Thanks so much for hanging out with me in 2015!
This is the year I got a husband, an agent, and—against all odds—a Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich at the Miami airport moments before take-off. So no complaints on my end.
I wanted to take this time to sincerely thank all of you for your readership. Two things have happened in the past month that have reminded me why I love blogging and reaffirmed my commitment to j-bo.net.
The first is that I went to my high school reunion and received such nice comments about my blog from all kinds of people who I didn’t know read it, including pretty much everyone I had a crush on in middle school. (7th grade me is still kind of dying.) I’m nostalgic for pretty much everyone I’ve ever known all the time, but I tend to just assume that the people I think about have forgotten about me. So it’s such a great feeling to now know that so many important people from my past have been on this journey with me all along. Shout out PCH ’05!
The other thing is that my post about Doug’s house was featured on WordPress’ Discover feature, which ended up bringing in tons of hits and comments from around the world. That was very cool, and I’m so excited about my new followers. Welcome!
Here’s the thing. My writing life is not a glamorous one. Whenever I have written anything at all, it’s only because I have secluded myself in my messy study for an entire weekend, unbathed and alone with my Pringles and my cookie dough. It can get really lonely.
But having all you great people reach out and let me know that you’re right here with me has reminded me that when I’m writing, I’m really not alone at all. And that’s exactly why I do this.
So truly, thank you. Whether you’ve commented on every post or been an invisible lurker hiding out in the shadows—I appreciate you.
Here’s to hoping I get some exciting writing news to share with you in 2016 🙂
Have an absolutely wonderful holiday and a ridiculously happy new year.
All my love,
That’s awesome. I have a really hard time with sticking to things, so 2016 I’m going to try to stick with it one month at a time. This is inspiring. Thank you for posting and I’m happy you and yours have had a great 2016.
Thank you so much- and good luck sticking with it! It will be worth it, I think 🙂
Merry Christmas Julie and Doug! And a very Happy New Year to you as well!
Love, Aunt Martha
Thanks Martha, so nice to hear from you! I hope you had a good Christmas and New Years!
Wonderful news all around, Julia. Thank you for the fun, upbeat post and letting us in on some of your fun. Your wedding photo is beautiful.
May 2016 be eventful in all the right ways for you and Doug – and for me, too. (I’m still seeking an agent so you’re way ahead of me there.)
Shari *: )
Thank you!! And good luck on your continued agent search- it took me YEARS of searching to finally land one, so I know it will happen for you too!
Thank you. Good luck to the both you you, too. We’ll hang around…
You got married this year?!!!!
Congratulations!!! I just started following you so I didn’t know.
Yes, I did. Thank you! I’ve been meaning to write a post about it. I’m only about 6 months behind on that…
Congratulations on the wedding. I loved your post on Discover and I love this post too.
Thank you very much! Glad to have you following along 🙂
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