2015 Wrap Up

It is hard to believe 2015 is over in hours. What a whirlwind year it has been. From moving into a new house to a variety of travel to meeting an amazing man, this year has had more than I could of imagined. It has also had a share of drama and stress. But hey, life can never be perfect.

One of the highlights of the year was the fact that I finished my first full year of blogging. I started in the fall of 2014 and wasn’t really sure how it would go. Now that I have a year under my belt, I wish I would have started sooner. One of my biggest fears was that people would tell me to stop writing. However, people of that mindset have stayed strangely silent while others have encouraged me to do more. (You followers have an odd sense of entertainment and I appreciate it!)

Over the year I have dabbled in some fiction, commentary, and even poetry. I have shared some stories from my past and present. It has been wonderful to finally start writing again, especially when it always seemed to be on that …one day I will…list. Well, one day turned into 2015 and I could not be happier.

So for my 2015 wrap up, here were a few highlights of my writing blog:

Top Viewed Posts

A story from my past: It Was My Fault He Punched Me.

A free verse poem about meeting a wonderful man: Falling Into You.

A fictional story about a dog and a dead lover who appears in the form of a bird. He’s Awkward and Cute and Breaks my Heart.

A found form poem on liars for Poetry 201: Keeping up With Lies.

A memory from a deployment, which was a Daily Prompt response: Falling on my Face in Iraq.

A haiku for Ronovan Writes challenge, which I tend to do weekly now: Growing Cold.

My first and only florette poem that had a serious topic-suicide: Hidden in the Dark.

My top One Word Photo Challenge (with commentary): Gentle Giants of Biege.

My story (which was in response to a Daily Prompt and The Seeker’s Dungeon) about meeting a wonderful man: From Blind Date to Fairytale.

A pet photo challenge: Lazy Sunday.

My top haiku that was several haikus together, which spoke on the death of a lover (fiction for me thank God): I Forget I am Alone.

My top Phoneography Challenge (which was my first real attempt a macro photography) that had an article with it. Now, I try to do this challenge, every Monday when I can: It’s all in the Details.

 

Phew! That is a scattered range of topics. But hey, those are my thoughts and blog. I can only be me.

 

Of course, I need to thank some people. My blog is growing and growing, but much of that has to do with other bloggers. So, there are some shout outs I want to give. Thank you so much to all of you who send people my way. I really appreciate your help in my writing adventures.

Top Referrers

Ronovan Writes

Lens and Pens by Sally

Hope the Happy Hugger

The Seeker’s Dungeon

Katzen World

Cee’s Photography

As for my followers, you are all wonderful. A few of you have given me extra feedback though. So, to you folks, I am extra grateful. Thank you so much for all of the input. It really has helped me learn and stay motivated. Those bloggers filling up my comment boxes include:

Top Commenters

Amy from The World is a Book

Dan from No Facilities

Janet from This, That and the Other Thing

Sally from Lens and Pens by Sally

Melinda from in medias res

Well, thanks again to for the wonderful blogging year. I hope to keep up the pace with some tweaks to the schedule as needed. Feel free to let me know what you want to see more or less of. Who knows, maybe it will prompt me into a new idea or remember a story.

Take care everyone and be safe tonight on your celebrations.

Happy New Year to all of you and your families. May 2016 bring you all that you desire:)

See you next year!

Nato

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