A Thank You to My Wonderful Blog Readers!

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I just got the numbers stuff for March 2010 and it was the blog's biggest month ever. Right now, the site gets more than 100,000 page views each month and continues to grow.

I just wanted to stop for a minute and say thank you for following the site. Thank you if you've added me to your blogroll. Thank you if you comment. Thank you if you've complimented my site in a blog post of your own. And thank you to those who have been brave enough to write a guest column for me. I hope this site and the entire Writer's Digest network can help you on your journey to being a successful author. Thanks again--and good luck!

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