Saturday, January 17, 2009

10,000 Hits!!!

I never would have thought it possible. My little blog, with all my random thoughts and ramblings, has just passed ten thousand hits!

When I started this blog, it was mostly for me to sort out all the writing related things I've learned over the years. I felt like I had too much stored in my head, and if I didn't write it down somewhere, I would start losing information. Yikes!! Can't have that... :)

I originally planned to find a nice, pretty journal and then start my brain dump. But something about that bothered me...it seemed too limiting. Why? Well, if I kept my thoughts in a journal, no one else could add to it with a different opinion or perspective. Plus, I knew what I understood, but did I understand it well enough to explain it to other people such that they would understand? I wasn't sure I could.

So, I took a deep breath and started my brain dump here, for all the world to see. I figured that if I was way off or missing something, someone would speak up. :)

I can't tell you how much this blog has helped me. I see a HUGE difference between my early posts, and the ones I'm writing now. I can't believe how much I've learned in the past year, from forcing myself to put my thought to words, to all the different opinions and perspectives all of you have contributed.

But the best part is that I've made some great friends through this blog. I love hearing about what you all are up to, what you're reading, how your work is progressing, how your kids are doing, how your bathroom remodeling is coming, etc. :) I love that there are so many ways for writers to keep in touch with each other.

Thank you to all who are reading this, and I hope there will be many more interesting discussions to come. :)

20 comments:

CJ Raymer said...

WooHoo! You're awesome, Tab! I think your blog is wonderful and I'm so glad you do what you do. Keep it up, girlfriend. XOXO

Jill Wheeler said...

Whee! Happy 10k!

Angela said...

Hey you've got some great stuff in that brain of yours--we're glad you let it out. Congrats!

PJ Hoover said...

I love reading your blog and am so glad you're here! Congrats on the 10K!

Mary Witzl said...

Your blog has been a huge help to me, really forcing me to think about some of the problems I've had with my MG writing. Your analysis of books is always so thoughtful and fair, and I am determined to catch up in my YA/MG reading -- I know now that I am so far behind.

I find that having to post something on my blog on a regular basis has been a great discipline, and like you, I've learned a lot. Blogging is such a great way to meet other writers and get to know them.

Lady Glamis said...

Great job!

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Congrats!
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope...
http://courageinpatience.blogspot.com
Ch. 1 is online!

Carrie Harris said...

Yay! You deserve every single one of those hits!

Jim Danielson said...

GO TABITHA!!!!!

Hey Hey, 10K

Merc said...

Awesome, congrats on 10k! :D

beth said...

Congrats! That's so amazing :)

Kelly said...

Congrats on 10,000, Tabitha!

Marcia said...

Congratulations, Tabitha!

Sliding on the Edge said...

You go, Tabitha! You're a heck of a better blogger than I am. Hats off to you.

Rena said...

Wow, that's great, Tabitha. I'm new to your blog, but I've really enjoyed what I've seen. Congrats!

Tabitha said...

Thanks everyone!! I'm really loving this whole blog experience. :)

Christina Farley said...

Yeah! Congrats. That's awesome.

liquidambar said...

Happy 10K! And many more!

Jenn H.

Brenda said...

Congrats on all tose hits!!! I know there will be many, many, many more...

Hugs...

Tabitha said...

Thanks, all!! :)