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Monday, March 1

Hey, I Missed a Birthday!

I just realized the blog is officially a year old. My first post was February 24, 2009.

I'm going to get a little sappy here, so bear with me. I wasn't sure about the whole blogging idea when I first started. Did I have enough to say? Would anyone care what I had to say? But I was a big blog fan and wanted to give it a try. And since the only thing I knew well enough to talk about on a daily basis was writing, I tried that.

Here we are a year later.

148 followers, and I get several more every week as you guys talk about the blog and share with your friends.

257 posts.

Over 20,000 visitors.

Over 30,000 pages read.

Lots of fun discussions in the comments sections, and a great community of commenters. You're all so helpful and respectful of each other, and I've never once had to delete anyone's comments or moderate. (Okay, that one spammer from China, but they don't count)

Thank you all so much for coming back to discuss writing with me, for sharing the blog and linking me to other blogs. For picking up my posts elsewhere and sending friends to read what I have to say. I am grateful, I am honored, and I am humbled.

It's been a great year, and I look forward to seeing where we are when 2011 rolls around.

Who knows? I might even remember the anniversary date.


  1. Congrats! Here's to many more good things to come. :)

  2. Hooray for you! One year of blogging is pretty impressive feat especially considering the number of posts. Look forward to the next year.

  3. Congrats! I've enjoyed reading the blog and I look forward to many more useful posts!

  4. Carradee12:46 PM EST

    *whistles* Nice job!

    What amazes me most is you keep your posts interesting, and have your quantity without sacrificing quality.

  5. Congrats on the anniversary. I have the same fears as you as I think about starting a blog. I am amazed at all your detailed advice on writing. That's what makes your blog so interesting.

  6. Awesome! Congratulations!!! I know I haven't been around the entire year but I was fortunate enough to find this year and love your blog!

  7. Anonymous3:29 PM EST

    Congratulations and Happy Blogday Janice! Thanks for sharing all the great information and I'm looking forward to the next year :)

  8. Congrats! This is the most helpful writing advice blog on my blogroll -- keep up the good work, and it's much appreciated!

  9. Happy Blog Birthday! Hope this year is even more fabulous than the last one.

  10. Cheers! This is one of the blogs I look forward to reading whenever I log into blogger. Here's to another great year!

  11. Aw, thanks so much all :) You guys make it all worthwhile. Here's a great second year! (and lots of good news for everyone)

  12. I'm so glad I found your blog. Congratulations on your blog birthday, and best wishes for many more.

  13. Congratulations, and very well deserved. Best blog ever for writing advices!