I made it!!!!!
I am proud to say that I have made it to one year of blogging.
WOW! Can I say it's been quite an adventure? I never thought I would be this into blogging and would have accomplished so much.
So, what has happened in one year?
1) I graduated from college.
Okay that happened before blogging, but it was just a week after I graduated that I started this blog, so it counts as being part of the "blogging" period.
2) Finished my first fantasy novel.
Finishing a fantasy novel I had been working on since I was ten means so much to me I can't even describe it. I'm rewriting Chatper 4 and I am really hoping I make my end of the year goal. And maybe one day some time soon I'll be asking my fellow bloggers for a book review.
3) Got a job, and then got laid off.
So this isn't exactly something to brag about, but two months after graduating from college I got a job, and then about 8 months later I got laid off. Oh well...life happens, right? In the meantime, here's hoping that I get a job soon!
4) Several, several short stories have been completed.
I should call my year of blogging, the year of writing as well. As much contemplation and debating that goes on about whether writer's should even have a blog, I've gotten so much writing done along the way. That's the main reason I started this blog - to overcome writer's block. And you know what? I did.
5) Met some amazing people along the way.
I never thought while blogging I would meet people that have become some awesome blogging friends. There truly is a wonderful community of writer's in the blogosphere and I have had so much fun meeting all of you. Although there are many that come and go, it's wonderful to meet you all.
There has been so much change in my blog as well. It started out as a blog strictly about writing to a blog about pretty much anything these days. I may have broken the rules on what you should do for your blog, but to me it's been worth it. While the change in my blog subject may have lost me readers, I've gained a fantastic perspective on what my blog means to me as well as taken steps in the direction of actually making money on this blog.
Whether you are a faithful commenter, a blog stalker who remains comment-less, a stop-on-by-er, a collaborater, a co-host, or one of those bloggers who I may never hear from again (even though I appreciated your presence when it was here), thank you for everything you have given me along the way.
A special thank you to everyone who has stuck with me throughout this entire year, a thank you to the new readers who have just come on board, a thank you to my family who supported me and this time-suck called blogging, and a even greater thank you to my muse (and even my anti-muse) who have inspired me along the way.
For old times sake, and a step back in blog time, feel free to take a look at my very first blog post ever by clicking this link. And please make sure to click some of the links within this post as they go to some of my favorite blog posts I've done so far. Also, make sure to read (if you haven't already) my most popular post ever - a post that received over 4,300 reads (!!!)- called, "Why The Tan Lady Proves There Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing."
I have 154 posts.
I have over 1,472 comments.
I have over 48,000 views.
And a whole lotta love for you awesome people!
Happy One Year Blog Anniversary!