Wednesday, July 20, 2011

100 Posts

This is my 100th blog post. It all started in a Barnes and Noble on March 20, 2010. I had been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a while and a conversation with Rachel pushed me over the edge.

I sighed with envy at the bloggers-turned-published-authors evidenced on the shelves around us as we sipped our coffee and chatted. "Just do it," she commanded me. So I did. On March 26, 2010, I published the first post.

My blogging project has been more successful than I imagined it would be. 15 months later, it's still alive. It's inspired me to read more, cook more, and write more. It traces my efforts to set more goals, be more organized, and try out new things.

The most popular post of all time is A Question for My Readers, followed closely by Home is Where the Bread Is.

Traditionally, bloggers post 100 things about themselves to celebrate this milestone. This is, I feel, definitely narcissistic and bordering on creepy.

Instead, in celebration of the 100th post of Halfway Down the Stairs, I will be doing a giveaway. One reader will receive a copy of Donald Miller's A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story

This book, which I read shortly before launching this blog, radically changed the way I viewed my goals, my relationships, and even my walk with God. I feel like it's an appropriate choice for the giveaway.

So here are the rules.

1.Link to the giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, or a blog post on your own blog by Saturday, July 30th, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).

2. In the comments below, a)link back to the Facebook/Twitter/blog post where you shared the link and b)share one thing that you love about blogging.

3. The winner (and receiver of the book) will be announced on August 6.


shannon miller said...

Here's the link to my facebook page!

Anonymous said...

I love that I was credited as the one that pushed you over the edge into blog land. Yay! I miss you. And our rendezvous at Barnes and Noble. And breakfasts at your house. And our conversations. Three cheers for a giveaway! I'll do something about it at a later date...just you wait :)

Anonymous said...

Here's your mention on my blog:

I love that blogging has given me friends I didn't expect; you, for instance.

Emily said...

Thank you all for the links! Rachel, I miss you too. Period. End chapter. We will remedy this soon.

I agree, Stacy, I love how blogging allows me to maintain and develop friendships that I otherwise might not. Your blog is, as always, simply beautiful.:-)

Monica Jacobson said...

Um... I feel a bit silly not knowing how to separate out my facebook posts, but I posted it to my wall, and here's a link to... well, my wall. And it's there. So there. ;-)

Emily said...

Monica, no, thank you! I appreciate it, as I do all your comments.:-) When are you going to start blogging?!

Anonymous said...

Here you go:

Madeline Adams said...

HAHAHAH! At least I'll save you money on SHIPPING! Muahahah!!!.......Ok: