Two Year Anniversary

Two Year Anniversary

I got a notification from WordPress this morning… Apparently my blog is two-years-old today. How weird is that?

I have a tendency to never to finish what I start; which is just one reason as to why I get super excited to finish a novel–now, if only I could just completely finish them by editing them. 😉

I’m pretty sure I explained this when my blog turned one last year, but I originally started this blog on BlogSpot. The traffic was slow and it was a bit harder to manage. It was still easy, but it wasn’t as laid out as WordPress is. Kris was the one who told me to switch to WordPress. So I did and I am so glad I did.

Two years is a long time and I’m still active on this blog. Of course, I have my moments when you don’t hear from me for a while, but now that I’ve added the Short Story Sunday you guys at least hear from me once a week. Unless I forget to post…which has happened two or three times.

I’ve made a lot of new friends over the past two years and I’ve learned a lot, too; most of all about writing. I’ve gained over 1,000 followers, which is a huge achievement on its own.

So, if I was able to drink I’d say we should raise our champagne glasses and toast to another great year for Spilled Ink. But since we can’t do that, I’ll just give you guys a virtual high-five instead.

Happy Birthday, Spilled Ink!

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1,000 Followers — Thank You

Thank You

Spilled Ink hit a milestone the other day! After blogging for almost two years, Spilled Ink is up to 1,000 followers. Thank you everyone who have made this possible! I’ll keep this short and sweet, so…

Through the years I have been nominated for many awards, have been re-blogged, and have made many WordPress friends. It’s so much fun sharing my adventures in writing and life with all of you and I’m glad 1,000 of you have enjoyed reading about my adventures and deemed my blog good enough to come back for more.

Adding a “thank you” picture to this post is the least I could do for all the feedback, advice, and friendship I have received from all of you.

I hope everyone is doing well with their writing, their blogs, and life in general. Thanks again! 🙂

100 Followers

This pic was taken by me at school.

Well, there you go! 🙂 I officially have 100 followers. Thank you!

You know, it’s funny. I had originally started this blog on BlogSpot back in January of 2012. I would post, look at other blogs and like them, comment on them, and follow them. But no one ever followed or commented on my blog. I barely got any views on my page. I got a little discouraged, but I kept posting. Then life got in a way and I forgot about it. After a couple months, I got back into it and then realized…no one is going to look back on here because I was away for so long. Then my sister told me to try WordPress because it had better traffic.

Well, I went onto WordPress and started this blog in May 2012. Again, life got in the way and I stopped for pretty much the whole summer, but I got back into it in August and I think I have been doing pretty well keeping up with it since then. Especially now since it’s November and NaNo is going on. I have a lot to talk about because I have been writing a lot more…even though life still gets in the way sometimes, but I’m learning to work my way around it.

My sister was right. WordPress does have a lot more traffic and I find it easier to navigate than BlogSpot. Don’t get me wrong, BlogSpot was great, but I guess I will always prefer WordPress. I find a lot more interesting blogs on WordPress. I have a lot of views, a lot of comments, and now a lot of followers.

I just thought I would make a post to say thank you to all the people who actually come by and read my blog. It does really mean a lot; especially since I started this whole blog to get recognized for when I finally publish some writing out there. Now I know I will have a few people who know that my book is out there and will maybe buy it. Now the last piece of the puzzle is to actually get something published…

So thank you to all of my followers and even my viewers who keep coming back! All of this happened with yesterday’s post “Day 3” about my NaNo writing. I got 143 views and 102 followers. Thank you to everyone who has been reading about my life and actually finds it enjoyable enough to keep coming back for more. 🙂