Well, this is my four-hundredth post, and I’d like to thank all of my readers for giving me the support and encouragement to make it this far.
And, so, what better time to send shoutouts to the most valuable people who have helped make the Kelworth Files what it is today. In alphabetical order:
Arlee Bird: Arlee is one of the shining lights of the blogosphere, of course, patron of the A to Z challenge and a regularly seen avatar in the platform-building campaigns and challenges. I always look forward to seeing a comment from Arlee, be it about books, business cards, or public transit – and I’m looking forward to the 2012 A to Z! Thanks so much, Arlee.
Avatar139: Big shout-outs to the first guy to volunteer to be a guest post author for the Kelworth Files, of course. He’s also expressed some interesting thoughts in comments on my post, talking about his muse and his feminine side, LARPing, and writing for the money.
Barbara Evers: Barbara was gracious enough to put up with my eclectic interview questions for a Campaigner Spotlight interview, and she’s also been great about speaking up with encouraging comments for other interview spotlights, my Six Sentence Sunday pieces, and the Rule of Three blogfest story.
Brittany: I haven’t heard that much from Brittany lately – it seems that she’s dropped out of the blogosphere indefinitely. 😦 But this special post wouldn’t be complete without a shout-out to her for all of her encouragement while the Kelworth files were starting up, the awards that she gave me, and her comments about critiquing, setting goals, and write-ins.
Catherine Johnson: If I recall correctly, Catherine was in my crusader’s group for the second crusade. I’d like to thank her for her interest in netbooks, three-legged aliens, and dog-walking weather.
Donna Hole: I first met Donna when she read through my Star Patrol blogisodes series, which didn’t get a great overall response. She commented on each post in the series so far, with some really good and specific feedback, which proved to be a guiding star when I took the Star Patrol storyline and made it my Nanowrimo project for this year. Thanks for all the comments, and have a great year 2012, Donna!
Elizabeth Twist: Well, as some people might recall, I’m so fond of Elizabeth I gave her a spot in my A to Z challenge – under E, of course. But that was mostly about the Elizabeth that I know in person, so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank her for being such a good friend of the Kelworth Files blog, sharing her thoughts on critiquing, rejection, and Nanowrimo, among other things. Whoo-hoo!
Michael: Michael was someone else I fought through the crusades with. We’re not still that close, but it does make me smile to see how often he’s been dropping by with a kind word, about Dragoncon, spiral-bound finished products, and alien dating chatrooms.
Regina: For some reason, I postponed my umbrella rant in the A-Z challenge to feature Regina’s blog, Unsettled, and I think that won her over as one of my fans forever. I can feel the support aand friendship when I read her comments, whether she’s talking about the workshops that I didn’t get into, inspirational posters, or the arcane art of iphone app creation.
The Golden Eagle: Eagle was another group-mate in the Second crusade – I guess I hadn’t realized how many good friends I made back then. I very much look forward to hearing her perspective on one of my posts – about editing, movies, or Mars.
Trisha: Trisha’s another great writer I met on the crusading circuit, and we have a lot in common – right down to our inexplicably-only-lukewarm passion for Battlestar Galactica. Thanks so much for reading along and sharing my journey, Trisha!
And honorable mentions also to:
Crystal (Little Bundle of Contradictions)
See you at the 800 post line!