Happy Second Birthday, Never Give Up Blog!

“Happy Second Birthday, Never Give Up Blog!” by Joan Y. Edwards

Sunday, October 9, 2011 was my Never Give Up blog’s SECOND BIRTHDAY. 

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday, dear Blog,
Happy Birthday to you.

It is exciting. On October 9, 2009 – two years ago, I started this blog. It has been fun meeting so many new people. I’ve enjoyed sharing what I’ve learned with you. A special thanks to my friend, Linda Andersen who has faithfully left a comment for every blog post I’ve uploaded.

Pub Sub has grown from 5 listed participants in 2010 to 13 so far in 2011.

I’ve had the honor to interview Linda Andersen, Jeff Herman, and Vivian Zabel (4RV Publishing), Tara Lazar, Penelope Dullaghan, and Paula Yoo. I’ve received a contract for Joan’s Elder Care Guide from 4RV Publishing: It was released in 2016. I’ve had an article published in the SCBWI Bulletin. I’ve taught workshops online  and in person. I’ve been rejected. I’ve been accepted. God has blessed me.

Thank you for encouraging me by reading and posting comments. I post a new blog when the blog statistics show only 5 or 6 people have read my blog at noon three days in a row.  If you have a topic you’d like for me to explore, let me know. I’ll do my best to research and write an article about it.

Here are interesting statistics about my blog:

Number of Posts: Year One-97 posts (one every 3.6 days) Year Two-84 posts (Average one every 4 days).
Number of Visitors: Year One-3,198 (Daily Average 9); Year Two-10,306 (Daily Average 37)
Number of Comments: Year One-331; Year Two-662. (Thank you very much.)
Most Visitors in One Day: Year One-72 on September 22, 2010; Year Two-120 on February 6, 2011.

Here is a chart for Year One and Year Two showing the monthly visitors and the daily average.

It grew from an average of 5 visitors a day to 40 visitors a day. Whoa!
It grew from the first month with 113 visitors to the last month with 1200 visitors. Wow!

Year One 2009-2010 Year Two 2010-2011
Month Total (Daily Average)  Month Total (Daily Average)
October 2009 113 (5) October 2010 594 (19)
November 2009 75 (3) November 2010 558  (18.6)
December 2009 179 (6) December 2010 499 (16)
January 2010 135 (4) January 2011 926 (30)
February 2010 157 (6) February 2011 987 (35)
March 2010 164 (5) March 2011 1181 (38)
April 2010 93 (3) April 2011 811 (27)
May 2010 219 (7) May 2011 935 (31)
June 2010 304 (10) June 2011 846 (28)
July 2010 416 (13) July 2011 855 (28)
August 2010 594 (19) August 2011 1076 (35)
September 2010 588 (20) September 2011 1200 (40)


Sunday, October 9, 2011 was this Never Give Up blog’s SECOND BIRTHDAY. I gave a free critique  for one lucky winner who left a comment by November 1, 2011. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for reading my blog and interacting with me.Thank you. You Give Me Life!
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2011 Joan Y. Edwards

(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)

18 thoughts on “Happy Second Birthday, Never Give Up Blog!”

  1. I’ll pass on the contest Joan … however, Happy Birth Day to Joan’s Blog!!!! …. and awesome stats! Bravo.

    …Autumn must be the season for starting blogs. My first anniversary was 27th September, and a few other Frogs (friends through blogs) blogs are having their anniversaries around this time too … Serendipity eh!!!

    1. Dear Widder,
      Great minds wander in the same plane…starting our blogs almost in the same month. Thanks for passing on the contest. I appreciate it very much. Thanks for the compliment and thanks for reading my blog.
      Do something to celebrate you!

    1. Dear Jean,
      Thank you for your congratulations and your Happy Birthday wishes! I appreciate you very much. Empowering the writers God puts you in touch with is what you do well.
      Celebrate you today.
      Do something fun.

  2. I don”t have anything to edit just now, but wanted to wish you a high-five congratulations!!! You always seem to send the information I need just at the right time. Thank you.

    1. Dear Sharon,
      The free critique is good for a year. Thanks for your high-five congratulations. I’m glad that I always seem to send you the information you need at just the right time. You’re welcome for my blog posts. It is my pleasure to encourage you and give you the information you need.
      Do something fun to celebrate!

  3. Congratulations to PubSub and to you. Impressive stats! It was sweet of you to put my name in as a faithful subscriber and participant. May you and PubSub have many more happy birthdays.

    Linda A.

  4. Dear Linda,
    You’re welcome. You are impressive yourself. Loyal and inspiring, that’s you, Linda Andersen. Thanks for the note. Good luck with all your submissions. Happy PubSubbing!
    Do something good for you!

  5. Happy Blogirthday, Joan. You are inspiring. If I read blogs religiously, your’s would be at the top of the list. And, yes, I did submit a manuscript this month. EMILY’S RIDE TO COURAGE went to Adams Literary. Cheers, Sarah Maury Swan

    1. Dear Sarah,
      I am so excited to hear from you. Thanks for reading my blog and for wishing it a Happy Birthday. And you submitted a manuscript this month! What a gift! Getting this book published is also your own personal ride to courage. I am proud of you. Thanks for putting my blog at the top of you list. Be sure and let me know when you get your own blog and/or website so I can add it beside your name on the Pub Subbers page.

      Do something to celebrate you today!

  6. Joan,
    I forgot to list my favorite post. My favorite is about universal theme, conflict, and emotions into a story. I have to work on that. Thanks for offering so many resources for readers to consult.

    Linda A.

    1. Dear Linda,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad to know that you liked the universal theme, emotion, and conflict blog post. I’m excited that it gave you ideas to help you improve your already great writing. Since you told me your favorite post, your name could be pulled out of the hat for free 10 page and pitch critique.

      Celebrate you today!
      Joan Y. Edwards

    1. Dear Mary, Thank you very much for your Happy Birthday wishes. It is so much fun when I have enthusiastic readers like you. You’re welcome. Do something to celebrate you today. Joan Y. Edwards

    1. Dear Joyce,
      Thank you for your good wishes. I am honored by your presence here. WordPress gives its bloggers great statistics. It updates them every hour. I put your name in the hat for a chance to win the first page critique. Good luck!

      Do something wonderful to celebrate you.
      Joan Y. Edwards

    1. Dear Karen, Thanks for dropping by. I’m sorry you didn’t win. Thanks for the compliment about my stats. I’ll have another contest soon. I’ll let you know.

      Add Color to Your Life

      Play. Laugh. Smile. Joan Y. Edwards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *