Celebrate 10 Years of Blogging with Me

Copyright 2019 Joan Y. Edwards

“Celebrate 10 Years of Blogging with Me!” Joan Y. Edwards

It’s amazing. I didn’t know what to write when I first started my blog on October 9, 2009. I knew I wanted to write posts to keep you, my readers, from giving up. Primarily, I am a child of God. So I write to inspire you to believe in yourself.  Next, I am a writer, I focus on writing posts to help you as a writer understand the publishing process and ways to market what you write.  I illustrate a little, so I added a few posts for illustrators.  

Last year, I lost about 300 subscribers when I moved my blog to my website from WordPress.com/. That made me very sad. However, I like that one link https://www.joanyedwards.com will get everyone to my website, books, and blog.  If you’re not receiving an email when I publish a new blog post, I would be honored if you’d subscribe. 

I started out with 25 visitors a month. Now I have over 1,000 visitors a month. Visitors have viewed a post of mine over 700,000 times in 10 years! Isn’t that awesome! You’re a part of that. Thank you.

Here are my most popular posts on Writing, Spiritual, and Illustration:

50 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts
22 Literary Agents Who are Looking for You
What Is the Purpose of the Dialogue in Your Story?
How to Write a Pitch, Summary, and Synopsis That Sells
How Many Words Should Your Sentence Contain?
Plots Need Believable Consequences
God, I Need You Now
Don’t Tell God How Big Your Problem Is; Tell Your Problem How Big Your God Is.
…Author Unknown

One Point Perspective – Art
How to Draw in Two-Point Perspective 

What should we do to celebrate?

Give away a copy of one of my books, YES.
Give away a free critique, YES
Give away free Never Give Up image. YES.
Give away free 10 Affirmations for a Child of God, YES.

Thank you to the following people for leaving a comment on this blog post before midnight on October 9, 2019:

1. Marquita Martin,  Carol Baldwin Didn’t want to be entered into the contest, 2. Sarah Maury Swan, 3. Ken Chang On,  4. Melanie Robertson-King, 5.  Bob Rich, Linda Andersen Gutheil Didn’t want to be entered into the contest 6. Cat Michaels, 7. Lisa Anne Cullen, 8. June Phyllis Baker, 9. Pamela A. Bryson, 10. Kathleen Burkinsaw, and 11. Shawn Crane Simon.

Random.org chose  Number 10, 8, 7, and 5.  Therefore,

10. Kathleen Burkinshaw won a free copy of one of my books.
8. June Phyllis Baker won a free critique of 1000 words of a manuscript.
7. Lisa Anne Cullen won a Never Give Up image.
5. Bob Rich won 10 Affirmations for a Child of God. I sent it to him.

Here is the Never Give Up image I created for Lisa Anne Cullen. She said I could post it here for you to see.

Lisa Anne Cullen Never Gives Up

I emailed the winners with their prize information.

I would be honored if you would subscribe to my blog. Receive free gifts. Join over 100 other subscribers and over 700,000 visitors. You’ll be sent an email to confirm your subscription. Thank you.

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29 thoughts on “Celebrate 10 Years of Blogging with Me”

  1. You’ve been very helpful and encouraging to me in this writing process. Congratulations on the 10-year-anniversary!

    1. Dear Marquita,
      Thank you very much for writing! It is always great to hear from you! So glad that I’ve been helpful and encouraging to you! If ever I can be of help to you in the future, let me know!

      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear Carol,
      Thanks. It is always a pleasure to have you visit my blog and leave one of your beautiful comments!
      I appreciate you. It is great to be on the path to publication with you.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

  2. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary of blogging, Joan. Your website has always served as a source of inspiration and information for our parish newsletter, especially your crosswords, which have now been published in printed form.

    Keep on blogging and may God continue to bless you for all the good work that you do.

    1. Dear Ken,
      Thank you for writing. I appreciate the compliment. I am honored that you use some of my blog posts in your parish newsletter and also some of my crosswords that are in printed form, now. I also enjoy your friendship and support.

      May God bless you in all your endeavors,
      Never Give Up
      Joan

  3. Dear Joan,
    Thank you for all your encouragement during a difficult year. I truly appreciate your friendship!

    1. Dear Pamela,
      Thank you for writing. It is an honor to encourage you during your difficult times. If I can write a particular post on a subject for you, please let me know. Thank you for using my puzzles in your Sunday School classes. I hope to have the Crosswords done in Kindle format in the next year.

      Do something fun before midnight
      Never Give Up
      God is there beside you
      Joan

      1. Kindle format would be great! Thank you for your encouragement. It means a great deal to me, Joan.

        1. Dear Pam,
          Thanks for letting me know that Kindle Format would be great! You are welcome for my encouragement. I am honored to be on God’s path with you. It’s an honor to be your friend. Believe in you!

          Do Something Fun before Midnight
          Never Give Up
          Joan

    1. Dear Melanie,
      Thank you. I appreciate that you’ve been a loyal follower. Thanks for helping me through my difficult times during the last year.
      I wish you great success in the launch of your latest book. I love how you pull the real places and fiction together in your romances.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear Bob,
      Thank you very much. I appreciate your loyal following for most of these 10 years of blogging. During the last 10 years you’ve published a lot of great books. You’ve taken words and action to make our planet healthier for all of us to live. Thank you.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

  4. Joan,

    You are an inspiration to me! No need to enter my name in the drawing. Our friendship is gift enough.

    1. Dear Linda,
      Thank you. We have been friends for 14 years now. Our friendship is a gift I treasure. As you requested, I won’t include you in the GIVEAWAY.

      Do something fun before midnight.
      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear Cat,
      Thanks. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through your newsletters, books, and emails. You are fun to be around.

      Do something fun before midnight!
      Never Give Up
      Joan

  5. Congratulations, Joan. You are a rock star! Thank you for all you do for our writing community. You are a true blessing to everyone. So much love to you and your success. Every time I see, think, hear, say, or write “Never Give Up,” I always think of you, my friend. You’re the best!

    1. Dear Lisa,
      Thank you for your kind and inspirational words. I miss you. You are welcome for any help you receive from my blog or me!
      That’s so neat that you think of me when you hear: Never Give Up. I am very proud of all the books you’ve created and people have published. Awesome!

      Do something fun before midnight!
      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear June,
      Thank you very much. I appreciate you for being a long-time loyal reader of my blog. How long has it been? You are a blessing!

      Do something fun before midnight!
      Never Give Up
      Joan

  6. Dear Joan,
    Happy blogaversary! I’ve resubscribed to your blog. I was wondering why I hadn’t seen it in my inbox for awhile. Your blog is not only helpful but very inspirational! Wishing you many blessings on next 10 years of blogging!❤

    1. Dear Kathleen,
      Thank you for writing! I am so happy that you resubscribed. I am honored that you find my posts inspirational. You are inspirational.

      Do something fun before midnight!
      Never Give Up
      Joan

  7. Wow! Ten years and so many followers and readers! That’s wonderful news. Your posts are always informative and encouraging, so I’m sure that’s why you have the loyalty you have. Congrats to you! 🙂

    1. Dear Shawn,
      Thank you! You have been a loyal follower. Thank you. I am glad you find my posts informative and encouraging.

      Do something fun before midnight!
      Never Give Up
      Joan

  8. Thank you to the following people for leaving a comment on t.his blog post before midnight on October 9, 2019:

    1. Marquita Martin, Carol Baldwin Didn’t want to be entered into the contest, 2.Sarah Maury Swan, 3. Ken Chang On, i4. Melanie Robertson-King, 5. Bob Rich, Linda Andersen Gutheil Didn’t want to be entered into the contest 6. LCat Michaels, 7. Lisa Anne Cullen, 8. Jene Phyllis Baker, 9. Pamela A. Bryson, 10. Kathleen Burkinsaw, and 11. Shawn Crane Simon.

    Random.org chose Number 10, 8, 7, and 5. Therefore,

    10. Kathleen Burkinshaw won a free copy of one of my books

    8. June Phyllis Baker won a free critique of 1000 words of a manuscript

    7. Lisa Anne Cullen won a Never Give Up image.

    5. Bob Rich won 10 Affirmations for a Child of God

    I will email the winners to let them know they won.

    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edward

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