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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Pen & Prosper Celebrates 12 Yrs. in the Blogosphere!

Welcome back, Readers!

I hope that everyone had a fun and fulfilling holiday weekend, with many memories to cherish. I can hardly believe that as of this week, we're mid-way through the year. Where has the time gone?

This June there is much to celebrate: encouraging Covid-19 stats and declining cases; justice for George Floyd; warmer weather and the re-opening of many businesses in our respective areas.

Though today's news here may pale in comparison, I think it merits celebration just the same. This June Pen and Prosper turns 12 years old. Yay! For those of you who have been bloggers/or are bloggers currently, I don't have to tell you how much time, creativity, energy and commitment is required to pull this off for an extended period of time. Hello?


  • To date, there have been over 850 posts published
  • According to Google Analytics 8,387 comments have been made
  • Pen & Prosper was first launched in June, 2009
  • I thought about quitting about 100 times in the interim (lol)
  • The top 4 viewing countries/areas are:
  1. United States
  2. Russia
  3. Sweden
  4. Germany
  • In dog years, Pen and Prosper would be 84 years old
  • In human years she would be a pre-teen
  • Pen & Prosper has been honored/recognized as a "top blog for writers" every year since 2013.
  • One of my favorite posts here was a guest interview with celebrity/writer Warren Adler. In case you missed it, read it here:

Final Thought

In closing, I would just like to take this opportunity to gratefully thank all of my readers, guest post contributors, clients, partnering brands and supporters for your collective efforts, engagement and ongoing encouragement.

I couldn't (wouldn't) do this without you!

Wishing you many blessings,


Image credits: Pixabay.com


  1. kudos to you for sticking with it. You have so much to offer your readers. Thank you for all you do and have done in 12 years. You are apprecis=ated.

    1. Readers like you make it all worth while.
      Sending you hugs across the miles! :-)

  2. Congratulations Jen! What a wonderful milestone! Your blog is a wonderful source of inspiration, information, and encouragement. Thank you for your hard work and kind efforts on our behalf. May you be blessed with many more years of blessings and success! :D xo

  3. Much appreciation for your faithful follow, support and friendship, Karen. You da' best! :-)

  4. Congratulations on your first dozen years. What an achievement, Jennifer.
    Here is wishing for twelve more. Keep moving forward.

    1. Awww, how kind of you. Thanks, Ingmar. Always awesome to hear from you! :-)

  5. Congratulations on 12 years of consistency and commitment. It's definitely hard but rewarding work. Get up the great work!

    1. Hi Marcie,
      I don't disagree/it's definitely hard work. LOL
      I appreciate your support during my journey. Be well. :-)