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Monday, June 3, 2019

This Just in...Pen & Prosper Turns 10! Let's celebrate

Welcome, readers!
It's June. And what a joy! Summer is on the horizon; it's my birthday month; and Pen and Prosper celebrates 10 years in the blogosphere.
Indeed three is a charm!

In 2009, I began this blog as a way to build my platform and share my love of all things literary.
And I must admit, it has exceeded my expectations.
My journey, (though challenging) has been very rewarding.
For those of you who blog, I'm sure I don't have to tell you how much work is involved to pull this off for a decade.

Blogging has allowed me to connect, reflect, teach, grow, learn and cultivate friendships with fellow writers across the globe.
It has enabled me to speak my own personal truths, champion important causes, instruct and inspire others.

I have published over 770 posts and have been blessed to have my efforts recognized with numerous awards in the evolving years. I've even made some money along the way.

None of this would be possible without you, the reader.
My heart-felt appreciation to those of you who read my work faithfully; who comment on my blog posts; who "Tweet" to your "peeps"; who purchase my products; who contribute guest blog posts; who make me laugh; who offer encouragement (week after week, month after month, year after year).
And those who send me chocolate via snail mail. :-)

In the words of a popular song: "Yes, it's true. I'm so happy to be stuck with you!"

Thanks for reading Pen & Prosper.
Have a great week ahead!



P.S. If you've been reading my work regularly over the years and enjoy it, (particularly those who may not typically comment), I'd love for you to say "hi" in the comments section.
It would add to my joy.
I promise, I don't bite. Unless you're a steak. :-)

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  1. Hi! Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary.

  2. Congrats and happy celebration month. I am a Gemini, too. And Ia m so glad I found you in that magazine where you wrote about breaking the rules. Kindred spirits, we are!

    1. Lin,
      Truly we have both been enhanced by our association. Thanks much, buddy.

  3. A whole decade! Congratulations!
    I want you to know you have made an impact in the writing community and we all appreciate it.
    Keep moving forward, Jennifer!
    And thanks for ten years of insightful posts!

  4. Ingmar,
    Thanks for your very thoughtful comment and your readership and support, mi amigo.

  5. Congratulations, Jen, on ten great years!
    What a wonderful milestone!

    1. Indeed it is. Great to see you here, Deb! Thanks for hanging out. :-)

  6. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. I remember when you first started and you've been going ever since. Keep up the great work!

  7. Marcie,
    Seems I had so many questions and concerns in terms of direction back then. LOL
    Glad I was able to stay the course. Thanks for your ongoing support, dear. Be well.

  8. Jen --

    Happy Anniversary!


  9. This deserves some celebrating! Congrats on those 10 years.

    1. Clee,

      ...Doing the happy dance here! Thanks very much for your time and feedback.

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  11. Stunning quest there. What occurred after? Thanks!

  12. Oh my, I thought I'd commented on this but apparently not! Happy 10 years, Jen! Congratulations on a successful journey thus far. May you be blessed with many more in the coming years. Thank you for sharing your heart, your wealth of knowledge and expertise, and helping us on this exciting journey of writing. You are a treasure, an inspiration to us all. :) xo

  13. Hi Karen,
    Was wondering where you were? LOL
    Thanks so much for your ongoing support and faithful follow. You continue to keep me inspired and chugging along on this journey. Choo, choo... :-)

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