Happy 7th Blogaversary
“Happy 7th Blogaversary, Never Give Up Blog” by Joan Y. Edwards
Giveaway: Details at end of post.
Today marks the 7th Blogaversary for my Never Give Up Blog! I started this blog on October 9, 2009. Here are the number of views on October 31st each year (This year’s is for October 9th):
Number of Views on October 31st
October 9, 2016 385,573
Thank you for reading my blog posts. Thank you for sharing them in emails, Facebook, and Twitter. Thank you to the 367 email subscribers! Thank you to those who leave comments. Since 2009, there have been over 3,000 comments from you. I treasure those of you who leave comments. You fill my heart with joy and provide readers with great ideas and information. Thank you to the following people who left the most comments of the last 1,000 comments: Linda Martin Andersen, Carol Baldwin, Kathleen Burkinshaw, Sandra Warren, Joan Reid, and June Phyllis Baker. I sent each of them a free “You are Amazing” image.
The top 16 posts on my blog since 2009 are:
1. 40 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts
2. 22 Literary Agents Who Are Looking for You
3. Home page / Archives
4. How Many Words Should Your Sentences Contain?
5. 7 Questions to Make Sure Your Plot Has Believable Consequences
6. Family Sewing Projects – Jedi Robes and Princess Leia Ponchos
7. What Is the Purpose of Dialogue in Your Story?
8. Put Universal Conflict, Theme, and Emotions in Your Story
9. What Is Your Story’s Premise? Editors Want to Know
10. What Are Easy Readers?
11. Twelve Ways to Get Over Disappointment
12. About Me
13. 17 Days to Repaint a Wooden French Provincial Bed
14. Wonderfully Funny Analogies and Metaphors
15. Week 1
16. Pub Subbers
I interviewed many people on my blog and I reblogged articles from blogs I knew you’d want to see.
GIVEAWAY went to Maureen Crites. Congratulations.
As a way to celebrate the 7th Blogaversary, I offered a free paperback copy of Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass and the Workbook to accompany it to one of the people who left a comment on my blog between October 9, 2016 and midnight on October 20, 2016.
Here are the names of the five people who left comments and wanted to be included for the contest. Carol Baldwin left a comment but didn’t want to be included because she already has a copy.
- Joan Reid
- Karen Tomas
- Maureen Crites
- Sandra Warren
- Megan Vance
Random.org chose number 3, so hip hip hooray, Maureen Crites is the winner. Maureen, send me your snail mail address to email@example.com so I can send you the book and workbook. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.
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