100 Not Out!

Yes, this is my 100th post!

When I started out around 12 months ago I wasn’t sure whether I’d have enough material to sustain a blog for more than a few weeks never mind a whole year – but I’m still here!

Blogging becomes addictive (watching those stats go up and down and wondering if you’ve offended somebody when there are no comments on a post) and it generates a feeling of power (I can write what I like without wondering if it will get rejected by some picky editor).

I’ve found some lovely people online (but I’ve never met you – so maybe you’re really all mad-axe murderers waiting for the right moment to strike!) as we cross-pollinate each others’ blogs.

So to celebrate, here are a few competitions mentioning 100 in their requirements or winnings:

  • The Angels and Devils Poetry Competition is offering a first prize of £100 and has a closing date of 31 December 2011
  • Each quarter Cheerreader are offering a 100 Euro prize for a humourous short story. The next two closing dates are 15 December 2011 and 15 March 2012.
  • Helen Yendall is offering a £15 Amazon e-gift voucher for a 100 word story based on the photo displayed on her blog. Closing date is 31 October 2011.
  • And a reminder that Readers Digest are running another 100 Word Story Competition with £1000 first prize. Closing date is 31 January 2012.

Thanks to those of you who’ve been with me since the beginning and a warm welcome to all those who’ve joined along the way. Here’s to the next 100 posts!

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  1. #1 by Little Me on October 20, 2011 - 11:08 am

    Well according to the Daily Mail today I’m a psychoath so you might not be far wrong with your axe murderers 🙂


  2. #2 by blogaboutwriting on October 20, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Sally – congratulations on your 100th blog posting – woo hooo! And thanks for the mention of my little competition! A little ‘hint’ here for anyone thinking of having a go… I haven’t had very many entries so far, so you’ve got a good chance of scooping that £15 Amazon prize, if you put your thinking cap on!

  3. #3 by Sarah Pearson on October 20, 2011 - 11:58 am

    I’m a ‘joined-along-the-way’ gal and I promise I’m not a mad axe murderer 🙂
    Congratulations on 100 posts, and here’s to your one year anniversary!

  4. #4 by susanjanejones on October 20, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    Hi Sally,
    Congratulations, and I agree that it’s a great feeling to publish your views and not have them sent back with, ‘we love this but send something else!!!’ I’ve got lots of those. The links look good as well. Trying to think up something original for Helen’s competition. I keep coming back to, “Shall we go and play in the woods” not good enough I know, so working on that. Here’s to your next 100 interesting and informative blogs posts.

    • #5 by Sally Jenkins on October 20, 2011 - 12:11 pm

      Susan, Sarah + Helen – many thanks for the congratulations and well done for sticking with me!

      Little Me – I knew I must have attracted at least one psychopath! Seriously I’ve just checked out your post and it’s really good – how the press misinterpet surveys and studies.

  5. #6 by shirley stow on October 20, 2011 - 3:59 pm

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Sally. Thank you for all your helpful suggestions.Looking forward in anticipation to your next 100 blogs.
    Shirley Stow

  6. #7 by Patsy Collins (@PatsyCollins) on October 20, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    Congratulations on your 100th post – and thanks for the links.

    • #8 by Sally Jenkins on October 20, 2011 - 5:36 pm

      Patsy & Shirley – thanks for the good wishes.

  7. #9 by Alice on October 20, 2011 - 8:03 pm

    Congratulations and thank you for a very helpful and friendly blog.

  8. #10 by Carolb on October 20, 2011 - 9:58 pm

    Sally, I’ve awarded you the Friendly Blogger award for all you share with us.

  9. #11 by sue on October 21, 2011 - 8:30 am

    It’s a great blog, with many interesting bits & pieces and, of course, competitions. Thanks Sally!

  10. #12 by Tracy Fells on October 21, 2011 - 9:19 am

    Congratulations Sally on 100th post! I love your blogs – they are always full of information and helpful hints. I search out a lot of writing competitions but I always find new ones on your blog. Please keep posting!!

    • #13 by Sally Jenkins on October 21, 2011 - 12:05 pm

      Alice, Carol, Sue & Tracy – I’m glad you all find the blog useful – it makes all the head scratching and wondering what to write worthwhile! I also get a lot out of blogging – it keeps my mind focussed on the writing scene and forces me to write regularly – so I do have selfish reasons for doing it too!.

      Carol – thanks so much for the award! I do appreciate it.

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