"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Saturday, August 14, 2010

** Happy Saturday Evening **

I positively couldn't believe what I saw when I opened my blog this evening. I have 100 Followers!


(image from aol.com)

When I began this blog I didn't really think I needed one, but some of my writer friends urged me to give it a try, and thank goodness they did! I have learned so much through blogging. There are always posts to read about upcoming writing contests, calls for submissions, writing prompts, memes, and blog contests, etc. I've "met" some wonderful people, too. Some are writers, some are artists, some are decorators and collectors, some live in the US, some in other countries. I'm truly amazed by it all.

Besides learning all kinds of information, sharing photos of some of my little treasures, searching for just the right quote to end a post, I have recently realized that blogging for almost 2 years has made me a better writer. Although I've felt at times that I spend too much time blogging, I know that the book I'm writing would not be the quality it is now, if I hadn't been writing posts almost daily. It's all been a work in progress. I needed this time and practice and knowledge to hone my writing and hopefully make my book worth reading.......by millions of people! : D

If anyone is interested, here is the link for my first post in November 2008.

I can't thank everyone enough. I truly appreciate the comments, the friendship, and the camaraderie.

"For memory has painted this perfect day with colors that never fade, and we find at the end of a perfect day the soul of a friend we've made." -- Carrie Jacobs Bond

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 100 followers, Becky! Blogging has been a real learning experience for me too. :)

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  2. I agree, even if I only began blogging this summer...Blogging does help hone our writing skills. Also, it is a pretty incredible experience to connect with people from far-off countries with just a few keystrokes. Congratulations, Becky!

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  3. Hi Becky...Warm kudos on your 100 Followers. I feel the same way about blogland as you do. I will have my one year anniversary blogging in October. This has been an absolutely amazing experience. The people, the comments, the writing, the photographing, the fun! I have truly loved it all. Also, meeting you, Becky! Susan

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  4. Yippee! 100 Followers is a great accomplishment. :)

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  5. So true, Becky, blogging is truly brilliant in so many ways.

    Do you remember our email conversation? I said it would be wonderful if you reached 100 followers at the same time I reached 200? Well, we have! Isn't that great?
    Well done on 100 followers, Becky :D

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  6. Congrats on 100 followers! Amazing how much blogging can mean to us and change our lives! I know I am glad to have found you!!

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  7. Congratulations Becky! I agree, blogging has helped improve my writing. It has also rekindled my love for writing fiction, something that has been dormant for too long.

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  8. Congratulations on this milestone!

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  9. Congrats on the 100 becky!!! the second 100 will be a SNAP!

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  10. congratulations Becky! 100 is a big deal :) I had to beg my facebook fans to get my 100th follower - I was stuck at 99 for over a week!

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  11. Congratulations x 100 to you, you blogger you !!!!!
    TTL

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  12. Hi Sue, Ellie, Daisy, Sioux, Susan, Janel, Clara, Sam, Linda, Kat, Karen Lange, Mom Squad,Green Monkey and Turtle Lady! Thank you all!! As I said, it's been so fun and interesting and good for my soul!

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  13. Thank you for befriending me, Becky. It didn't seem like long ago you were just asking for follower #60!

    I know what you mean about blogging ... I do have some good stories tucked away inside all of my posted photos ... and I thought of a good way to use those stories last night. It will be easier than writing my novel!

    :>)

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  14. Congratulations! You work at it with a lot of posts and insights. You've earned your 100 and the many to follow. :)

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