I've lost the touch of writing the monthly updates. Need to get back to it from now.
Anyway, another year is over. In 5 months, we will be 2 years old :D
Amazing journey so far. And its going to get better.
Right now, the focus is on making people read books and making people read us. So SEO goes to top priority now.
Btw, a very hearty welcome for our first non-Indian reviewer, Youngjoo Ahn. She hails from California, U.S of A [If am not mistaken]
Welcome to ALoP girl :D
People, I do hope you keep checking your emails. We don't spam you but sometimes we do need your response.
Take part in the Mixed Variety Challenge 2013 and make sure your progress bar has not fallen behind.
Video interviews and reviews will be introduced as the year progresses. [This is for all the pretty ladies of the blog. I look like an awkward horse behind a camera]
Lots of books to read this year. Some of you have actually reduced your yearly book reading numbers [yes, I'm looking at you Arpita] Also, somebody needs to wake up Maithili.
More than 400 books reviewed at ALOP last year. Can we cross 500 this year??
Lots of giveaways and themed giveaways are coming around the corner. Maybe more than 1 in a month. The mother-of-all giveaways will also happen in June. So keep coming back to us.
FRIVOLOUS FRIDAYS meme will be back. SO ABSOLUTELY NO REVIEWS ON FRIDAYS from next week.
Invite your friends. We want more books here. We want more people here. [C'mon folks, I'm the best boss you'll ever get]
Lastly, I've been tinkering with this template for quite a while now. The last template was just a teaser for this. Since you all wanted the slider, here's a bigger one. Lots of social widgets, so share it around. Also, a cool, fantastic jQuery Facebook page "like" widget I've added. There's a tweet button on the left as well.
The page is stable. It loads faster. There is also a threaded comments availability now. So instead of replying to a previous comment by posting a new one, you can simply reply to that commentator.
Sadly, there was no top comments enabled with this template. So I had to search for a better one. This new one does look sexy right?
I will be adding a few more codes for useful widgets. Need that "similar posts" thingy from the previous template.
All credits goes to the wonderful coders who makes such widgets. But you guys thank me okay for sacrificing my sleep to integrate it :P
Any bugs, any suggestions, report to me. I will try my best to make you love ALOP.
I don't have many demands, just one. This year, don't give up your love for reading. Even if you feel you don't have the time to review it here, its still okay. Just read, read, read.
With that, its FL signing off...
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
Update: Reply button in threaded comments is not working. Waiting for google to get back to me