On Wednesday, one year ago, My Naughty Little Secret was released on Amazon.
I started off totally blind. Clueless. So I wrote a book and I gave it to a publisher. My job was done...or so I thought. All I had to do was sit tight and wait. Oh, and get on with writing another.
I think it was James at Stormy Night Publishers who suggested I start up a facebook page and Twitter account. I have no idea who suggested blogging. So all of a sudden this anonymous person in the west of Ireland had a blog. I knew my first posts would be going to an audience of Zero. It was so weird thinking what to say, what might be of interest. And I still battle with that, every time I blog. Mostly I think why the hell would anyone care about my rants and raves.
Since then I have blogged about all sorts, sometimes smut, the odd recipe, a bit of music or a photo, every now and then, and mostly book snippets, mine or others. My blog is now approaching 25,000 (24945 to be precise) pageviews and I am totally gobsmacked.
I'm not too big on the followers, there are three - thank you each of you. I was going to name you but then thought you mightn't like it! But every time I see I have followers, it makes me smile. WOW. I have followers. Me...little old me. How the hell did that happen?
So, to anyone who has come and stopped a while, a big thank you. Whether you read my blog, books or tweets, thank you for taking time out of your busy lives for me. To the followers, I LOVE you!
And to the amazing friends I have met on my journey, my life is so much the richer for having you all in it. You're all truly wonderful.
Just for the hell of it, I will offer a $10 usd Amazon or Blushing Books voucher to one random commenter, on this page, between now and midnight British summer time on May 7th, just to say thanks.
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crap, dimwit alert. Eejit that I am, I forgot to ask you to leave email addresses to be entered in the draw, luckily so far, I can contact all the commenters. Sorry folks...Leave an email address :D