Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fierce Followers

My bandwagon has grown! I can't believe I have 515 followers! I'm so glad and I keep meeting new bloggers all the time! It's like an endless supply!

Our friend, Cassie has also surpassed the 500 follower mark. And just as I was looking for something to do to celebrate, she emailed me and now we are combining our party!


To thank you all, we are giving away gifts - one banner/graphic by Tara and one critique by Cassie. Just enter in the rafflecopter thingamajiggie below by next Tuesday. Make sure you stop by Cassie's blog - she went all out! Winners announced on Wed 11/21. 

As we come to the 500 mark, I was considering how bloggers react to each centurion milestone:
  • 100 followers - the most exciting! the first big sign that tells us people are reading our blog! It's amazing!
  • 200 followers - great! still gaining followers, this is awesome!
  • 300 followers - I can't believe how many followers I have! But wait, why did someone unfollow me? I wonder who it was...and why?
  • 400 followers - wow! but am I following too many? because to get to 400 I'm following about as many. Maybe I need to cut back on following. How do I keep up with 400 blogs? My Reader is jam packed! And look at Alex. How can he possibly keep up with 1500?!
  • 500 followers - still awesome! I get it now. I will follow whoever I want. I'm still reeling at how many bloggers there are that I haven't even met yet! I keep up with everyone at my pace and get what I put into it. As it is with everything!
  • 600 followers? Bring it on!
To top off this post dedicated to my fierce followers, I give you Sensational Haiku Wednesday. Have a laugh at my flaw filled, faltering, floundering, fa la la la la day yesterday.

Fierce Fate

Fate, fiercely unkind
Chores done and undone that quick
Why do I bother

Don't cry o'er spilt milk
Easier to say than do
When milk is on you

Innocent doggie
Finds treasure in the trash can
Coffee grounds, fierce mess

Join the fun! Will be a better day today! Wish me luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

52 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats on all the followers! :D

Huntress said...

Holy Cats! 500 followers! Congrats, congrats! *shower of confetti*

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats on surpassing the big 500. :D

"Why do I bother?" I ask myself that quite frequently when picking up after my three kids. lol

Julie Luek said...

Congratulations- what great confirmation that you are writing what people want to read and follow.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Congratulations! You two are both awesome! I'm so glad I found your blogs. :)

Cassie Mae said...

Yay! Partay time :D I want to win your prize, haha! I'm in love with my blog header :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara (and Cassie quietly across the airwaves) - that's amazing over 500 followers ... congratulations ..

Followers and interacters are so important - love it when they're around ... I'll toast to your 500+ ..

Cheers Hilary

anthonynorth said...

You're doing well. Nice one.

Dana said...

Congrats!

Your yesterday sounds a lot like mine. :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Awesome achievement! I just made it past 500 myself. I never thought of it in terms of how many blogs I was following, but that's probably true. I always follow back! Generous giveaway & wonderful haiku!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations on all your fierce followers!!!

And chores done and undone - oh, I feel that pain.

Hazel Ceej said...

Chores! Spare me the dishes. Congratulations on the followers.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Bravo on the followers and lovely haiku for HS ~ fierce ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

mshatch said...

cool giveaway and I have to say I wouldn't mind a manuscript critique. Congrats!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations! :)

Rena said...

Congrats on hitting the 500! And you absolutely deserve it. I love your blog!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to you and Cassie! That's awesome! A great giveaway too. Woot!

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations on all of the followers! That's amazing!

Jessie Humphries said...

I want to be in the 500 club! Congrats lady!

Allison said...

Hurray! Congrats on reaching 500 :) Hopped over here from Cassie's blog.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Congratulations and I am proud to be one of your 500.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!! Saw that on Cassie's site this morning. You make the coolest blog headers.

Heather Gardner said...

Congrats to you Blogger-extraordinare!!!
You rock and that's why I keep coming back!
Heather

Suzanne Furness said...

Way to go girls, congratulations! See you have 516 followers now :)

Livia said...

Congratulations, Tara! And most definitely, you make the most AWESOME blog headers EVER! I love mine! I can't wait to read Broken Branch Falls because I know it will be incredibly cool!

You go girl! :)

M Pax said...

Woot on 500! Great job for you and Cassie.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Fierce messes are the most ferocious messes to clean up!

Lisa Regan said...

Congrats to both of you awesome ladies!!!!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Congrats Tara! You're a hoot to follow.

And you're poetry is so Tara-tastic!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations on passing 500! I'm sure you'll see 600 in no time.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Robyn Greenhouse said...

wow - 500?! congratulations. I had to laugh about the dog with the coffee grounds - I've walked in to my kitchen to find them all off the floor too!

Tara Tyler said...

thanks so much, you guys!
you rock like maroon 5!

Brinda said...

Congrats! Everytime someone unfollows me, I think, "What did I do?" lol

Ink in the Book said...

It's just exciting for you! I'm half way behind you, but I'm thankful for all my followers, too:) I love seeing that little number grow higher!

lessandragr said...

I love that last one! Just like a dog :)

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on your milestone!

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to the two of you! :)

L.G. Keltner said...

Congratulations on 500 followers!

Jazzbumpa said...

Visiting from SHW.

Nice, light hearted haiku.

Cheers!
JzB

Mark Koopmans said...

Look at you go :)

Doing the Hulu for you... grass skirt and all :)

Ps... thanks for the shout out re our BIG REVEAL Monday :)

(No-hyperlink-needed Alex gave me the heads up you had included our nicknames, so I had to stop by for the laugh :)

Cheers.... mutters at the moon...

Siv Ottem said...

Congrats on your 500 followers!

C.M.Brown said...

Wonderful giveaway! Congratulations to both you and Cassie Mae!

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! on the 500 milestone! Its fun to hit those big round numbers.

Susan Oloier said...

Congrats on 500! Even at 400, were you able to visit all of them?

Tara Tyler said...

more thanks to you guys! couldnt have done it w/o ya!

visiting all is near impossible...but we try!

lbdiamond said...

COGRATS!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Here's to your next 100! ;)

Candilynn Fite said...

Congrats chica on your 500 mark!!

Gwen Gardner said...

Congrats on your 500 followers! WooHoo!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Congrats on your milestone! And love the image of a "fierce mess"!

jamieayres.com said...

Congrats on all your followers! I didn't realize I wasn't following you yet so I just did:-) I entered the giveaway on Cassie's sight. You ladies are awesomesauce~cheers

Taffy said...

Knuckles for a great idea of a giveaway!