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Monday, June 1, 2015

Pen & Prosper Celebrates 6 Years of Helping Writers Earn more and Learn More!


Greetings, Pen and Prosper Peeps!
In the words of the Pointer Sisters, "I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!"
June is here.
It's one of my favorite months of the year. The end of the school year, backyard barbeques, my birthday, and the anniversary of the inception of this blog. Need I say more?
 Yay!

Thanks so much for joining me here today. And more importantly, for your faithful readership and support over the years; it means more than I can convey.
I'd also like to send a "shout out" to my new friends and followers. Welcome, welcome!

Please feel free to introduce yourself, post a comment, or ask a question. We're a fun bunch here, and I enjoy the interaction, as well as the mutual opportunities to know more and grow more.

In honor of my 6th year, I thought it would be cool to share six trivia facts about Pen and Prosper and its founder. Game?

1. My original major in college was Psychology. I have always been fascinated by people's behavior.

2. I am a big "foodie."  I love to cook, eat and entertain friends.

3. Beethoven moves me to tears.

4. I have authored and published more than 700 articles and essays professionally, and have ghostwritten books for others.

5. Pen and Prosper is my 3rd attempt at launching a successful Blog.  

6. I have a fear of flying and have never been on a plane.


And here's an extra one, for good measure...

My celebrity crushes are Bad Boy Rapper 50 Cent, Keanu Reeves, and Michael Strahan.

Any surprises?


Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

"You are the wind beneath my wings." :-)

Warmly,

Jen

P.S. Feel free to share a comment or an interesting trivia fact about you and your Blog.
Go ahead. You know you wanna'. :-)

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 6 years, Jen! What a wonderful milestone. You have offered a wealth of great info and been such an encouragement to us. What would we do without you? Happy Birthday! May your Birthday month bring lovely blessings your way. :)

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    1. Karen,

      I have the same question for you. "What would I do without you? ":-)
      You are among my favorite Blog connections, dear one. Thanks much!

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    2. A Happy Birthday to you too...soon, right? :-)

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  2. To one of my writing "mentors":

    Congratulations, Jen, on the anniversary.

    I've always admired your work and work ethic :)

    Sincerely,

    Steve

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    1. Thanks so much, Steve. It's been a real pleasure. Please let me know if I can help with anything. Hope all is well with you and your family. :-)

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  3. Hey Jen - happy birthday and congrats on all your wonderful achievements! Your blog posts are like jewells in a beautiful treasure trove you have generously shared with us over the years...when I need inspiration, I know I'll always find it here at Pen and Prosper...thank you!

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    1. Maribel,

      How sweet! You should write greeting cards; you do have a way with words, lady. :-) Thanks for your readership and support. I very much appreciate it.

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  4. Jen, you are the best and deserve every accolade. Karen said it right. What would we ever do without you. I wouldn't be a blogger but for your excellent tutelage. Happy anniversary, birthday, and week! Big ol' hug from this gal. =0)

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    1. Hi Sue,

      So happy to hear from you today! I'm so glad I convinced you to start a Blog; you're a natural girlfriend! :-) Thanks for adding to the mix. Hugs back at ya'!

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  5. Jen--

    Wonderful CONGRATULATIONS on this accomplishment of six years. It takes much commitment and staying power to continue with the excellence you have shown in delivering a wealth of information to writers at all levels. I especially appreciate your candor in admitting that P&P is your third blog attempt. Glad you persisted. In the blog, you combine savvy, intelligence, practicality, transparency, and compassion to (us) readers. I always learn something! Wish you only continued success. Very Warmly, Noelle

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    1. Noelle,

      How lovely to have you stop by.
      This really comes as high praise! I really value your opinion, support and friendship. You're da' best! :-)

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  6. Congratulations! I am very impressed by 4, and with respect to 6, don't you find that a hindrance? Aren't there places you'd like to see? As for me, I am recovering from the flu, but have discovered that dark chocolate is supposed to be effective against the cough reflex.

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    1. Hi Victoria,

      Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment. I appreciate your time.
      To answer your questions...I have never been much of a traveler. But, when I do, I find that a bus or train will suffice. :-) Also, I find a lot of pleasure in having "stay-cations" at home and doing simple stuff like working in my backyard, entertaining friends, and decorating and D.I.Y projects. :-) Hope you're fully recovered soon.

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  7. Congratulations on your sixth year anniversary of your blog. It is always a pleasure to come to your blog and learn.

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    1. Quietspirit,

      ...And what a pleasure it is to have you as a valuable member of my blog "family." :-) Thanks so kindly. Hope all is well.

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  8. Blessings on 6 years of inspiring and encouraging others, Jen. May you have many more!

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  9. Congratulations, Jen!

    Thanks for 6 years of advice and feedback. I wish you 60 more years blogging joy ;-)

    As a foodie, do you have any favorite sites?

    Oh and I've never been on an airplane either. I don't consider that a fear - more like something that will never happen, ha ha. So I don't fret over it.

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    1. Hey there, D7ana!

      How have you been? Long time no hear from.:-) Glad to reconnect today. Thanks so much for your time and comment.

      As for food sites? Sure do.
      I love "The Recipe Critic" Wenderly.com, and Divas Can Cook.
      Check em' out and let me know what you think. Okay?

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  10. Six years? Really? Seems like only yesterday I stumbled up P&P. You have been an inspiration and so generous. You know your stuff! I too, hate to fly.

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    1. Jennifer Brown BanksJune 3, 2015 at 8:51 AM

      Thanks, Lin. You too have been an inspiration and great motivator!
      I value you like a precious gem. :-)

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  11. I'm impressed that you've managed to keep finding good advice to share. I have three blogs, but I don't have to come up with useful advice for others, just the stories I want to tell (mostly food, travel, history). So impressive job. Here's to the next six years.

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  12. Thanks, Cynthia. I sincerely appreciate the feedback and support. :-)

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  13. Jen--Congratulations on six great years... and many more.

    I've not only been on planes, I've jumped out of planes (skydiving, that is).

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    1. By the way, if you haven't already penned a story on your related adventures, I think it would make for a great read, Sioux. :-)

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  14. Thanks for joining in on the celebration, Sioux! :-)

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  15. Congratulations on your 6th year, Jenny. I'm a budding blogger and writer ( Titodiaries.blogspot.com) and I'd really love for you to be a guest writer on my blog but I'm not entirely sure how that works. my email is pendragonskywalker@gmail.com

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    1. Hi there, Titoluwalase,

      Thanks so much for your comment and your recent follow. So glad to have you here. Please send an email with your specifics to : Gemsjen@yahoo.com.

      I look forward to connecting. ;-)

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  16. You know, I tried to put in a subscription to the P & P blog (I was directed here by another e-mail list) and couldn't find it. And my computer doesn't even have the right app to subscribe to comments from this individual post.

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    1. Hi Katherine,

      How have you been?
      Thanks for your comment and for your efforts to subscribe. Perhaps you can try Feedspot or Bloglovin to get updates. Keep me posted.

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