Let’s Blog Another Year, Shall We?

images-1 Athingirl is approaching the launch of her fourth year. I’ll admit, I hesitated when I got the email asking if I wished to continue.

Though I now have 500 followers, very few are following. I can’t help but to blame myself for this, and my mountain of worry for the lack of zeal in my prose.

Sometimes I sit down to write and fall asleep with my head on the keyboard because IΒ  don’t sleep at night. I pace like a cougar trying feverishly to solve my problems preferably by daylight.

I’ve learned not to force a solution, but one needs to come before I keel over from the weight of it all.

Let me reiterate how much I love to write. It’s the motor in my center that keeps me going.

The blog, I’ve decided, is like working out at the gym. I show up rain or shine. Sometimes I’m more energetic than other times, but arriving on the page is half the battle.

I know, without a doubt, it’s made me a better writer.

On July 16, I have another eBook coming out called Model Behavior on a site called shebooks. I’m convinced when I was asked to contribute, if I hadn’t been writing for the blog five days a week, that little, silly novella would never have seen the light of day.get-attachment (I know, it’s like a billboard, but my limited cyber skills didn’t allow me to shrink it…lol)

It’s kept me in creative shape, and even if my prose is off, I’m still left with muscle I’ve developed slowly and steadily that doesn’t disappear so easily.

So, she’ll keep blogging another year… blog

and I want to thank the handful of writers who do read me most days.

DAF, David, Elle, Kate, Manty, Mick, Patricia, Top, Skinny and Snark…and my friends, Alex, Amy, Arthur, Bill, Ed, Evelyn, Hal, Hank, Joan, Joe, MJ, Pam and Peter.

As another friend of mine, who’s a great writer in his own right, likes to say…

My graces to you.

Susannah

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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36 Responses to Let’s Blog Another Year, Shall We?

  1. micklively says:

    You don’t need to thank me. I don’t regard reading your blog as an altruistic activity. I read it because you’re good. If you were rubbish, I would have lost interest long ago. I am VERY PLEASED that you’ve signed up for another year.

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I like your comparison of posting with going to the gym. And your post goes hand-in-hand with my morning mug of cafΓ© Vienna. Can’t start the day without it!

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  3. Vasca says:

    Congratulations on your fourth great year. I first read of your blog in More magazine four years ago just as my husband was diagnosed with Amyloidosis. Here’s to more blogging and novella writings…you’re good.

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  4. joan blake says:

    HURRAH — Glad to know I have another year to enjoy you. Looking forward to the novella. JB

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  5. Hanknj1 says:

    Don’t you think a lot of people are reading your blog entries as email on their phones? Those readers aren’t counted in your blog’s following numbers, right?

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  6. Jeanette Hamilton says:

    Susannah, your prose is just fine. The only reason I don’t read your blog every day and comment much any more is that one year ago, I received a promotion at work and decided that I would forego the luxury of keeping up with my favorite blogs so as to keep up with my increased work load and responsibilities. I still love your writing and want to congratulate you on 4 years!

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  7. Susannah, when I saw the title of your post, I immediately thought, “Yes, please!” I’m glad to hear you’re continuing on. There would be a Susannah shaped hole in my blogging world if you left (not to sound too dramatic or anything). Congratulations on four years and also on the new book. You are quite prolific. Sorry I haven’t been able to read much lately, with all the busyness of moving (yes, I know I don’t need to apologize; I’m feeling sorry for myself more than anything). I’ll be around more when I can get some semblance of a routine back again. Take care and good luck on the next year of blogging. πŸ™‚
    -David

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  8. katecrimmins says:

    Yay! That’s an accomplishment along with 2 books! I agree with Mick. I read your stuff because I like it!

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  9. Arthur Seder says:

    Hi Susannah! Somewhere within me I’m absolutely positive there’s some great writing. but it will never see the page because I don’t have the wherewithal, the fortitude – in short, the guts – to think it up, write it down, and put it out there each day, as you do (although I did make it to the gym an unprecedented 4 straight days this weekend :-). I’m filled with admiration at what you and all of you in the blogging community do. Congratulations on what you’ve accomplished thus far and for re-upping. You’re the only blog I read every day (or actually, at all).

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  10. MJ says:

    Alleluia! Joining the chorus here, you’re read and beloved for the treasure trove of posts that resonate and inspire, that make us laugh us laugh and cry, and never fail to shed light along the way. You have some great material to work with, true, but your skill is such that you also make us see the “ordinary” with fresh eyes. Many thanks, Susannah, and ad multos annos!

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  11. YAY!!!! congratulations on the past three years of blogging, and congratulations on your new e-book. Like others have said, there is no need to thank me, for I love your blog. Your writing inspires, encourages me, challenges me and makes me laugh aloud. I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog and my day is empty when I don’t read it. So thrilled I can continue to visit and continue to get to know you. You are indeed a blessing to me.

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  12. Patricia says:

    Good to know you are sticking around. I enjoy hearing about your life in the big city. It would be a loss to blogworld if you dropped out. And I am impressed…2 ebooks! You go girl! Teddy say meowzers!

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  13. No, thank you for brightening my day … every day!

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  14. Elle Knowles says:

    I think a lot more people read our blogs then we realize because not everyone responds with a like or a comment – though its sure nice when they do. πŸ˜‰ Always my stat numbers outweigh my responses and likes. Glad you are going to be around for another year and since I enjoyed ‘A New York Diary’ so much ‘Model Behavior’ will be my next purchase! I’ve been anxiously awaiting it and you slipped it in while I was away!

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    • You’re so nice…people I know I told didn’t even respond…thank you…and I’m assuming you will be revisiting your novel…hope so…like Ann Lamott always says…we begin where we are. I find that comforting.

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  15. Elle Knowles says:

    I have specifically called friends and asked them to read a certain post because I value their opinion and then I never hear another word. And Yes! As soon as H settles in his work routine again I will get started!

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