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Happy Birthday Never Give Up Blog!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

Happy Birthday to you.

Happy Birthday, dear Blog,

Happy Birthday to you.

It is exciting. On year ago I started this blog. Here are statistics you might find interesting:

As of right now:

Most Visitors was September 22, 2010 with 72 visitors.  “How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Writing Conference” had 42 of those 72 visitors.

Here are the blog posts with the highest number of visitors.

     
Putting Universal Conflict, Universal Th 117 More stats
About Joan Y. Edwards 110 More stats
Pull Readers into Your Story with Emotio 108 More stats
Wonderfully Funny Analogies and Metaphor 108 More stats
17 Days to Repaint a Wooden French Provi 97 More stats
How to Entice an Editor/Agent with a Pit 96 More stats
Story Essential: Plot 93 More stats
Can Your Draft Manuscripts Have Two Spac 82 More stats
Look for Four Writing Errors When You Re 78 More stats
Eight Character Archetypes to Emphasize 77 More stats
Pub Sub 3rd Fri – Week One Steps to Subm 59

Total Number of  Visitors 3198 (Daily Average)

October 2009 113 (5)

November 2009 75 (3)

December 2009 179 (6)

January 2010 135 (4)

February 2010 157 (Birth of PubSub3rdFri) (6)

March 2010 164 (5)

April 2010 93 (3)

May 2010 219 (7)

June 2010 304 (10)

July 2010 416 (13)

August 2010 594 (19)

September 2010 588 (20)

October 2010 Not Over 162 So Far (19)

I’ve written 97 posts including this one. (What was your favorite?)

I’ve had 331 comments so far. (Thank You very much.)

Thank you for reading my blog.

A special thanks to my friend, Linda Andersen who has faithfully left a comment for every blog post I’ve uploaded.  She writes the teacher guides for Cobblestones and other delightful projects. She also blogs for Write2Ignite, Thrift and Gift.

Please sign up for an email subscription from the “Sign me up” block from the top of the left hand column. The 50th person to subscribe from the left will receive a free paperback copy of Flip Flap Floodle or a 1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer.

Today, Saturday, October 9, 2010 is my Never Give Up blog’s FIRST BIRTHDAY.  Because of the generosity of Rebecca Lukowski, from marketing at Maupin House and as a way to celebrate, I’ll choose one person who is subscribed by email to my blog to receive a copy of Carol Baldwin’s book:

Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8; http://www.maupinhouse.com/index.php/teaching-the-story-fiction-writing-in-grades-4-8.html. It explains all aspects of the writing process. More than seventy transparency masters and reproducible worksheets are included on the Resource CD which accompanies the book. Thank you, Carol and Rebecca. What a treasure!

Another thank you to Carol Baldwin and Maupin House because they allowed me to add the following links for readers of my blog to download, save, and/or print four of the graphic organizers from her book.

Exercise Muscle Words(PDF) http://kvisit.com/S-8pu

Create Your Character (Word Doc) http://kvisit.com/SxYZ-

Create Imaginary Characters (fantasy or science fiction) (Word Doc) http://kvisit.com/ShfCJAQ

Build a Plot (PDF) http://kvisit.com/SxIZ-

I will choose the winner by using www.random.org. I’ll tell them to choose a number between 1 and the number of subscribers I have at the time. It’ll choose a number at random for me. I appreciate Darcy Pattison for telling about random.org in her blog. So cool.

And that’s not all. I’ll also choose a person using www.random.org who leaves an approved comment today, Saturday, October 9, 2010 to receive a free paperback copy of Flip Flap Floodle.

I’ll announce the winners on Sunday, October 10, 2010.

Please leave a comment, question, or resource.  Tell me which of my blog posts was your favorite and why.  I’d love to hear from you.

Have a Flip Flap Floodle Day!

Joan Y. Edwards

Flip on my website: http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm

Flip at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Flap-Floodle-Joan-Edwards/dp/1594572852/

Facebook Author Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Y-Edwards-Author/111310278911077

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12 Responses

  1. Joan,

    How kind of you to mention me and my blog on your blog’s day to be celebrated. Thank you! I’m happy for your special day! May you celebrate many more blog birthdays.

    Linda A.

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    • Dear Linda, You’re welcome. You’re a good friend and a loyal reader of my blog! I wanted to thank you for encouraging me.

      Hop right to it

      Write – Draw – Explore – Dream – Research – Check out the lily pads available for you Don’t Give Up – Read my blog – http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com/ Joan Y. Edwards

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  2. Hi, Joan
    I wish the happiest of birthdays to you and your blog. I am guessing your blog is now no longer a baby, but a toddler. Congratulations!
    I do read your blog daily, ever since I met you at the SCBWI Carolinas Conference in September. You have great links, tidbits, and whole banquets.
    Thanks for bein’ there 😉
    Annette

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    • Dear Annette, Thanks for stopping by to wish me and my blog a Happy Birthday. Wow! I’m impressed that you think enough of my blog to read it daily. You’re so sweet. I enjoyed meeting you and seeing your creative books. You are entered into a drawing for a free copy of my book, Flip Flap Floodle because you left a comment on my blog on its First Birthday, October 9, 2010. Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

      Have a Flip Flap Floodle Day!

      Joan Y. Edwards,

      Author/Illustrator Flip Flap Floodle http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm Flip at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Flap-Floodle-Joan-Edwards/dp/1594572852/ Never Give Up Blog http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com

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  3. Happy birthday, Never Give Up! Thank you, Joan, for helpful information and steadfast encouragement to fellow writers.

    Mary L.

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    • Dear Mary, Thanks for stopping by to say Happy Birthday to my Never Give Up blog. I’m glad you are encouraged by my words and the resources on the blog. You are entered into a drawing for a free copy of my book, Flip Flap Floodle because you left a comment on my blog on its First Birthday, October 9, 2010. Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

      Have a Flip Flap Floodle Day!

      Joan Y. Edwards,

      Author/Illustrator Flip Flap Floodle http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm Flip at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Flap-Floodle-Joan-Edwards/dp/1594572852/ Never Give Up Blog http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com

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  4. Hi Joan. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your blog. I wanted to say that I think the title FLIP, FLAP, FLOODLE is a fun title for a book.

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    • Dear Susanne, Thanks for writing. I’m glad you like the title, Flip Flap Floodle. It’s a fun story. There’s an ebook pdf on my website. listed below. You are entered into a drawing for a free copy of my book, Flip Flap Floodle because you left a comment on my blog on its First Birthday, October 9, 2010. Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

      Have a Flip Flap Floodle Day!

      Joan Y. Edwards,

      Author/Illustrator Flip Flap Floodle http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm Flip at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Flap-Floodle-Joan-Edwards/dp/1594572852/ Never Give Up Blog http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com

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  5. Happy Birthday,Blog! I so appreciate the year of encouragement you’ve given us, Joan. Thanks for reminding us it’s never too late to keep trying. No matter how off course I’ve gotten in past weeks or months, your Pub Sub 3rd Friday idea and the helpful info about what we can do to prepare in time, is inspiring and appreciated. keep up the good work!

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    • Dear Lara, How nice of you to drop by on my blog’s birthday. You’re welcome. I’m glad that I’ve helped you remember that it’s not too late to send a manuscript. It’s great that you like the PubSub3rdFri idea. You are entered into a drawing for a free copy of my book, Flip Flap Floodle because you left a comment on my blog on its First Birthday, October 9, 2010. Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate. The party is really special with you here. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

      Have a Flip Flap Floodle Day!

      Joan Y. Edwards,

      Author/Illustrator Flip Flap Floodle http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm Flip at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Flap-Floodle-Joan-Edwards/dp/1594572852/ Never Give Up Blog http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com

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  6. Happy Birthday! My how you’ve grown.

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    • Dear Sharon, Thank you. You were the third person to subscribe to my blog. That was May 18, 2010. You really helped me along. My friend, Linda was the only person subscribed until May. Thanks for inspiring me to write more blog posts.

      Have a Flip Flap Floodle Day!

      Joan Y. Edwards, Author/Illustrator Flip Flap Floodle http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm Flip at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Flap-Floodle-Joan-Edwards/dp/1594572852/ Never Give Up Blog http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com

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