I'm not new to talking, sharing ideas, or stating my opinion, especially stating my opinion! After all, I taught elementary school for 30 years! However, my audience has typically been smaller,just family, the classroom, or just talking to myself!

My blog has two goals: be an outlet for sharing thoughts on writing children's books and the path to publication (got my fingers crossed that I'll get there) and a place to chronicle my journey of losing my sight. Sometimes I imagine these two paths will overlap .

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Write From The Soul

Oh. My. Gosh!  The blogosphere has the greatest people. I asked for your help inceasing my followers to 50 by June 4th and with 3 weeks to go, I'm at 48! [doing the happy dance by my computer, now fist pumping-so glad you can't really see me!]

Thank you new friends and long time friends (I hate calling people you already know 'old friends', especially because most of you are younger than me :-D ) I am so excited to see where I end up!

 Here are some reasons why new blogger friends are great to have:
  •  You'll have more people entering your blog giveaways (and don't forget mine goes until June 4th. Find out about it here.
  • You'll have more contests/giveaways to enter yourself and here's one from Tricia J. O'Brien and from The Alliterative Allomorph 
  • Now that you have more blogger buddies, there will be more people to find and meet in person @ the SCBWI LA Summer Conference! I'm going, are you?
  •  Something you post might actually help out another person, and as a former educator, I love that idea.
  • Since bloggers usually reciprocate by following their followers' blogs, there's a wealth of, and I do mean humungous, opportunities to enjoy the creativity, talent, and knowledge of others (and maybe borrow a few ideas? Isn't that what friends do...share?)
So keep spreading the news for me, a little tweet, maybe a sidebar mention, I'm not greedy. Anything will do! 


  1. You'll make it to 50 in no time! See, you're already at 49! I'm so jealous that you're going to SCBWI!

  2. so that's the way to do it, huh? I'm trying to double my blog each week. I racked up 24 followers in my first week - I want to be at 48 by Monday the 17th, 96 by the 24th and so on...(insert shameless plug) http://absintheroad.blogspot.com/

  3. I'm number 50 Gail! Woo Hoo, your WAY ahead of schedule!

  4. I'd so like to go to SCBWI-LA. It's still up in the air right now. So glad to be here with you!

  5. Yay you hit 50 followers. Congrats. :)

  6. Alexis: Thanks for joining, I'm surprised and thrilled to be ahead of schedule.

    Elana: Oh please, please come to SCBWI-LA. You're such a character and i want to hang with you!

    Lindsay: Thanks soooo much for signing up:-)
    Marinela: what a beautiful name! Thanks for starting me to my next 50!

  7. Gail, it's OK if you have a web cam on while you're doing that happy dance next to your computer -- it could make somebody's day! I feel like I'm crashing an all-female club by following your blog ... but I like reading your posts :-)

  8. You're at 53 now, so huge congrats! :)

    All the best,

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  9. Hey, I see you are at 59 followers! CONGRATS Gail!