Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy 2nd Blogiversary and a Giveaway!

When a friend of mine recently celebrated her first blogiversary, it motivated me to look and see  how long I've had mine, and lo and behold I learned that today is my second blogiversary! So in honor of the occasion, I think I'll reflect a bit on the past two years.

I really wasn't sure when I started my blog what my goals were, if any. Being a writer, I was told it was the thing to do, so I did it. I knew nothing about blogging when I began. I think I've learned quite a bit over the past two years.

Where does the title of my blog come from? Originally, I started out writing a column of sorts for a site for which I wrote reviews. I intended to do it once a month, and since full moons occur once a month (and since I have this penchant for werewolves lol) I decided to utilize full moon in the title. I added dreaming because I am a dreamer. So it only made sense when I started this blog that would remain the name of it.

I admit that I don't post every day, although I do make an effort, and I've learned more about scheduling posts for times when I'm away or busy. I promise to work harder on that in the future.

Over the past two years, I've let you into my life, given you glimpses into who I am, what I write, and what I think. It hasn't been an easy two years, and the going is still not smooth yet. But I've learned alot about life, and I'm working to make things as good as I can. That's all anyone can do.

So, who am I? I am a mother, a writer, a dreamer, a tilter at windmills who believes in doing what I can to make things right for people. I'm not perfect, far from it, and I don't pretend to be. But I try, and that's all anyone can do.

Over the past two years I've filled these pages with my writing, my reviews, and my opinions, and I've had a number of guests from various walks of life, mostly writers. My goals are to live, to love, to share, to learn....

I've made many friends during the past two years, and to each and everyone of them I say thank you for taking this journey with  me - you know who you are. I look forward to meeting new people, renewing and strengthening ties with the old, and continuing into the future with confidence, joy, and anticipation of what is to come.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me, whether you are a new follower or a long time friend. In honor of the occasion, I'd love to have a giveaway. I only ask of you that you be a follower, that you tell me something about what you like or dislike about my blog, and that you leave an email address. If I receive 25 comments or less, I shall choose one winner. Fifty or less, two winners. Over fifty and I shall choose four winners, and the prize is anything from my backlist.

Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey, and I hope you continue on with me as we step into the future!

If you have time, I'm guesting today at It's Raining Men for Manlove Monday, and talking about Revelations! See you there!

Until  next time, take care!

♥ Julie


  1. Hey Julie,

    I especially like your reviews and when you post excerpts of your stories or the Wednesday Briefs. Well, that's what I like about your blog.

    I don't know you for long but to me you are one of the most encouraging, warm-hearted and open-minded people I know.

    Happy Blogiversary!

    1. Aw, Chris, you just made my day! *hugs* Thank you, sweetie!

  2. That's a great neologism, "blogiversary"! Congratulations, and thank you!

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  3. What I like best about your blog is all the different things you do from reviews to posts on cooking shows! I'm a old follower *snort*


    1. Well, that's true, I guess, since I hear tell you have a birthday coming up this week - how old will you be, old follower of mine? *chuckles*

  4. I find your blog to be a variety of interesting posts. I really enjoy your reviews and have met some new authors here.
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  5. Aw, Congrats!! <3 <3
    Ah, What I've loved about your blog are some of the guest post's you've had. It's introduced me to many great titles and new authors that I wouldn't have found otherwise. Also, your reviews, though, I do admit I don't take anyone's reviews seriously because my opinion is well... my own, I like reading what you think about a certain book. It's always nice to see what other people have thought about a book.
    There are plenty of reasons why I visit your blog and When I do get around to popping in I look forward to seeing what's up. And I look forward to many more fun posts! lol...

    Thank you for the contest!


  6. I like the variety of posts that you do: reviews, personal posts, interviews, guest posts, contests, blog hops, etc. Follow by email.

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  7. A good blog is one that contains a little bit of everything, like when you have an eclectic decor, sort of like 'Different Strokes for Different Folks' sort of thing. Visiting yours as well as other author's, give me ideas and incentives for me to start my own (which I've started back in March and have not done anything with it) *smh*. Thank you for being a part of what my own blog will be. I hope I can make it as Fantabulous as yours is. Happy Blogiverssary!!

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  8. I really love the design of your blog. It's also been easy to find things with your tagging system.

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  9. I love the guest post that you have and the reviews. I also love to read your Wednesday Briefs too.
    GFC - Sherry S.
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