Thursday Thirteen: Happy Birthday!


1. April marks a milestone around here.

2. My blog turns four!

3. I turn … a lot older than four.

4. You’re glad of that part. Four year-olds should NOT blog.

5. Because it’s my blog’s birthday, I have now closed the files on what will become Demo Tapes: Year 4.

6. I plan to have at least two new books out for you guys to buy and read during the next calendar year.

7. Check out where I was last year.

8. Holy smoke, have I come far in one year.

9. Notice how I said the blog was turning four that year, too. Maybe I’m stuck on the number four.

10. Really, I counted wrong last year. I did.

11. So… this place has its fourth birthday. That makes me feel like an old blogger. And I am.

12. I miss some of the old friends who used to hang around here.

13. Why don’t YOU take their place?



  1. Ann (bunnygirl)

    March 31, 2010 11:23 pm

    You’ve come a very long way in the last year and you seem happier. One can only wait so long for other people to get on board. I’m glad to see you making your dreams a reality.
    .-= Ann (bunnygirl)´s last blog ..Maelstrom Extra: Get Your Kicks on Route…666? =-.

  2. bethanie

    March 31, 2010 11:38 pm

    #3 – tee-hee! me too, only not til July… 🙂
    .-= bethanie´s last blog ..Struggle =-.

  3. Janet

    April 1, 2010 1:28 am

    Happy 4th blog birthday and I wish you many more!!!
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..What Is It Wednesday? =-.

  4. Fullet

    April 1, 2010 2:27 am

    Congratulations on your 4th birthday! That’s a lot of work. All the best.
    .-= Fullet´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesdays: Books N’ Roses =-.

  5. Lesley

    April 1, 2010 5:59 am

    Happy Birthday! And Happy Blogirthday! 😀

  6. Tracie

    April 1, 2010 7:08 am

    I guess that means in blog years 4 is what 30 is in woman years (that age we just can’t seem to leave behind for a few years!)

    Two new books this year! That is awesome!
    .-= Tracie´s last blog ..-Embrace the Tape =-.

  7. Anthony North

    April 1, 2010 9:35 am

    Happy Birthday, and well done.
    .-= Anthony North´s last blog ..KNOWLEDGE =-.

  8. Bobkat

    April 1, 2010 10:08 am

    Happy fourth blogger Birthday! I for one, am glad I virtually met you. I love coming by here and seeing what the Shapeshifter guys are up to, and occasionally a bit about Susan too, although lately I haven’t been by as often as I would like too. My bad and I’m working on it.

    Keep on going on! 🙂
    .-= Bobkat´s last blog ..Bad Bobkat! =-.

  9. Harriet

    April 1, 2010 10:10 am

    Woohoo! Happy 4th! Not many bloggers can say that they’ve been blogging that long. Congrats on your milestones as well.

    Have a great Thursday!
    .-= Harriet´s last blog ..Am I nuts??? For nuts…. =-.

  10. carol

    April 1, 2010 1:28 pm

    Congrats on everything. Looking forward to reading more about the boys.

  11. Thomma Lyn

    April 1, 2010 3:04 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday, Susan! You’ve created a wonderful thing here, and you are a huge inspiration, with your talent, guts, courage, and determination. You are amazing!
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Tadpole Time in Tennessee! =-.

  12. jehara

    April 1, 2010 4:07 pm

    happy blog birthday!!
    .-= jehara´s last blog ..snapshot: march =-.

  13. Grandma

    April 1, 2010 5:01 pm

    Congratulations on 4 years. What an accomplishment. I’m in awe, since I’ve still got a couple more weeks before reaching the 4 month marker. Does that mean I can can call myself a young blogger? Grandma likes that.

    My TT: For Better Or Worse
    .-= Grandma´s last blog ..For Better Or Worse =-.

  14. Gel

    April 1, 2010 6:25 pm

    Happy TT! Has TT been around for 4 yrs? (I’m a newbie to TT/T-13). Now I shall sing:

    Birthday greetings, “right on”!
    Write on to you, write on to you,
    Write on, dear planetary diversion,
    Write on to you!

    And many more years
    exposing the diction
    adorning your blog’s fiction.

    (I don’t do rhyme well, but the sentiment is there from this “Free the Verse” Green-eyed Lady.)

    .-= Gel´s last blog ..Kiss Me You Fool =-.

  15. Jennifer

    April 1, 2010 7:36 pm

    I went to the link before finishing this post and was temporarily confused . . . but now I’m not. Happy fourth! And happy much-more-than fourth, too.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Get out of town =-.

  16. Luanne

    April 1, 2010 8:30 pm

    Happy Birtday Baby – who loves ya? Me!

  17. Julia Smith

    April 1, 2010 8:34 pm

    *blowing party horn*

    Happy Birthdays, dearest Susan and West of Mars!
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Thursday Thursday – 152 – 13 Quotes by Ann Coulter and 13 Quotes by Adolf Hitler =-.

  18. jillconyers

    April 2, 2010 6:51 am

    Happy birthday (how’s that for original?) and I look forward to finding out more about your books.
    .-= jillconyers´s last blog .. =-.

  19. Anne

    April 2, 2010 8:07 am

    Happy Birthday West of Mars! Oh, and happy birthday to you too, Susan :).

  20. Alice Audrey

    April 2, 2010 12:32 pm

    Happy Birthday to your blog!! So you’ve only been at it for a year longer than I have? You seemed so firmly established when I met you. I thought it was longer than that.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..256/365 Rabbit Rabbit! =-.

  21. Rhonda

    April 2, 2010 1:49 pm

    Hey there, old friend!! How you be these days? I’m FINALLY blogging again – having a blast. Good to see you, hope you’re well and Happy Easter! Also, congrats on your 4th b-day 🙂

  22. Anna

    April 3, 2010 12:31 pm

    Happy blogiversary!! Wishing you many more years of blog fun.
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..National Poetry Month Blog Tour: Emily Dickinson =-.

  23. Celticlibrarian

    April 5, 2010 3:29 pm

    Happy Birthday dear blog!

    Sorry it took me so long to come by. We have to finish purchasing everything for this fiscal year by April 20. Eep!

    May you blog for many more years (and sell many copies of Year 3 and 4).
    .-= Celticlibrarian´s last blog ..Five Things for the Week – April 4-10, 2010 =-.

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