“Happy Second Birthday, Never Give Up Blog!” by Joan Y. Edwards
Sunday, October 9, 2011 was my Never Give Up blog’s SECOND BIRTHDAY. Would you like to win a free critique from me valued at $50.00? You say, “YES.” Check out the bottom of this blog post before you leave. Follow the directions. Maybe you’ll be the lucky winner!
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday, dear Blog,
Happy Birthday to you.
It is exciting. On October 9, 2009 – two years ago, I started this blog. It has been fun meeting so many new people. I’ve enjoyed sharing what I’ve learned with you. A special thanks to my friend, Linda Andersen who has faithfully left a comment for every blog post I’ve uploaded.
Pub Sub has grown from 5 listed participants in 2010 to 13 so far in 2011.
I’ve had the honor to interview Linda Andersen, Jeff Herman, and Vivian Zabel (4RV Publishing), Tara Lazar, Penelope Dullaghan, and Paula Yoo. I’ve received a contract for Joan’s Elder Care Guide from 4RV Publishing: Release June 2015. I’ve had an article published in the SCBWI Bulletin. I’ve taught workshops online and in person. I’ve been rejected. I’ve been accepted. God has blessed me.
Thank you for encouraging me by reading and posting comments. I post a new blog when the blog statistics show only 5 or 6 people have read my blog at noon three days in a row. If you have a topic you’d like for me to explore, let me know. I’ll do my best to research and write an article about it.
Here are interesting statistics about my blog:
Number of Posts: Year One-97 posts (one every 3.6 days) Year Two-84 posts (Average one every 4 days).
Number of Visitors: Year One-3,198 (Daily Average 9); Year Two-10,306 (Daily Average 37)
Number of Comments: Year One-331; Year Two-662. (Thank you very much.)
Most Visitors in One Day: Year One-72 on September 22, 2010; Year Two-120 on February 6, 2011.
Here is a chart for Year One and Year Two showing the monthly visitors and the daily average.
It grew from an average of 5 visitors a day to 40 visitors a day. Whoa!
It grew from the first month with 113 visitors to the last month with 1200 visitors. Wow!
|Year One 2009-2010||Year Two 2010-2011|
|Month||Total (Daily Average)||Month||Total (Daily Average)|
|October 2009||113 (5)||October 2010||594 (19)|
|November 2009||75 (3)||November 2010||558 (18.6)|
|December 2009||179 (6)||December 2010||499 (16)|
|January 2010||135 (4)||January 2011||926 (30)|
|February 2010||157 (6)||February 2011||987 (35)|
|March 2010||164 (5)||March 2011||1181 (38)|
|April 2010||93 (3)||April 2011||811 (27)|
|May 2010||219 (7)||May 2011||935 (31)|
|June 2010||304 (10)||June 2011||846 (28)|
|July 2010||416 (13)||July 2011||855 (28)|
|August 2010||594 (19)||August 2011||1076 (35)|
|September 2010||588 (20)||September 2011||1200 (40)|
Here are the top eleven posts for Year One and Year Two:
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Sunday, October 9, 2011 was this Never Give Up blog’s SECOND BIRTHDAY. Would you like to win a free critique from me valued at $50.00? You say, “YES.”
Here’s how to get your name in a hat to win the free critique:
1. Post a comment before midnight on Halloween, October 31, 2011.
2. In your comment, tell me the title of your favorite blog post on my blog and why you like it.
Your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a free critique of your pitch and first 10 pages of a manuscript. This prize will be good for one year…until November 1, 2012. I will choose the winner by using www.random.org. I’ll announce the winner by noon on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. I’ll post all of your favorites in a blog announcing the winner. Good luck everyone. Be sure and tell me your favorite article on my blog to enter.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for reading my blog and interacting with me.
If you just leave a comment and don’t name a favorite, I’ll put your name in a hat for a drawing to win a free first page critique.
Thank you. You Give Me Life!
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Flip Flap Floodle written and illustrated by me
Copyright © 2011 Joan Y. Edwards
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