As my 2010 began I was getting the last of my first 100 followers. I had set the goal in October of 2009 to get 100 by the end of the year. Oh well, I was a few days late, but that was okay in my book After a little over three months of blogging I was starting to grasp an inkling of how it all worked.
After I got the 100, I set my next goal for 200 by April 1. Blogging daily, I had gotten settled into a writing routine. The followers came on a regular basis now that I knew more about how it all worked. My second goal came before the April 1 projection. That's when I tossed out to the readers the concept of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge.
This was my celebration and I wanted others to join with me. And, by golly, they did. The Blogging From A to Z Challenge was a success. I made a lot of new blogging friends and picked up another 100 followers during the month of April. This was the highlight of the year for Tossing It Out.
Blogging was becoming old hat for me now. I was churning out posts and making my daily deadline. I was also starting to look forward to my first blog anniversary in September.
When the one year of daily blogging date came I soon cut back to a three day schedule. This works better for me and each post gets more readers than the daily posts did. Of course, it still seems like there's never enough time to get everything done.
Once again I participated in NaNo and completed that challenge without a hitch. This novel should actually see completion very soon. Then it will be on to editing and rewriting and so on.
On the non-blogging level I'm getting by fine. My health remains good, but my job outlook is still bleak for now. I've been enjoying my first granddaughter as she passes her second birthday and is not a terrible two child by any means. My daughter who was getting married last December has delivered me a second beautiful granddaughter less than two weeks ago. Life is simply grand.
This year I will try to get something to happen to my first completed novel Time Light. I also want to wrap up my father's project The Autobiography of a Nobody and my 2009 NaNo novel A Desert Place--I am a year behind on both of these.
Is anyone up for another April Blogging From A to Z Challenge?
How was your year? What were the highlights? What do you plan for 2011?
Happy New Year!