I recently told my husband that I was coming up on an important writing anniversary. At the end of March, I will have successfully completed one year of weekly blogging. The blog itself has existed longer than that, but it wasn’t until last spring, (thanks in part to my involvement in an online mastermind group) that I made a serious commitment to posting on a regular and consistent basis. Every Wednesday since March 29, 2017 a blog post about a writing topic has appeared on my blog at 5 am. (Thanks to scheduling software, I don’t actually have to be awake at 5 am for this to happen!)
I am pretty proud of this.
Here are a few additional stats that I am also proud of.
15 posts with shout outs to fellow word nerds
8 guest posts
My declaration of this anniversary achievement prompted another conversation.
“Do you remember when you first starting writing?” My husband asked. “You wrote those articles for Yahoo and earned like a penny per click.”
“It was actually less than that,” I corrected.
“Either way, look how far you have come!”
How far I have come. “Those articles for Yahoo”, which don’t even exist online anymore, were written in 2011, 2012 and 2013, five and more years ago. Since then I’ve self-published 7 books, led writing workshops in 3 states and will soon leave my full time teaching job because this “writing gig” is going pretty darn well.
To celebrate all of this, I am re-posting links to my favorite blog posts from the past year. Thank you all for traveling with me on this journey. I hope I have many more adventures to share with you.
September 13, 2017 - Many people call me crazy. And they are right.
October 18, 2017 - A reflection on the beautiful area in which I live, and the words of inspiration I find along a daily driving route.
November 1, 2017 - Why I decided not to participate in National Novel Writing Month in 2017 and what I chose to do instead.
January 10, 2018 - A personal reflection on my journey as a writer and what the year ahead looks like for me.
March 14, 2018 - The final reveal of my NEW WRITNG office! A BIG moment for me!