Earlier this week I was stumbling through some old posts from my review blog, the excelsior file, and I noticed something that surprised me: I missed the blog’s fifth anniversary.
Granted, I’m sure the blog didn’t notice either and there were no hurt feelings, but still, five years. Five years and nearly 500 posts. If I’d been thinking ahead I would have tried to land that 500th post on October 3rd, the actual anniversary.
I felt obligated to do something and in the moment I decided to re-run (and tweet) the first book I reviewed on the blog, Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger. Then I got the idea to look through the posts and see what else I’d written about over the years. Man, there’s some wacky stuff in there!
Hey! I’ve got an idea! Why not share some of it on Twitter!
So tomorrow, Sunday, October 16, from 8 AM to midnight Eastern, I’ll be posting a tweet to a different review every 45 minutes. That’s 24 selected review, rants, observations, and a couple of Poetry Fridays thrown in (before they migrated to this blog), 24 peeks into what I’ve been reading and writing over the last five years. The selection is fairly random, consisting of favorite books, lesser-known books, old books, new books, and a couple of snarky reviews just because I was really feeling it when I wrote them.
I certainly don’t expect anyone will be sitting around waiting for my tweets all day, but if you’re interested i’ve given them all an #excelsiorfile hashtag for easier locating.
I’m not fishing for blogiversary gifts here, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood, drop by the blog and check out some reviews tomorrow.