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Sunday, February 27, 2011

An awesome number of followers celebration

Somehow over the last five weeks I've passed my 200 followers mark. And my 300 followers mark. And my 400 followers mark. And *coughs* my 500 followers mark. I'm not really sure what to say, other than, WOW!!!

And a HUGE thanks to all my followers for making this happen! I'd love to follow all of you, so leave a comment and I'll come a-visiting :)

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To celebrate these awesomely fantastic milestones, I thought I would blatantly copy borrow the idea some of my blogging friends have had, and throw the floor over to you.

So...

Is there anything you want to know about me? Any questions you want to ask? Anything you've been wondering?

While you're pondering, have a glass of champagne!

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And a cookie!

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And since it's a celebration...a chocolate as well!

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All-righty then. Ask away, and I shall answer *grins*

58 comments:

Alleged Author said...

That's awesome that you have so many followers! It is a testament to your blogging skills. :)

Do you have a favorite YA horror book?

Aun-Juli said...

Congratulations!

What is your favorite dessert? ;D

kmullican said...

Thanks for the pics Rachael! I think I just gained 5 lbs!

Congrats on the followers.

The Blogger Formerly Known As said...

Congratulations, Rach, queen of the crusaders :)

li said...

Congrats! My question: do you set aside specific blocks of time to write, or "write on the fly" as ideas occur to you, or some combination of the two?

Theres just life said...

Congratulations on reaching your goals so fast.
Thanks for the bubbly and treats. I think I will just sit quietly in the corner and bask in your success, and ponder a meaningful question to ask.

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations, Rachel! Well-deserved! And thanks for the bubbly and the cookies...no calories, right?

After a MS becomes a book, do you ever wish you'd written This or That?

Jemi Fraser said...

Congratulations! That's super impressive!!! :) Thanks for the treats :)

KarenG said...

I really want to know how you amassed hundreds of followers in just a few weeks?? Well done, you!

Jeanne said...

THanks so much for the Crusade. I cannot believe how many new friends I have made. Great job. You are awesome.

Rachele Alpine said...

Congrats! You deserve it..your blog is awesome! I hope you don't mind, but I helped myself to two cookies! They just look so good!

I know you're a YA writer, and I'm giving away an ARC of a pretty sweet book (Veronica Roth's DIVERGENT) if you want to check it out on my blog...
http://freckle-head.blogspot.com/2011/02/arc-contest-divergent.html

lisanowak said...

Congratulations!

Now there's slobber on my monitor because I can't get at those cookies and chocolate.

L'Aussie said...

I'm so tipsy from drinking champers so early in the morning and so sick from stuffing myself with those gorgeous chocolates, I really can't think of any questions...except how is your writing going lately? Any time between crusading? I do hope so. I know my writing time has been severely compromised ha ha.

BTW, I made a badge for the Romance Writer Crusaders and it is in today's post as I welcome my groups.

I've gone from 300 to nearly 400 followers. Awesome.

Denise<3

Michelle said...

yay! that is so cool - how totally amazing you are xx

Kay L. Davies said...

Amazing in such a short time. I think it has something to do with math, but I'm not sure what. 50 people each tell two people, etc.
Good for you, whatever the math.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jody Worsham said...

Wow! Jeanne Krause told me about writer's crusades so here I am. How do they work? Is there an age limit cause while I may be medicare age, I do have a 5 yr old and a 9 yr old. The Medicare Mom (http://themedicaremom.blogspot.com)
joworsham@yahoo.com

Zan Marie said...

No questions, but I just want to congratulate you on the number and let you know, your little crusade has increased my followers from 18 to 169!!! Thanks, Rachael!

Trisha said...

I really would love some champers right now! :) Choccy and cookies wouldn't go astray either.

Congrats on your 500+ followers!!

Lisa Potts said...

Mmmm...champagne and chocolate, and just in time for the Oscars. Thanks, Rach!

Congrats on the followers. If anyone deserves them, it's you!

Now, to the question. What song do you secretly love but won't admit it to anyone due to the humiliation it would cause? Hmmm?

L'Aussie said...

And if any other romance writers want to grab the badge they're welcome!

Denise<3

Lauri said...

Congratulations!
My question is, how do you balance time for blogging and reading other blogs with writing and life?

Ryan Sullivan said...
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Ryan Sullivan said...

And here I am about to celebrate my 40 followers milestone. Congratulations!

I'm eager to join in on a Crusade and see what happens.

Pk Hrezo said...

Thank you for the lovely treats. ANd awesome for your 500!!!! Way to go!

I wanna know where you live? What part of the world? :)

Lacey Devlin said...

Congrats Rachael!

gideon 86 said...

YAY! Rach!

I am thrilled for you.... Nice spread. I missed you at my party the other day. I am celebrating making it through round one of the ABNA contest. IF you have a sec, I still have plenty of champagne and goodie,lol

I understand you're crazed with crusader work.

Have a great week.

Michael

Donna Hole said...

Love the champaign of course.

I'm way behind in my crusading. But this has been fabulous idea. I'm glad to see your followers grow so much.

Have a good week Rach. Good luck with the judging. I know the ones I read were fantastic so can't imagine having to judge any.

........dhole

Amanda Milner said...

WOO!! Way to go Rach! ☺
So, *snickers*
What do you think the ratio to blogging/writing/ and living in the 'real' world has been for you this month?
And when you first saw the numbers of Crusaders did you think "Oh Cool!" or "Oh bleep! 0.0" Lol! Maybe a little of both? ;)

Stephanie Jones said...

Congrats! And thanks for all the awesome links to blogfests and stuff.
My question: Why YA? (I'm kinda asking that myself :p)

Margo Benson said...

Wow! Well deserved congratulations. The Crusade is proving to be a very special event. Like others, I'm linked with great people, friends old and new and it's all down to you!

It's a little early for bubbly but....oh, go on then!

Madeleine said...

Wow Congratultaions!!
My question would be:
What are your writing goals? :O)

Renae said...

Congrats on all the followers!

Adina West said...

Ummm...question time. I always struggle with balancing blogging time, writing time, and life in general. Any tips?

And...for you, is blogging a means to an end or a pleasurable end in itself?

kangaroobee said...

Congratulations!!! You deserve it.

Yves said...

How cool! Congrats! It is well deserved? I also wonder how you're managing to juggle it all...all us multi-taskers need to know :-)

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations, on the 500 followers Rach! A well-deserved reward for all your work on the Crusade. Speaking of which, how did you come up with the idea for the Crusade?

Ann said...

Congratulations on all your new followers. I passed the 200 mark without even noticing it happened so quickly. So now my contest will be for 300. I have a small way to go yet. So I think I have time to organize it. The Champs, biscuits and sweets all look delicious.

My question, How much time do you devote to reading followers blogs? Blog time management hints please!

Savannah Chase said...

Huge congrats are in order......

Tara said...

Congrats on 500+! Woot.

Carol Riggs said...

Big congrats on your monumental follower jump! All part of the Crusade, yes? I'll take some of those chocolates--they look yummy (and a little too pretty to eat, actually). :) Have a great week!

Michelle Merrill said...

Yay, congratulations! Who wouldn't want to follow you? You're full of awesome. I don't really have any questions right now, but if I think of one later, I'll come back!

Colene Murphy said...

AMAZING!!! Congratulations!!
Favorite book? Favorite writing spot? Favorite writing hour?

Cherie Reich said...

Oh, wow! Congrats, Rachel, on all the followers!

Su said...

Thanks for the cookie and the chocolate. And my question is... um... Ah.

What is your earliest memory?

Hart Johnson said...

Congrats to you Rachael! All your hard work is paying off!

*steals truffle plate*

Susan Kane said...

The chocolates...mmm. I wish I drank, as the champagne is enticing. Thank you for the challenges you give me. I feel like you are personally forcing me to be a better writer. Susan

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on all the followers! Testament to your awesome blog. :)

My question: Have you ever seen someone who looked just like one of your characters?

Theresa Milstein said...

How did you come up with the crusader idea?

Lucy V Morgan said...

Congratulations!

I'd like to know if you ever panic about having nothing decent to blog about? A little like "I have absolutely NOTHING to wear!"

lbdiamond said...

Congrats, Rachel!! You've got a great blog! :)

Kari Marie said...

Congratulations Fearless Leader of the Crusaders. You deserve it.

Shari said...

I can't think of any questions, but CONGRATULATIONS on all of your followers!!!

WritingNut said...

Ooh.. congratulations!!! Very well deserved :)!

And thanks so much for the treats, delish!

Julie Musil said...

ThankYOU for hosting such a fun crusade! My question is: what made you think of doing a crusade?

Rachael Harrie said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. I'm glad you enjoyed those little treats (blame Hart for stealing the truffles though!) ;)

I'm having a fun time getting together the answers to your questions, and I'll post them up very soon!

Hugs,

Rach

DEZMOND said...

congrats! And those chocolates look positively sinful :)

Ishta Mercurio said...

"Wow" is right! Good job, you. :-)

Michael Offutt said...

I was scrolling down your lists of blogs to see if I could find any Twitter advice and I stopped at the picture of chocolate. You are so mean. Because of you I went and ate a candy bar for lunch and now my calorie count is all whacko for the day. :P

Ah well...there's always tomorrow ~hums song from Annie...

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