#SATurday Three-Year Blogging Anniversary

26 Sep

So, wow. Yesterday was my three-year anniversary of blogging right here on www.ShannonAThompson.com.

Three years.

The first photo I ever shared of myself on here with a similar one from today.

The first photo I ever shared of myself on here with a similar one from today.

My first blog post was on September 25, 2012. I never realized how much my life would change once I started this blog. For instance, back then, I had just started my last year of college at the University of Kansas. I lived in a townhouse with two other girls, and my bedroom was painted a deep merlot red. Bogart was almost two years old. I wasn’t publishing at that time, but I was studying English, specifically poetry. I didn’t have a job that year, but I did have my eyes set on a couple of master’s degree opportunities and law school. I drove a manual, a silver RX-8. I was writing Take Me Tomorrow. I almost always wrote in a hookah house. My laptop’s name was Weebo. I was twenty-one years, three months, and two days old.

Since September 25, 2012, my life has changed irrevocably. Two weeks after starting my blog, one of my college roommates passed away. I moved back home. I was published. I graduated from KU with a bachelor’s degree in English, with an emphasis on creative writing. I was published again, and signed on with a publisher. I started working for a publisher. My car stopped working. My publisher shut down, and I lost my job. I moved to another state on my own. My bedroom is now baby blue, and I drive an automatic pickup now. I signed on with a new publisher, and I started my own company. Bogart just turned five, and I have two other cats in my life, Boo Boo and Kiki. I write in coffee houses now. My laptop’s name is Luna-P. I’m currently writing many things. I am twenty-four years, three months, and three days old.

Back then, I just wanted to have a place to share books, music, and movies. I never knew it would change my life forevthree yearser. I cannot explain how much blogging can change your life, but I guess I can share my story.

I’ve thought long and hard about what to say today, but I don’t feel like
there’s anything I can say to express my gratitude for these past 525 blog posts. Today is my 526th article. I’ve been on here 1,096 days. I’ve had over 72,000 unique visitors. I never thought my silly voice would ever be heard, let alone by that many people. I am humbled.

Thank you for giving me a place in the blogosphere that I can call home.

~SAT

Minutes Before Sunset hit #12 in overall Free Kindle yesterday! (Woot. Woot.) We were also a #1 Bestseller in YA Science Fiction and Paranormal and Urban Fantasy! Way to go! Stay Dark!

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#12 in overall Kindle!

Poster_Small_V - Book shop signingOn October 19, the paperback of Death Before Daylight releases! Two days later, on October 21, you can come see me at Headrush Coffee and Tea Roasters in Kansas City, Missouri for a paranormal talk and book signing.  It will be tons of fun!

Minutes Before Sunset: book 1

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Seconds Before Sunrise: book 2

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Death Before Daylight: book 3

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P.S. For all you Timely Death Trilogy fans, here’s a little Dark humor from comedian, Drew Ryan.

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18 Responses to “#SATurday Three-Year Blogging Anniversary”

  1. Sinziana Romanescu September 26, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. The Story Reading Ape September 26, 2015 at 2:21 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON 😀

  3. Doctor Drew? (@REALDrewC) September 26, 2015 at 3:12 am #

    YOU ROCK 🙂 and thanks for sharing my humour a bit… I suppose I am Team Dark all the way. 🙂

    • Shannon A Thompson September 26, 2015 at 9:42 am #

      You rock! I also got your amazing interview questions, too.
      Welcome to the Dark, 😉
      ~SAT

  4. Charles Yallowitz September 26, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    Happy blogiversary and congrats on the rankings. So, do you find your writing is different now that you’re in a coffee house instead of a hookah house?

    • Shannon A Thompson September 26, 2015 at 9:43 am #

      A double thank you to you, Charles. 🙂 I actually don’t think my writing has changed because of writing in a hookah house or writing in a coffee house. My speed is about the same anyway. Changes, if anything, have come from more experience, but that’s an interesting question! I hadn’t thought about it much.
      ~SAT

      • Charles Yallowitz September 26, 2015 at 10:41 am #

        I ask because my editor has been able to pinpoint some areas in my books where I’m writing from different locations. Probably depends on level of distraction though.

  5. Paul Bowler September 26, 2015 at 7:49 am #

    Happy 3rd blogging anniversary, congratulations!

  6. The Animation Commendation September 26, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    Happy anniversary! Thanks for the great articles and for following me as well!

  7. debyfredericks September 26, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    It’s been an adventure, hasn’t it?

  8. D K Powell September 27, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    Congratulations! I think I joined you soon after you started. I certainly remember you doing your degree! Very proud of you and how far you’ve come 🙂

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