Friday, August 13, 2010

The First 30

Hi all-

I just wanted to give a shout out to my first 30 followers. When I first started blogging, I just wanted to stick my toe in and see if I could get the hang of it. It took me some time to figure out how the whole thing worked. But once I felt confident that I could come up with something relatively interesting to say at least three times a week, I decided to try to find more followers.

What I love about having wonderful followers like you, is that I feel like we'er all part of a small group within the larger community of writers. I follow your blogs and you follow mine, so I feel like I know you, or at least what you reveal on your sites. And those first 30 people are just so special to me.

I doubt if I'll ever have hundreds of followers, but even if I did, you would still be my first 30, my core peeps.

So many thanks to all of you.



  1. Hi Melissa,

    I found your blog on the Follow My Book Blog hop. I love the minimalist style you have going on over here.


    (who's going to get published too...)

  2. I can totally identify! Thanks for being one of my first 10 followers on my new blog. ;)

  3. Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. Check out my FF post

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  5. Stopping by from Follow Friday. I liked the layout of your blog and think it's great that your blogging about the road to publication, since I would like to be published one day.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. hey, im a new follower from follow Friday!

    enjoy the weekend! Cute blog:)

    Angela Z

  7. Hi! Im stopping by on the hop! Nice place you have here! Im a new follower! Have an amazing weekend! : )

  8. I know what you mean, Melissa. You're going to make it big with your Milo, and it's nice to know we'll still be in your heart :)

  9. Hi Melissa,
    Yaaayyy!!! I'm part of the 1st 30...I feel so special ;) Melissa, blogging is a bit addictive so as you get the hang of it, you'll feel more and more comfortable adding followers and managing your comments/posts. You'll find some kind of method that works for you. I have a folder for the people I'm following so I visit them every day and leave comments (Well, not always. It depends on the topic, of course). Besides, I've gotten to know my followers' posting frequency thus, making it easier for me :-)
    So keep on blogging and I'll see you in the blogosphere!!!

  10. Yay!! Congratulations Melissa!!! I love your blog :)

  11. Hey Melissa,
    Back at you. We all NEED each other! No one else gets this, this struggle we have on the road to publication. Not your husband, not your mom, not your mailman. They all smile (you know, The Smile)and say nice generic things and hope you won't talk about writing/publishing for more than the courteous ten seconds at a time. But WE get it. We really, really get it. And I'm honored to be one of the thirty.

  12. Yay to your first 30 followers. Thank you for making me feel special :) I really enjoy your blog so I hope you keep it up :)

  13. This is so sweet and thoughtful! I feel the same way about my followers! It's a great little creative, supportive universe we have going and it's so fun to watch it grow. It's something an old professor of mine would call a memoir-in-process. The story is never completed and through their comments your followers are helping you write it!