100 Posts and 11 Months Later

March 18, 2011

in Song of the Week

Writing my 100th post feels a bit like writing my first; there is tremendous pressure (albeit self-inflicted) to recognize this milestone properly. Add in that the 100th post coincidentally is on the 11 month anniversary since my first blog post. This almost makes it an impossible writing assignment to tackle.

I decided to just roll with it and write what first comes to mind. No fretting or macerating to find the perfect approach to writing this piece. Writing about my excitement over what has happened in the last month and where I am heading in the next 30 days is what I want to share most.

Update from the last month:

1) I started writing for Sprocket Ink. This incredibly funny approach to news reporting is already rocking the internet. I am having more fun than should be allowed. Seriously.

2) Readership was up significantly last month. I had a lot of regular readers, but a lot of new visits too. Thank you for continuing to read my blog and tell others about it. I really appreciate your support.

3) I exceeded 1000 followers on Twitter, which was a big milestone for me. Twitter has been a great way to expand my readership and connect with other writers. So many opportunities have come from being a part of this social media site.

4) Last Friday the Song of the Week featured Mat Kearney. I tweeted about the post and Mat Kearney actually TWEETED BACK TO ME. And he read my blog post or he could not have tweeted this comment. Yeah, I am still a little excited over this one.

Where I am headed in this month:

1) I am bringing back Blogs to Bookmark. There are so many wonderful bloggers I enjoy reading and it is time to start sharing these great writers again.

2) Now that I am writing for three other sites, I will start a weekly wrap-up a la The Bloggess. This will give you the opportunity to follow me other places on the internet.

And, for Song of the Week, of course I will be sharing another Mat Kearney song. Did I mention I love this man? He is awesome. A great talent that I am happy to share again this week. Here’s “Breathe In Breathe Out.”

Thanks for reading, promoting my writing, and leaving inspirational comments. 100 is a big number; I could not have made it this far without the reader encouragement to keep moving forward.

Happy Friday!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Justin March 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Congrats on the 100th post!!!!

That is awesome.
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Thanks Justin! You are a loyal reader and I really appreciate that. So thank you for the support!


Random Girl March 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Congratulations love! What a happy milestone to reach. Keep writing, always! It is your gift and I love reading it so keep me smiling ok?
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Thank you for the consistent encouragement about my writing and my life! So happy to have “met” you on Twitter.


Jacqueline March 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

congratulations on your century mark! Know you are in inspiration and that you give……a lot of lovin’ each and every day….this virtual world can be a really wonderful place and i am glad that you are a part of it…365give will continue to support the Naked girl in a dress…even on the days when you wear the pants…
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 19, 2011 at 12:39 am

Thank you for the lovely comment Jacqueline! It feels good when I hear others enjoy my blog. I love the concept of your blog as well.


Lance March 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm


Johnny Marr tweeted me a couple of times. I blogged about it. I didn;t breathe for days.

I’m coming up on 200 posts and 11 months (April). Gladd I found a blog, yours, with similar stats. You do a great job.
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 19, 2011 at 12:43 am

Isn’t it great when you have interesting contact with someone on Twitter? It is such a neat social media site; Twitter really is the ultimate in networking (to me at least).

Wow! 200 posts in 11 months means you are writing a lot. I know what it feels like to be at 100 so i can’t only imagine twice the amount in the same amount of time.

I think you are a very gifted writer. So this is a huge compliment for me. Thank you.


Jacqueline March 19, 2011 at 10:19 am

Congrats Kelly. It’s a big mark 100 posts and a lot of writing. Look what you have accomplished! Imagine what 200 will look like! You go girl!



Naked Girl in a Dress March 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Thank you Jacqueline! I can’t believe how far I have come with my blog and look forward to sharing the next 100. It has been a wonderful experience.


Maasiyat March 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Congrats! I just found you via Studio 30 but I love your writing style. I look forward to reading you here and at Sprocket Ink
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Thanks Maasiyat!


Simon Wallett March 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Congratulations on post 100 and on 1000 twitter followers (you lucky cow!) I don’t know how you have managed it or how much it has cost you in bribes but congratulations all the same.

P.S. I’m not jealous before you ask!
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Thanks for unfollowing me and then following me again to be the 1000! You sneaky Brit. Oh, and how I love for you to call me a cow.


Brandon March 21, 2011 at 9:11 am

Wow, congrats! I’ve been on Twitter since Christmastime and blogging since January 5th. I can imagine that the excitement is much more overwhelming than you let on! (It would be for me!)

Looking forward to seeing your next big landmark… which would be?
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Thanks Brandon. Hmmm….a book deal maybe? That would be pretty exciting. 2000 Twitter followers and 200 posts would be great. Probably the next big milestone will be in a month: my one year anniversary.


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