Wow… thank you!

sunshine rosesA quick thank you – to the hundreds of people who’ve read, commented on and are now following A Writer’s Notepad; many of you, I assume, as a result of its appearance on Freshly Pressed yesterday.

My sudden but very positive lurch into the world of active blogging and the pleasure of the conversation, has (despite the friendly alert from Ben at Freshly Pressed) taken me somewhat by surprise.  I’ve gone from 10 views on Wednesday to 450 yesterday and 1,000 and counting today.  I know that’s small-potatoes by the standard of many blogs, but it’s manna from heaven to me (oops, cliché alert). I’m doing my best to keep up with your wonderful, encouraging comments and over the weekend I will take a read through all your blogs too.

It’s worth mentioning, I also have a Facebook author’s page (optimism… optimism…), so if you’re a Facebooker,  find your way there and ‘like’ it if you will. There’s a Twitter feed too.  Both are signposted in the right hand column.

For would-be writers, you might like to know I curate a ScoopIt page (also called A Writer’s Notepad) with tips and advice for writers sourced from across the internet.  It’s building up to be quite a resource.

So, fellow bloggers – writers, would-be writers and all who have something to say and the words to say it with – thank you for engaging with me through A Writer’s Notepad and opening up the blogosphere and drawing me in.

12 thoughts on “Wow… thank you!

  1. I just looked at your ScoopIt page and I have to say, what an incredible resource! I’ve never heard of ScoopIt (though it seems like Pinterest for Blogs?) but it seems like something I should check out!

    1. I agree, ScoopIt is a great facility. I’ve been using it for a while now, to bookmark all sorts of good advice for writers which appears across the internet. You’re right, it is a bit like Pinterest for the written word – not just blogs, but newspaper articles, websites and more, in fact anything with a web address. It’s worth checking out.

  2. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! I briefly looked at Scoopit, and I intend to check it out in more detail as soon as I can. It looks like a wonderful resource. Best of luck with your growing blog. 🙂

    1. And it’s growing… fast! Thanks Lisa. ScoopIt is worth looking at if you see things on the web that interest you and you want to be able to go back to them. You can create your own page on any subject, or just follow other people who curate topics you like. It takes me about 15 minutes once a week, to go through what ScoopIt finds for me under my various criteria.

  3. Thanks for turning me on to ScoopIt. Never heard of it before, but it definitely looks like something to check out. And congratulations on the Freshly Pressed and the jump in readership!

    1. You’re welcome, and ScoopIt is quite a resource, very easy to use. It’s certainly given my blog a boost, to have been Freshly Pressed!

  4. Congratulations on your Freshly Pressed debut. I am one of the many who found you because of it. I am really looking forward to delving into your older posts. And thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. It was quite a treat to hear from you.

    1. You’re welcome!Freshly Pressed has provided an unexpected but most welcome boost of energy to my blog, opening up so many conversations and pointing me in turn to so many other interesting blogs. I look forward to reading yours too, Marissa.

  5. I know from you telling me that you had a good response from Freshly Pressed, but had no idea of the strength of numbers. Very impressive Julie. You are on your way love. BP

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