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Of course, I'm sure we all know that. I've just been thinking about perseverance since my 3rd blogversary. I started out with one follower. Isn't that how we all start out? I eagerly followed other blogs, but I must admit I didn't know what I was doing when it came to blogging. My first year of blogging ended, and I was in year two with about 20 or 30 followers. I started to create a schedule for myself, started participating in blogfests and memes. In January 2011, I celebrate 50 followers. Then, I joined Rach Harrie's 2nd Writing Platform Campaign (called a Crusade back then) and then the A-Z Challenge. Everything moved quickly from there. In over a year and a few months time, I gained 450 followers.
But I could've quit that first year when I had so few and felt like I was floundering as a blogger. No one would've probably missed me, if I had quit. Most blog don't make that one year anniversary. Even less make three.
I was learning so much and making so many connections. I found new friends, who led me to more friends. I enjoyed blogging and finding out what worked, what didn't work. I had to keep trying because it was worth it.
The same goes for writing. If the first book doesn't work out, keep writing. Keep learning.
You must learn to persevere in this business, in life.
I've received some blog awards recently, and I would like to offer them to all of you. You deserve them.
Thank you, Trisha!
Thank you, Jamie B Musings!
Thank you, KS Collier!
Thank you, Stuart Nager!
And because we all need a break sometimes...
This award comes in different colors on Donna B. McNicol's blog. Click here to see them. (Thanks for reminding me, Donna!)
What have you persevered to do today?