Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, dogs, cats, and narwhals!
I welcome you all to my 100th post!
***the crowd goes wild! fireworks light up the sky, a Chinese dragon whisks by and a national holiday is declared by all world leaders***
Can I tell you I'm shocked and rather excited by this! I noticed the other day that my post counter was getting rather close to the old 100 mark. And here it is! I could have put it off, but why? Why not party on a Tuesday?
What does this mean? Well, actually, it just means I've reached a personal milestone. I've committed to something and followed through. Do you know how hard that is???? I have battled this long standing fear of failure, of stepping out into the unknown because "what if I fail?" "what if I don't follow through?". But this time, I had some help. YOU! Yes, that's right. YOU. I have been pushed to post as often as possible because of you. You keep me writing, keep me reading, keep challenging me to move forward, to reach for that elusive star of publishing. No matter what, I know I can persevere because if I don't, I have quite a few wonderful people here in blogtopia that I'll be letting down.
This calls for some long over due changes to the landscaping. As some of you know, I have decided to retire my blog Lessons in the Art of Slow. It was a blog I started in conjunction with this one last January in order to keep my ponderings about life in order and in tact. However, I've noticed something in past few weeks: my articles that I'm posting there, are the types of articles I'm wanting to pursue to publication. Since this little gathering is all about writing, why not post those articles here? Hmmmm, said I. Sounds like a plan. What about my other weekly post over there? Well, those fit wonderfully with my new venture, Sagewood Manor. I'll be posting a new post schedule up over there today as well.
With that being said, I have decided to take a NEW leap. New year, new challenge, new goals. If you look to your right, you'll see I now have a post schedule. Scary, I know. Why? Because I need goals. I need something to stare me in the face and scream at me "you'd better do THIS!". Where this terrifies me, I know I have an advantage this time. Yep, you guessed it. YOU. Just by reading these words, you're holding me accountable to my new goals for writing. I have others for this year, but for now, I'll leave it to the sidebar. I'm adding two posting days to this blog, as you will see. This should get interesting! These posting changes will begin next week.
I'm convinced this combining and streamlining of my blogs is a positive change, one that will allow me more focus on the two passions of my life: writing and the creation of a lifestyle business. And I want you all along for however long this journey may be!
Oh, why not. How about a give away!!! Woohoo!!!! Hmmm, let's see. Something totally random. Um...leave me a comment. Yeah, that's it. Leave me a comment between now and Thursday. I'll add them all up, assign a number to each commenter and pull a name from a hat. A literal hat. I'll even take a picture :) What will you win? How about a nice stack of handmade paper? I've been itching to make some more and this will be the perfect excuse to do so :) So how 'bout it? You guys game?
(the multi-colored text? it's to help make this easier to read. for some reason, if I post a picture, my layout will not show spaces where I need them. grrrr.....I'm off to slay some computer gremlins!)