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Celebrate 500,000 Views with Me

“Celebrate 500,000 Views with Me” by Joan Y. Edwards



On Thursday, February 16, 2018 the number of views for my Never Give Up blog reached 500,000 views! I am very excited! Throwing confetti in the air. Thank you to each and every one of you who made this possible! 
This is the 680th post. The day with the highest number of views was September 30, 2014 with 960 views. It has 343 subscribers and 6,855 comments. 
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While writing the blog, I’ve gone to conferences, presented workshops at conferences, presented workshops for my critique group, wrote Joan’s Elder Care Guide,  and in 2016 4RV Publishing published Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive. I’ve also dealt with life. I’ve found that writing this blog gives me stability even when my world seems unstable, when life enters in with challenges. When I’m down, I try to write something to calm myself and hope that it resonates to help you, my readers, too. When you leave comments, you put a lot of joy into my heart and help me survive the little things and the big things in my life. Thank you very much for that.


Together, we’ll continue to survive. When we look at the picture in the future, our writing’s improved, our stories are published, our illustrations are great and delightful. Keep that picture in your mind. Keep on going. You’ll get there. I’ll get there. We’ll get there.


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Keep on Going! You’ll Get There! 



Thank you to everyone who read this post. A special thanks to the following people who left comments on this blog before midnight February 24, 2018!

  1. Flight up (Joan Reid) 
  2. Stepmom Shawn  (Shawn Simon)
  3. Sharon Willett
  4. Maureen Crites
  5. Linda Andersen
  6. bmadole (Brenda Madole)
  7. Samantha Bell
  8. Sandra Warren
  9. Kathleen Burkinshaw (asked not to be included in the drawing)
  10. Carol Baldwin (asked not to be included in the drawing)

I asked Random.org to choose 3 numbers between 1 and 8. 

Random chose 4, 1, and 5. Therefore, Congratulations! Maureen Crites, Joan Reid, and Linda Andersen. You won a choice of a free paperback copy of either Flip Flap Floodle or Joan’s Elder Care GuidePlease send me your choice of books and your snail mailing address to me at joanyedwards1@gmail.com. Also, tell me the person for whom you would like them autographed.




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