Seven Years On…

Happy Birthday, Crimmie (image from pixabay)

Do you remember your seventh birthday? Mine: I remember we’d not long moved from a bungalow to a house. I loved the stairs, a wonderful adventure playground (alas, my mother did not agree!)

And here’s a parallel: Today is my blog’s seventh birthday, and I have recently changed its address (from crimsonprose.wordpress.com to crispinakemp.com). And wow, this blog has become an adventure playground for me.

When I started this blog seven years ago, I couldn’t have anticipated what good friends I would meet along the way. The support you’ve given me… I’m speechless (and that’s a rarity!)

I have you, my followers, to thank for the success of this blog… and I do thank you. Particular heartfelt thanks to Brian (Sillyverse) and Judy (Janthina Images) who have been with me since the beginning. And special thanks to Dale (A Delectable Life), Sammi (Sammi Cox), Lynn (Word Shamble) and Joy (Tales of Eneana)… my cabin mates for Camp NaNoWriMo last year. And to those who joined during the past year via Crimson’s Creative Challenge who have so quickly become my friends, so many I cannot mention you all. And to all my followers, past, present and future, I do thank you. To quote John Donne, No man is an island, and as I’ve found the blogging experience builds strong bridges.

I smile when I remember my first posts, many I’d long ago written to amuse my daughters when they were young. See my first two posts here (Brickbat the Cat) and (Esmeralda and the Frog). But alongside those were my stories. And oh, what a lot I posted.

Neve, December 2012 at 56 episodes; Roots of Rookeri, January 2014 at 51 episodes; Priory Project, January 2015 at 59 episodes; Alsalda, August 2015 at 79 episodes; Chronicles of Mideer, June 2016 at 14 episodes; King’s Wife, September 2016 at 54 episodes; Can of Worms, April 2017 at 34 episodes; Grandma’s Attic, June 2018 at 21 episodes. You might notice a trend towards the shorter end of fiction. I now post micro-fiction, that’s a double wow!

And posted on a dedicated site, Feast Fables December 2012 at 180 episodes. Feast Fables has become The Spinner’s Game, soon to be published P.O.D. and on Kindle.

I have grown in these past seven years, as surely as had the seven-year-old child way back then. I feel I’m now able to claim the image my eldest daughter had of me a good long while ago. Of a multicoloured octopus.

image by Bui the Dinh on pixabay

I thank you all!

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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45 Responses to Seven Years On…

  1. Sadje says:

    A very happy anniversary to you. I am a new follower but enjoying your blog very much. 💖

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Congratulations Crispina! 😊🍾🎉💐🤗

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  3. Dale says:

    What a wonderful post! I am so glad I got roped into joining Camp Nano which brought us together. It’s amazing how friendships form across the blogosphere and I’m grateful for that as well.
    I can’t say I remember my 7th birthday because for some strange reason, there are very few things I do remember from my childhood – can’t explain it. (Worry about it at times, too)
    Congrats on your 7th anniversary!

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  4. Congrats Crispina and here’s to another 7! 😀 ❤

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  5. Lynn Love says:

    Ah, thank you Crispina for the nod! I know we’ve said this before, but I am so pleased we met through Camp. You’re such a pleasure to know, always creative, driven, informative, supportive. Yours is always one of the blogs I look for if I’ve been away from WP for any length of time. You, Dale, Sammi, Joy – what good company to keep!
    Huge congratulations on reaching your seventh anniversary you’ve been so productive! And things will only get better next year with the release of Asaric Tales. Here’s to the next 10 🙂

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  6. Happy Blog Birthday Crispina!

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  7. Violet Lentz says:

    I just love it here so selfishly I am hoping for another seven!

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  8. Brian Bixby says:

    Indeed, a happy anniversary, and more to come! I’m up visiting friends in New Hampshire, and had been talking about The Spinner’s Game and showing the covers, so this is serendipitously synchronous. Thanks for the kind mention, as well.

    I admit to being amazed at just how many chapters of fiction you have posted. And then I remember that you were sometimes running two stories at once, and it has been seven years. Still, a prodigious output!

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  9. Happy Seventh Anniversary! I recently had my second which I totally forgot about…

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  10. Happy cake day! You’ve been extremely productive, too – huzzah!

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  11. Tien Skye says:

    A happy seven to your blog! What perseverance!

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