Monday, January 7, 2013

If I gave up yesterday, who won't I be friends with tomorrow?

When I first started blogging, I had no clue what I was doing.  None whatsoever.  I just sat down one day and decided to start.  I don't know what made me want to blog.  Maybe it was because in my mind "this is what authors do and I want to be an author",  maybe it is because I had some fabulous idea that I thought deserved to be shared.  I suppose to this day, I will never remember why I really started.

But I can tell you why I keep going.  Why I continue to do it.  It is what I love doing.  I LOVE being able to reach hundreds of people, connect with people that share a common interest, I love having a place to talk about myself and learn.

This blog is my safe haven, my journal online.  Somewhere I can come and let out how I feel.  And most importantly, it is a place I can help authors.

Three years ago when I decided to start a blog, I would have never guessed that I would be where I am today.  Up until September of last year I had a total of 38 followers.  And while those followers are all fantastic, I just didn't really think it would make a difference if my blog just disappeared one day.  If maybe I decided to give up, who would mind?

Now, if I gave up I would be letting go of this wonderful experience I have had so far.  I think back on all the times I wanted to give up, dump the blog, quit writing and crawl in a whole.  And every time I thought those thoughts I was reminded of all the wonderful people I have met through having a blog.  And any time those thoughts weren't helpful I would think "If I quit yesterday, who wouldn't be in my life today because of it?"

If I quit blogging yesterday, who won't I be friends with tomorrow?  I will never know because I will never give up.  I can't let this blog go, not now.

With that in mind, I want to give a shout-out to some fabulous people I have met online.  Please feel free to click on each name to visit each of these wonderful people.  

Helen Boswell
Ambersupernatural & YA reviews

There are so many more but these three ladies are some of the coolest, kindest people you'll ever meet!

Check out Airicka and Helen's work and if you ever need a blog tour or book release party planned, Ambersupernatural is the planner to go to!

When I think about closing the blog, giving up, quitting, I think about these three.  If I gave up, I would have never met them! 


  1. Cool. Have you entered many blogfests? I found that the best way to increase followers was to make a habit of visiting at least 5 new blogs a day (in addition to the others I visit) and make a comment on their posts. I'm over 350 followers in a year with that method. Cheers and much success to you this year!

    1. I completely agree with comments. It seems the more I comment, the more comments I get.

      Thank you! And right back at you!

  2. I really enjoyed this post, since I'm starting out as a blogger. I think it's amazing how we can now connect with people from all over the world.