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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pen & Prosper Celebrates Five Years in the Blogosphere!

 
I hope this message finds you enjoying a super Saturday! There's so much to celebrate this month...summer break, my birthday, and...drum roll please...my Blogerversary! Yay!

Amid the madness of this busy season and the transition of shifting gears, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your readership, loyal support, ideas, questions, and thought provoking conversations and comments.

Not many Blogs survive five years; it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and time.

But, I'm so glad we made it.
Was it good for you too? :-)

Let's take a look at some of our journey and what has transpired since its inception:

  • This Blog has gone from about one dozen readers to hundreds of readers in about a dozen countries.
  • Pen and Prosper has received over 200,000 pageviews since 2009.
  • Pen and Prosper took "Top Blogging Awards" in both 2013 and 2014 with recognition by some pretty influential sites.
  • Collectively, there have been over 500 posts--between myself and guest bloggers.
  •  This blog averages between 40-60 comments per month.
I still have a way to go, in terms of goals that I've set for my virtual home, so I thank you for your patience "during construction." :-)

Look for posts on an array of fun and informative topics, and a slower "pace" during summer; probably one post per week, (on Sunday or Monday).

You can also look forward to more guest bloggers, book reviews and cool contests!
So stay tuned...the best is yet!

Thanks again to my readers, friends, advertisers, and blogging buddies for your role in my success.

"I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places..." :-)

Smooches,

Jen


P.S. Please consider signing my "guest book" by leaving a comment.

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Jen! Those are pretty impressive stats. May the next 5 years exceed all your goals. :)

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  2. Congratulations, Jennifer. You have give me good advice from time to time.

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    1. ...Always willing to help. I value your readership and support, quietspirit.
      Hope all is well. :-)

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  3. Congratulations! This is a wonderful milestone. I'd say you've been a huge success. :) You are a treasure and great blessing to us. Wishing you many more successful and prosperous years!

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    1. Karen,

      I don't know if I'm a "HUGE" success, but I am grateful for the progress made and the people I've met along the way. And you are certainly one of them. Thanks so much for your positivity, reliability, and generosity in sharing. Many times I have seen where you have shared my articles and posts in your social media circles. I truly dig that! You are a class act, my friend. :-)

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  4. I discovered you in a writer's magazine, followed your advice and have had tremendous success. When I discovered your blog, I hit a gold mine. Congratulations and may you always prosper. You deserve it!

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    1. Lin,

      What did I do to deserve you? You are too kind. :-)
      While I'd like to take credit for your "tremendous success" I hesitate.
      You are obviously a talented writer with a great degree of diligence; that has made the difference. Not to mention, you are open to advice where others may not be. Thanks for your loyal support. You have inspired me to greater heights and I appreciate it more than you could ever know.
      Hugs and kisses...

      P.S. Maybe you could put in a good word for me with the "Chicken Soup" people for their next anthology. LOL

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  5. Jen, You are a Rock Star blogger in my estimation. Bask in the glory, girl. Congratulations on hitting the Big 5. Love ya!

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    1. Sue,

      You are one of my favorite writing friends! I can always depend on you for a laugh, advice, support, and honest feedback. This "rock star" is so honored to have you as a "groupee." :-) Love U 2!
      Thanks for adding to the mix here.

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  6. Congratulations, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing your experiences and for encouraging other writers to establish goals and then work towards them. Many more years of writing experiences shared.

    Write on! (Could not resist. My punning ways.)

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    1. ...A blast from the past! :-) It's always good to reconnect. Thanks so much, D7ana. I really appreciate your time and thoughts.

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  7. Blessings on making it to five years, Jen. Wishing you many more.

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    1. Thanks for all your support here Marcie...and for being one of my "cheerleaders" from the sidelines. :-)

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    2. And congrats to you for being published in FORBES as well.

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  8. Congrats on the anniversary, Jen! I've been following your blog for about a year now and I love it.

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  9. Congratulations on your anniversay, Jen! I've been following your blog for about a year and I love it.

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    1. tbrews, how awesome to hear from you today! Thanks for chiming in. So glad to have you as a follower.

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  10. Congratulations Jennifer, a big flow of blog posts to get into the Know, and great support to Grow!

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  11. Glad you're not too tardy to the party! Thanks so much H.P.
    I always enjoy hearing from you.

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