In fact, I started three years ago today. The numbers tell part of the story:
- 566 posts, including nearly two dozen series with 2 to 14 installments
- More than 8000 comments—I don’t know the exact number because when I moved my blog last fall all my nested comments disappeared
- Almost 140,000 spam comments since I moved the blog in September 2008
But the numbers don’t tell the whole story.
I’ve learned so much from reading other blogs, from researching for my own blog posts, and from interacting with readers in comments. Though it’s hard for me to evaluate, I hope I’ve become a better writer through blogging.
Most of all, I’ve met so many wonderful friends from around the world. I love carrying on conversations in comments. Often more valuable information comes from my readers in comments than from what I write. For example, my post about a way to donate books to literacy programs turned into a fascinating discussion of illiteracy in comments.
I would love to recognize all my blogging friends, but this post would be way too long. And I would certainly overlook someone. Thank you to each of you who read and comment on my blog and who motivate, entertain, and educate me through your blogs.
I’m looking forward to many more years of blogging and sharing cyberspace with all of you.
I’m celebrating my blogging birthday, along my birthday and my wedding anniversary, with My Special Days Dream or Destiny Promotion. Everyone who orders Dream or Destiny during the month of June will receive a free e-book of a contemporary romance, Fern’s Fancies, and a chance to win a virtual gift basket of e-books.