A whistle stop tour through the highlights of the past year…
February: Leaps and bounds was the theme, inspired by the leap year, leading to one of my favourite group writing projects – My Love Affair With Writing
May: Made it to Chicago and SobCon – my first trip to the U.S., and first time meeting some wonderful friends
July: Got ready to make the move from Typepad to WordPress (a move I’ve not regretted once)
September: Named as one of the top 10 blogs for writers in 2008-09
October: Got back into my Twitter groove with 21 Irresistibly Irresponsible Ways to Tweet with Greater Confidence
November: Mixed things up with a little bit of experimentation…
December: Gearing up to post simply the best posts written by all of you: simply the best readers a blogger could wish for. Thank you.
Some other highlights…
E-Books: Published 2 e-books, Powerful Writing in 30 Words or Less, and Asking Questions for a Change
Group Writing Projects: Ran a few group writing projects – each one was a bit different, and I learned something from each one:
My Love Affair With Writing, 4 x 4 Sources of Writing Inspiration, What Does Powerful Writing Mean to You? In 30 Words or Less, Your Ideal Writing Weekend, The Results of My Writing Experiment, Simply the Best (your best blog post)
What I Learned From: I’ve written a reflective piece each month for the Middle Zone Group Writing Project: What I Learned From. I had fun working some of them into the writing theme, and also enjoyed writing some more personal pieces. Thanks Robert for giving me (and so many others) the chance to take off a bit more of the mask with these monthly projects.
Not the Best But the Most
Still to decide on my best… here’s some of the most instead.
Most Useful Post: How To Plan A Month’s Worth of Posts in 30 Minutes Flat
Most Use of Bullet Points: A 60 Second Guide to Engaging Your Readers
Most Commented: The Secret: 20 Ways to Attract More Comments on Your Blog
Most Unusual Writing Analogy: The Haggis Maker’s Guide to Writing Well
Most Personal Piece About My Writing: To My Muse: 10 Reasons Why I Love You
I don’t know about you but I’m feeling quite puffed out after running through all that!
I’m thinking, hoping, planning to slow things down a bit in 2009… We’ll see.
Looking back, I can say hand on heart that it’s been a tremendous year, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for all the support and encouragement you’ve given me all the way through.