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Meet the NEW Hosts of #Bloggiesta

It’s official Bloggiesta has two new hosts to join Emily. MC was a wonderful host and we miss her so much. She has a ton going on this year and has taken a step back. She’s still involved and hopefully we will see more of her again soon. In the meantime, Michelle and Berls have graciously agreed to help me kick Bloggiesta 2018 off with a bang. They are veteran challenge hosts and are sure to do an awesome job. The three of us are all excited to make Bloggiesta an awesome event in 2018. We wanted to let you all get to know us better.


I am Emily from Emily Reads Everything. I’ve been blogging and attending events for almost 3 years. I found Bloggiesta my first fall as a book blogger and I immediately fell in love with the idea of doing blog maintenance and learning new skills on a schedule with other people. I’m definitely a planner and I love leaving myself some jobs for a regularly scheduled time. Especially now that I live and die by my Bullet Journal. I have a page where I write down all the jobs I’m putting off until the next Bloggiesta! 😀

This year has been a year of incredible growth and change for my family. I went from being childless to having 5 kids in a single year!! It’s been a huge adjustment and my blogging and me time has definitely suffered. I’m lucky that I have an incredible husband who genuinely wants me to work on projects and he works hard to support me. I’m trying to figure out how to still do stuff for myself in a houseful of people who need me all the time.

I am really looking forward to Bloggiesta this year and working with Berls and Michelle. I can already tell that they are going to challenge me and Bloggiesta is going to be so much better for it!


Hi y’all, I’m Berls and super excited to be helping Michelle and Emily keep Bloggiesta going! I found Bloggiesta when I started blogging a little over 4 years ago and it helped me get some things much better organized on my blog, which was Fantasy is More Fun at the time. I even hosted a photo storage challenge, teaching all about Flickr.

Since then, blogging solo got a bit too overwhelming and I decided to close down Fantasy is More Fun. Thankfully, Michelle adopted me and I’m now a Co-Blogger at Because Reading. It was like a no-brainer for us to blog together, since we’ve been co-hosting challenges together for 4 years. We seem to be a bit addicted, in fact. So… My blog was dying, but my love of reading, talking about reading and the blogosphere was as strong as ever. I’m so thankful for my new home!

I’m not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is as big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and join us as we get down to business on our blogs!


Hi, I am Michelle from Because Reading is better than real life, I am a book blogger that has been blogging for about 5 years. When I started blogging I found the bloggiesta event and have been participating in it ever since. I am over the moon excited to now be helping with hosting it. I run quite a few challenges with my recently acquired co-blogger (she’s had her own blog and almost quit blogging but I kidnap… adopted her and now she is my co-blogger) so I am excited to be co-hosting Bloggiesta.

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, one pretty cute fluffy kid and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader, wine and coffee drinker, lover of make believe and a graphic designer with 20+ years experience. I have my own business “Limabean Designs” to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I recently started making premade covers and have a pretty awesome group. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. Plus I made some pretty amazing friends along the way. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Love, Can you read a series in a month and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge.

I want to help you create a warm welcoming environment on your blog, so lets get those tasks done together! I hope you will be joining us for this and future Bloggiestas. The tasks are fun to do but the blogging community is what we love the most.

Sign up post will be live tomorrow!!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and Have an awesome day!