A Formal Thank You

I am in awe. After only a month of blogging I have received so much support for my writing, especially for my snippets. I Love all of your feedback and appreciate everything you have done for my blog.

In return for all of your follows, likes and comments I would like to do something for all of you.

Anyone who would like to comment on this post before midnight will receive a shout out in my next post with a direct link to your blog.

Thanks again guys! Happy Blogging πŸ™‚

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31 thoughts on “A Formal Thank You

  1. 500 followers in just one month? That’s absolutely phenomenal! Congratulations!!! 😊😊 You’re doing awesomely… May your popularity keep skyrocketing and may you reap many many more rewards for all your hard work. 😊 And all the best for your novel, too! 😊 You go, girl! 😊😊😊

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  2. The writing life: glorious, frustrating, terrifying, transcendent — sometimes within the span of minutes. And yet we still choose it, or perhaps it chases us down and gets teeth into us. Congratulations on this strong beginning, and here’s to the words. May they come to you when needed, even if sometimes they show up in disguise.

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  3. Wow! 500 in one month! That is exceptionally exciting! Your writing is captivating and honest, I am not at all surprised that it has resulted in success! Keep it up!

    I also wanted to thank you for liking one of my recent posts for two reasons. One) because it lead me here, to your wonderful blog. Two) because I am still get nervous when sharing more personal posts, especially my creative writing, so it means a lot to have support from someone who is posting excellent writing.

    Thanks!

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  4. Wow!! I’m blogging since october or so and I have around 70 followers (but they are incredible and commenting all the time)… That’s really awesome what you accomplished, congratulations!!! It must have been hard work!

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  5. First, thank you for the like on my newest post. I may not have found you otherwise and for that I am very grateful!

    Our stories are similar. I have always written as a hobby, it is what makes me happiest and how I process all of the things, good and bad, that come my way. But I was never told it was something I could pursue as a career path. I was discouraged from wasting my time writing and told to do things that would build up my resume and better my chances at a “good” (high paying, respected, ordinary, soul killing…) job post-graduation. And I went along with it. I graduated from college last June with degrees in Economics and Comparative Literature. I applied for jobs in the finance industry, as I was told, and ended up with a great offer for a position as a junior financial analyst. Lots of room to grow, benefits, money. It was a dream job. But not my dream job. This dream was the one that had been force-fed to me, what I was made to believe was my only option, that I would be a failure if I tried anything else.

    I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going. I just knew that I couldn’t stay on this path anymore, that if I stayed any longer I’d likely be stuck. I didn’t have the guts to directly stand up for myself, so instead I ran. I did not go home after graduation as planned. I avoided people’s attempts at contacting me. I started working full-time as a waitress and was, for the first time, completely financially independent. It was scary and I second-guessed myself all the time, but it was also exhilarating. I was so happy. It was in this time that I started writing again.

    Eventually I did move back home to Los Angeles. And, as expected, I’m feeling that pressure to be someone I’m not. But in those short few months of freedom, I became more aware of myself than I have ever been. I will never be the best, or even close to the best, in my craft, or as “successful” as someone on Wall Street, but it doesn’t matter. I want to write.

    Seeing the response you’ve gotten in just a month is so encouraging! I started my blog just a couple of weeks ago as an additional motivation to keep on writing. I’m still not sure how to turn my dream into a reality, but at least now I know what my dream is.

    Keep doing what you love. You’re a great writer and an inspiration! And enjoy your last few years of college. I really wish I had realized how quickly it would go by and made the most of it before it was too late!

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  6. Stacey says:

    Congratulations! Great accomplishment for such a short time of blogging – I’ve just set up a new blog and appreciate the time and effort it takes to get that many followers so quickly – well done πŸ™‚

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  7. I now wish I had started seriously writing in college but I got distracted. Anyway, life has dished out some very useful material that helps me put some juice in my novels. Try an experiment. Write a 1500 word short story on the subject that gets you madder than heck. Let ’em have it. Put it in your “never throw away” file and in 20 years write another on what makes you torqued off then. Then compare and reflect. Your fiction will change over time. That’s neither good nor bad but it will be instructive. I’ll look for that blog post in 20 years.

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  8. Writing is all about fighting. Fighting the urge to stop, fighting past writers block and fighting for the story that you want to tell. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t write, or that the story that you’re writing has been written before. Ever story is unique because ‘you’ wrote it.

    Good luck now and in the future to you and all writers just trying to finish their latest story.

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