Celebrating 8 Years of Blogging

Will I have a good next year as a writer? Eight Ball says “Yes.”

I don’t celebrate my own birthday with much fanfare, but when my blog turns another year older I’m always stoked. I started this blog on June 23, 2010 and have posted almost daily since. Why do I blog so obsessively?

  1. It keeps me writing. Even when I’m tired, if I just post a lackluster piece I dislike I have accomplished my purpose—to write.
  2. It keeps me current. If authors don’t stay active on social media between books, we can be forgotten. Then, when we publish again, we find we have to build back up the interest from the bottom. Keeping an active blog is one way I keep myself visible.
  3. It can do good things. Having my own platform allows me to share information I believe will benefit my readers. From supporting social causes, sharing publishing info to discussing the creative process, I hope my blog contributes something of value everyday.

As this blog celebrates eight years, I am in the finishing stages of releasing Bitter Suites. It’s been a long road from my first baby steps into indie authorship, and I know I am still just now developing maturity as a writer. There is still quite a lot of road ahead. I look forward to it.

To celebrate eight years, I asked a virtual Magic Eight Ball if I would have a good next year as a writer. Eight Ball says “Yes.” Ask this neo-classic oracle your own questions here.

What was my first blog post eight years ago? I was saying goodbye to my motorcycle and moving to Australia. Originally I named the blog Dandilyon Fluff, then DandiFluff and then finally changed it to just my name. Dandilyon was my online gaming tag.

Here are some of the past posts I’ve done to celebrate this day…

2010 Year Zero: Bye Bye Burnsie

2011 Year One: One Year Blogiversary

2012 Year Two: Dandilyon Fluff is Two

2013 Year Three: Dandilyon Fluff is Three!

2014 Year Four: Celebrating Four Years

2015 Year Five: Dandilyon Fluff is Five

2016 Year Six: Dandifluff is Six

2017 Year Seven: Blog-iversary Number Seven

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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One Response to Celebrating 8 Years of Blogging

  1. Cindy Treverrow says:

    Hi Angela, my name is Cindy. I am i Utah at the moment but actually live in Australia.i just watched your video on losing weight and read about all you have accomplished. Well done you.
    My current goal is to also lose some weight. I am a tall person, so it can be deceptive how much weight i am carrying, but to see me in photos i look like an overfed giant!.
    I would love to read your book Bitter Suite, i will have to keep my eye out for it.
    All the best for the future, from Cindy Treverrow

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