Happy One Year Blogiversary To Me!

Actually it was this past Saturday that I posted my first blog post, but things have been PRETTY CRAZY this last week in Query Land (IN A FREAKING AWESOME WAY) and I can’t wait to be able to tell you.

Anyway, yeah, it’s been one year! I honestly didn’t know if I could last past two months blogging, but I’m so glad I faced my fear and ventured into this wacky world. I’ve met so many amazing people online (and then in person at conferences) that I shudder to think where I’d not be today if I hadn’t started blogging and tweeting. (Did that sentence make sense? Hey, it’s morning. You know what I mean.)

I was kind of surprised to read what I thought I’d be blogging about since I was just taking a stab in the dark: “writing tips, book reviews, musings, questions about my work in progress, the occasional rant.” I don’t think I’ve done a rant, but I was most surprised about the book reviews, because early on I decided not to do them at all as I didn’t want to delve into that quagmire. However, I surprised myself recently by doing a review of recent geeky romances and enjoyed that.

This milestone is a nice kick in the pants though, because lately I’ve been remiss in posting regularly. I had two conferences exactly a month apart and another next week (!) and then the craziness of querying in earnest, which started on 9/13. So this post is me recommitting to a regular schedule, which will be (except when away on vacation or at conferences):

  • Mondays: First Monday of the Month–Monday Hunk Who Reads, rest of them reader-focused posts.
  • Wednesdays: Writing Craft or Writer’s Life posts
  • Saturdays: Weekend Grab Bag
  • Sundays: Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s my blog stats:

  • 47,479 all time views
  • Highest views in one day: 648
  • 150 blog followers (115 via WP, 26 via email, 9 via feedburner)
  • The most popular page of all time? Monday Hunk Who Reads – Dan Stevens (3,283 views since it posted on 1/9/12)

So happy to be among you all and thank you so much for your support this past year! Do you blog? If so, are you happy you’re doing it? Did you think it would be difficult too?

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12 Comments

  1. [ Smiles ] Congratulations on making one year where blogging is concerned. I genuinely wish you all the best and never give up blogging!

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  2. jodenton445

     /  September 26, 2012

    Congratulations, Angela! I enjoy reading your posts. They are helpful and fun. I blog also, although I have a hard time doing more than one post a week, but I keep at it. It’s so exciting that you’re having great things happen with your queries. Wish you the best.

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  3. Congratulations on your first year in blogging. I’ve enjoyed.

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  4. Congrats, Angela! I look forward to reading more of your posts now that I am writing full-time. And your blog stats are fantastic!

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  5. You’re doing an amazing job! Can’t wait to hear your good news, too.

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  6. Kate Meader

     /  September 26, 2012

    Congrats, Angela! I really should blog more…you’re an inspiration.

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  7. What would we do without the internet? How else would we meet all the wonderful people out there? I first starting blogging to meet people I wouldn’t ordinarily meet. Mission accomplished!
    Carry on posting !

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  8. Cheers! I always read your posts and love them. I enjoy blogging but find there’s so many shiny kitties to look at and I ramble too much in comments so I’ve had to become more of a lurker so I actually get some writing done. Hope it’s another great year for you:-)

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  9. Congratulations Angela! Scary how times flies, huh? I just looked up my first post and realized it was Sept 29, 2011. Keep up your fun and insightful posts.

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  10. happy anniversary :-)

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  11. Congratulations on your anniversary. Kudos for a job well done.

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