Saturday, 10 August 2013

6 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY & GIVEAWAY


It's Women Rule Writer's 6 year blogoversary today, which is hard to believe. So much has happened to me in those six years: divorce, remarriage, new baby, new books, new friends, lots and lots of writing related trips and festivals and conferences. One of the many things I love about being a writer - and about being an active blogger - is that even at this age and stage of life it is possible to make new and proper friends through what I do. There can be very few jobs that provide that opportunity.

I love blogging, I must say. Even if most of the time it feels as though I am talking into the wind. I know there are lurkers out there who never comment, and I know there are those who comment only the odd time. Anyway, I want to thank those of you who do read this blog for taking the time.

I have made tentative moves re. setting up the Irish Literary Bloggers Association and I will be doing more on that towards the end of the year. Things are too hectic for me to do much with it at the moment as I have 3 USA trips in the next 3 months as well as a new fiction chapbook and spring's novel to prepare for. But if you are interested in joining or getting involved email me at nuala AT nualanichonchuir DOT com.

Anyway, to celebrate 6 years a-blogging, I am having a little giveaway. Just leave a comment to be in the draw and I will give one of my books to one lovely blog reader. Simple as that.

36 comments:

Mari said...

Happy BlogDay!!! Well deserved. Amazing number of years. Good on you!!! No need to add me to the draw, just wanted to offer congrats and tell you your blog is a daily check, sometimes few times a day. There's always something interesting going on, or to learn. Keep it rollin' CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Words A Day said...

Looking forward to your new work Nuala, & Happy Birthday:) Six years is a long time in blogland!

ticktocclock said...

Hi Nuala, I'm one of those lurkers who read but never comment. Would love to win one of your books.
Happy blogoversary,
Mary Rose

Deirdre McClay said...

You are definitely not talking into the wind. Well done on the six years, and your very interesting blog. Deirdre.

dan powell said...

Happy Blogoversary. I would say I am probably a regular reader who sometimes comments. Be assured though, Nuala, that I do enjoy reading your blog. That's why it's on my Feedly list. All the best for the upcoming trips and launches.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Mari, Niamh, Mary Rose, Deirdre and Dan - I'll put you all in the draw.

Unknown said...

Isn't life wonderful?

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

'Tis.

Unknown said...

Congratulations - you have more than survived :-)

Maggie Breen said...

Hi Nuala,

Very much appreciate your blog. I'm one of the quiet readers, who takes it all in. Thinking about starting the blogging myself, just getting used to how Facebook is working and I definitely agree with you that writing is amazing in the way that it can bring people together.

Warm regards,
Maggie

Totalfeckineejit said...

Happy Blogoversary, Nuala.! You were the very first blogger to welcome me to blogland,December 4, 2008 at 10:11 AM.
Oh, the fun and disaster and wonder and LIFE since then, Wahoooo!!!!

Zeneb Hassim said...

I dip in and out of your blog, Nuala, and have done for some time, but since I have now decided, after a long break, to devote some serious time and attention to my own writing once again, I have made the decision to create a wee Galway writers' library to inspire and nurture me along the path ahead. Donations welcome ; )) Betsy

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Maggie - thanks for your lovely comment.

Peadar - and look at you now!!

Betsy - lovely to see you here. I hope your own writing goes great. You owe it to yourself to go at it seriously.

Yizzer all in the hat. Draw next week sometime as I am going to the USA, wheee!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Congratulations on the blogoversary! Good luck with the new Bloggers Association,

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers, Crafty. I'll throw you into the hat for the draw :)

Carol Ann Copland said...

Thank you for all you inspiring words, Nuala.

Gormal said...

Happy Blogoversary! Sounds like it's been a whirlwind ride for those 6 years. Bet sometimes you wonder where the time went ;)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks a million, Carol!

Gormal - I sure do wonder where the time went. Little did I know when I started that I would fall in love with blogging :)

Smbumblebee said...

Congratulations on your 6 year blog anniversary!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers, Smbumblebee!

You are in the hat along with Carol and Gormal.

Sarah Jane Colleran said...

Hello and Happy Blogoversary!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi Sarah Jane and thank you. I'll pop you in the draw.

Brian Kirk said...

Congrats Nuala! I'm sure yours was one of the first literary blogs I ever looked at!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Aw, thnx Brian. You are in the hat.

Nora Nadjarian said...

Congrats! An informative and interesting blog.
Nora, Cyprus

eimearryan said...

Six years a-blogging! Congrats Nuala. :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks so much, Nora and Eimear.

You are both in the hat and I will do the draw next week as I'm off to the USA tomorrow. Wheeee!!

Lauren said...

Well done on a great blog and a very successful 6 years!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thank you, Lauren. You are in.

remeneerb said...

Happy blogooversary - well done for getting this far, lets hope the next 6 years are even better xx

Tirabaralla said...

Congrats in beaing so consistent, stuff I can only dream of :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

lucas said...

Congrats on your 6 year blogoversary! I hope there is many more to come.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

And the winner is...Maggie Breen! Congrats, Maggie. Email me your address at nuala AT nualanichonchuir DOT com and I will send on one of my books to you.
Warmest,
Nuala

Sandra Jensen said...

Can't believe I missed this!

Emily said...

Oh Nuala, that's fantastic, well done! Six years!! Isn't it extraordinary when we look back at an allotted time and see how much was packed in? You are absolutely inspirational, and I am so glad I chose today to post the ladybird!!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks, Ems :)