You know... I started blogging as an exercise to write a little every day. I had gone to a Creative Writing course in London and my course tutor had said: “You brain is like a muscle. To keep it in top condition you must exercise it every day.” Back then I never thought anyone would want to read what I wrote, but one year down the line - 63 blog followers, 400 Tweeps and over 33000 pageviewings later - I have not only enjoyed it tremendously, but also met a whole bunch of new folk that share the same passion for books and reading.
Ok, I know the stats above are hardly earth shattering and that my blog is quite petit compared to other blogs, but I can promise you this year we will be getting bigger and better. It has been a learning curve, but I have enjoyed every moment of it and I've cheered every single one of the highlights with a petit (and tasty) glass of sherry.
Here are my favourite moments: every time my stats beat the month before, every time I have a new follower or a new comment, receiving the Liebster Award, meeting other amazing bloggers, blogging for the lovely Babi Dewet and Lancashire Life Magazine, writing a couple of articles for The GrandStand, meeting some seriously cool authors, working with some fab publishers, and more importantly of all - being really inspired to pursuit my writing career.
So I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that pops in and reads this blog. Your pageviewings and comments are very, very, appreciated. Please don’t ever forget that you taking the time to read what I write is very special to me. So… Thank you for making PaulaSHx's first year as successful as it has been.
Hip Hip Herray! ^_^
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