It’s been year’s end. The stress of Christmas was over, and for a few days I got time to breathe and relax – or so I thought. Until I was informed that my wonderful blog theme has been retired and was recommended to pick a new blog theme and update ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest.’
Since I prefer my ‘theme’ not only on my blog but also on my different social media accounts as well as on my Website I worked like crazy on updating nearly every single one of my accounts.
I was a bit sad to see my ‘pink balloons’ gone.
That meant I had to think of something else. A few days ago I decided to go into the new year with this beautiful fantasy book picture. It took me hours to find what I was looking for, and since I’m a woman, another few hours to pick one of the prepared pictures. I love this one because it expresses so much the degree of fantasy my stories take.
Maybe one day I might find something else for me, but right now, ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ has a new look.
2017 has been a quite reflective and, to a certain degree, a relaxing year in my life. I made progress with my writing, accomplished a lot of things and decided in what direction my future will be heading.
I don’t deny it was hard at times, but this ain’t the first, nor will it be the last time I’m going through rough times.
It was the time I was enjoying, I was grateful, I was annoyed, angry and still, never forgot my humor. It was a time I once again, learned who my true friends are.
I gained so much in 2017!
And once again, I was able to connect with many new people here online. Knowing people better and getting even closer to some followers, friends, writers, supporters, readers and many more.
for making this journey a memorable one for me!
Now there’s not much more left to say, except that I wish you and your families:
This year ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ celebrates its 2nd anniversary.
Within these two years the post has made huge steps forward. I’m proud to present a few numbers here:
– 723 posts
– almost 3,900 comments
– 722 followers!
– over 30’000 views
All these posts, all these comments, the interviews, the Spotlights, blog tours, pictures, smiles and all the fun! None of this would have been possible without you, followers, readers, visitors and friends.
I want to take the chance at this point to say THANK YOU! Thanks so much for your visits, for the time you sacrifice to read, to comment, to share, re-blog and smile with me and all of us! It’s you who made this journey such a pleasure for me!!
Storyteller (writer, filmmaker, public speaker) Mitch Teemleyhas nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award and has really made my day! Thank you so much, Mitch. You know how to make a girl happy, don’t you? (Did I just say this? Oops *blush*)
Blogger Recognition Award Rules
Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
Write a post about the Blogger Recognition Award
Briefly tell how your blog started
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
Select 15 bloggers to give this award to
How I started
When I finally got my guts together and decided to become a writer with the goal to be published I was told I needed to go public. “Be on Social Media, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter – and in particular start blogging!” It took a while until I had found what to blog about: My craft. How do I learn to be a writer? What does it need for me to be a better writer – and how am I progressing? That’s why I started a blog for writers where I can share not only my own experiences, but introduce other writers and in particular share what I learn from them… great writers, more experienced ones than I am.
Two Pieces of Advice
Write as often and as easily as you can. You are a writer when writing is what makes you happier than anything else.
Learn “how to” do things in the writing process. Every step forward, every piece of advice that is given to you, try to include and use it. But don’t just follow others like sheep. Learn which process works for you and which one doesn’t.