Thank You for Nine Wonderful Years!

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“Thank you for Nine Wonderful Years!” by Joan Y. Edwards

Thank you to the many readers and subscribers for my blog. You keep me going. You make my life brighter.

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve had a website since 2002. It had over 300,000 views.  I began a blog at joanyedwards on on October 9, 2009. It grew to 500,000 views this year. Thank you to each of you who made my online presence grow by sharing with others and by leaving thoughtful comments on my blog and sent me emails about my website and blog.

In May 2018, I pulled my blog and my website together.  Using BlueHost enables me to use the templates. I moved the old blog posts to this site. I chose BlueHost to host my website/blog because it offered HTTPS – a secure site. 

On Thanksgiving Day and every day, the Bible tells us to be thankful and to ask for what we want:

Philippians 4:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Here is a link to this scripture and other verses that may help you voice your thankfulness to God:

Mark 11:24 New International Version (NIV)
2Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Here is a webpage with this quote and other scripture quotes to help you receive what you need: 

The nitty gritty here is believing that you will receive what you ask for…faith can move mountains. Sometimes, life’s situations rob us of some or all of our faith. That’s when we have to take little steps of faith.

My prayer for you today is that God grant you peace with hope and trust that he will take care of you and your loved ones.

I am very thankful that you have made these my top 6 blog posts since October 9, 2009:

Top 6 Blog Posts As of November 21, 2018

1.Which to Choose: Big Name Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing? Name Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing

2. 50 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts

3. 22 Literary Agents Who Are Looking for You

4. Is Writing Your Passion?

5. Do You Need the Forgiveness Tunnel?

6. 10 Songs to Lift Your Spirits

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16 thoughts on “Thank You for Nine Wonderful Years!”

  1. Congratulations, Joan, on nine years of sharing content to inspire and inform readers about writing tips and better living!

    1. Dear Linda,
      Thank you very much. It is good to hear from you. I appreciate that you’ve been a subscriber from the beginning of my blog! You are awesome! I am sending you Joan’s Plot Diagram and Explanation through email.

      May God Bless You
      Never Give Up

  2. Dear Joan,

    I save a lot of your writing articles for helping high school students improve their writing.

    And I love your Ten Songs to Lift Your spirits. My Sunday school group love their crossword puzzles. It’s nearly Year

    1. Dear Pam,
      Thank you very much for writing. I am honored that you use my articles to help high school students improve their writing skills. I’m glad you love my Ten Songs to Lift Your Spirits. So glad your Sunday School group loves my crossword puzzles. Year C is definitely just around the corner. I’m working on the book now.

      Never Give Up

  3. Dear Joan, thanks for sharing writing resources. I especially liked your blog on 50 publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts. Very helpful. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Dear Rajni,
      Thank you for writing. It is my pleasure to share writing resources. I’m glad you especially liked 50 Publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you did, too. I’ve sent you my plot diagram and explanation. I hope it is helpful to you!

      Never Give Up

    1. Dear Karen,
      Thank you very much for writing. I’m glad you love my verses, my blog, and ME! I love you very much. I love your smile and your positive energy! Are you subscribed? Do you receive notices when I put up a new blog? Enjoy your day being you. I’ve sent you my plot diagram and explanation. I hope it is helpful to you!

      Never Give Up

  4. Congratulations, Joan. Your blog has certainly reached a ton of readers! And thanks for including Philippians 4:6. A great reminder not to be anxious, but to rely on the Lord for His provision.

    1. Dear Carol,
      Thank you for writing. Thanks for your congratulations. When I am lacking courage, I search the Bible and other places for words to inspire me and get me out of the rut I seem to be in at the time. I’m glad you liked Philippians 4:6. It’s great how you send emails to people with inspirational meditations on the Bible. You help many people by providing that service. I sent you a copy of Joan’s Plot Diagram and Explanation as a gift for leaving a comment on this post.

      Never Give Up

  5. Thank you for your lovely blog posts. I love your “Never Give Up” slogan. As a fellow writer (part-time), seeing the “never give up” gives me courage to sit down & write. Thank you!

    1. Dear Christine,
      Thank you for writing. I sent you a copy of Joan’s Plot Diagram and Explanation as a gift for leaving a comment on this post. I am very glad that my Never Give Up slogan helps give you courage to sit down and write. The world needs to read what you write. I hope you’ll subscribe to my blog.

      Never Give Up

    1. Dear Sarah,
      Thank you for writing. Thank you for the compliment. You are a good friend. I sent you a copy of Joan’s Plot Diagram and Explanation as a gift for leaving a comment on this post. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, as well.

      Never Give Up

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