Growing One Follower at a Time

This is indeed a joyous occasion. This week, I reached a milestone. I have 200 followers on my blog. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s kind of a big deal. I understand if I reached 500, I’d be raising banners or something. But I’ll take it for what it’s worth. 200 followers is something I didn’t think would happen. Hell, I thought I would never reach 100 followers. It’s been a slow process. And I’m sure along the way, I lost some followers.

I don’t really track statistics on my blog. I don’t really pay attention to when I get the most views at a certain time, or think about when is the best day to post something. Or which post has the most views and comments. While it is interesting to see what the stats say, none of that really matters to me. I went into blogging to share what I know about writing and my works. And I’ve been doing this for two years now. And I have to say, I’ve had a lot of fun with these posts.

If I had to pinpoint one contributing factor to this growth, I believe it’s because I am writing more. And one reason I’m being more active is the themed entries from the Weekend Coffee Share and the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I think these posts have given readers some insight into my life as a person and a writer. And then, there’s the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I did it for two straight years. I didn’t this year because I needed a break. And then there are random posts like this, where I kind of rant and ramble about whatever comes to mind. Those are the most fun because I’m writing stream-of-consciousness. 

I am grateful for the 200 followers I have. I don’t think I would have kept up with this blog if I felt I wasn’t getting any support. I’m definitely looking forward to doing more with this blog, and as such, gain more followers. Regardless, I’m happy to share my passions with all of you. Thank you. 

Until next time, take careā€¦

2016 A to Z Challenge: Reflections


Hello, fellow bloggers.

So, another A to Z Challenge is in the books. I have to say that this year was tougher, and this is only my second year doing this challenge.

So, let’s start with some ways I could have done better. Continue reading “2016 A to Z Challenge: Reflections”

2016 A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zombies

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The horror genre is not my cup of tea, so I may be a little biased when I say this. I think the horror genre is one of those genres that gets a bad rap for over saturating the market. In the latter half of the 2000’s, vampires and werewolves were all the rage. Now, it’s zombies. Continue reading “2016 A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zombies”

2016 A to Z Challenge: Y is for Yin and Yang

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Automatically, when I think of yin and yang, I think of opposing forces: light and dark, masculine and feminine, good and evil. After reading Wikipedia, I learned that it’s not just about opposing forces, but how the two are intertwined to create balance. Continue reading “2016 A to Z Challenge: Y is for Yin and Yang”

2016 A to Z Challenge: X is for Xenophile

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Every once in a while, I’ll come across a word that strikes my interest. When I was brainstorming topics for this year’s A to Z Challenge, I came across the word “xenophile.” The dictionary defines a xenophile as, “a person who is attracted to foreign people, cultures, or customs.” Continue reading “2016 A to Z Challenge: X is for Xenophile”

2016 A to Z Challenge: W is for Wisdom

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I have to thank my Twitter friend, February Grace, for suggesting this topic. But to be honest, I didn’t think I would have any words of wisdom to share. I haven’t written consistently over the years, and I don’t have a novel published. So, why would someone want to read about my experience with the writing process? Continue reading “2016 A to Z Challenge: W is for Wisdom”

2016 A to Z Challenge: V is for Voice

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Voice is, if not one of, the most difficult qualities to develop. It’s not something that can developed right away, but it is essential in the writing process. After reading posts from writing websites, there are some universal statements. One, voice in writing is difficult to define because everyone’s voice is unique. Two, it’s part of a writer’s style, but at the same time, has nothing to do with style. And three, it takes a lot of writing to find your own voice. Continue reading “2016 A to Z Challenge: V is for Voice”