WOW!! 100 followers!!! Thank you guys SOOOO much! That totally excites me. 😀 In honor of hitting triple digit followers, I thought it would be fun to travel down memory lane a bit. A Throwback Tuesday, if you will. Then, later, I have a super-special-exciting-amazing announcement!
My first post was a review on EOS Lip Balm, published on September 9, 2013.
Holy smokes, has it really been five years? Since then I have written 82 more posts, and have (hopefully) gotten better at choosing a feature photo…because the one I took of the lip balm all those years ago makes me cringe!
Has my blog always looked like this? Nope! Here’s what my original blog looked like:
Also, shout out to my sweet friend Annalise, who took the picture of books that I have on my blog now. 😀 Thanks Annie! Does anyone remember when my blog used to look like this?
Top 3 Most Popular Blog Posts (according to WordPress Stats):
I have no idea if it’s accurate or not, but this is telling me that my most popular post is Baking Flops = Funny Stories wherein I share three times where my attempts at baking have failed. Two of them are my fault, one is not, and if you want to know more I’d suggest reading the post to find out! 😉 In the meantime, did I ever tell you about the time I decorated a cake to look like a turkey? It was super cute, until all the frosting slid off in the car on the way to Grandma’s house. 😛 My other two most popular posts are Note to Self: Corn Nuts and Teeth Jewelry Do Not Mix and DIY Tissue Paper Chrysanthemum Tutorial
My blog was originally a review blog!
Yup! That’s right! Now you’re lucky if you get a review once every eight and a half months. That’s because after a few months of trying to review things, I decided I didn’t like reviewing. I didn’t think it wasn’t very much fun. I’d much rather share funny stories from my life, random ramblings about whatever, and things that God’s been teaching me lately. And, yes, I still throw in the occasional review every once and again. I enjoy this much more. 🙂
One of my favorite FUN posts is 3 Tips for an Improved Sledding Experience, and my favorite FAITH post is Faith Over Fear.
There are 513 comments on my blog!
Which is awesome! I love chatting with you guys!
I think I’m running out of Throwback Tuesdays and statistics to share with you guys…
which is FINE BY ME because I am ready to share my
! ! ! A N N O U N C E M E N T ! ! !
I have shared bits and pieces of this before, but I have never gone into much detail. Some of you may know that I have been writing a novel and have been working on it for a long time. WELL, on July 6, 2018, I FINISHED IT. Like, finished-finished-FINISHED it. I’ve gone over it several times myself and had a couple ladies read it and share their thoughts/suggestions to help me edit it.
I’m going to publish it.
I am SO excited!!!!!!!! I’ve prayed about what I should do with my book now that it’s finished, and I believe that this is the direction the Lord is leading me in. I feel at peace with my decision. and. i. am. so. excited.
“Well Emma,” you say, “that’s great. But I really don’t know anything about your book except that, well, you wrote it.”
Oh goodness! Yes! I will remedy this right now. My book is a Christian contemporary young adult fiction titled Mrs. Willows, set in the wonderful land of Michigan. More below…
by Emma Forbes
“Care to fill me in on this big plan of Yours, God?”
Shauna Silverton was sure that the worst had happened after her father is laid off, but she was wrong. After Mama injures herself and is unable to work, it suddenly becomes sixteen year old Shauna’s responsibility to be an afternoon caregiver to the elderly Mrs. Willows.
A cynical, sharp-tongued old woman with a broken past, Mrs. Willows is anything but pleasant. Friendship, even civility, is non-existent. To quit would mean freedom, but how can she let her family down when they need the money?
Shauna’s faith in God is the only thing getting her through each day. But when it becomes clear that Shauna will have to keep her job indefinitely, even that begins to waver as she struggles to know the answer to the question: Can she really trust God?
EEEEEP! Y’all are the first ones I’ve shared my synopsis with. Do you feel special? 😉 As I may have mentioned before, I AM SO EXCITED to share my story with you guys. I don’t have a release date yet, as I am still working on the finishing touches of the manuscript, like formatting and all those wonderfully fun details. I DO however, have an author Facebook page, where I post updates every once-and-again. If you wanted to go check it out and maybe give it a like, I would LOVE that.
Okay guys! That’s all I got for now! I would probably be able to ramble on and on and on about this for forever and nine days, but I probably should save something for future posts…right??
I want to give one more big THANK YOU to all my followers!!!! I love you guys!!!!
Have a blessedly wonderful day!