Stay Bookish At Two Years!

2nd blogoversary

Two years of book blogging? While there are those who’ve blogged far longer, I think it’s no easy feat. To be honest, looking back from the point I created Stay Bookish, I never imagined really keeping up my blog and working hard to make it the best that I can make it to be. Still, book blogging grew to be something I’m passionate about and with it my love for reading. And that was the point of it all, wasn’t it? That I fall constantly in love with books as I do to this very day? That in itself makes my run with blogging so far successful for me.

But more to that, I feel like I’ve had so many other blogging triumphs to celebrate: connecting with so many amazing blogger and authors and book people, stats like 1k+ followers on Bloglovin’, 3k on Twitter (just today!), 2k+ on Instagram, 5k on Tumblr, launching a blog design shop, doing my first video interview with a favourite author, speaking at BEA Blogger Con and attending Book Expo America! Truly, I’m amazed and left wondering how that even happened. Nonetheless, I’m grateful for it- but most of all, I’m grateful for YOU, dear reader.

In the next year of blogging to come, I want to make Stay Bookish even better. But I need your help! By answering my reader survey, you can let me know your thoughts on the blog and you can have input on what I can do to take Stay Bookish further. I love my blog readers forever and this is my way of telling you: YOU MATTER. While this blog is technically mine because I write it, it’s also yours- to read and to enjoy. So do answer the survey so I can weigh in your recommendations for the blog!

And to thank you for answering the survey, for reading the blog, for just bearing with my flailing around the internet for two awesome years, here’s a chance to win books:

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Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Glorinel on June 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Love the blog,keep it up !!!

  2. Susan T. on June 12, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Congratulations on two years! You’ve certainly been successful! I really enjoy getting you email in my inbox every day and you always make my TBR list even longer! :)

  3. Annie on June 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS ON TWO YEARS HAZEL!!! It honestly seems like you’ve been blogging for FOREVER though. You’ve achieved so much in these two years and I just know that these next few years are going to be even BETTER. Can’t imagine the blogosphere without you or your lovely posts so have a very happy blogoversary! :)

  4. Maria Theresa Santos on June 12, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Congrats on your blog!

  5. Josie on June 13, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Congrats on 2 years!!! Keep doing what you’re doing!

  6. Kay @ It's a Book Life on June 13, 2015 at 12:59 am


  7. Jennilyn V. on June 13, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Happy blogoversary!!! More power, keep it up! :)

  8. Paula M. @ Her Book Thoughts! on June 13, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Hazel, happy blogoversary again! In case you don’t know you’re one of the bloggers I look up to ;) And it’s awesome that you’re a Filipino. PH bookworms are such badasses Haha! Anyway, like I said over DM: KEEP BLOGGING! You’re so in the right track and you’re so polite and I feel your genuineness and I’m not sure but I can guess that those are some of the reasons why a lot of readers adore you! Keep smiling, stay pretty and stay true to books and authors. We have to meet someday ;)

    Will answer the form when I’m using laptop, rn I’m on mobile :P

  9. Cee on June 13, 2015 at 3:37 am

    YEEEEEE. CONGRATS ON TWO YEARS + the milestones!

  10. Ruzanna on June 13, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Congratulations!! Keep up the awesome work! <3

  11. Mel@thedailyprophecy on June 13, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Happy 2nd blogoversary girl! Keep up the good work :)

  12. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog on June 13, 2015 at 5:52 am

    Happy blogoversary!

  13. Kristin @ Simply Bookish Things on June 13, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Congratulations on two years! XD

  14. Alena @ Anatomy of a Booknerd on June 13, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Happy Blogoversary, Hazel! And congratulations! I’m so happy to be one of your followers from the start and having to see you improve a lot is such a pleasure to witness! <3 Keep it up! xx

  15. Arantxa C on June 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Happy blogoversary! You’re doing a great job, congrats :)

  16. Mitchii G. on June 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Just dropping by to say congrats *pops push-pop confetti* you’ve done such marvelous things in span of two years! Always been lovely to read the journey of the blogger; & milestone like this tend to leave a smile on my face! Congrats again~!!! <3

  17. Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic on June 13, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Congratulations! You’ve accomplished so much in two years and you have such a wonderful blog – I look forward to seeing your future posts! <3

  18. Bieke @ Istyria book blog on June 13, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Congrats Hazel!

  19. Emily on June 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

    CONGRATULATIONS HAZEL! You are such a wonderfully talented girl and I’m always so inspired by you *O* You’ve done and accomplished so much in the past two years, I’m in awe! Your blog designs are so epic (sometimes it’s so hard to choose which blog designer to work with because AH >//<)!! Here's to many more years to come! HAPPY BLOGVERSARY :D

  20. Cali W. on June 13, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway! Cheers to many more years. :)

  21. Kelley (Oh, the Books!) on June 13, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations on two years, Hazel! I’m so glad that I found your blog, because I always love your beautiful designs and thoughtful discussion posts. I’m so proud of all the accomplishments you’ve acquired so far in only two years of book blogging! Here’s to many more. :D

  22. Francis Alvarez on June 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Congratulations! Happy 2nd blogoversary! I really love your blog :) Keep the love on reading and we’ll do the same haha. More power to your blog and let’s party!!!

  23. Stephanie @ Bookfever on June 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Happy 2nd blogoversary, Hazel! Love your blog (duhhh!) and keep up the good work! :D Congrats!

  24. Diana Sousa on June 13, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Congratulations on your blogoversary!! :D
    Thank you for doing this, and I hope your blog will be here with us for many years to come!

  25. Alex de la Paz on June 14, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Congrats, Hazel! Happy 2nd blogoversary!! I really love your blog! Keep it up! <3

  26. Ailla @ Le Bibliophile~ on June 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Hazel! Two years of blogging? That is so amazing! Congratulations on your blogoversary! Hope to see more posts from you in the future :) Cheers to more bibliophilic years! Stay bookish ;)

  27. Miguel @ The Quirky Reader on June 14, 2015 at 5:11 am

    HAPPY TWO YEARS HAZEL! Thank you for sharing your blog with us. I will always be a faithful Stay Bookish reader. Here’s to more anniversaries! <3

  28. Michelle on June 14, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Congratulations! I hope you will be blogging for many years to come :)

  29. Amanda @ Beautiful Bookish Butterflies on June 14, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Congratulations Hazel, two years is a great thing! Be proud of yourself, you’ve done so well! :)

  30. Shannelle on June 14, 2015 at 7:20 am

    I think it’s insane you’ve just been blogging for two years, Hazel. It feels like you’ve been blogging for far longer! Congratulations on reaching two years; go treat yourself to some cake! *hands you a virtual one*

  31. Emily on June 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Congratulations on two years!! That’s such an exciting accomplishment. I’m a fairly new visitor, but your content is quality, and I hope you continue blogging for years to come!

  32. Chanpreet on June 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations on this milestone! :)

  33. Romi on June 15, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Congratulations on two years! How fantastic, and I’m really happy for you. Blogging is a kind of intense thing to get into, and it’s a comittment, but it is so worthwhile and I’m glad you’ve found that. Have another two brilliant years! xx

  34. Alexa S. on June 15, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Happy two years of blogging, Hazel! It seriously feels like you’ve been blogging for MUCH longer than that. I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you a little better over the past year, and that we even got to hang out a little bit in person! <3

  35. Carol on June 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations!!! Two years in internet time is a real milestone! ;) I’m so happy that you find the time to post your reviews!

  36. Karin on June 16, 2015 at 9:03 am

    congratulations on 2 years :) don’t stop blogging !!

  37. Jayvee @ Writer For Misfits on June 16, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I am really, really happy for your two years in blogging Hazel! Thanks for sharing your wonderful self to the bookish community and being an inspiration to me! ILY very much and hope for more wonderful things coming for you and your blog! I’ll be here for you if you need anything! <3

  38. Cecelia on June 16, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Congrats on two years of blogging! The longer I make it, the more I’m impressed by anyone who keeps it up. There’s a lot of dedication and passion involved behind the scenes!

  39. La La in the Library on June 18, 2015 at 5:28 am

    O.M.Gawd, Hazel, you have only been blogging two years?! I thought you had been blogging four or five years because your blog is so popular. I am at a year and a half and I am nowhere near achieving what you have achieved. CONGRATULATIONS! Plus doing a panel at BEA, incredible. I haven’t had time to stop in to look at your BEA recap yet, but I promise I will. Thanks for celebrating with such a fab giveaway contest. Here is to many more yeats of blogging, cheers!

  40. Shamara on June 18, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Happy Blogoversary. Huge congrats on making it to two years!!

  41. Rebecca Hipworth on June 18, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations on blogging for 2 years! I hope you continue to blog for many more. :)

  42. Cait @ Paper Fury on June 18, 2015 at 7:38 am

    HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!!!! *showers you with confetti and congratulatory cake* OMG, I DO SO LOVE YOUR BLOG. I don’t read as much as I’d like to (gahhh, life, why are you so busy and distracting?!) but I love your style and your posts and your design and photography SO JUST YEAH EVERYTHING. Here’s to many more years of this epicness. <3

  43. Hazel Casas on June 18, 2015 at 8:08 am

    happy blogversary! Wooohhh! I’ve been following your blog for a year already.

  44. Beatrice on June 19, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Happy 2nd Blogversary! I hope my answers in the survey will help even in the tiniest bit. And thanks for the giveaway! :D

  45. Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought on June 19, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Happy 2nd blogoversary! Your blog is awesome, keep it <33

  46. Elle (@bookcatastrophe) on June 19, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Happy 2 years! :)
    You’re an amazing blogger. I always attempt to create my own blog but it ends up rotting. I always end up posting nothing. Maybe, some other time.
    Anyway, keep up this pretty blog. I enjoy reading your posts. :)

  47. Anette Fabre on June 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Happy two years! :D You are one hell of a blogger really. I just have no words for you except you are awesome!

  48. Annabelle on June 20, 2015 at 3:40 am


  49. Claudia B. on June 20, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Happy 2nd blogversary and congrats on all those amazing stats! :D

  50. Samantha Wallace on June 20, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Congratulations on your 2nd Blogoversary and many more to come!! :D

  51. Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales on June 21, 2015 at 5:30 am

    I know I am really really late, but still, happy blogoversary!:) I am so excited to see one of my favourite blogs turn two and I am so happy for you! Keep being awesome:)

  52. Rosie Dunningham on June 21, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Congratulations on this wonderful achievement! Keep being brilliant, I love reading your blog :) Rosie xx

  53. Schen on June 22, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Wow! CONGRATULATIONS FOR TWO EFFING YEARS! Keep on keeping on, do what you love, and continue inspiring people to read :)

  54. Rebecca on June 22, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Happy two year blogoversary, Hazel! I’ve been following your blog for what seems like forever and though I don’t stop by and comment as often as I’d like, I enjoy your posts and look forward to visiting your blog more in the future!

  55. Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity on June 22, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    HAPPY TWO YEARS! We are the same age in blogging years, hurrah! For some reason I had a totally inaccurate memory of our blogiversaries being on the same day O.o I don’t know where that came from LOL. Maybe ti was the same month that I’m remembering? Mine is June 3rd :D

    Anyway. YAY for two years. Stay Bookish is so lovely, and one of the first blogs I really remember LOVING when reading it, and visiting.

    I adore seeing your designs around the blogosphere (I have probably told you this too many times HAHA), and I hope to see more in the future.

    Here’s to more reading, blogging, and everything else awesome! <3

  56. Zaira Fernando on June 23, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Happy blogversary!!!!! Keep being great at what you’re doing, Ate Hazel!! :)

  57. Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde on June 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Congrats on 2 years! I’ve accomplished so much and have an amazing blog! It’s gorgeous!

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  58. Isha on June 26, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Happy blogoversary! Stay strong. I really enjoy your reviews and how you help me with code related stuff. I hope you stay humble and nice x

  59. Leigh @ Little Book Star on June 27, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Congrats on the anniversary, Hazel! You seriously deserve all those accomplishments :) Keep up the great work and I’m looking forward into reading more of your posts.

  60. Angel on June 28, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Congrats on two years Ate Hazel! I look up to your discussion posts and designing powers! :)

  61. Skylee @ thenightgirl on June 29, 2015 at 2:04 am

    TWO YEARS!! *cheers* CONGRATS! You’re definitely a motivation to keep blogging!

  62. Adele on June 29, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Congratulations on your blogiversary x

  63. Kim on June 29, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Happy Blogversary- great blog.

  64. Sherna Tesara on June 29, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Two years! Wow, congratulations ate Hazel! This is my fave blog, both international and local.

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  66. Zed on June 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Happy bloggoversary and I hope you have many many more.

  67. Aik on July 1, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Congrats on hitting BIG 2! It is not easy to maintain and keep a book blog up to date, so each blogoversary is worthy of a big celebration! Don’t give up your passion for books and writing! I look forward to celebrating your BIG 3 with you next year.

  68. Rizka on July 2, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Happy blogversary! Keep up the good work!

  69. Denise H on July 3, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Congrats on two years Hazel! :)

  70. lea on July 4, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Happy blogoversary! thanks for the chance <3

  71. mars on July 4, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Congratulations Hazel! 2 years is a pretty short time to have achieved all of those you mentioned above so you know you’re doing a really good job in keeping this blog! I’m a big fan already since you’re into film photography too, aside from being a bibliophile! You’ve gained another loyal follower here! Have a good one!

  72. Catherine S on July 4, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Congratulations for the blogoversary!! Here’s for more years to come *cheers*

  73. Kelly Mather on July 5, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Congrats!!! This is a huge milestone. Keep up the good work!!

  74. kenny campos on July 8, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Happy Blogversary, hazel! Cheers for more blogversaries to come!

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  76. JM Cabral on July 11, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Congrats for making it 2 years out in the open, Ate Hazel! I wish for more good and blessed years for you and this blog! God bless! :)

  77. Jam Macmac on July 13, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Happy 2nd birthday on your blog! Stay awesome! Keeping an eye on your next posts :))

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