There are a couple of reasons why I've decided to break my Thursday blogging silence. As we're now into August, I'd like to take a quick look at how the month of July went for me.
First off, I went from 100 followers at the beginning of the month to 120 followers by the end. Not too shabby! I also had 1220 pageviews. That is down slightly from last month's 1432, but I also posted fewer times. What I'm really proud of this month is that my flash fiction has been getting a good number of pageviews for me on its own. My piece "A Polite Letter of Complaint" received 88 views for the month, and I received a number of positive comments. "More Than a Movie" got 46 pageviews and a number of positive comments as well. It's encouraging to see my flash fiction doing so well compared to my other posts. I am here to promote my writing, after all!
Now on to the next order of business. Chris Fries over at A Writer's Expanding and Slightly-Warped Universe has passed on a couple of blogging awards. Thank you! It's always nice to feel special.
The rules I will abide by in accepting these prestigious awards are as follows:
Express gratitude to the person awarding them to you. Though I already did, I'll say it again. Thank you!
Nominate six bloggers for these awards. Okay. I'll try to winnow the field of awesome blogger friends to choose only six.
- Michael Offut
- Krista McLaughlin
- Laura @ My Baffling Brain
- Andrea Teagan @ The Enchanted Writer
- Laura @ Stranger Than Writing
- Chelsea @ My Interior Window (as an artist, I figured the Be Inspired Award would be perfect for you!)
Now, that was simple enough. However, as a bonus in honor of the Be Inspired Award, I will attempt to leave you with something inspiring. She doesn't write in my genre of choosing, but her personal story is something I can relate to. I'm just hoping I can have the same happy results!