Friday, February 1, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things

Celebrate the Small Things is an awesome weekly reminder to celebrate the positive stuff in our lives, even if it's just small stuff, and is hosted by the lovely Vikki.

1. I'm getting through a cold. It's given me another reason to stay at home and pound on the keyboard.

2. I think I'm almost ready for the Champion in the Darkness release . . .almost.

3. I learned how to use Rafflecopter. It's easy.

4. I finally realized that I'm terrified of writing guest posts, and why. This is actually a good realization because now that I can see my fear, I can kick it's rear and get the posts done.

5. Tara Tyler gave me the Liebster Award!!! Very sweet! (I've received it before, but I don't think I have it posted anywhere and I'm happy to answer the questions again)


Don't forget to Overcome Adversity this Monday and Tuesday with Nick Wilford's Overcoming Adversity Blogfest!
Scattergun Scribblings

Have you signed up for A to Z? I have, and I'll be posting the A to Z of fencing and swordplay terminology, like so: A is for Assault, B is for Bout, C is for Conversation, D is for Disengagement, E is for Epee, F is for Foil, and so on. I'm excited and read for A to Z. Are you?

37 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Once you get in the groove, guest posts aren't that hard.
I am all ready for Nick's bloghop!

Al Diaz said...

I signed up for Nick's too. Take good care of yourself and beat that cold. And kick out the fears! :D

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - good to know!

Al - Thanks! :D

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Glad you are feeling better. This has been a tough cold and flu season.
I'm ready for A to Z, well sort of...
You're right Rafflecopter is super easy!
Guest post?? Sounds fun and a tiny bit scary.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Scribbles - Thanks! I know what you mean about A to Z. I'm more prepared this year, but there's this fear that no one will want to read my posts . . .which is similar to the guest post fear. I must conquer it!

Laura said...

I can't wait to read your A to Z posts, that's an interesting topic! I have a couple in mind, haven't decided which one I'm going to go with yet.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Laura - Thanks! I've been worried that I'm the only one that thinks it's interesting. I'm looking forward to reading yours too.

Kim Van Sickler said...

Congrats on receiving the Liebster blog award! I can't believe how popular the A to Z Blogfest is! This will be my first year entering it. Looking forward to the challenge. Looks like you like to write the same genres I do!!!

S.K. Anthony said...

Rafflecopter... looks a bit complicated so yay for you!
(I haven't tried it though, but still)

Guest post are intimidating to me too!

Julie Flanders said...

Hey I learned how to use rafflecopter this week too! It was much easier than I thought it would be.

Congrats on your award and on getting closer to your release, yay! And glad to hear you are getting over the cold.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I'm beginning to dream about blog hops; there are so many of them I can't keep track anymore. I see you've jumped into several here!

M Pax said...

When is your release? We have to get you scheduled on my blog some time for that. :)

I have yet to learn rafflecopter, but I will soon. Maybe.

Cherie Reich said...

I love your A-Z theme! And Rafflecopter is awesome.

Lexa Cain said...

Wow, you got good stuff accomplished this week! Good luck getting rid of the cold and on your guest posts. You can do it!! :-)

Jen Naumann said...

Love that you can find the positive in having a cold, but so true! Congrats on all your accomplishments and good luck getting over your phobia of guest blogging. It's not so bad. :)

VikLit said...

Great list of celebrations! Rafflecopter is baffling, glad you worked it out! :)

J.A. Ward said...

Yay for writing and Rafflecopter success and guest blogging and awards! Sounds like a great week!

Tamara said...

wow. Thanks for the reminder on the Overcoming Adversity Bloghop! I signed up for it ages ago, but it had kinda slipped my mind. I gotta get working on that!

Congrats on the blogging award! And hope you feel better soon. :)

Nickie said...

Yay! I can't wait for the Champion release.

I'll be honest, guest posts intimidate me, too (I've only done one). I feel like I'm squatting in someone else's house.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Kim - nice to meet you!

S.K. - Rafflecopter is actually easy.

Julie - Thanks!

C. Lee - I know what you mean! There are many, many blog hops going on these days.

M Pax - February 11th, and Thanks!

Cherie - Thanks!

Lexa - Thanks!

Jen - It's good to hear that it's not so bad.

Viklit -Thanks!

J.A. - Thank you!

Tamara - You're welcome. It had slipped my mind too until I read another post that mentioned it.

Nickie - Thanks! I know what you mean . . .when I write a post, I'm often running through it at a mad dash, but for a guest post, I feel like I have to mind my manners, etc more.

Diana Wilder said...

Your small triumphs sound great! Waht is Z in the A to Z of fencing? 'Zut alors! J'ai manque' mon epee!' ? Sounds nifty!

Nick Wilford said...

I've just got my story ready for my own bloghop! You'd think I'd have it done ages ago, but no. Excited!

That sounds like a great A-Z theme!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

What is a Rafflecopter? Glad you can use your adversity of being sick to kick in more writing! That's making lemonade, right? And getting to know and get rid of fears is a great thing to celebrate. Congrats on all your accomplishments!

M. J. Joachim said...

Here's to getting rid of that cold, asap. Congrats on your award too! Sounds like you've had a good week. Here's to the weekend being wonderful too!

The Golden Eagle said...

Great list! Hope you're over your cold soon, though; it's no fun being sick, writing or no.

Congratulations on the award!

jamieayres.com said...

So glad you're getting over your fear of guest posts:-) You are always welcome on my blog! Enjoy your weekend!

Angela Brown said...

Champion in the Darkness! Where, where and when? WOOT!

Lara said...

Glad you're starting to feel better!

Congrats on your award! I look forward to reading your post [g]

michelle said...

I've signed up for both the A to Z and Overcoming Adversity bloghops.
Your A to Z theme sounds interesting...
I have no knowledge of anything Fencing-related. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

DL Hammons said...

I'll be taking part in the "Overcoming Adversity" bloghop on Monday. And as far as the A to Z Challenge goes...welcome aboard!! :)

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Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats on the award.

I'd like to learn to use Rafflecopter.

Tara Tyler said...

yay for you! first kick the cold to the curb, then you can tackle the rest! dont overdo or you'll get sick again! all in good time, my pretty!

Milo James Fowler said...

I've had SO many students out sick this season -- glad you're feeling better. Keep on keepin' on!

Angie said...

All great little things to celebrate! I sure hope you are feeling better now.

E.J. Wesley said...

Glad your cold is easing up! And here's to the 'small things'. :-)

Kelley Lynn said...

SO good to hear you're feeling better. Love this small things. So great to remember :)