to update how this blog has grown:

(1 year)

(6 years)

Total views:  19,000+  200,000+
Total visitors:  900+ 122,500+
Total views on busiest day:  219 (April 10, 2012) 2,448 (August 22, 2013)
Total comments:  165 628
Total posts:  153 posts + 21 pages  417 posts + 21 pages
Total shares: 121 3,900+
Daily visits, average:  65 113
Total followers:  45  388

Previous blog anniversary posts:

Top 10 most popular posts this past year:

  1. Librarian t-shirt collection — a 2014 post with over 2,600 views this past year and over 7,000 total views
  2. Naughty Librarians (ladies, take it away) — a 2012 post with over 1,400 views this past year and over 9,000 total views
  3. Marian or Marion? β€” a 2012 post with over 1,300 views this year and almost 6,500 total views
  4. The Killing Kind vs. The Attic β€”  a 2013 post with over 1,200 views this year and still going strong with over 12,000 total views
  5. The Jedi librarian — a perennial favorite from 2013 with over 1,000 views this year and over 3,800 total views
  6. First impressions: ‘Hidden Figures’ and its library scene — a new one to the list with almost 800 views this past year
  7. Stylish female reel librarians — another new one to the list with almost 500 views this past year
  8. Reel librarians with ‘A Bone to Pick’ — this 2015 post has collected over 400 views this year and over 850 total views
  9. Harry Potter and Madam Pince — this 2012 post has collected over 350 views this year and over 1,400 total views
  10. You, Me, Dupree, and the Naughty Librarian — this 2015 post has collected over 340 views this year and is going strong with almost 1,000 total views

6th blog anniversary GIVEAWAY:

To help celebrate six (and counting!) years of reel librarian fun and film analyses, I am also personally hosting another giveaway, to help say THANK YOU to all the readers and followers of this website and blog.

One lucky reader will win a $25 e-gift card from one of my favorite online stores, Out of Print Clothing, which offers literary-themed t-shirts, tote bags, coffee mugs, and other items.

Out of Print e-gift card

Note:  Out of Print is not sponsoring this giveaway or this site. I’m just a personal fan! The e-gift card giveaway prize is coming out of my own pocket, as a personal thank you to readers.

This giveaway opens today and will be open through next Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 2017, at 10 p.m. PST. This giveaway is also open to international readers. The winner will be chosen at random using the random.org site, and I will contact the winner by email soon after the giveaway closes. I will post the winner and winning entry on this blog on Wednesday morning, Sept. 20, 2017.

There are 6 possible entries on this 6th anniversary giveaway prize!

Mandatory entry:  

Leave a comment on this post to let me know how you first came across this Reel Librarians website and blog — even if this is your first time! If you’ve been a longtime reader and don’t remember, it’s ok to say that, too. πŸ™‚

Please note that the comment box requires an email address, but this info is not open to the general public. Therefore, you do not need to put your email address in the comment itself.

Bonus entries (5 more chances to win!):

  • Leave a separate comment on this post about how you follow this Reel Librarians website and blog (via email, WordPress reader, Pinterest, Bloglovin, visiting weekly, or some other way — or even if this is your first time!).
  • Leave a separate comment on this post about one of your favorite posts on this blog. In your comment, please include the post link and a sentence about why it’s one of your personal faves.
  • Share this giveaway via Twitter and/or Facebook or other social media, and leave a separate comment on this post with applicable links.
  • Browse the Out of Print website and leave a separate comment on this post with a favorite item from the site.
  • Leave a separate comment on this post with a reel librarians-related question, post idea, and/or specific film you’d like me to review.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for entering the giveaway! Good luck, and I’ll be back next week with the winner of the 6th anniversary giveaway! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


15 comments on “6th blog anniversary celebration + GIVEAWAY

  1. popegrutch says:

    I imagine you know how I found Reel Librarians – you directed me there after we met at ACRL Portland!

  2. Emily Scott says:

    Congrats! I won’t enter this one as I already won a lovely prize last time you held a competition πŸ™‚

  3. Barbara says:

    I came across this site via Facebook friends! Happy anniversary!

  4. A few years ago, your husband shared a link to your blog. Love it! πŸ˜€

  5. I try to check-in periodically, either by link or WordPress.

  6. I’m loving these baby socks! I can’t choose a favorite – I think my little girl needs them All!


  7. One if my favorite posts is your Best & Worst, particularly “Hall of Fame”.


    I still haven’t seen all of these movies but I have watched a couple now. “Major League” is one of my all-time favorite movies, being a huge baseball nerd, and I had never really paid much attention to Renee Russo’s character. I immediately had to re-watch it!

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