Happy 3rd Birthday APCB!!

As you can tell from the title it is A Perfection Called Books' and my third blogoversary! Actually it was March 1st... exactly a week ago. I'm so upset that I forgot my blogoversary until days after the fact, but honestly that's exemplary of what blogging has been like for me as of late.

Since starting college blogging has been so hard. It is a mix of not being able to find the time, motivation, and desire to blog. The desire ebbs and flows, and I am not quitting this blog anytime soon. Thank you dear readers for staying with us. 

I just can't believe it has been three years. I still remember hastily throwing together a site three years ago and mechanically uploading reviews replete with gifs and formatting errors. Oh how things have changed...

This blog has had an incredibly huge impact on my life, one that I can hardly formulate into words. But I will try. A Perfection Called Books means everything to me. It made me realize that I want to be a marketing major. It introduced me to people and friendships that I never would've had without blogging. It helped me mature. It challenged me in so many ways. APCB has been my haven, my safe place where I share my thoughts on books, life, and more. But it also helped me gain a voice and learn when to - and not to - speak up. APCB has given me innumerable opportunities that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I've had the opportunity to interview and meet my favorite authors. I've attended book conferences. I've made connections and partnerships with publishers and publicity agencies. I've been included in book acknowledgements! 

I usually include a list of everyone I am thankful for, but this year is for everyone. Thank you everyone for being you and for visiting my site. Thank you for all that you've done over the years. Thanks for the sweet comments, "happy birthday" tweets, emails, and your overall support. I love you guys!

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Rachel is a teenaged unapologetic fangirl and perfectionist.

She loves reading for the escape it gives from reality and enjoys crying over books, swooning over characters, and laughing out loud over funny lines. She is a semi-recovering Netflix addict and a middle child of three.

You can find her on Twitter @yaperfectionist & Goodreads.

35 comments:

  1. Happy 3rd blogoversary! I can definitely relate to blogging being hard and I'm not even a student now! Sometimes life just has to get in the way. But I definitely agree that my blog is my safe place too.

    Lauren @ My Expanding Bookshelf

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  2. Wow! Happy Blogoversary!! Hope you have many more happy blogging years to come!

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  3. Happy blogoversary! Adjusting to college life isn't easy, but it sounds like you're doing great!

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  4. Rachel, happy blogoversary! It's super impressive that you have kept up such a great blog during your time in college. I always enjoy reading :)

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  5. congratulations miss!!! I have 6 years here so yay

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  6. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing to come! :)

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  7. Yay! Happy blogoversary! I know what you mean, it's really hard to find the time to blog when you are in college. Sometimes I'm so tired I just want to read. And I remembered it was my blogoversary one day before so you are not alone LOL. I wish you the best blogging and studying. Congrats!

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  8. Wow!! THREE YEARS!! COngratulations!! Woohoo!!! I love your blog, so you've done GREAT!

    ANNIE JC

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  9. Happy Blogoversary! I can't believe it has been three years already! Your blog has grown so much and I have always enjoyed reading your posts :)

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  10. Happy, Happy Bloggy Birthday to you! Thanks for sticking around even though things have gotten tougher. We love your blog and want to keep seeing your awesome posts pop up in our inboxes! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  11. Happy blogoversary! I can't believe it's been three years. Here's to three more!

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  12. Happy Bloganniversary! I hope you have a great time in college! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. Congrats on you blogoversary! Enjoy college.

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  14. Ah! Happy blogoverary! I love your blog so much, I hope you have many happy years with it :-)

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  15. Happy blogoversary, lovely!!! I can't believe it's been THREE YEARS. I remember when you first started way back and you've come so far since then. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and so many others <3

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  16. Happy blogoversary! Love your blog! <3

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  17. Happy Blogoversary! I think you're doing such an amazing job. You introduce me to books I might never have found on my own. So thank you for all the effort you put forth. I appreciate it all.

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  18. Happy Blogoversary!! Three years is SO awesome! And it is seriously impressive that you still manage to do this while in college. I am beyond impressed! And I hope for many, many more happy years of blogging to come! ♥♥

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  19. The living proof that having a blog is not just sitting down and writing stuff, right? When you blog about your passion and you really care about it, it rewards you in so many ways! ♥ HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, and my best wishes for you and the blog! :D

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  20. Happy third blogoversary!! Don't worry, I completely forgot my second blogoversary last year and instead of doing a late post, I just didn't celebrate at all (I mean, I remembered 4 months after the fact...). This year, I WILL NOT MISS IT!! I hope you keep blogging! The blogoverse would be a sadder place without you :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  21. Happy (belated) third blogoversary!! Three years is an amazing accomplishment especially when juggling college at the same time. I can't wait for the posts you have in store for us next!

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  22. Congratulations and happy third blogoversary - that is definitely an achievement to be proud of!

    Eugenia @ Genie In A Book

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  23. Happy Blogoversary! Three years is great- I hope you have even MORE years of great blogging.

    -Lauren

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  24. Happy Blogoversary! How exciting! I can only imagine how hard it is to be a college student and a blogger. The first year of college brings a lot of change. Bravo! :)
    ~Jess

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  25. Happy Blogoversary! It's so impressive that you've stuck with it despite the demands of college, and how great that it's helped you find your voice, there's nothing better than speaking for yourself.

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  26. Congrats! I love ur blog! I APCB reachs a crippling old age! :D
    Samantha D

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  27. Happy Blogoversary. this is awesome, fingers crossed!!

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  28. Congrats on three years of blogging! How exciting!

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  29. Congratulations! Happy blogoversary! :)

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  30. Congrats on your three years!!! Happy Blogoversary!!

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