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My 250th Post

Wow. It seems like I started this blog yesterday. My first official post was on March 8, 2008. Well, it really wasn’t. You may or may not know that this blog started out as a static website. I later transformed it into a WordPress blog.

The upside to the transformation process is that I can post more frequently and enjoy the interaction with my readers. The downside to the blogging format is that it earns less money. Oh well, the price of convenience.

What I’ve Learned in the Year and a Half of NJFM Blogging

1. You meet nice people
2. You can’t please everyone
3. NJFM blog does not employ SEO and probably never will

What I’d like to Change:

  • The template and categories. I’d really like to revamp this blog. I want to change the template, modify the categories and menu structure to make it easier to find older posts. I’m also getting a little tired of the pink/burgundy color scheme.
  • My computer. I’m really sick of Windows Vista, but that has nothing to do with this blog. Sorry, lost focus for a moment.

What My Readers Have Inspired Me to Do

1. Keep blogging
2. Write a book
3. Practice what I preach
4. Walk a mile in the other person’s shoes before I respond to comments

What I Like Most About Blogging

I find that blogging takes me outside of my little corner of the world. I’ve met people I would never have met otherwise. I’ve not been to Australia, India, The Czech Republic, Taiwan or to Minnesota. However, through this blog I’ve been able to interact with folks who live there. CampfireBlogging makes the world less large and more personal.

Challenges faced by working moms and freelance writers in Delhi are similar to those faced by working moms and freelance writers in Berlin, Toronto, New York, etc., etc., etc. We are really more alike than we are different. Every once in a while I find the reminder to be very refreshing.

Enough of the Koom ba ya campfire warm and fuzzies. Bottom line, we’re all striving for the same goal. We all want to be able to earn a decent living through our writing. If this blog helps you and me accomplish that, then I’ve got a reason to continue blogging.

Next onto post # 251!

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Eve August 17, 2009, 12:38 am

    Felicia, thank you so much for all of your hard work on this blog. I appreciate it, and have learned so much from you! You’re like my unofficial mentor (hope you don’t mind!) You’ve got a really good thing going here, and I’m super thrilled to have found you. 🙂
    .-= Eve´s last blog ..A Little Update on My Niche Blog =-.

    • Felicia August 17, 2009, 4:56 am

      Aw shucks! Thanks Eve.

  • MsMayor August 17, 2009, 10:09 am

    Congrats on you 250th post….seems like you’ve been doing this all your life or like you were supposed to be doing this all your life- your great at it.Keep up the wonderful work. You truly indeed helped more people than you can imagine. Thanks for blogging!
    .-= MsMayor´s last blog ..A Review or Reflection of NYC Blackout 2003 =-.

  • Jen Coe August 18, 2009, 2:32 am

    Terrific blog/website! I am looking forward to reading more of your work!! I was getting a little discouraged (burned out) with writing… but you have inspired me! Thank you! BTW, I’m pretty much fed up with Windows Vista also! LOL TTYS, Jen : )

  • Julie M August 17, 2009, 11:22 pm

    Keep it up! I love your blog and helping others on their own personal writing journeys – you’ve inspired me! CONGRATS on the milestone!
    .-= Julie M´s last blog ..Having Too Much on Your Plate Can Be Overwhelming! =-.

  • Jen Coe August 18, 2009, 2:39 am

    And congratulations on your 250th post! : )
    .-= Jen Coe´s last blog ..How to Spot Lyme Disease Symptoms in Pets (Dogs) | eHow.com =-.

  • Deanna August 18, 2009, 12:59 pm

    Hi Felicia,

    Congrats on the 250th post! I think I’m only at 35 on my blog! I have enjoyed your blog and appreciate all your hard work. If you are really sick of Windows Vista than you will be happy to hear that this fall Windows 7 will replace Vista. You can go to Microsoft.com to see what it’s all about. Personally, I don’t mind my Vista, but I can be a little strange at times. Felicia, you are welcome to come visit us way up here in far-away Minnesota anytime. 🙂
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..Writing Site FireHow Review =-.

    • Felicia August 18, 2009, 4:03 pm

      Thanks Deanna. I’ll let you know if and when I’m traveling to Minnesota. 😀

  • Wendy August 18, 2009, 7:07 pm

    I’ve got to add my congrats, too! It’s very cool how things have all come together for me and my writing since I stumbled upon your blog. Keep it up! I’m thrilled to know that there are people out there from around the world, by the way. Very cool.

    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Another day, another… =-.

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