At Disney World, new rides are opened briefly and at times of the operators’ choosing before the Grand Opening. This is called a Soft Opening. The past month has been the Soft Opening of my blog, a time to gain some valuable experience, test the equipment, and generally check that the ride is functioning according to spec. So far, the early riders have been fellow book bloggers (thank you!) and a handful of people from the rest of my life (thank you, too!).
Today is my Grand Opening, the day that I tell everyone else, pretty much anyone that I can reach in my network through Facebook, Twitter, email, and other sites. This will include people I have known since first grade and people I have never actually met but connected with through libraries or books sometime in the last few years. Thank you to each of you who have come to celebrate this Grand Opening.
And, what would a Grand Opening be without a Door Prize? Leave a comment on this post stating where you heard about Joy’s Book Blog (partly because I’m curious and partly so that I can tell the difference between real people and spammers) to register for the Door Prize. Leave a comment before 11:59 CST on Monday night, February 7. One randomly selected commenter will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! If you are visiting for the first time or the thirty-first time, you are eligible to win!
Do you know anyone else who would like to read a blog about books? Please send them a link to my blog!
How did you hear about Joy’s Book Blog?