Saturday, January 22, 2011

First Class

The kind people at First Class Award have done me the honor of choosing me as one of their First Class Blogger Award recipients! Pretty cool, huh?

It may sound cliché, but I am genuinely honored. When I started this blog back in 2008, I had no idea it would reach so far. Or even that I would keep it up for so long.

I started it to work on my voice as a writer, to develop my non-fiction prose. I've loved writing as long as I can remember, but I had only really written fiction; I had a diary, of course—I still journal a lot. But as far a sitting down and putting pencil to paper, it was always to create. To imagine. I wanted to stretch my legs and nurture the other side of my writing aspirations; I wanted to work on learning to use the written word to better express myself, my emotions and opinions, experiences, my fears. And I wanted to learn how to write in a way that is easy and open; a way that would give others a sense of connection, familiarity, conviviality.

It's been truly amazing to watch the community here on my blog grow so much in the past year. What started out as a small cluster of readers has become a much larger following. Yet the conversations that come from comments have continued to feel very friendly and intimate. That is always what I wanted for this blog. I have met so many wonderful, kind-hearted, and talented people here. I consider myself very lucky to have such great and fun-loving people continue to visit, read, and comment.

Thank you all for dropping by and sticking around. I'm excited to see what's in store. I look forward to what lies ahead and I can't wait to continue sharing it with you guys.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


The Reading Bear said...

You deserve all the recognition in the world for not only being an amazing blogger, but wonderful person. =) Never change!

Sarah said...

Well thank you so much!! I really appreciate that! Don't worry, I have no intention of changing! :-)

Thank you for the comment!

Mel said...

congratulations :)

polly said...

Congratulations! No surprise to me!

June said...

You so deserve the honor! Your blog is still my favorite to read. Keep up the good work!

Sarah said...

@Mel—Thank you!

@polly—Oh stop, you're too kind! ;-)

@June—Thank you so much! You're so sweet!