January was a transformative month for me and my blog. I got to set in motion things that had been living in my head for months. As per my tradition of brevity, I’ll be sticking to the highlights.
Since you are reading this I assume you know that Naijabookworm is now Homeland Reviews. Self-hosting your own blog is a whole different ball game but I’m glad I did the work myself. It should come in handy when I start giving blogging tutorials *wink
This is one of those things I promised to do last year. I would like to give away at least one book a month this year. If I get enough sponsors, that is. You should sign up for my newsletter and stay updated. This month’s giveaway, which ended last night, got over 100 entries. Which was a little scary but also loads of fun.
I already announced the winners in my Instagram stories but if you missed it. Here are the winners.
Thanks to everyone who participated.
When I started this blog, I had a goal to get at least 1 guest post per month. I never got around to it last year. Decided to bite the bullet this year. I put out a call for like-minded people and the response has been very encouraging. So far, we have 2 active reviewers who will be regular contributors to the blog. Hopefully, :). You may have met them already, if not here:
I didn’t write as many reviews as I could/should have this month and I hope to catch up in February. But, I may have already read my favourite book of 2017. I look forward to the book that will knock Long throat Memoirs off the top of my list this year. I also finally got around to reading Binti this month. You can read my review here.
There wasn’t a significant haul this month. I only bought a couple of books, i.e Binti and And After Many Days. Got 2 e-galleys as well, Speak Gigantular and Welcome to Lagos. Because at this point in my life, I don’t want anything to do with ebooks. Unless there are no other options.
I also shared some tips and tricks that will help you crush your reading goals this year. Read it here.
That’s it! January in a nutshell. I’ll be sharing some of the tools that have helped me stay organised at some point in the future. But I want to give a quick shout out to the Cassie Daves blog planner. I have a proper review scheduled for March, Lol. God willing.
How was your first month in 2017?