Monday, January 20, 2014

C Is For Celebrating Storypot's 8th Anniversary

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Wow! Time flies while you're busy living, doesn't it? Today is the 8th Anniversary of Storypot, and I must say the journey has been worth it.

It's also nice that the anniversary comes at a time when I have renewed enthusiasm for blogging.

Here are some of the blog's highlights

A Fresh Introduction: This is the first blog post that survived the set up process. In it, I talk about why I  started the blog and how my focus has changed from the initial plan.

I also share some strong views about fairytales for modern African children. Most of those views stand, by the way.

Almost 87 000 page views; spread over 1200 posts, resulting in 1900 comments: Clearly, Storypot is not setting the world on fire with hundreds of thousands, or even millions of page views. However, the blog has grown steadily, and the traffic that did make its way here has been meaningful, resulting in:

Changing our corner of the world: We've also worked on and/supported /blogged about some very good causes:

Some cash and in-kind benefits -  Loved them. Want more of them:-)

So. To celebrate Storypot's birthday, I'm giving away copies of my ebook, How to get quoted in the media," which I co-wrote with Christelle Du Toit. All you have to do is leave a comment in this post, maybe share what your blog's birthday means/meant to you, and how you celebrated it/plan to celebrate it.

I know, I know. I'm the one who's supposed to get the birthday gifts, yes? But, I'm generous like that :-)

Acknowledgements

This blog post is part of Week 3 of the VA Blogging Challenge. Here are my previous posts for the challenge:

Week 1:
A is for Assessment
A is for Anthologies and Amazon Widgets

Week 2

B is for Basics
B is for Bookmarks



9 comments:

Ali said...

Well done Damaria. I hope you have many many more years of success. Regards Ali

Shawn said...

Congratulations on such a mile stone! 8 yrs is awesome. I will be seeing 2 yrs in a couple of months and I think of all the work I have put in. I love helping my readers and my blog/website is the perfect place to do that.

pamelakauffman said...

Well done, D, and all the best for another eight years at the very least! Congratulations and thank you for all the good reading. :-)

Damaria Senne said...

Thank you ladies. Shawn, I look forward to your blog's second anniversary. Pam, so glad you enjoyed it, especially as you had to read it.. cos you looove me:-)

Crystal Collier said...

Awesome. It's so great to see your hard work maturing and coming into its own. Here's to blogging and love of the blogosphere!

Debra Jean said...

I just found your blog through the blogging challenge. Congrats on 8 years! I look forward to reading more.

Yolanda Renee said...

Congratulations on your success, yest celebrate!

Damaria Senne said...

@Crystal - cheers!
@Debra Jean - Thanks. I've regained my love for blogging, so the next phase of this blog should be very interesting:-)
@Yolanda Renee - A party sounds good.

To everyone who commented on this post so far - I'm going to start emailing copies of the ebook starting tomorrow. Thank you for celebrating my anniversary with me.

Kristi said...

Happy Anniversay! So many successes! And more to come. Great post, I love the teaser about your book, sounds great! I also love the link to other posts at the end, nice touch ;) I'll have to check those out!

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