Monday, 16 January 2012

3001 and a few other things

I've just had my 3001st page view! Thank you to everyone who follows me, or who has stopped by occasionally through the Insecure Writers Support Group. It's been fun meeting you all, and your advice and support have been invaluable.

If you're one of those observant types, you might have noticed a new page at the top of this blog. My novella has its own page. It doesn't say much at the moment, but... well, I was bored, and I realised I'd superstitiously not mentioned its name. So now I have: it's called 'Cat and the Dreamer'. I hope the title stays - especially now I've announced it - because I really like it.

I'd like to drawn your attention to a blog challenge for April. The Blogging from A-Z April Challenge does exactly what it says on the tin. You post each day, inspired by the letters of the alphabet. Even though the challenge doesn't start for a few months, the blog is buzzing with lots of hints and tips for taking part, and also some pre-challenges which unfortunately I'll be too busy to take part in. You can sign up from the end of January, and the organisers are trying to exceed the 1300 blogger count of last year.

I'm already coming up with themes and ideas!

And I've just signed up to this blogfest, I'll Tumble 4 Ya! where you have to confess/celebrate your 80s crush. If you're too young, think of people who are still around today - an example given is Jon Bon Jovi (ooh yeah!)



28 comments:

  1. I've got the A-Z thing buzzing around in my head too. Sounds like there are going to be a lot of participants!

    And I love the title :-)

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    1. Thanks Sarah - unusually it took me a while to come up with a title that fitted the story. I've also updated this post with another blogfest notice, so pop back and check it out :-)

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  2. I'm doing the A-Z Challenge as well! Can't wait. I have a funny feeling the computer is going to spew smoke from underneath this April.

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    1. Is it nerdy of me to be already making notes?

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  3. I'm thinking about the A-Z challenge, but we'll see. I have hesitant big plans for May so April may a crazy month.

    Congrats on 3000+ page views! That's quite a number.

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    1. I'm intrigued by your plans for May. I hope they are literary?

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  4. Glad you are on board for the Challenge! And I signed up for that blogfest as well.

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    1. I spent some of today reliving all my crushes and starring at photos of them on Google. That's not sad, right?

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  5. I'm already planning my A to Z posts. Looking forward to it. Cat and the Dreamer is a good title. Hope it stays.

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    1. It'll be an interesting challenge in organisation, if nothing else!

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  6. Hi Annalisa, I think I need to plan ahead for my A to Z posts too, because we'll be starting our road trip then! By the way, I think your name is just beautiful. I'll pass your compliments on to my husband about his painting. Time for cocoa!

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  7. I am really excited about the A-Z blogfest. I did not start my blog until after it began last year so have been waiting for a while. There is so much hype that I know it will be awesome.

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    1. I was a shy blogger this time last year, so I didn't hear about it at all. Like you, I'm excited, and a bit nervous that I'll run out at G!

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  8. Hey Annalisa, thanks for the mention of Tumble 4 Ya - I'm so excited you signed up! I'll be joining you on A to Z too. You're a smart girl to be planning ahead. ;)

    "Cat and the Dreamer" is a very nice title.

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    1. Hi Nicki, thanks for stopping by, and for the follow. I've really enjoyed looking at my crushes - it's what Google was designed for!

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  9. I'm on holiday for half of April, which I think gives me a good excuse for opting out of this one.

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    1. Or maybe an A-Z of your travels? Maybe not...

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  10. Congrats on the novella! Can't wait to hear more about it.

    I'll be doing AtoZ. I met a lot of people last year. A nice trick is to come up with a theme. Makes it easier.

    Thanks for mentioning the I'll Tumble 4 Ya blogfest. :)

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    1. Thanks - it's all becoming very real now. I'm currently working on the blurb.

      I'm looking forward to your blogfest, I'm hoping to be reminded of all those people I'd forgotten!

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  11. Aloha Annalisa,

    I found you via the '80s Tumble 4 ya BlogFest and I'm planning to do the A-Z challenge, too. You've a new follower, too, and seeing as I live on Oahu, does that make me Hawaii 5-0 :)

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    1. Aloha Mark! Thanks for the follow. You've put the theme tune in my head now! I'm loving all these challenges, I'm going to have to be careful how many I sign up for!

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  12. Congratulations on the page views, that's great! I haven't checked mine and I'm not sure I dare!

    I am intending to do the A to Z challenge, but the way I'm going I'm struggling to do 2 posts a week never mind 6. Fingers crossed I pull through the slump and join you in the challenge. I had great fun last year.

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    1. I'm pretty much addicted to checking my stats. I really ought to stop it.

      I'm looking forward to reading your A-Z's, I hope you find the time.

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  13. Thanks for the heads up! I feel really bad that I didn't include you in my awards, duh! Know that I would have had I not had a total brain fart last night. <3

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    1. No worries, I know from experience how hard it is to include everyone. I've checked out a couple of your recommendations, so far.

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