Category: Blog News

4 Years of Blogging: Looking Back and Looking Forward

4 Years of Blogging: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Pop the champagne and toss up the confetti – today, Snuggly Oranges is 4 years old!!! Holy crap guys. I am simultaneously impressed and shocked, and at the same time, I’m shrugging this off because it’s not really a big deal. I don’t have trouble sticking with hobbies, and I was blogging long before I ended up here. So it makes sense that I’d still be here. I’ve never really celebrated a “blogiversary” before, but with four years… this blog is a college graduate! It seems like the right time to do some reflecting. In four years I… Posted 756 times. Read 411 books. Reviewed […]

Posted October 20, 2016 by Debby in A Personal Note, Blog News / 6 Comments
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2015 Reading Statistics

2015 Reading Statistics

I know I’m royally late in wrapping up 2015, but better late than never right? A week or so ago, I shared my 2015 End of Year Book Survey, but now it’s time for the numbers. You know how I like to get nerdy about my reading. The following charts and graphs were made using my yearbook spreadsheet – and if you’re interested, I did this analysis for 2014 last year here! General Statistics Last year, I read a lot more (128), but this year there was job hunting and actual adulting to be done, so it makes sense that it’s less. I’ve also had […]

Posted February 17, 2016 by Debby in Blog News / 4 Comments
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New Look, New Me!

New Look, New Me!

If you happened to pop onto the blog for the past two days, you may have noticed something’s… different. And if you’re reading this in an email or through Feedly, or something, you might want to just click through and actually visit the site for a change because… Snuggly Oranges has a brand new look! Yes, it has finally happened. After roughly two years with the same look and feel, I finally changed up the blog design. I’ve been itching to since last Christmas, pretty much, but inspiration was so hard to come by, and themes were expensive. Luckily, the Tweak Me v2 theme from […]

Posted August 11, 2015 by Debby in Blog News / 29 Comments
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The State of the Blog

The State of the Blog

Hello folks! Welcome to my State of the Blog Address. (I’m so incredibly original, it kills me.) I have always run this blog with 100% honesty, and that’s why today I wanted to let you all know about some changes that will be happening on the blog as soon as next week, and why I believe they are necessary. Hopefully, you’ll understand where I’m coming from, and this will let us all move on to happier blogging times. I’ve been blogging actively here since October of 2012 – more than two and a half years. And in that time a lot of things have changed […]

Posted June 23, 2015 by Debby in A Personal Note, Blog News / 31 Comments
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2014 Reading Statistics

2014 Reading Statistics

I’m finally totally wrapping up 2014 this week, with this last post: my reading statistics. Previously I’ve talked about my book favorites in the end of year survey, my other 2014 favorites, but now it’s time for the numbers! Long time followers will know that I have quite an obsession with tracking my reading in excruciating detail, but I mostly do it so that I can easily make this post to look back on the year. The following charts and graphs were made using my 2014 yearbook spreadsheet. General Statistics Don’t be alarmed by those 46 series started – I’m noooooot continuing all of them. […]

Posted February 7, 2015 by Debby in Blog News / 8 Comments
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Help Me Graduate!

Help Me Graduate!

Hi there, kiddos! As you probably guessed by the title, I don’t have a Top Ten Tuesday post for you today. Instead, I come to you with a bit of a request. As you may know, I’m currently a grad school student, and low and behold, the time has come for me to complete my thesis. This means I have a survey and need, only, well, you know, 240 respondents. When I first heard the number, I kind of choked and just wanted to hide and make it all go away… but then I thought about it. You know, I have over 900 followers across […]

Posted May 13, 2014 by Debby in A Personal Note, Blog News / 9 Comments
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Announcements: A Hiatus and a Monthly Project

Announcements: A Hiatus and a Monthly Project

*sigh* Hello there, peoples of the internets. Last Thursday, my slew of scheduled posts ran out and… I need a break. As you might have read in yesterday’s monthly wrap-up post, March was an extremely terrible month for me. Stress came at me from all sides, and blogger drama sucked out all desire to read and blog. I told myself to take it easy for a while, and I had some flexibility for sure, with my scheduled posts, but the time has now come for me to fess up and just take an official break. Now I’m not saying that I’m drowning in a pool […]

Posted April 2, 2014 by Debby in Blog News / 14 Comments
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Snuggly Oranges 2.0

Snuggly Oranges 2.0

Hellooooo book blogosphere! I am back and I return to you with a vengeance. Did you notice? Did you? YES. Snuggly Oranges is now a self-hosted WordPress blog! From indefinite hiatus to STRAIGHT UP LONG TERM COMMITMENT, because THAT IS HOW THE ORANGE ROLLS. You have Christina to thank for that line. WordPress Super duper thanks times infinity to the amazing and wonderful Ashley from Nose Graze, who offered to move me to WordPress. I’m pretty sure everyone’s familiar with how amazing she is, but yeah. The idea of moving scared the hell out of me, but she made it completely painless and simple, with […]

Posted November 25, 2013 by Debby in A Personal Note, Blog News, Giveaways / 48 Comments
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