Thursday, September 15, 2016

Two-Year Blogeversary!





Yes, my friends, it is true! I have had this blog for TWO YEARS.

Two AMAZING, EPIC YEARS.


via giphy.com


Okay, where to begin....
First I'd like to thank my inspirations, N and Madi who inspired me to first start a blog.

Then I'd like to shout-out to Shuffle, my real-life friend who started a blog recently- go check that out!

Now I'd like to thank my 18 Google followers and my many email followers. I know not how many of you there are, but I know that you follow me as dutifully as my Google followers.

I'd like to recap several of the things that have happened since starting this blog:

Well, for one thing, I've done a lot more writing. By that I mean a lot. I participated in my first ever NaNoWriMo last year, and I met my goal of 10,000 words in a month, completing a novella, which I am now in the process of editing.

I hit 18,500 page views and counting. That's a lot. 

I participated in CampNaNoWriMo in July and NaPoWriMo in April, and was thrilled by all the support I got.

I played around with design. I made the above image, made a blog layout that fit my personality more, and designed Shuffle's blog.

You guys helped me realize what my writing style is. Writing on here and on the YWP has made me a better writer, and I can't thank you guys enough.

I'd love to tell you top commentators, but there are so many amazing, inspirational comments that I couldn't count them. 

You guys participated in my writing camp, even when I was sure no one would.

This is my 335th post. I never thought I'd post that much. I never thought ya'll would read that much. 


There are also a few things I haven't accomplished that I'd like to  this year.

I'd like to publish my novella
I need to finish ~Lost~
I want to learn code
I want to finish my CampNaNo novel
I want to win NaNo this year and beat my goal of 25,000 words.


That's just the tip of the iceberg. You guys are the most amazing group of blog readers in the world.

So....





What you'll be winning:




One awesome fox mug, complete with my favorite warm drink: Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Sensation hot chocolate mix, to help comfort you as you deal with writerly feelings this November.


TO ENTER:
1. You must live in the continental US or Canada.
2. You must have permission from a  parent/guardian if you are 13 or younger.
3. Leave a comment with your name (pen or real; your call), how long you've been reading my blog, and which of my dolls you think has the most extreme personality.

YOU MAY EARN EXTRA ENTRIES IF:
You follow this blog (you automatically get in extra entry if you already have followed; please specify whether you follow by email or Google) 
You post about it on your blog/on a forum (please come back here and comment saying you did that)
You found my blog through a link on someone else's blog (and, those of you whom I get referrals from, you get an extra point too!)

YOU GET ONE EXTRA ENTRY FOR EACH OF THESE THINGS.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS THE 24TH OF SEPTEMBER. 
I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON THE 25TH

IF YOU WIN, I WILL NEED YOU TO LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU; I HAVE COMMENT MODERATION ON. I WILL NEVER, EVER SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH ANYONE.

Thank you ALL for two wonderful years in this community; looking forward to many, many more!














19 comments:

  1. YAY!!! Happy two-year blogeversary! You have accomplished SO much!! Your blog is amazing and I am SO happy for you!! :D And aw, I'm so honored to know that I was one of those who inspired you! That means a lot! :D
    I really want to enter your giveaway, but I won't be able to this time. :( I'll share it on my blog and AGH though. :D
    Once again... Happy 2-year blogeversary!! :D :D
    •Madi•

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    1. You were my favorite blogger. :)

      Aww. :( Okay!

      Thanks!

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  2. Happy Blogeversary!!!! and many more!!! can't believe it's been two years.... time flies when you're having fun!! Anonymous K

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  3. Yay, happy blogoversary! That's awesome! I have permission to enter your giveaway, so I will! I live in Canada. I've been reading your blog for about 6 months or so...It's awesome! I think Molly certainly has the most extreme personality. I follow you by email, I posted about this on my blog, and I did find your blog through a link!

    Miri

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    1. What link did you find my blog from, if you can remember?

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  4. I'd like to enter. I've been reading for a year and I think your grace doll has the personality 😀 I dunno

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  5. Cool! Happy Blogeversary! YAAYYY!!!

    Oohh ooh!!! *raises hand* I would like to enter! I have been following and reading your blog for about six months and I think that Sophia has the most extreme personality. :)

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  6. YAAAY! Happy Blogeversary Daisy!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I don't want to go in for the giveaway, but still..

    HAVE A NICE BLOGERVISARY!!!

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  8. Happy Blogeversary1 Reading your blog a few months. molly McIntire is the best personality.
    Joan

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  9. i discovered your blog a few months ago. Molly McIntire has the best personality. Happy Blogeversary!
    Marion

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  10. Happy blogeversary!!!!! I would love to enter the giveaway please! I found your blog, just today! And its AMAZING! I will totally add it to my "Blogs I Love page (on my blog)! And for the doll with the most extreme personality would be
    (what I think) Jenna-Grace Elizabeth McIntire! Thank you So much for this giveaway, again! :P

    kaitlynrh1 from Kaits AG Crafts

    P.S. I found your blog through someone else's blog, and I also follow your blog!

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    1. Thanks!! How did you find my blog?

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  11. Oh! I found it on Small Dolls Big Hearts!

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  12. Happiest Two Year Blogeversary to you!!! I have to say, I have enjoyed your blog a whole lot, so keep up the good work! Here's to you! :)

    ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com

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  13. CutePolarBear9/19/16, 5:23 PM

    Congratulations on two years! I would like to enter the giveaway. :) I'm not sure when I began following you, (maybe when you started blogging?) but I really like your blog and I always like reading your posts! I follow you by email. :)

    CutePolarBear

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  14. Happy happy blogeversary! Two years and more! I don't even remember when I started reading whenever I got the chance, but it was sometime this spring (or whenever you commented on my blog probably!)! I just now followed your blog ( on my blogger thingy so it comes up on my dashboard) because for a while I had lost it! Great job on two years!
    ~ Light4theLord
    https://dollsnall.blogspot.com

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  15. Congratulations on two years of blogging, Anonymous A! I would like to enter your giveaway! I don't remember when I started reading your blog, but I've been reading it for at least a year. I follow your blog by email, too. :)
    I think Molly has the most extreme personality of your dolls. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Christian Homeschooler

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