Happy 3rd Blog Anniversary!


It still blows my mind that I’ve been here at the ToiBox for only three years, especially since I know my blogging history goes further back than that. Still, the ToiBox is my home on the web and all those other adventures are just memories now.

Speaking of memories, it’s time to take a look a back. But first I need to recognize someone special to me. On August 21st I forgot to recognize Abraham, the main supporting character of my novel Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel.


Happy Belated Birthday Abraham!

This past blogging year has been interesting to say the least.

I participated in some really cool blog hops.

I stopped participating in a few memes.

I participated in the 31 days challenge, but not this year. I’m holding out for the A-Z.

I did a better job of recognizing holidays.

Tried some new things that worked and bunch that didn’t (this blog has been restructured way too many times and I’m not done yet.)

I got a little personal talking about the transition of leaving be a publisher and embracing complete indie status.

I caught up with a few previous guests to this blog.

I received a few blog recognition awards, the most I ever have (You like me, you really really like me 🙂 )

I started hosting for virtual book tours to fill in blog gaps and boy am I glad I did.

I started writing and posting short fiction.

I revamped my newsletter and am still struggling to truly connect with my subscribers; but hey, like everything else, it’s a work in progress.

And I posted my first piece of fan mail.

The last thing I’ll leave you with isn’t about this blog at all but about me, the author of this blog. A few months back I received a quote in my local newspaper after attending a mini-Con. I never shared it them, but just felt like it today.



Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

6 thoughts on “Happy 3rd Blog Anniversary!”

  1. Happy Anniversary! Is it only three years? It seems like longer since you first began offering us, your readers, a smorgasbord of interesting delights. It’s always a pleasure when your name pops up in my inbox, even if I don’t add comments, but I always read with interest and you’ve introduced me to some interesting people and good books, as well as entertaining us. Thanks for all the effort.
    Keep up the good work! 🙂

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