I can’t believe Doorway Between Words is celebrating its 100th post!
Back when I started this blog in March 2014, I had a goal to write once a week. I managed to stick to that schedule most of the time. I even took up the gauntlet and wrote for twenty-six days in April during the 2015 A to Z Challenge.
What’s kept me motivated to write is my incredible community — all of you who have read, liked, and commented on my posts. I hope you’ll all still be with me when I reach 200 posts. 🙂
It seems appropriate that I have also just reached 300 blog followers. Thank you to all of you!
I have been remiss lately in posting additional thanks to those of you who have given me blog awards. I appreciate each and every nomination, even if I don’t always have the time to write up seventeen random facts about myself.
Here are some special individuals who have nominated me for awards in the past few months:
Alex Hurst, for her must-see Must-Read Blog Award
Lori MacLaughlin, for the Creative Blogger Award
Bradscribe, for the Liebster Award
Shawn, for the Real Neat Blog Award
Nimmi, for the Premio Dardos Award
I have also received a request from La Sabrosona to participate in the Three-Day Quote Challenge. I thought I’d share three of my favourite quotes that seem appropriate today:
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
I wrote about the importance of integrity and communication in Would Your Captain Be Proud? It’s still one of my favourite serious posts. When I write this blog, I feel like I can be me in all my forms — my serious side, my zany side, my scholarly side, my imaginative side. Thanks for making me feel comfortable being me.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
I have this one up on my sidebar for a reason. It reminds me that communicating involves more than one person, and that thinking about your audience is the single most important thing you can do when writing. You are why I am here. Otherwise I’d be writing to the coldness of cyberspace, and who needs that?
Just do it.
I dithered a bit before I created this blog. What if I didn’t like it? What if I didn’t know what to write? What if it was a spectacular failure?
Sometimes, you just need to do it — take on those challenges and see where they take you.
This one’s taken me to a really great place. And I’m glad you were here to come along with me for the ride. 🙂
Love to you all,
Image by Kirsty Hall via Flickr/Creative Commons