woman writing at keyboard

She originally started her blog to write the outline of her book. At first, she wasn’t going to share it. She was just going to use it as a place to store the rough draft and some of her ideas.

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Not being too technically inclined or really knowing how to set up blogs or sites, it took her the best part of a morning but she finally created what she thought, was a private place where she would be the only reader. Though she still “tagged” each new post as she was prompted to, and for a while, she would just write and publish what she’d written, never imagining anyone else was ever reading it. Until one day she got a LIKE and then the next day another, and still the next day two more.

like thumb She thought to herself that she needed to go back into the part of the blog where she set up her profile and make it private because she wasn’t sure she wanted anyone reading such rough and raw ramblings she’d started compiling there. But each time that she’d sign on, she’d be so excited about some new thought she wanted to get down before she lost it, that she kept forgetting about going into the technical side of things to fix the settings.

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And then one day she published a poem and got eleven LIKES and four people who’d actually clicked FOLLOW and a few comments. One reader told her that it had made her cry and thanked her for writing it. After that, she was hooked.

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Hey Everyone,

Just checking IN!!!! I am on a roll. I have been editing everything and think I have an ending to my book.

“THIS” is an excerpt from my book but it made me think of you guys!

I didn’t want you all to think that I haven’t been thinking about you guys. Also, I have been reading your blogs faithfully but if I am on my phone for some reason, it keeps saying “LOADING” so I can never LIKE things and if I am at work, can’t really take the time to comment like I’d like to. And then when I go home to my laptop, I am writing my book… Soooooo just wanted to stop by and explain and tell you guys I am still here working away and will eventually be back again!

Have a good weekend!



34 thoughts on “After That…. She was HOOKED

  1. Hey Diane, How are you doing? I’ve been away on hiatus too so didn;t get to check up on here. so glad to find out that your book is on its way to completion ! Woshing you best of luck with everything. Much Love,
    Zee ❤

  2. Yay! Bravo Di. I’m so proud of you, finally! You go girl! I know how it can suck the life out of you, so take all the time you need and don’t forget to say hi once in awhile. We are here for you! xo ❤

  3. Diane, what have I missed? Apparently, a ton! Wishing you continued success, clarity, and peace throughout this entire process. Can’t wait to hear about the finished product. With Love, Anka.

    1. Thank you Anka!
      Been writing more than bloggin lately! But you are always in my heart and thoughts! I will keep in touch as I get closer to the finish line!

  4. Looks like you are on a roll, Diane. I’m happy to see you’re doing so well in the writing of your book. It’s good to see your happy face checking in with us. Keep up the good work . . . it’s inspiring. 🙂

      1. I do, too, love that you’re in my life, Diane. Now — “rah-rah-rah **Go Diane** rah-rah-rah”. (just being silly). Happy Monday, my friend. 🙂

  5. I am so glad you kept forgetting to make your blog private. I am so happy for you! It must be a wonderful feeling to see your hard work completed. 🙂


    1. I just wanted to add that I discovered your blog one day when I was reading some blogs. I was at a lady’s blog and saw the picture of your face either beside a comment you made or maybe it was in the section that showed all the gravatars of people who liked that post. I remember thinking, “She has such a sweet and cheerful smile. I wonder what her blog is about?” When I in turn visited, I was so glad that I did. Not only was what you had written really good, but the whole tone reflected a warm, kind person who was full of grace…..I was hooked. 🙂


  6. To Me, er you.
    I think most of us who follow your blog will agree that we hang around waiting for you to post something because of the wisdom, heart and love you impart each time. We miss you but hope your book deal goes live and as for the phone glitch, I suggest using a two pound hammer to “fix” it.

    1. paywindow7
      WOW WOW WOW!!! You sure know how to affirm someone! Thank you!!!!!
      That comment is going to keep me walking on clouds ALL day long!
      And as for the hammer. That one had me laughing out loud! Love it!

  7. Your welcome, we all have that WOW!!! Feelings when we recieve the likes and follows to our blogs, this makes us all feel blessed that our words and our thoughts, can help others around us. Keep up the great work and we will always be there to share our feelings, so we all can have that WOW!!! Feeling within us.

    1. bowlingchef,
      You GET it! That is exactly what hooked me without even knowing I wanted to be hooked! lol.
      Thanks for reading and continuing to read!!

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