Thursday, July 15, 2010


Today was an exciting day, one of milestones reached and others anticipated. For me, personally, Madame Muse returned to town and my manuscript took off in to deeper and darker territory, I realized that my one year blogversary is coming up on the 25th AND My blog reached that magical number 100 followers, yeeehaa!

A delightful woman named Gail, with an equally delightful blog (well, three actually) was the 100th follower. Thank you, Gail! Even more cool, Gail clicked over from Jules's blog because of her post about the Tagged game we've been playing. It's a silly game, but fun, in which we reveal the contents of our respective purses. And clever Jules figured out a way to get the guys involved. You go girl!

Which brings me to another topic, the wonder of link love. I am overwhelmed by the generosity I see displayed every day amidst the writing/blogging community. Peevish Penman is hosting an Advice for New Writers blogfest in which (count 'em!) 40 authors are freely sharing their knowledge. Click on over and feel the love.

Then there was RaShelle whose post today was a plug for Alex J. Cavanaugh's new (awesome!) book trailer that was released today. Congratulations, Alex on that milestone! Roni shared some great tips and many other writers weighed in on being a Pantser (most comedically Eric Trant). Papa Hemingway shared some invaluable tips on how to write a great novel via Roland. And this is just a small sampling of the GIVING going on here in our little blogverse. Thank you so much, to all of you for being such generous spirits.

OH, and don't forget Donna Hole's Milestone Blogfest on July 31st.

Speaking of milestones, here's one for you: When I grow up I wanna be an old woman!


Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for the shout-out for my blog, Olivia.

And congratulations on the 100th follower. I wonder ... do you think agents ever visit our blogs when we leave them our links in our queries?

Have a great weekend, Roland

Stephanie Lorée said...

Gratz on the 100 followers! It's well deserved.

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the 100! :)

Thanks for the links!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congrats on the hundred!!! Go you!

Jules said...

Thanks for the mention. It was such a fun game but today my mind went blank. I'll be checking these out later.

Thanks again :)

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Roland, thank you! If they love our queries then, yes, otherwise, no. Hop over to Alex's blog and check out his post about the blog review they did for his upcoming book release. I found it fascinating and, based on the Q's and feedback, I have a lot of work to do on my blog. You? Probably not so much.

Mes, Jemi, and PW, thank you so much!

Jules, you're welcome!


Nicole Murray said...

I agree. The Writers Blogisphere is a pretty supportive place to hang the proverbial creative hat.

Thank you for the shout outs and blogfests. I shall grab a few and take to my blog. And congrats on the 100 and happy to be 101!

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Hi Nicole, thanks for coming by! And thanks for being No. 101! That's such as good number, especially for a perpetual student like me. :)


Nicole Murray said...


And BTW, what is the link to Donna Hole's blog? It did not click well?!?

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Thanks Nicole, that was weird, not sure what happened. I've corrected the link and will send it to you via email. But here it is:

JE said...

Congrats on the followers!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


The Words Crafter said...

Wow, congrats on the milestones-100+ followers, your blogversary, and your muse helping you out. Not too shabby at all! I, too, love the blogverse. Where else can you get so much support and advice? Have a great weekend!

Velvet Over Steel said...

What an awesome blog & great writing! Congrats & I am another fellow/following Angel! :-)
Thanks so much for the links and writting tip links for sure! I am still new to writing and blogging; but I sure do Love it!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Justine, thanks and you have a great weekend, too!

Words Crafter, I think you and I are very much alike, so thank you, thank you soul sister. HWE2U2! :)

Coreen, welcome and thank you so much for making it 103! Wow. I am so blessed. And I LOVE your blog. I'm still new, too, and grateful to have found this amazing community of writers. Happy Weekend!


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