Me & WP – One Year Now!


Hi Blog Buds! I have been missing you ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™ve been trying to catch up here and there the last few weeks โ€“ which might I add have absolutely flown by!! Finally getting over the crud that was going around, and trying to get it together to end this semi-crappy year and move on to a new year, and hopefully some wonderful new adventures and opportunities. I say semi-crappy because in the scheme of things, it couldโ€™ve been much worse.

My philosophy in life, generally, is if by the end of the day no one has died, no one is terminally ill and no one is scarred for life, itโ€™s been a damn good day โ€“ or at least it wasnโ€™t as bad as it may have seemed.

So, though I have spent the last year โ€œjob freeโ€ against my will, and we have really pillaged our โ€œretirementโ€ savings, which we will pay dearly for โ€“ all in all, it could have been a worse year.

Last month, I wroteย ~29,000 words ofย theย novel that has been inside me for years. NO, I did not โ€œwinโ€ NaNoWriMo, but I still consider it a success for me. I am very happy with how some of it is going, and stuck in a few places, as well. Iโ€™m working it out . . . and I do plan on finishing it. (Here’s a few excerpts, if you like a little romance and contemporary fiction.)

I have just reached my one year anniversary on WordPress.ย This is where I started blogging. I’m just tickled that I have found not only an audience for my musings (72 blogs thus far), but another family —ย of writersย all motivating, inspiring, and encouraging each other. So many of you I miss when I have been away from my blog for any length of time, and I try to find the time to catch up with you when time allows.

Anyway โ€“ I wanted to thank you all for making me feel special, for allowing me into your life by spending your precious time with me, and for sharing with and teaching me, as well. I am truly honored!!

Hugs to you all โค

Just something I was thinking about . . .


43 thoughts on “Me & WP – One Year Now!

  1. Well, well, a year in the blogoshere – congratulations Sadie!

    Happy Birthday dear Sadie,
    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday Dear blogger,
    Happy Blogversarry to you.


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  2. Many congratulations, may you have many more years of blogging ahead of you.
    I couldn’t believe it when I hit my one year milestone, but now I’ve been writing for two and a half and it seems to have flown by. I couldn’t do without it now and, having taken a break for a couple of months, it’s just like slipping back into a favourite pair of shoes or some comfortable worn-out jeans, I can’t see how I did without it for even a few weeks.
    More power to your blogging muscles!

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    1. Thanks so much Dale! I don’t always write regularly, but I am going to work on that after the holidays. There’s been a lot going on in my world lately that has been taking my time & energy, but once the holidays quiet down, I hope to get on a more regular schedule. Thanks for the encouraging words ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Contests on the anniversary. I just passed two months. You’re right, it’s a whole new community of support.

    Great job staying positive, I too am job free against my will and my savings is shrinking.

    Hang on there, sister

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    1. Thanks GR (I could’ve sworn that I replied to this when it came in via my phone – I do not trust that little gadget, ’cause sometimes it works & sometimes it doesn’t!)

      You stay positive, too – I know it’s hard! We’ll hang on together ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for the follow, the read, and the encouraging words!

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    1. DSS – I know I replied to this from my phone – I don’t think my phone always posts when it says it does . . . anyway . . .
      Thanks so much! I enjoy when you stop by & love when you comment!! I always look forward to visiting your corner of the sandbox and will be catching up (again) very soon! โค Hope you have a great weekend, John ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Happy one WP year, Sadie.

    Head up high job-seeking-wise. You and I are in the same rocky boat on those waters. Your description here regarding financial seas … scarily similar. But so many other good things grow writing-wise out of that freed chunk of time, right?

    So as we head toward 2015, I’ll add my message of good cheer for the best holiday and New Year for you and your loved ones, too. Read you soon, my friend.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mark! I definitely will be emailing you soon regarding freelance tips . . .
      And yes, though financially things have been a bit scary, the time I have been able to spend with my grandkids and writing has been great & something I would not have been able to do working. I do try to find the blessings in this “uncharted path” I have found myself on ๐Ÿ™‚
      Sending lots of good cheer to you & yours, as well! Here’s to a wonderful 2015, even on roads less traveled . . . may they make all the difference!!!


  5. congrats on your 29,000 ๐Ÿ™‚ and I am going to try and check out the excerpts late over the holidays. oh -and I also wanted to say that I have made a page on my blog and here is the image I made for you over at funiaโ€ฆ.

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    1. Thanks so much Yvette!! AND I LOVE the image – that is so COOL!! THANKS for thinking of me!!! โค I would love for you to read & give me some feedback on my fiction posts! I'm looking forward to catching up with your posts, too – got the grandkids today, but tomorrow is mine ๐Ÿ˜‰


  6. Hey hi ๐Ÿ™‚ Came across your blog, in OM’s space ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am new here and am connecting with bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope to stay in touch and do visit my blog when you have your time ๐Ÿ™‚


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