This can be a big or small number depending on what you are talking about.
1,000 positive Amazon reviews for your book--this is a good thing
1,000 pages in a book your BFF just asked you to review--not so good
1,000 potato chips--always a good thing
1,000 Rocky Mountain oysters--definitely not a good thing
1,000 blog posts--this makes me stop and think: Wow! Really?
It is so hard for me to believe that The Writing Bug is home to 1,000 posts. I started the blog in January 2008. My first post, called Writing Blocks, talked about my apprehension about starting the blog. A lot has happened on this little corner of the blog world since then.
TC Boyle, best-selling children's author Debbie Dadey, Pulitzer nominated journalist/author Kevin Vaughan and T.V. icon and author Stephen Cannell, who sadly, passed away six months after the interview and after being the keynote at the 2010 NCW Conference.
In 2010 following NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I started my own challenge: ReBooWee. Which stood for Read a Book a Week. It was a lot of fun, I read a ton of books and Writing Bug readers got into it. I might have to bring this back soon.
Rich Keller. Now I get to read all their fabulous posts and occasionally pop my head in for a guest spot (like today).
In honor of this big 1,000 day, I strolled down memory lane and revisited some older posts like one of my favorites from Jenny, Writing Naked, guest blogger Laura Bridgwater's humor show through in How to Marry a Genre, I took readers on my journey to meet Donny and Marie and speaking of Journey, I do have a post dedicated to them as well.
This blog and all its 1,000 posts has hopefully provided resources, inspiration, laughter, tools and encouragement to help you and all the other writers who have stopped by for a visit. Writing can be tough, but with the right tools in your back pocket, a hefty does of perseverance and a supportive community like this one, success is inevitable.
A big thanks to all The Writing Bug contributors current and past, Rich Keller and all of you who stop by to hang out with us. I am giving away a "Just Write It" t-shirt and a copy of Write Away: A Year of Musings and Motivations for Writers (which is a direct result of this blog) to one lucky winner.
JUST WRITE IT WRITE AWAY GIVEAWAY
Deadline: August 28th
To enter: Leave a comment and share your favorite food or drink you must have when you write.
Bonus entries. Put them in the comment box (1 extra entry for each of these)
- Leave a URL to a favorite writing related site and why you like it.
- What is one of your favorite Writing Bug posts and why
- Favorite author you'd love to see interviewed on the Writing Bug in the future.
Thanks for seven great years. I look forward to many more in the future!