Tuesday, February 28, 2017
14 Years of Awesome
Today this humble blog turns 14. That's right kids, the Bat Cave has been in existence since 2003 and this wee little corner of cyberspace has seen a lot in the past 14 years. I started it when I was still a relatively fresh-faced librarian, still working for the employer crazy enough to hire me out of library school. It saw me through a cross country move, more job changes and promotions, the RWA Librarian of the Year Award in 2011 (no, I'm not done milking that and never will be - you were warned), multiple reviewing gigs, Romancelandia kerfuffles, various Little Miss Crabby Pants rants, countless Book Squees!, some excellent blog posts and some...well, not so excellent blog posts.
All of that is par for the course. This blog has had more ups than downs and brought a lot of really great experiences and people into my life - which is what keeps me going. Because blogging is a marathon, not a sprint. And when you're a lone blogger in a quirky little space like I have? The trick is to find a way to keep it interesting for you otherwise you're screwed. Hopefully other people find it interesting too and keep coming back.
So happy anniversary to the Bat Cave and thanks to all of you who have been stopping by here over the past 14 years. Either as long time readers, or brand new baby ones. In honor of this auspicious (::cough cough::) occasion I ask that if you enjoy blogs like this one, to support your quirky lone individual bloggers the best way you can - by reading, sharing and commenting. After all this time I still get a charge when someone leaves a comment or shares a post. And barring that? Heck, pick up a category romance. They're good for the soul.