Happy Birthday Hotlist!

Had I known that this was a special day, I would have prepared myself accordingly. But since I can barely keep track of my own birthday (I know it returns every year at the same date, but what the heck!?!), it's no surprise that I forgot all about this.

I needed to get a membership at a new gym today, for my old one closed down a few weeks back. And after a free week, it was now time to pay. I realized that it was January 5th when I signed the contract.

On January 5th 2005, for want of a better idea, I decided to create a blog. You see, if there had been something good on TV that night, you would probably not be reading this. But because everything on TV sucked that night, I've been wasting technology and polluting the internet for four years now. Do you understand why quality television is important!?!

Since then, I've been heralded as a good reviewer by some and a total shithead by others. The truth is likely somewhere in the middle. . . Or maybe I'm really just a dumbass; you never know.

Nearly 175 book reviews, I don't know how many interviews, countless giveaways, more than 914,000 visitors, and over 1.4 million page views later, Pat's Fantasy Hotlist is still around. In an of itself, this longevity is astounding considering how quickly I grow bored with most things. Don't know how long I'll keep doing this, but you can expect more of the same short and pathetic reviews I've been putting out for some time yet!

Man, the Hotlist is 4 years old. . . Who would have thought this blog would last this long and become so popular??? Life is full of surprises!

16 commentaires:

Chris said...

Happy blogiversary!

Hetan said...

A very happy birthday from all at Malazanempire.com!

Booknutt said...

Happy Birthday!

James said...

Our blogs appear to share a birthday, Pat!

Best wishes and keep up the good work!

ediFanoB said...

Happy Birthday!

keep on blogging!

darbyscloset said...

Well, way to go!!!! I do not see you as a dumbass, silly girl!
Here's to a great yr, fully of all that you dream for your blog and more!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

TK42ONE said...

Glad to see you're sticking around for more. Otherwise there'd be nothing good to read online.

Janet said...

I kind of like that the reviews are short.

Roland said...

Happy birthday :)

Bear said...

happy anniversary!

Graeme Flory said...

Happy Birthday mate! :o) Here's to more of the same.

Graeme

Cecrow said...

Thanks for those reviews ... and the great heads-up on upcoming titles ... interviews ... contests ... shining a spotlight on books I've never heard of or had forgotten about ... shoulda just said: thanks for everything!

Cecrow said...

I should also like to add that if only every night of bad television could generate something this positive, we'd at least have achieved world peace by now.

Ellestra said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthay! :)

In Internet time 4 years is like infinity so I wish us another infinity with You.

maine character said...

I found this site through GRRM's non-blog, and I've been coming back every few days just to see what's new.

What brings me back is the great-looking layout, the quality photos, the candid reviews, and the knowledgeable recommendations, as well as the interviews, the camaraderie, and the book giveaways. (And liking all things Canadian don't hurt, either.)

So yeah, congrats, and thanks for putting all this time into making our time with books more rewarding.

Dream Girlzzz said...

What maine character just said!