#BookBlogWriMo 11/1 History of My Blog

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I am participating in BookBlogWriMo this month and today’s theme is to reflect on the history of my blog. SMS Nonfiction Book Reviews started WWAAAAAAYYYYYYY back in 2003 making this my oldest blog (I have four currently.) It was just SMS Book Reviews then.

I started off reviewing books on my Geocities website and then started reviewing them on Amazon.com as well. Then they changed the rules and made it so you had to have purchased something from Amazon to review their books. Since I didn’t have a credit card, I couldn’t purchase from them which means no more reviewing. So while trying to figure out what to do, I came across a book blog and the rest is history.

As I said in my 1000th post celebration my blog has changed looks over the years quite a few times. When I switched to my own domain and hosting I chose to focus solely on nonfiction books, even though that has always been my main focus. You can still find the old fiction reviews on here if you look but from now one, it’s all nonfiction. Why? Well because I LOVE nonfiction!

In the past few years, I’ve been reading less. I have 5 kids and 4 blogs which means not much time for reading. This blog has slowed down more than I’ve wanted it to so although it’s been around for over 10 years, it’s not getting many readers because I’m not updating as much. I am excited for BookBlogWriMo as I hope it will get me blogging about books more this month and get me working on this blog as much as I have been my other ones.

I used to be part of the book blogging crowd but I’ve fallen out of that and many of the bloggers I knew are gone. Those that aren’t gone, have blogged regularly since then and are now onto bigger and better things, leaving my blog in the dust. I guess I have to start all over with this blog anyways. So…


My name is Kathleen and I love nonfiction. Nice to meet you.

About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.