Twelve Year Blogoversary

August 14th, 2023 Kimberly Event, Giveaway 71 Comments

14th Aug

It’s been 12 years since Caffeinated Reviewer began. My humble beginnings started on Blogspot as Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I was a member of B&N Book forums & active on Goodreads before beginning the blog on August 14, 2011. I chose Kimba because my Dad called me Kimba as a baby after, Kimba the White Lion. Caffeinated for my love of coffee and all things caffeine. Book Reviewer told what I was doing on the blog. My blog transformed to Caffeinated Book Reviewer when I moved to WordPress. Eventually I dropped the word Book and became Caffeinated Reviewer when half of my reviews were audiobooks.

The blog has evolved from the genres I read to the events I host, like Fraterfest Read-a-thon, the HoHoHo Readathon, Audiobook Challenge, and Sunday Post. When I began blogging, I was an empty nester. I now have three grandchildren and two of my adult children are currently living with us.

I started reading physical books, then switched to Kindle and hardcovers for favorite series, and now also listen to audiobooks. In 2015, I used my background and love of books to start my business, Caffeinated PR. Through the years I have attended book cons, and have made book friends both online & IRL. Even though bloggers have come and gone, those friendships remain.

I’ve lost track of the number of posts I’ve done. When you blog for over ten years and post almost daily, size becomes an issue. I’ve removed hundreds of Sunday Posts, events, meme posts, spotlights, giveaways, etc. I currently have over 4,000 posts.

Here is a look back at the blog….

Giving Thanks

Thank you to everyone who has supported the blog by following, commenting or taking part in the Sunday Post or joining an event. You bring me joy & I thank you. To my fellow book bloggers, thank you for introducing me to new genres and authors. If you are visiting for the first time, welcome.

As a thank you, I am offering a $50.00 Amazon gift card. As always, may the odds be forever in your favor. Open to anyone who can accept a US gift card.

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About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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71 Responses to “Twelve Year Blogoversary”

  1. Athena Graeme

    I found your blog through a friend. She’s a bibliophile like me and constantly teases me about my coffee mainlining! I love reading your reviews, I am always in desperate need of a good book because I travel overseas a LOT and it’s my lifeline to sanity in airports and whatnots. There are too many good books out there to waste time on bad ones! Reviewers save me that horror!

  2. Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    Happy 12th anniversary! I remembered when I first came onto your blog and you were hosting a giveaway and it was my first time ever winning a gift card! I was so happy that day! I hope you continue making awesome content on this blog!

  3. Ellie Wright

    I’ve been following for a long while, but I found your blog through Twitter years ago.

  4. Jessica

    I found you through a friend on twitter. I really like getting recommendations on new books to read.

  5. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    Congratulations on 12 years of fantastic reviews, challenges, and Sunday Posts! You’re an amazing woman and a terrific reviewer and blogger. After all these years, I think of you as a friend as well as an inspiration. Here’s to many more years of reading, reviewing, and sharing your thoughts!

  6. Jessica Beard

    I have loved your book reviews for several years! I believe I found you on twitter.

  7. MarthaE

    I am pretty sure I found the blog through Monday Mailbox and later I added your meme to my Sunday/Monday post. I’ve enjoyed winning some books at your blog and even more enjoyed sharing with other regular bloggers and finding good books to read. Thanks for your many years of committed posting!

  8. Kim

    I don’t remember how I found you. I think I’ve been with you for at least 10 years.

  9. Shellie

    Wow! Congratulations Kimberly on 12 years. That is truly an accomplishment. As someone who started her blog in her late 40’s just two years ago I never cease to be amazed at how long some of you have been at it. You give me such creative inspiration. I love the book blog world.

  10. holdenj

    Congrats on a dozen years!! I love to read and found you via another blog, way back when!!

  11. Bea LaRocca

    Happy Blogoversary Caffeinated Reviewer! I look for your in-depth book reviews in my mailbox each day and check into the titles that you have recommended. I have to confess that I haven’t been reading anything lately as we recently moved and there was the chaos of packing and unpacking…anyway, now that things are settling down a bit, I hope to make a dent in my substantial TBR pile. Thanks so much for all that you do, it is appreciated!

  12. Carla

    Congratulations, Kimberly. I don’t know how I found your blog, but I think I have been following you for at least 4 years or more.

  13. Summer

    Congratulations on your blogoversary! I think I found your blog through a giveaway or book tour. Anyways just thank you for continuing to blog, so many have fallen by the wayside and blogs remain my favorite way to discover new books.

  14. Megan S.

    YAYY! Happy blogoversary! I first found your blog about eight years ago whilst browsing the web and so glad I did 🙂

  15. Barbara Montag

    I found your blog by doing a Twitter search.
    And congrats on your success!

  16. Amber Terry

    Congrats on your blogoversary!!

    I found the blog years ago through, I think, the blog I Am A Reader (which no longer exists).

  17. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Congratulations on 12 years! This year marked 11 years for me (I forgot to do anything about it, lol) and it’s amazing to see all the changes over the years. I love all the book friends in the book community! No one else quite gets the passion for reading! I’ve enjoyed coming to visit here and love the Sunday Post and your Audiobook Challenge every year! He’s to many more years of blogging! 🙂 P. S. What a wonderful giveaway!

    Rachel @Waves of Fiction recently posted: Review: North of Nowhere by Allison Brennan
  18. Misty

    Congrats on 12 years of blogging. I shared my first blog post on July 6, 2016 and it was a 25 Bookish Facts About Me post. I just read that post and a good bit of them are no longer true. I celebrated my 7th blogiversary in July. I never used to be a coffee drinker but in the past few years I became obsessed with the Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks and now I’m obsessed with Dunkin Donuts Butter Pecan frozen coffee.

    Misty recently posted: My Week In Books 8/7 – 8/13
  19. Jenness M

    I found you from a review of a book I was considering and it was great so I followed.

  20. Jen Twimom

    Yea!!! Congratulations. There aren’t many of us left that have been blogging for over 10 years. I love learning the evolution of your name. When I started my blog, I didn’t plan to “review books,” so I picked a generic title – That’s What I’m Talking About. I debated changing my name when I moved to WP to make it clear I’m a book reader/reviewer, but after hashing it out with others, I just kept it.

    I love your memes and challenges. So happy to be part of the experience! All my best, Jen

  21. Mar

    Happy Blogoversary to the awesomest book blogger that inspired me to start a book blog! My fav book blog! thank you these wonderful years Kim!

  22. Janie McGaugh

    Happy 12th Blogoversary. I think I found your blog because of your participation in a contest.

  23. Audrey Stewart

    Happy 12 Year Blogoversary. I have been a reader forever, so I can’t even remember how I found you. You do great reviews and I always read them.

  24. Mary Kirkland

    Happy blogoversary! I don’t remember how I found you but I probably found you from looking at someone else’s followers or who they were following. lol I found a lot of bloggers that way. I remember back when your blog was Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so I’ve been around for a long time. it’s funny how time flys.

    Mary Kirkland recently posted: Happy Raturday!
  25. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Congrats on 12 years, Kimberly! That is a whole lots of posts. 🙂 I’m not totally certain of how I first found your blog, but I imagine it was thru your Sunday Post link-up, back when I first started blogging.

  26. Sophia Rose

    I love that you’ve had a long twelve-year journey of blogging, reviewing, and now also marketing the books we all love together. Congrats on twelve years and wishing you many more golden days of blogging, Kimberly! 🙂