I am really excited to say that today (1st October 2021) marks 5 years since Just History Posts was founded. Read to the bottom to learn details about my special competition to mark the occasion!
The past 5 years have been quite a journey. I have learnt so much about writing accessible posts that everyone can enjoy, and my skills have improved greatly. Last year I had a specially-designed logo created for the blog, and Just History Posts received a huge makeover. It was also because of Just History Posts that I was encouraged to write my first book, Royal Witches. The first time I had a post “go viral” was my article about the accusations of witchcraft against Joan of Navarre, Queen of England, and she ended up being the first woman who features in my book.
With working full time and writing my books, managing Just History Posts has sometimes been a challenge, but I am so pleased with the wonderful community that has built around this blog, particularly on Facebook where it is always rewarding to see the comments of my regulars. Even if I can’t write detailed blog posts on here, I try to almost always have a daily post go up on social media and being able to share the interesting bits of history I come across always makes my day.
But for the 5 year anniversary of Just History Posts I just had to take a moment to give the website some love to say thank you for all the opportunities it has opened up for me. This month I will be publishing 5 brand new blog posts – one every week – so make sure to check back every Sunday for the next one! But I also want to say a huge thank you to you, the people who read my posts, who send me “likes” on social media, and who keep this blog special. If you weren’t here, then the blog wouldn’t be either.
So, to give back to you all, I am running a competition across the whole of this month! To one lucky winner, I will be giving a free signed copy of my book, Royal Witches, a free mug of your choice from my online shop, and a free set of all 10 of my historical figures bookmarks! This prize is worth £60, and it will all be yours for free.
Make sure you write your comment by midnight (UK time) on 31st October. The winner will be revealed on the 2nd November via social media and as a reply to your comment on this page, so make sure to check back in then to see if you are the lucky winner! (nb: you will need to enter an email address to comment as spam protection, but this is held securely by WordPress and I do not have access to it)
Thank you all for being such wonderful supporters through the past 5 years, and here’s to many more.