On June 11, 2005, just over five years ago, I made my first blog post. I had already been writing reviews for Wands and Worlds, a site I founded with my son, and posting them in a homegrown database. But I had started reading kidlit blogs (there were a lot less back then!) and, inspired and encouraged by the talented Tasha Saecker, who blogs at Kids Lit, I decided to take the plunge and start blogging. My first post was a look at BEA 2005, which I had recently attended. It was a pretty good post, but the posts that followed were a little insipid, and it took some time for me to find my voice.
In honor of my fifth blogiversary, I decided to do something that I should have done, er, five years ago: I wrote up my blog and review policy. So now publishers, authors, and publicists don’t need to guess what I review and what my policies are. You can see it at the “Blog & Review Policy” tab above, or at this direct link. Comments, questions, and critique are welcome.*
A lot has changed in five years, but a good book is still a good book. I haven’t started running out of books yet, so I hope to be blogging for a long time to come.