one year of blogging
Hello to everyone and thank you for sticking with me thru this first year of blogging. I made my first post on this blog exactly one year ago (Feb 22, 2009.) But as my husband, Reg, is having surgery on that date this year, I am taking the liberty of celebrating the first anniversary of this blog with you all this week as who knows what next week will bring.
We’ve learned about and discussed many interesting topics during the past year and I thank each one of you who has taken the time to write me, privately and by posting a comment on the blog. And incase some of you are not subscribed to the comments feature on the blog, I strongly urge you to do so, as we average about a dozen comments with each post, and often the commenter has very interesting info that enhances (or occasionally) opposes what I have written. I welcome all points of view.
We’ve talked about music recently and I enjoyed that. We’ve talked about writing, mentoring, setting goals and making resolutions.
We’ve done some travelling and ate lots of amazing chocolate. There will be lots more to come about chocolate throughout the year as I tirelessly taste the chocolate of the world for the sake of you, the reader. Look for “Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate” in the years to come.
But this year, I’m thrilled to welcome my new book, “Before You Say Yes …” to the shelves of booksellers across the country. Reviews should begin to roll in after next week, and if the earliest reviews are any indication, the book will be as useful to readers as I intended.
This is what Tony Hawke, a senior editor at Dundurn Press had to say:
Wow! I had read those comments back in Aug/09 when I was in the midst of writing the book and they gave me the encouragement to proceed with enthusiasm. I think we all need that bit of encouragement when we are in the midst of any large project. We need to know we’re hitting the mark.
I sincerely hope that I’ve hit the mark with “Before You Say Yes …” and that the book will be a useful tool for any current or would-be director on any volunteer or non-profit board. Please spread the word about the book if you can, and if you haven’t already, please join the Facebook fan page for the book. You’ll find it at:
Thank you so much for your friendship and support. And here’s to the next year …
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'll look forward to seeing you at the MagNet conference in Toronto in June.
I'm going to be one of your first customers for BYSY, and you better bring your special autograph pen in June for copious signings. Tony Hawke (wait, isn't he the famous skateboarder?) knows what he's talking about.
Thanks so much, Marjo, and welcome to the blog!
Yes, "Before You Say Yes …" comes out for public consumption in the next couple of weeks (the media should get it this week for review.) And I'm researching my next book, which will be a very tasty project indeed.
Never a dull moment in the life of a writer.
A full year of blogging! Congratulations Doreen. As a brand-new blogger, I'm inspired by your commitment, and amazed that on top of your blog and all the other work you do, you still managed to write a book. You are a wizard indeed.
Thanks to Polly & Christine for the positive comments.
Looking forward to the year ahead, where, together, we can continue to discuss writing, travel, lifestyle and personal growth. Here's to the remainder of 2010. Hoping it will be a positive, profitable and meaningful year for all of us.
Congrats on the milestone!
Wow, what a year it's been.
You certainly have chosen a wide variety of topics, and you've presented so many different ideas that I always look forward to "what's next."
As you say, we don't know what next week, or next year will bring, but I wish nothing but the best for you and for Reg. Thanks for taking me along on this ride.
Thanks, Suzanne. There seems to be a lot of interest in the book. I hope that will translate into positive reviews and through-the-roof sales.
What a great testimonial for your book! I look forward to reading it.