Your blog, Mandy Eve-Barnett’s Official Blog, appears to be getting more traffic than usual! 90 hourly views – 1 hourly views on average
A spike in your stats
A huge thank you to my 3206 followers for making my blog the writing community I so wanted to create.
I will continue to investigate, share and help writers near and far with an ever changing blog covering different aspects of the writing life. I love to inspire, support and encourage.
Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com
You registered with WordPress.com 6 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging
Wow I didn’t realize I had been blogging that long!
Thank you to all my lovely followers for sharing this writing journey with me. I appreciate every one of you.
Thank you all for liking, commenting, participating and above all returning to read my blog.
I hope to grow this online writing community throughout 2015 and still have plenty of room for writer/author interviews this year. Just drop me a line. I’m more than happy to adapt posting days/dates to aid with promotions/book launches etc.
Your blog, Mandy Eve Barnett’s Official Blog, appears to be getting more traffic than usual! 29 hourly views – 2 hourly views on average
The excerpts, short stories or poems I will be publishing on my blog this year are a collection of writing exercises, National Novel Writing Month and WIP novels and prompt responses. I would be happy for you to share any of your snippets with me too. Please abide by the copyright on my written work and those of my contributors. As a writing community we must protect and support each other in our endeavors.
My first poem is apt for the time of year – Winter.
Creator of Winter
Her cloak glistens and sparkles in the moonlight
Intricately made from icicles and snowflakes.
Gliding across the sky, flakes fall behind her
They increase as they tumble
Blown hither and thither by the breeze
Coating branches, grass and houses alike
With a thin white gauze
That builds layer upon layer
She is cold to the touch
But not cold of heart
Spreading a glistening white cloth
For all to play in and enjoy
Her eyes are the purest clearest blue
With skin as pale as the snow she creates
She is a glimpse in your eye
A sparkle in the twilight
Do you have a winter themed story or poem to share?
A big celebration today as I write my 600th blog post…I’m stunned that I’ve managed to make this milestone.
So how should I celebrate? A glass of wine? Leaps of joy? Well both of these to be frank.
How do you celebrate your blogging milestones?
When I began this blog on 8th August 2010, it was to give myself an author platform, which at the time seemed rather precocious as my writing career had only just begun. With support and encouragement from my mentor, Linda J Pedley, and the members of the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, I have exceed all my dreams of creating novels, blogging and launching my freelance business. The subsequent years have seen me on a steep learning curve, filled with new experiences and finding and sharing with people I would not have known existed otherwise.
A blog is so much more than a place to spout your opinion or showcase your work, it is the portal to a community.
Thank you all for following my blog, for your comments and reblogs and for accompanying me on this journey along the writers path.
Long may we continue – learning, sharing and supporting each other.