Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's My Blogoversary!

Three years ago today, I wrote my first ever post for this blog.  It was a horrible post, lacking formatting, purpose, pretty much everything.  I refuse to even link to it.  But it was the birth of what would someday become one of my number one obsessions.

After that post, I rarely updated.  Blips here and there about my make-believe writing.  Then I completely ignored the poor blog for months.  Almost a year.  How sad.  Once again I started up with my random posts that received no comments and little attention.  And once again... I forgot about my blog.

That is until I started to prep for NaNoWriMo 2010.  I decided to resurrect this little blog of mine.  I made friends.  Found support.  Created a system.  And become thoroughly, absolutely addicted (and in love) with my blog.

I could never leave it now.

Happy 3 year anniversary, dear blog.  We had a rocky start.  Many spats, many months of neglect and cold shoulders.  I almost ended things completely with you many times.  But we made it through.  Now we are better than ever, with a bright future ahead of us.

(Yes, I am whispering sweet nothings to my Blog.  And it deserves it!)

To celebrate... I thought to host a random, short, fun little Giveaway.  Of Prison Nation.  You know, that book I wrote.

How it will work:
- Comment on this post, with some blogging sweet nothings. Aww...

- The first people who comment will win a digital copy of Prison Nation.

- The prize will be a gifted digital copy, in either Kindle or Nook format.  Sorry, those are the only digital formats I offer at this time!

I would love to do more, such as an actual paperback giveaway... and will do more, very very soon.  But for now, this is all I can do.  Still... A digital copy is better than nothing, right??

If you just want to comment for the love of it and do not want a digital copy (*gasp!*) just let me know in the comment.  But... we all know you want a copy.  Of this book.  That I wrote. *winks*

Three years... I am left wondering: What is next?  Oh, the dreams and opportunities.  And blog posts.  Where will we go?  It all abounds.  And I am so happy that all of you are along for this ride.  *beams*

Happy Anniversary, Dear Blog!
And... as always: Happy Writing!!


Through Green Eyes said...

Hey Jenni!! I had no idea you had written a book and now I really want to read!! How can I get a copy of your Book :) ~Sierra Stratton~

Laura Renegar said...

Happy Blogoversary! I don't have a Kindle or Nook, so I'm just loving on a Writeshove buddy. :)

Jenni Merritt said...

Sierra - That I did! There are many ways to get a copy of my book, Prison Nation. It is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle. You can also order directly from me, if you want a signed copy.

And... since you commented first... you can get a free Kindle or Nook copy. Let me know if you want it!

Laura - Yay for writeshove love!

Kimmel Tippets said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Your blog entries are such a fun part of my day, three days a week! I'm SO glad you've stuck with it and that you are thoroughly addicted!

I already own a signed paperback copy, so no digital one is necessary for me. Other people need to be able to get their hands on the awesomeness that is Prison Nation!

Abby Minard said...

Happy blogaversary! That's so awesome you were able to pick back up and build it up. I don't have a nook or kindle :( But just wanted to offer my congratulations!

David P. King said...

Hey! What do you know? I first started blogging three years ago, too. Well, almost. My anniversary is next month. But a happy blogaversary to you! :)

Trisha said...

YAY, Happy blogoversary Jenni!! This entry was really cute :) I'm reading PN rigth now, just so ya know. Well not RIGHT now (I'm, but you know, I've started reading it and tend to read mostly at night. hehe

Jess said...

Yay!! Happy 3 years of Blogging to you~ and many more to come! I don't have a Nook or Kindle either :(

Jenna Cooper said...

Yay for three years of blogging! May you have many more!

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Congrats on Three Years! And yay for me having your book in BOTH formats *wink*


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