Wednesday, March 16, 2011


For the past few weeks I have been dragging toward three hundred. With all my new Crusader friends, I streaked up to 280, but then it had stopped. Slowly ever so slowly I had 292 friends and then nothing for a week.

By the weekend I had made five more new friends. I was thrilled. Yesterday all was quiet. Last night as I wrote my entry for Hart Johnson's Ides of March blogfest, I had hoped this would be the day.... and it was!

Yesterday afternoon my 300th friend joined my blog family. A special warm welcome to Laura Eno. I hope to see you often so that I may get to know you better.

Now I would also like to welcome my other new friends. This is something I do when I gather five to ten new friends. You are all special to me and I want to personally welcome each of you ...

Michelle Mclean, published author, I am honored, Jenny, Indigo(gorgeous name), Jo, welcome.  Laura, Rosie, Tessa? I've known you forever ... I'm so glad you all joined my blog family, Gina, my new Italian friend, and There's Just Life... Thank you all, I can't wait to learn more about you.

SO, since our favorite Tart has brought me to the magic 300 plus, in her honor I would like to host another fun BLOGFEST! YAY! I became close friends with Hart since my first blogfest back in December. I hosted my first HARRY POTTER themed blogfest. I believe it's time for another. I know there are many of us HP freaks out there so I expect lots of you to join in the fun.

I just informed Hart about the blogfest and as soon as I hear back from her, I will post it. Hopefully by tomorrow's post.

I plan to do this before the exciting A-Z challenge that many of us are already participating in... If you haven't heard, it is a daily challenge to post a different letter of the alphabet Mon-Sat during the month of April. Doesn't this sound fantastic!

Many of our friends are hosting: Arlee Bird, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Talli Roland, Jen Daiker, Karen Gowen, Candace Granger, Jeffrey Beesler, and Stephen Kemp. Hop over here to enter.

ONLY ten more are needed to reach their goal of 500! SO GO NOW AND SIGN UP!


  1. Yay for 300! I'm all in for a HP blogfest.

  2. How nice of you to personally welcome your new followers! And YAAY to another blogfest, I love them!

  3. Congrats on all those followers! I can't wait to hear more about the Harry Potter blogfest. I live in a house full of Harry Potter fans.


  4. Congrats on 300. I'm at that little over 280 mark and hanging. Oh, I may have misunderstood the A - Z challenge. I thought we were suppose to blog each day for A - Z, you have M-S listed. I guess I better go make sure. I have people lined up already. Yikes!

  5. that's me applauding in the first row ... yep, the one in the white gown, I went for a whole new look at your gala :)))

  6. Michael-
    Congrats on the followers- claps loudly- You deserve they- your blog is wonderful. I'm already signed up for the A-Z :) Can't wait to put your blogfest up on my blogfests tab!

  7. Kudos on passing 300. And a big thanks for mentioning A to Z. We'll probably hit 500 by the end of this day.
    Would you believe that I've never read a single HP book and never seen any of the movies?

    Tossing It Out

  8. Congrats on passing 300 Michael! Awesome!

  9. Many congratulations on your 300! That's fantastic and well deserved, your blog is so special.

    Don't think I can resist the HP blogfest...

  10. Congratulations on reaching 300 followers! Whoo hoo! I just recently reached it myself and it's an amazing feeling!

  11. You know me and blogfests and Harry Potter, I'm there.

    What is it with your response counter and me? Does it hate me? A few days ago I was at 101. Then, down to 97. Yesterday, I responded and went to 96. Today I'm down to 94. Tomorrow, I'll bring it flowers perhaps?

    Have a great day, Roland

  12. YAY! It's a nice feeling to pass a great milestone. Congrats for 300+ followers :)

  13. Congratulations! And we just need a couple more to hit 500!

  14. Woo hoo for 300! I had the same thing: followers shot up to the high 200's and now I'm in the 290s and kinda haven't made any new blogger friends recently (no time!! again!!!). Looking forward to hearing about your new blogfest.

  15. Congrats on your followers. That's awesome.

  16. I think we're doing the A-Z, but I'n not sure if we're officially signed up. We should prob check that out soon. Speaking of soon...I'll be meeting you! Hope the weather forecast is sunny for next week! christy

  17. Woohoo, 300 - wow, you so deserve it!!! Can't wait to see what your blogfest is :)



    PS - Second Crusader Challenge is up, hope you can take part :)
    PPS - did you know your link to "My Web Page" in your profile is broken??? Wasn't sure if you did or not :)


  18. excellent, congrats, and *snort* "Tart's death is responsible." LOL! :D <3