Thursday, December 15, 2011

Four!


Four years ago today, Alicia and I plunked ourselves down at a Panera and opened a single laptop between us. An hour later, this blog had been born. We had no idea what we were getting into, really, and I remember at one point sort of wistfully wondering aloud if people would ever read it.

Here we are, four years later, and this blog has turned out to be a blessing in so many unexpected ways. We've made new friends with so many writers we might not otherwise have met. Our readership averages nearly 20k unique hits a month -- a fact that never fails to shock me. Several of our early readers are now published authors, and several of our published authors are now topping bestseller lists. We're humbled by the response and the effect this little blog has generated.

Thank you, all of you, for making that happen.

Theresa

13 comments:

Deb Salisbury said...

Happy Blog Birthday! <:-D

Jenny said...

Thank YOU for posting such fine content here week after week--content that unlike 99% of "writers" blogs focusses on writing!

Julie Harrington said...

Happy Birthday Anniversary!

It's a terrific blog and it's always a stop for me each day. I've learned a ton over the years and look forward to you being around for years to come.

And ITA with Jenny on thanking you for the writing-focused content as well. It's really hard to find that out there.

JT

1000th.monkey said...

Wow! Congrats! I didn't know you'd been at it that long. Your site is always a *must read* for me :)

Wes said...

THANK YOU!!!!!

You have inspired us, taught us, and kept the dream alive in us to be in your list of published authors.

Wes said...

BTW, you can add another name to your list of published authors. Murphy has a book deal. She sent me the cover art yesterday. Pretty hot!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Thank YOU guys. You've taught me much about writing, the writing process, editing, and my own work, on so many levels.

Here's to many more. And to me finally hitting that best-seller list.

Lynda K said...

Happy Blog-o-versary!

I echo the others -- it's wonderful to come here and find honest, concise, and exceptionally helpful content, especially for those of us in the "yet-to-be-published" category.

Congrats!

Jordan McCollum said...

Yes, thank YOU, Theresa & Alicia! I don't comment as much as I used to, but I still love to read your posts! (Even and especially the long thinky ones ;)

Murphy has a book deal? That's fantastic! (BTW, I don't know if you ever got my link on Twitter to work, Theresa, but my announcement was of my book deal :D So add two to the list.)

Jami Gold said...
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Jami Gold said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I don't have time to comment on every post anymore, but I still read every single one. :) I know you've helped me in more ways than I can count. *hugs*

P.S. Yes, I can confirm that Murphy does have a book deal. :)

Ian said...

Congrats, you two!

Laura K. Curtis said...

Happy blog birthday!! I've dropped many blogs as I've run out of time over the past couple of years, but as long as you guys keep writing, I'll keep reading!