Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday's Wonders--Followers

Yesterday, I hit a milestone. 100 Followers. Woohoo! *Throws confetti*

I feel the need to mark the occasion with a prize, sooooo... Susan R. Mills, you're the lucky follower. You win a $20.00 gift card from Barnes & Noble for being my 100th. Just send me your address to lacmoss (at) gmail (dot) com, and I'll whip that right out to you.

Blogging has been such a great thing for me. I started it to have that web presence agents say we need and found that it has given me so much more. I've met so many wonderful friends. I've learned so many important lessons about writing and publishing. I've found beta readers and a crit group. I've hopefully helped some of you along the way. I've discovered that the writing world is full of helpful, friendly, supportive people. It's a nice thing to know that even though the competition is stiff most writers are cheering each other on rather than cutting each other down.

So... Thanks to the followers out there. The supporters. You are a wonder.

15 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

Yeah, I love this blogging community! Congrats on hitting the century mark and congrats to Susan for winning!

KLo said...

I've had the same experience with blogging ... I started not knowing what to expect and have found some amazing people all over the world. I'm approaching 100 followers, and it still shocks me that so many people are interested in what I have to say. Even better, though, is reading the thoughts and ideas of so many other people, especially aspiring writers like me (and following their successes and struggles, which are so much like mine). You are wonderful :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Great post, congratulations on 100! Blogging has become like college again for me. We shared so many of the same goals and aspirations on campus that this 'experience' takes me back to the 'good old days.'

Patti Lacy said...

So glad I found this blog at another site, Lois!
It's GREAT! congratulations on your milestone!

I read over your 2010 books and see common threads!

Hope you stop by my place and check it out!

Patti
www.pattilacy.com/blog

Crimey said...

I've come to the same realization as well. Blogging is so much more than having a web presence. The opportunity to network and work with other writers and make friends is wonderful.

T. Anne said...

YAY! *throws confetti* Here's to one hundred more. You go girl!

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats on the followers! It is such an amazing community, isn't it? :)

Angie said...

Yay! 100 followers. Congrats!

Kelly H-Y said...

Congrats on 100! That's so awesome! And, your words about our blogging friends are so very true!

Terra said...

Congratulations to the winner, and to you for reaching the big milestone of 100 followers.
I am watching my followers grow in number, and I smile each time I see a new one, of course.
You inspire me to award a gift (probably books) when my own blog reaches 100 followers.
Terra

Eric said...

Congrats on hitting 100. For such a little thing, it's pretty big huh? I hope it keeps you smiling for a while.

beth said...

Yay for you!

(And I totally sympathize. When I first started, I thought that all writers were snobs and would look down on struggling artist me. But in reality, I have yet to meet a writer who's a snob, and am really amazed and the wonderful community out here.)

Patti said...

This is definitely a wonderful world we've stumbled into.

lotusgirl said...

All your wonderful comments just prove my point. Writers rock!

Joe Iriarte said...

Wow! Congratulations!