"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stats, Stage Fright and Stuff...

It's been an interesting week, folks. And if I must admit, today I'm experiencing a little "stage fright" of sorts.

Let me explain...
As typical, I spent the week working on clients' blogs, preparing articles, doing research...you know, the whole kit and kaboodle that goes with this way of life.

Then, as I concluded another episode of Jeopardy yesterday, (which I never miss), I received an unexpected Email. Much to my surprise, I was featured as one of "60 of the Best Minds in the Blogosphere" over at Possibilityoftoday.com!

I had to read it several times for it to register. :-)

I can't tell you how much it made my day, my week, my month, my year!
And get this--I'm included with some serious heavy-hitters like Seth Godin, Leo at Zen Habits, and Ali Hale of Aliventures.

A special thanks to Sibyl, (who, by the way, is a Harvard graduate) for bestowing this honor. Additional thanks to all those who extended kind words and comments by Email or blog "shout-outs".

Which brings us to today's "stage fright"...
With the anticipated traffic and new eyes potentially coming my way from her readers, and others that made the list, I agonized over how to approach today's post.

Should I be sassy? Cerebral? Funny? Reflective? Philosophical?
Well, you get my drift here.
Ferklempt, I decided to just write the darn post.:-) Hope you enjoy.

With that being said, here are a few stats and announcements for Pen and Prosper for this anniversary month:

1. To date, there have been 236 posts written.
2. There are 132 followers and (?) subscribers.
3. 1904 comments have been registered.
4. Pen and Prosper has received 31,417 Page Views.
5. Page Views by country--United States, Iran, Russia, Germany, Ukraine.
6. The average reader is female with a postgraduate education.
7. Google Page Rank is "4".


Coffeehouse for Writers will begin its new session of popular, online classes on June 27th. With an array of "menu items" to choose, surely there's something for you too!

To properly prepare for upcoming projects, birthday celebration continuation, and the holiday, Jen will be "out of the building" from June 29th to July 8th for summer break.

As always, thanks for spending your time with me. Have a wonderful week.

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  1. Jennifer, I couldn't be happier for you. I only "follow" several blogs, but it's exciting to know that I'm not the only one finding this site to be worthy of my thought and time. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition, and keep up the great work. You are an inspiration to writers!

  2. Those are some impressive stats! Way to go!

  3. Geralyn,

    How lovely of you. Thanks so much for your kind words and support. I value having you as a reader. :-)

  4. Wendy,

    Thanks so much. Hopefully they will get even better as time progresses. :-)

  5. Jen,

    Love your blog - found it through Sybil's post.


  6. Jennifer Brown BanksJune 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM


    Welcome, welcome! Thanks so much. I just checked yours out as well. I dig it too!
    Don't be a stranger. :-)

  7. Jennifer,
    You rock the blogosphere, and you are becoming iconic. Congratulations on your latest success. Also happy birthday and enjoy vacation.

  8. Jennifer Brown BanksJune 23, 2011 at 4:59 PM


    ...And folks like you rock my Blog! Thanks, sweetie. I appreciate your time and support.

  9. A well-deserved recognition. Your blog posts are fun and informative. I love, love that your voice rings through in each one.

    Sending congratulatory smooches your way. :-)

  10. Jennifer Brown BanksJune 23, 2011 at 6:07 PM


    To quote a popular song. "Everything I do, I do it for you." :-) Thanks for being one of my biggest cheerleaders! Smooches back at ya'. :-)

  11. Sending a very big Congratulations and a Happy Birthday your way! So pleased and excited for you! Your blog is packed with such wonderful stuff. I think it is a smart and lovely reflection of who you are. :)

    I can relate to the "stage fright" thing, it hits sometimes for my blog and when guest posting too. Your advice is the best, forget it and just do it!

    Again - congrats! What a wonderful birthday gift! Enjoy your break!

  12. Jennifer Brown BanksJune 23, 2011 at 8:06 PM


    What a wonderful Blog buddy and blessing you are. :-) Thanks so much for everything!