Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Welcome, new readers

Well, a little over a month ago I started a little blog called The One Minute Writer. It's been a fun one to do but hadn't really "taken off;" the readership was staying consistently...small.

Until today. Whoa.

I'm giddy and honored and going a little crazy because it was featured as on the "Blogs of Note" list on Blogger. Suddenly as I was innocently out and about with my kiddos, my e-mail in-box was flooded with new comments on my One Minute Writer blog. My number of followers was multiplied by six. When I came home I had to enable comment moderation and quickly delete several obscene comments made by one reader who entertained no one but himself with his utter vulgarity.

Boy is this exciting!
(Obscenity aside, of course!) Many of you who are fellow bloggers understand the thrill of getting new readers.

I know a few people have clicked from that blog to this one. Welcome to new readers of C. Beth Blog, my first blog and "my baby" (second to my real baby, of course.) This is where I talk about family and life, the things that are important to me and the things that make me laugh. Join the discussion. I'm honored to have you here.


Lyndsay said...

Yeah Beth, congrats! Now, I just need to become a Blog of Note, LOL!

Sandra said...

Congratuations, Beth! It was just a matter of time before lots of people discovered your clever other blog -- this just made it happen sooner! Good for you.

C.M. Bailey said...

I am one of your new readers following your sites selection as a 'blog of note.' I think the One Minute Writer idea is a tremendous one, and I thank you for taking the time to develop it.

I was able to post there on today's prompt, and as requested placed a link from my post on my own blog into yours.

Annie Wicking said...

I found your blog by clicking on the one minute writer. I've enjoyed reading both blogs.

Good luck,


Sasha said...

Yay Beth!

Kim said...

Hello - just wanted to take a moment and tell you I love both your blogs. Hope you have a great day.

beckiwithani said...

As your first and faithfullest One Minute Writer commenter, I am bursting with pride! It's such a fabulous and unique idea, and I'm so glad you got some recognition for it.

P.S. I know faithfullest isn't a word, but "first and most faithful" doesn't have as much alliterative niceness.

Shannon said...

Awesome Beth! Congrats!

Unknown said...

Great blog idea. However, because it contains a hyphenated compound, the title should be punctuated as: "The One-Minute Writer."

Desert Grace Boutique said...

I found your blogs today and love them! Keep up the great work!

Our Scoop said...

Nice job Beth!! Congrats! You are famous :) I am so happy for you!

LOVE the family voting photo. How cute are you guys?? We were boring-vote-2-weeks-ago-by-mail voters ;)

Bonsack Baptist Preschool Consignment Sale said...

Congrats on becoming a Blog of Note! I must say I have started checking your blog(orignial)out pretty regularly! I enjoy it very much!

Romicas said...

I just found your blog as today's "Blog of Note" on Blogger and decided to visit it. And of course I came here to see this oher blog of yours.
I love both and I'll be a follower.
Good for you!

Anonymous said...

dear beth, the reason I clicked onto your blog from the 'featured' thingy is that the name is just great - so energetic and positive. Then the blog itself is terrific. Perfet daily jumpstart and inspiration for all kinds of writers.

missy said...

found you on blog of note!!! congrats!!! one minute writer...how fun is that!!! love it...i will be back!!!! :0)

Sarah J Clark said...

Beth, your One Minute Blog is a great idea. I love it. I'm surprised and happy for you that it took only a MONTH for it to get picked up by Blogs of Note.

Very cool. Congrats on the success. I've added you to my blog roll, so maybe some of my writer friends will hop on over to your one minute blog too.

I'll be coming back, posting my own one minute comments.

Thanks for the opportunity!

The Baby Catcher said...

I'm finally coming above water to check out a few other blogs besides my own. Congratulations on your Blog of Note! You deserve it, I checked out your one minute writer, and LOVE, LOVE it! Great job!
I'd love to see a promt about children, or birth.

Leo Arcoverde said...

Congratulation Beth..nice idea! Keep 'em coming

C. Beth said...

Lyndsay--Your blog is definitely good enough to be a blog of note; I love your blog! (For anyone reading this and wondering--it's iusedtobewitty.blogspot.com). Hopefully we'll see it there some day.

Sandra--Thank you for the encouragement and for being one of the first readers of the OMW!

C.M.--Thank you! I'm overwhelmed with comments today (in a good way) but hope to get in there and check out the links that have been posted.

Annie--Thanks; so glad you are enjoying it!


Kim--Thank you; it's great to have you as a reader!

Becki--I like "faithfullest."

Mama to a Diva--Thanks!!!

Arizona--Oh, man, I am NOT good with hyphens! Thanks for the tip--perhaps you should start a "One-Minute Grammarian" blog? :)

Desert Grace Boutique--Thank you; I'm so glad you're reading!

Our Scoop--That's so cool; we can't easily vote by mail here. We can do early voting in person.

Emily Anne--Thank you! I enjoy writing it tremendously.

Romicas--Thank you so much for following!

VeryTrulyJulie--Thank you! I hope to see you around more!

Missy--Great, looking forward to seeing you more!

Sarah J. Clark--Fantastic, thanks for putting me on your blog roll!

The Baby Catcher--I really enjoy your blog so much and am thrilled to see you check mine out! Great idea for a prompt too.

Bolas--Thank you for visiting!

Hedgie said...

I've just posted a note about "The One Minute Writer" on my "Compost Heap" blog as well as linking to it on both my blogs. I've also posted a note about it on the poetry board where I moderate as providing a useful exercise for those who are stuck. Thanks for providing it and good luck with it.


C. Beth said...

Wow, Hedgie, you rock! Thanks!!

Becky said...

Congratulations! You deserve the recognition - I think you're a great writer!

And to think, I "knew" you before you were famous. :-)

C. Beth said...

Thanks, Becky! Should I send you an autograph too? ;)

Diarist said...

Beth, Ive found your One-Minute-Writer through Blogs of Note, and followed you here. What a joy. I'm new to blogging, and set up mine to learn about blogging and as an aid to my own writing - as well as away to keep far-flung friends and family up to date. It's so inspiring to see how other people have used the technology, and to read their words. Love your stuff.

Inkpot said...

Congrats on becoming a blog of note, I love one minute writer and from what I have read so far on this blog I love it too. It is (must be!) so nice to have new people find your blog(s), read them and leave comments. You certainly deserve all the attention your blogs have been getting and long may it continue! :) Best wishes, Iseult

C. Beth said...

Diarist--Welcome to blogging!! I absolutely love blogging and just have to watch myself that it doesn't entirely take over my life. Thank you so much for visiting my blogs; hope to see you back here and at TOMW.

Iseult--Thank you so much! I'm so glad you are here. You're right, it thrills me to see so many new people and comments. I really appreciate your encouragement. :)

nomadic notions said...

I got here through the One Minute Writer blog. Its a good idea, and boy am I glad that you thought and ran with it. Hope there are many more minutes to come! =) Stay cheery!

C. Beth said...

Nomadic Notions--Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon your One Minute Writer Blog- LOVE the idea. I'm hoping to encourage my friends and family to write more and I'd like to link to you from my blog- Can I Taste It Now? Anywho, came to your other blog from there- and I'm enjoying all your stories. Thanks for sharing!