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Uh........ WHAT?? Blog of Note!!

I logged into today to work on an upcoming post, and this is what greeted me:

Blog of Note. Blog of Note? BLOG OF NOTE!!!!!

That was my thought progression when I logged into Blogger today and read all of the lovely comments left on my posts. Thank you all so much! You sure do know how to make a lady feel good about herself.

Honestly, I can't even comprehend it quite yet. In one day, my itty bitty little blog has grown exponentially in followers, and my hits have gone through the roof. It's absolutely amazing, really.

Who do I thank? The Powers That Be at My loyal followers who keep me going with their support and love? My parents with their top-rate upbringing skills? Gah, I have no idea. Consider the aforementioned thanked copiously... and then thanked once more for posterity.

But here's the thing... I am now just a wee bit terrified. Now that I have so many more followers, I feel the need to post absolutely brilliant fiction, to write with a golden quill and wow all readers with my fantastic words. But I have a confession to make...

You see, I've been writing all my life, from the time MomLady handed me a journal and said "Write" up to this very second, but I've never really considered myself to be all that great of a writer. I have a way with words, sure (and I'm totally not digging for compliments here), but in comparison to the authors with published books on the shelves of lucrative bookstores I have a long way to go. Hence this little blogaroo!

Now that I've gotten my freakout moment out of the way, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all of my new followers at 52 Weeks of Wordage. I am Stefers the Great (follow me on Twitter!), and I can't express to you how delighted I am that you decided to stop on by and give me some of your valuable time.
See? The mat says you're welcome in my forest... Perhaps my neck of the woods?

At any rate, I am so very, very pleased that you've come to join me, and I am hoping to get to know each and every one of you!



Summer Ross said…
Congrats, I'm glad I found you through blogs of note. You have a sweet little blog here and I'm interested in seeing how your blog
Faith said…
hey! I too found you through blogs of note. i just read through a couple of your previous post. your one yesterday about body action verbs has had me thinking for half an hour!! i LOVE your blog!!!!!
Unknown said…
Congrats on blog of note! As a writer, I think your blog looks great!
commoncents said…
CONGRATULATIONS!! I love your blog!!

common cents
Christoph said…
Very nice, after reviewing your blog I also shall become your follower!!

If your not too busy being blog famous now perhaps you could check out my blog!!
yaya said…
Congrats blog of note winner! You have a very cool and fun blog...your writing is really good so don't feel you have to impress anyone except yourself!
Jds said…
Congratulations, love your passion, great blog
Jennifer Louise said…

You really do have a great blog :)
Jane said…
Congratulations! Great idea you have here.
MzClaire said…
Well done, that's great :) .. it's nice to get unexpected attention ;)
leah said…
Sooner or later, you will be a successful writer. I am sure of that.
Congratulations! you have a very cool blog here!
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Ahab said…
Congratulations! May your website's visitors be kindly and plentiful.
Katz0001 said…
I love the idea of your blog, it's brilliant. I was thinking about doing something like this but not exactly the same. I often have trouble thinking of words so I thought hmm... maybe I could add a section to my new blog about dictionary words. Like "Word for the day" or something! I look forward to reading and learning from your blog in the future :D
Anonymous said…
Congrats! I found this blog because of this distinction you received. Looks like a great blog!

Subbed :)
-jen said…
Joined ya as well thru blogs of word, just noticed that new tab and I was like what's this...very cool blog subject you've got going. Hope to learn more on how to creative write, thanks!
Teddi said…
That's so amazing! :-) I am jealous. I would follow you now but I already am a follower. So remember as one of those cool people who liked you before you were famous!
Congrad of blog of note. I loved reading some of your FridayFlash... I'm addicted to those. I love Laura's Death and Cronos.
I will have to look for yours as well.
I real new to the blog thing and to scared to try the FridayFlash yet...Maybe some day.
Teddi said…
P.S. I am glad you liked the post on why being in your 20's is rough. Thanks for passing it onto Twitter as well. You should write a post about being in your 20's.... I'd be interested in hearing your personal thoughts...
Stef Howerton said…
Holy crap, I love you guys! Getting all of these comments has made me one happy chick-o!

I'm so glad you all enjoy the idea behind my blog am so excited to take a look at all of your blogs as well.

@Katz0001 - I tried the Word of the Day thing, and it just didn't work for me. Oddly enough, I had a hard time finding words that sparked my interest. heh Maybe I'll have to try it again.

@Teddi - Oh, I totally appreciate my followers before this sudden onslaught of attention. hehe You guys are the best! Additionally, your blog is totally making an appearance on tomorrow's post. It's more marriage-related but still an aspect of the 20 year old everyone's-getting-married-without-me syndrome.

@Theres just life - The great thing about #fridayflash is that, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter what you write. Everyone in the writing community online is so supportive and helpful, and I can't imagine publishing anything without running it by them first for comments and critique. :) Do it! Just sit down one day and write write write!

Once again, thank you all SO much for your comments! If I could, I'd kiss you all!
Dibakar Sarkar said…

Your blog deserves the honour.
mamdoh said…
.: Congratulations~~ Good job! Hope your dreams will come true :-D :.
Wins said…
I agree with Katz001, your blog is great.

Even words are precious and especially when you mean them.

Sometimes i hope that this could be the reason why i like silent songs.....
Holyoke Home said…
Congratulations, fellow Blogger of Note! Enjoy the ride!
ruby said…
Congratulations, I absolutely adore your blog :)

katy said…
you have a real talent. keep it up girl.
Melissa Blake said…
As a fellow writer, I'm so glad I discovered your blog!!! :)
Mary said…
Very cool blog. Congratulations on being a blog of note!
Lance said…
Congratulations for making it to the Blogs of Note!
Tommy said…
Congrats on the Blog of Note status! :D
GunDiva said…
Stef, you rock! Congrats on Blog of Note! Imagine one of the blogs I already follow getting BoN, it's like rubbing elbows with a bloggy superstar!
Numbskull said…
Hello Stef! Absolutely awesome blog! You've got me hooked and made me blog! LOL..thanks for that! And Congrats for getting a BoN!:-)
Zaheer Waheed said…

Its the material that captivates your read and most importantly... i personally believe.. the prayer of ones parents.
Julie T. Ewald said…
Congrats! If it wasn't for your status as a blog of note, I wouldn't have found you and your writing journey. Great work, and what a splendid idea!

CONGRATS on being noticed! I would not have found you otherwise. Keep up the great work/writing. I'll be following. :)
Kandia said…
I like your writing style and it's good to see they still pick everyday down to earth blogs...not that the photography or world history type ones they usually pick aren't any good...just

Congratulations and good luck on your writing journey.
I read your post of how your blog blew up and I think it's amazing. I am only 15 years old and my blogs seem so childish and un-professional next to yours lol, keep it up because i really do enjoy reading!
Anonymous said…
Congratulations! I for one am thrilled that they picked your blog, because it is how I found you. I love your writing style. It's so refreshing. I love strong female writers. I just started a blog and am new to the whole community so it was wonderful to find you. Keep up the great work.
Beth said…
Holy freak! WHY?! Why did I have to be away when this happened?! This is the second thing like this I've discovered while getting caught up in blog reading, and I've only read three blogs today.
Hmmm. Maybe I should go away more often, so the people I follow will have amazing things happen to them all the time.
Anyway! Mega congrats! I thought about my blog ending up on blog of note once, and I just laughed. I'm so happy so many people can hear your awesome now ^_^

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