Thanksgiving is coming up, and you know what that means!
I’ve been waiting to write this post for a LONG time, because the people in this list give me ALL THE FEELS everyday, especially on random bad mood days. I really can’t say it enough, thanks to all of you guys and I hope this post conveys how much I appreciate all of you!
My readers: first of all, thanks to each and every single one of you guys! You’re amazing and even though I’m still getting over the fact that people actually read my reviews–
The moment when I'm reminded that someone actually reads my ranting and awkwardness and flailing. (aka, my blog) Thanks @jessethereader ;D
— Eli Madison (@elimadison2019) October 22, 2014
–you all are a big part of the reason that I blog and keep on blogging even when it gets really frustrating. To everyone who has followed me from the very beginning or just recently, you guys are awesome and you deserve cake and ridable unicorns and bouncy houses and and compliments and books and to win all the Fantasy Football.
Other bloggers/vloggers — you guys are some of the coolest people around. Whenever I’m in a reading or writing slump or I need to rant about a book/author, you all are there and your random twitter musings never cease to amuse me. Thank you all so much for the encouragement and all that you do. Your blogs are amazing, and both you and your blog are inspirations to me. It’s really, really hard to run a blog, and a lot of people don’t know that or appreciate it. You guys do, and thank you for being there. Individual thanks are below, but if I forgot someone I’M SORRY.
Kayla @ A Wonderland of Reading: Kayla, thanks so much for pokemon and shoutouts and talks about the most random stuff and not judging me for not liking Harry Potter and clarifying that in Catching Fire, no one catches any fire and small, furry animals at 6:30 in the morning when I’m supposed to be heading to school and I’m tired as heck.
I feel like if @elimadison2019 & I were to meet, the world would explode because it wouldn’t be able to handle so much awesomeness at once.
— Kayla DeGoblin (@KaylaIChooseYou) May 26, 2014
Nikki @ Fiction Freak: NIKKI. NIKKI FREAKING WANG. Mad props to you. You are the best crit partner, all CAPS lock tweeter, fangirl, supporter-of-authors and blogger that I know. You’re awesome, and thank you for always listening to me, helping me work out the rough parts in my writing and for continually doing favors for me. You’re the coolest and OG all the way. :3
Jess @ Fly to Fiction: Jess, as one of the original bloggers that I met when I was first started blogging, thank you so much for your continued support and everything that you do. You’ve been nothing but awesome since the very first day we met, and you’ve been a huge help to me. You and Jayne are my mains, and I love talking to you about music, books and shows. You’ve helped me so much, and you’re always there to support my ideas so that I can actually pull them off. XD You’re easy to talk to, and we need to catch up! DM me. :D Thanks for everything!
Kelly @ Effortlessly Reading: Kelly, thanks for being the completing third to Elkayellymon. Unlike other pokemon, it takes three pokemon to combine with a special stone known as the Twitter Stone to create one amazing pokemon better than even Mewtwo. It’s great to talk to you, and our conversations are never boring. I love Elkayellymon more than a Shiny EX Level 100 Charizard card and a Level 100 Ash’s Pikachu, and that’s saying something huge. ;D
Cal @ Read Books and Live Green: Cal, even though we haven’t done anything together on our blogs I think about you every single time I put a green heart (I only use green hearts now). I know it’s all part of your diabolical plan to take over the world and make ALL THE HEARTS GREEN, but somehow I don’t mind how devilish it is because you would make an awesome overlord of the world (just kidding just kidding XD). Your little dog icon and your energy are awesome!
Jayne @ Fiction: The New Reality: Jayne, thanks for always being there when I needed you. You deserve all the amazingness and I hope we can talk soon! Your IG feed is amazing and makes me miss the city. I’m so glad that you’ve been doing well, and I definitely hope to make it back to NY so that we can meet! I hope you keep on reading, and if you ever start up your blog again I would love to do a feature with you!
Tweeps: Even though you guys don’t have blogs, I appreciate you guys so much and you’re such a big part of my blogging/reading/writing life that I had to put a section here! Thank you all for everything that you do. For gummy bear awesomeness, general hilarity and managing to make my day every day. :D
Kira: Where do I even begin to start with you?
— Kira Nenad Vuletic (@nexyz5) April 13, 2014
@elimadison2019 Also , are we not going to talk about the fact that one of Ichigos new zanpakutos looks like butcher knife ?
— Kira Nenad Vuletic (@nexyz5) August 14, 2014
— Kira Nenad Vuletic (@nexyz5) May 30, 2014
— Kira Nenad Vuletic (@nexyz5) October 7, 2014
— Kira Nenad Vuletic (@nexyz5) October 4, 2014
Our tag teaming hate of Twilight is bomb. You’re cool and disturbing and a good friend. You have a terrible haircut but we’re friends anyway. You’re generally hilarious and I couldn’t imagine our twitter chats without you. Thanks for everything.
Matt Keenan: MATT. Thank you so much for everything. You’re one of the nicest guys I know, and also one of the coolest ones. I love talking to you about writing and our individual dreams/ideas. Thank you so much for helping me out with my writing, book suggestions, movie suggestions and so much more.
Wishes aka Care Bear aka Pervy Popsicle aka name-I-can’t-pronounce: Wishessss. I only got to know you recently, but it’s been great so far getting to know you. Full Metal Alchemist/Fairy Tale/SAO forever.
Steph: Even though we’ve gone through some rocky stuff, it’s been amazing getting to know you and you’re an amazing person. Thanks for all your support in blogging, books, writing and overall life XD. I loved your fan fiction. I think we both agree that Matt is cool and Kira is disturbing (but okay). Thanks for everything this past year.
GBC: Thanks to everyone in GBC as a whole for 50+ notifications within five minutes, gummy bears through the roof, hilarious graphics and making me smile wherever I am. You’re the greatest!
Authors: Some people have superheroes. I have authors. There are so many people I can only hope to write as well someday, and these people are on that list. It’s so much fun to work with all of you and authors, the YA Valentines in particular, have made my day so many times this year. I’ve grown a lot as a blogger, and I really appreciate that y’all are willing to listen (and actually carry out!) my schemes. I HAVE to meet you all one day, and until then I’ll be satisfied with your books and coming up with crazy ideas for you. :3
Lynne Matson: LYNNE. You are fabulous, and thanks for always being open to my crazy ideas. I love your books, and I’m so glad that I got involved with the YA Valentines this year. It’s been so much fun to talk with you and support your writing. I hope you write for a long, long time and that one day you’ll come up here so that I can meet you!
Paula Stokes: Ahmaagash. Team Lainey and Team Liars (so far) have been awesome! I think some of the most fun I’ve had in a street team have been in yours. Thanks so much for rationalizing me out when I need it, and listening to everything I have to say. You’re an awesome author, and I’m so glad that you have ALL THE BOOKS coming out because
You’re seriously amazing, in books and in life and I can’t believe all the work that you do. Just make sure to take care of yourself! And when you come up north, be sure to be ready for my flailing. I’ll bring the food. ;)
Jen McConnel: JEN, BOOKS AND WITCHES AND COOL THINGS. You’ve made my year really magical, and even though we haven’t been in touch lately I can’t wait to dive back into all kinds of Witcherific matters. Thanks!
Amy Finnegan: Amy, thank you so much for your amazing compliments on my reviews and talks about Cyanide and Happiness creepy/cool little dudes and writing. I hope we can work together soon! Also, thanks for Not in the Script. Seriously good story. :D
BETHANY. You know this gif is for you. :3 Seriously, thank you. You are hilarious and so cool and your writing is BOMB. Ever since I’ve “met” you, you’ve been amazing to me and it’s always a lot of fun to talk and work with you. Thank you for SHORT BUS and AIT and awesome feedback and making me laugh all the time. I cannot wait until your next book! You’re so talented and I hope you continue to write for a LONG time. Thank you!
The Whole YA Valentines crew: There are not enough words to explain how thankful I am for this group of people. I’ve worked with each of you over the course of the last year and the experience has been amazing. You are all amazingly talented, and because of y’all I’ve been able to grow so much as a writer, a blogger and a schemer. I hope that I stay in touch with each of you and have the ability to promote your books for a long time. Thank you all for everything you do, and for the books you write. I hope to meet you soon!
There are so many other bloggers, writers, authors and just people I am so thankful for online and off. To name some: A.G. Howard, Annie Cosby, Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure, Isabel @ Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews, Leila Sales, Becca @ Pivot Book Review, Xander @ Forever Literary, Nikki Godwin, Heather Demetrios, Emily @ The Book Geek, Ashley Nixon and Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf. Thank you all and I hope you guys have an amazing Thanksgiving! <33333