Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Welcome Jenni to Xpresso Reads!

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Oh em gee! Right? Yep there are some big changes for this new year at Xpresso Reads and I’m incredibly excited to announce this news. I’m sure you all know her and adore her already: Jenni from Alluring Reads is joining Xpresso Reads!

I have been thinking for a while now that I would like to be working with a co-blogger, but after having run a blog for 2 years by myself it’s hard to imagine having to share blogging with someone else. Not because I didn’t want to, but I’ve always been anxious about changes in routine and life in general and it’s quite a huge step to make for both of us. Jenni and I met 2 years ago when this blog was only a couple of months old. We soon became very close friends – and I mean I’m as close with her as I am with some of my childhood friends. My husband even calls her my wife, kind of close. So if I would be co-blogging with anyone it had to be Jenni. I first brought it up as a joke a few months ago but it had been something I was considering for real – though I wasn’t truly ready to jump to changes then. Since then, though, I kept thinking about it and analyzing every aspect that would need to change, as well as all the positives that would come from it. I realized that there are a lot of advantages to being co-bloggers! I eventually talked myself into it, and then I talked Jenni into it with my super duper mind control powers! πŸ˜€

There will be an adjustment period for both of us, but I’m sure we’ll get the hang of this sharing a blog thing before we know it. I’m definitely a bit nervous, but also very excited. Plus, if we can survive us hating so many of each others’ favorite books, we can definitely be co-bloggers without one of us ending up dead. Maybe.

You can already see a change in the header where we added a sexy Jenni avatar, as well as her fab face on the sidebar etc. Some more changes like that will come, too, until she is fully integrated into every aspect of her new home, we were just too excited to wait any longer to make the official announcement!

So YAY! Let’s all welcome Jenni! And here’s to rocking the blogosphere together!

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83 Responses to “Welcome Jenni to Xpresso Reads!”

  1. Pili

    YAY for fun changes! Welcome Jenni!
    If you guys can agree to disagree in your fave books and your hated books, I’m sure co-blogging will be a piece of cake! It’ll also mean having a different perspective in books for your readers, so I’m sure it’ll be great for the blog!

    • Jenni

      Thanks so much, Pili! I agree, we are very fluent in arguing on a manageable level and I think that will bring a certain excitement to the blog as well.

    • Jenni

      So happy we took you by surprise, Siiri! Today just seemed like the perfect day to make the changes we’d been debating of for a while.

    • Jenni

      Giselle did a fantastic job on the header! I couldn’t be happier, though you should have seen the tata’s on my girl when it was first made up!

    • Jenni

      Yay Giselle! So happy that people are excited and I couldn’t be happier with the effort Giselle has put in to integrate my into the blog.

    • Jenni

      Hey Eileen! That’s probably because I am so bad at doing ANYTHING regularly. This is my solution to the not posting regularly thing. Look forward to seeing you around more!

  2. Grace Fonseca

    Welcome Jenni. I always love reading Jenni’s reviews from Alluring Reads. I think you two will work great together. You two will make an awesome team.

    Grace

  3. Wendy Darling

    Frankly, this makes so much sense that I don’t even know why this took so long. πŸ˜€ Congratulations, ladies! I’m sure you’re going to have a blast doing this together, and I can’t wait to see what kinds of shenanigans you get up to now that you’re practically joined at the hip.

    • Jenni

      Thanks, Wendy! Today seemed like the perfect day to bite the bullet and everything just started to make sense for us as well.

  4. Nova Lee @ Out of Time

    You guys are like a shipping… Is that weird? LOL. It makes so much sense that you would blog together cos I see you two on twitter all the time! Very excited for this, ladies. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    – Nova

  5. Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader

    I was so excited when I first saw Jenni hint at this earlier today on Twitter. Two of my favourite bloggers joining forces? Fantastic! I can’t wait to see what the two of you come up with and I can think of few people who would make a better team πŸ˜€ Congratulations y’all!

    • Jenni

      Thanks, Jen! I am so overwhelmed by all of the excitement. I was actually pretty nervous when we decided to go ahead with it this morning but all the sweet comments and general giddiness has gotten me amped up too!

  6. Emily

    Giselle!! … and Jenni!! THIS IS ALL SO EXCITING πŸ˜€ I adore reading both your posts all the time, and though I’m not always commenting, you can count that I’m always reading them! πŸ˜€ I’m sure you two will be a dynamic duo, and I think the new header is really apt! πŸ˜‰ All the best and I look forward to reading BOTH your posts! πŸ˜€ <33

  7. Teresa Salvatore

    Since most of us follow both of you lovely ladies, for us, it’s not going to be too much of a stretch to keep right on reading your blogs. But, I sure am looking forward to reading your differing points of view! Go get ’em girls!

  8. Melliane

    that’s a wonderful news! Welcome Jenny! I can’t wait to read your reviews. I hope everything will be perfect for you too, it’s fun to blog with a friend.

  9. Savannah

    Welcome Jenni! Chayse and I did the same thing last year. He had he own blog and I had mind. With his crazy school schedule we decided to combine and work together. Its worked great for us.

  10. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    I’m reasonably sure no one will end up dead here. You girls are awesome and you’ll make it work, despite some bumps on the road that are surely coming. And the rest of us have a lot to look forward to, right?
    Good luck! Oh, and happy new year!

  11. fishgirl182

    Welcome, Jenni! Excited to see some of your reviews on Xpresso Reads. Having a co-blogger is great. It takes a lot of pressure off and it’s really nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of. Yay!

  12. Haley @ YA-Aholic

    Welcome Jenni!!!!! πŸ˜€ I have been doing my blog on my own for a few years now, and having a co-blogger gets more and more tempting as time goes on! Excited to follow you and Jenni’s posts and reviews all in one spot now! (: