"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Saturday, May 8, 2010


With this post today, I have reached the 100th installment here at Pen and Prosper!
It's hard to believe I made it. Trust me, it has sometimes been a struggle--time constraints, motivational factors, etc.

But it has indeed been a great journey. I thank each and every reader for accompanying me on the ride.

There is so much to say, so little time.
But, I'll try to hit on some of the highlights so as not to lose your attention, or take up too much of your reading hours.

I'm glad I decided to stick to my "niche" as they call it. I think it makes for better focus and easier branding.

This blog has been a work in progress. And I'm pleased as punch to say I'm learning more month after month. I've even added a "GUEST POST GUIDELINES" as you will see reflected at the end of this page.

I'm learning that "impact" and reach can't always be measured in numbers and statistics. And I've loved the feedback and interaction that I've gotten thus far...so keep it comin'!

July will officially mark my 1 year anniversary for this Blog. I'm excited about the current growth, and can't wait to see what one year will bring.


I've learned that it's entirely possible to meet and engage with people online and to form a bond and a true sense of friendship and camaraderie. I've connected with cool folks across the globe, and I've laughed with them, learned from them, and have had my career enhanced as a result of it. Thank you.

I've learned that even despite our best efforts and our best work, sometimes people truly don't "get us". Words can sometimes be misunderstood, mistakenly applied, or misconstrued; but we can't be responsible for how people choose to interpret the meaning of our messages. Move on and be clear that God knows. Period.

Within the next few weeks, I'll be sharing with you some important news, more contests, more fun, more guest posts, and more adventures. Stay tuned!


  1. Congratilations. Great job and pl keep it up.

  2. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 10, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Thanks, Shirrrazi!

    Your words mean much! I appreciate your time today and your thoughts.

  3. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Oops, sorry I see where I misspelled your name.

    I need new reading glasses...soon.:-)

  4. Very cool, Jennifer. It's inspiring to see two things: (1) you have stuck with your niche and (2) you have been able to form bonds. I'm glad you stuck with it, too, otherwise we may never have "met." :)

    Keep inspiring us!


  5. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 11, 2010 at 6:17 AM


    Thanks so much for your kind words, and for being one of my "quality connections."

    Keep dancin', girl! :-)

    Oh yeah, don't forget about my BIZ CHICK badge.:-)