Celebrate 500,000 Views with Me

“Celebrate 500,000 Views with Me” by Joan Y. Edwards


On Thursday, February 16, 2018 the number of views for my Never Give Up blog reached 500,000 views! I am very excited! Throwing confetti in the air. Thank you to each and every one of you who made this possible! 
This is the 680th post. The day with the highest number of views was September 30, 2014 with 960 views. It has 343 subscribers and 6,855 comments. 
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While writing the blog, I’ve gone to conferences, presented workshops at conferences, presented workshops for my critique group, wrote Joan’s Elder Care Guide,  and in 2016 4RV Publishing published Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive. I’ve also dealt with life. I’ve found that writing this blog gives me stability even when my world seems unstable, when life enters in with challenges. When I’m down, I try to write something to calm myself and hope that it resonates to help you, my readers, too. When you leave comments, you put a lot of joy into my heart and help me survive the little things and the big things in my life. Thank you very much for that.
Together, we’ll continue to survive. When we look at the picture in the future, our writing’s improved, our stories are published, our illustrations are great and delightful. Keep that picture in your mind. Keep on going. You’ll get there. I’ll get there. We’ll get there.
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Keep on Going! You’ll Get There! 


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22 thoughts on “Celebrate 500,000 Views with Me”

  1. Woo, hoo! Congrats! That’s a lot of views. 🙂 And a good reminder that I need to blog way more often on my website. :/ Lol

    1. Dear Shawn (StepmomShawn),
      Thank you for writing. You are right. That is a lot of views. It is a reminder for me to write more, too. Don’t let your blog control you, though. Make sure you take time to live and have fun!
      Never Give Up

    1. Dear Sharon,
      Thank you for writing. You are welcome for all the work I put in to give you great information. Being informed empowers you to be the best YOU that you can be. I want to be a part of that for you.
      Never Give Up

  2. OOpsy. Maureen Crites posted, “Congratulations! but it went to the wrong post. The blog took her to the wrong blogpost to leave a comment. I corrected the error.
    Thank you, Maureen. You are entered into the contest.
    Never Give Up

    1. Dear Brenda (BLMadole),
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad that you believe I give a wealth of information to many. Thank you. I will do my best to keep it up!
      Never Give Up

  3. CONGRATULATIONS ON 500,000 views!!! Woohoo! (Throwing more confetti) ☺ I find inspiration and joy in your blog posts, just like I find in our friendship! Thank you for sharing your writing and personal experiences. I look forward to more of your wonderful posts! No need to enter me I have my own copies of your wonderful books☺

    1. Dear Kathleen,
      Thank you for writing. I am thankful that you find inspiration and joy in my blog posts. I find inspiration and joy in our friendship, too. You are a blessing to all who meet you. I will honor your request not to be included in this contest. Thank you for buying copies of both of my books. You’re a jewel.
      Never Give Up

  4. Awesome! Congratulations Joan! You’re living proof that when you post stuff worth reading, folks will flock to your blog.

    1. Dear Sandra,
      Thank you for writing. I appreciate it that you stopped by to celebrate with me. I am honored that you believe I am living proof that when you post stuff worth reading folks will flock to your blog. What a kind thing to say! I hope your books are still flying off the shelf!
      Never Give Up

    1. Dear Carol,
      Thank you for writing. Thanks for joining me for this celebration. I love hugs! Here’s a hug back. I will honor your request not to add your name in the drawing. Good luck in the final stages of your writing of Half Truths! It’s going to be awesome!
      Never Give Up

  5. Thank you to everyone who read this post. A special thanks to the following people who left comments on this blog before midnight February 24, 2018!
    Flight up (Joan Reid) 
    Stepmom Shawn  (Shawn Simon)
    Sharon Willett
    Maureen Crites
    Linda Andersen
    bmadole (Brenda Madole)
    Samantha Bell
    Sandra Warren
    Kathleen Burkinshaw (asked not to be included in the drawing)
    Carol Baldwin (asked not to be included in the drawing)
    I asked Random.org to choose 3 numbers between 1 and 8. 
    Random chose 4, 1, and 5. Therefore, Congratulations! Maureen Crites, Joan Reid, and Linda Andersen. You won a choice of a free paperback copy of either Flip Flap Floodle or Joan’s Elder Care Guide.  Please send me your choice of books and your snail mailing address to me at joanyedwards1@gmail.com. Also, tell me the person for whom you would like them autographed.
    Never Give Up

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