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Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's a Crusade

And here is the push I needed to start my blog. I remember Rachel Harrie's first Crusade and I wanted to make sure I had a blog to join for her next one. I foolishly convinced myself I would have more time to create a fantastic blog. Silly me. Here's my blog, less than fantastic but in time for the Second Crusade! Hooray!
So the Crusade is Rach's ingenious creation to help other bloggers build up their platform. They all come together in this crusade to follow eachother, join in other blogger's contests, comment on their posts and of course take part in the Crusade Challenges!

59 comments:

  1. Woot, so glad you've made it into the blogosphere. As your Number 1 follower *winks* let me just say, welcome to the Crusade :D

    Hugs,

    Rach

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  2. Yay, Amanda! Glad to see you finally took the plunge. Welcome tothewonderful world of blogging.

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  3. Thanks you guys! Aw, my first comments. :-) *giggles*

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  4. Welcome to the ever-addicting, but super exciting blogging world! I'm a fellow crusader and pleased to meet you :)

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  5. Very good to meet you too, Heather and Michelle! And I have definitely forseen many writing hours consumed by an impending blogging addiction! ;) Lol!

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  6. Nice to meet you crusader!

    So sorry. My profile had my wrong/old blog on display. Totally made me look like a loser :(

    My real blog (I really do have one) is at www.whimsywritingandreading.weebly.com

    Thanks. Sorry 'bout that.

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  7. @Angela no problem! Lol! I'm sure it was much more of a problem for you if you've been needing to go around and re-post:P Yikes! I checked out your blog and discovered that your a Gleek as well! Ha ha! Awesome! Gleeks and Crusaders Unite!

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  8. Hi, Amanda. It's nice to meet you, and I look forward to coming back to your blog. Pretty layout!

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  9. Hi Amanda. It's great to meet you. I'm new to blogging and am crusading too. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  10. Hi Amanda, Delighted to meet you. I look forward to viewing many more stripes! Have a great crusade!

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  11. Hi there, fellow crusader! Nice to meet you! :)

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  12. Hey Amanda, fellow Crusader here! :) I also want to say thanks for the awesome comment you left on my 'library' blog post.

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  13. Theresa, E.C., Ann and Pk~ thanks for visiting my newbie blog! It's great to meet you all:)
    E.J.~You're very welcome, sorry if I got carried away! Lol! A world where libraries are endangered is a world gone mad! ;-)

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  14. Hi Amanda! Your blog is gorgeous! I love it! Have fun crusading!

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  15. You have a blog!!! Yaaaaaaaaaay!!! =D

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  16. Why thank you very much Becky! :-)
    Marieke~ Yaaaaay Meeeeee! Lol!I might have to pick your guy's brains from time to time for ideas;)

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  17. If you think this is good, you'll love the A-Z challenge in April! It's great for Follower building, and getting into good Blogging habits, Cheers!
    PS I like your Myth Dispelling tag line at the top!

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  18. Hi Amanda! So glad to meet you via the Crusade. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I can't wait to get to know you better too!

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  19. Thanks Will Burke! I believe writers, especially YA writers, can make uber strange truths look like sweet bedtime stories with the stuff they have brewing in their minds;-) Lol!
    Your welcome Kari, thank you for stopping by mine:)

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  20. Hey there, welcome to the blogging community. I'm a fellow crusader. Can't wait to get to know you better. Happy writing!

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  21. Hello fellow crusader and writer of YA! Stopping by to get acquainted ...

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  22. Good luck witht he new blog!

    demitrialunetta.blogspot.com

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  23. Welcome to the blogging world and to the crusade!

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  24. Hey there! I may be late to the game but welcome to the... hey waitaminute. Your blog title is a direct counterpoint to my last post. So weird. Very - paranormalish.

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  25. Hey, fellow Crusader! I missed out on the first Crusade, so I'm very intrigued to discover what these challenges are all about.

    Oh, and I love your blog, the colors are amazing!

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  26. Hi, Crusader! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a sci-fi/fantasy writer so I like all things weird too! It makes life much more interesting!

    I join the crusade because it would get me to write on my blog more, not to mention the fact that an awesome group of literary peeps can connect.

    See ya 'round!

    Anica

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  27. Hi Amanda

    Thanks for dropping by! (and for the follow!)

    Welcome to the blogosphere - glad you made it in time!

    Have a great crusade :)

    :Dom

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  28. I'm still learning, but this looks interesting.

    ~ Yaya

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  29. Lovely looking blog you've got! Isn't this crusade fun? I can't believe I missed it last year.

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  30. Hey crusader! Just wanted to say thanks for the follow.

    Love the blog, by the way.

    :-)

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  31. @Summer and Catherine, thanks for visiting! Look forward to getting to know you better.
    @Demitria, thanks! I'm going to need it! Lol!
    @Lynda, thank you:) It's nice meeting you, VR, thanks for stopping in;)
    @Rusty, Lol! I totally noticed that when I visited your blog! Very weeeiiiird;) But see, you were referring to crazy random, 'what the hell just happened' truths, right? And I'm referring to direct, in your face, 'I totally made this up and it's going to blow your mind' fiction. Lol! So we both can be right;-)
    @VR, this is my first crusade as well:) I'm intrigued as well! And thank-you!
    @anicagrey, your welcome. Yes, it definitely makes life interesting! The Crusade is awesome! I can't believe how many people I've met already and I just started my blog!
    @DOminic, your very welcome. Thank you, I'm glad I made it in time too! Phew! Just in time;)
    @Yaya, I'm totally still learning as well. I put this blog together by the seat of my pants just a few days ago. It's kind of scary but everyone is awesome and the Crusade really brings everyone together:)
    @Deniz, thanks so much! It's really fun:) I did too, but I think she has doubled the participants from last year already! So cool!

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  32. Welcome to the world of blogging Amanda. You definitely chose a good time to start with the crusade!

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  33. Hi, Amanda. I followed you over from my site. This is beautiful! Good to meet you.

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  34. Your blog looks amazing! I'm so glad to meet your through the crusade. This is fun.

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  35. Hey there Amanda. You're blog is very chic. I love it. Pleased to be crusading with you!

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  36. Hi Amanda, Just wanted to stop in a say 'Hi' from another Crusader. I read your blurb, and while I like Coffee better than Diet Coke, we share a love of red wine. :) Just can't drink it while I'm writing, so I save it for an after edit treat. :)

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  37. Hi Crusader! Nice to meet you and your beautiful blog!

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  38. Hello, fellow Crusader. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  39. Greetings fellow crusader! Lovely to meet you - I haven't been blogging long either. Hoping to get to know you better.

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  40. Hi, just a quickie to let you know I have a blog award over at mine The enigmatic, masked blogger

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  41. Hi Amanda, it's good to meet you. The crusade is a great idea! It's going to be fun getting to know you and the other crusaders.

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  42. Hi,
    I'm stopping by from the Crusade going on at Rach Writes.
    Welcome to blogging. I've been online for almost a year, and I think you've got more follower already. What's up? Must be the very cool looking blog.
    Anyhow, good to meet another blogosphere friend. My blog is at www.idevourkidbooks.blogspot.com
    I'd love another follower. :-)

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  43. Hi, Amanda,

    SO glad I finally have to chance to come visit you. Nice blog! Looking forward to getting to know you better in the Crusade!

    Have a great day.

    Michael

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  44. You just won The Stylish Blogger Award! Come by my blog to check it out.
    http://heatherhellmann.blogspot.com/2011/02/thanks-mask.html

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  45. Your here now and now you have a lot of us crusaders stopping by to say hello! I look forward to seeing more of you on the blogosphere. Best wishes.

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  46. Amanda! *Huggles* Great to see you blogging. I'm still trying to catch up on all the new Crusaders - it's a lot of work, I tell you!

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  47. Wow, your blog looks great! Love the colors and background. Stopping by as a fellow crusader to follow and say hello. =)
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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  48. @SariBelle~ I sure did pick a good time! Yay for me! Lol! ;)
    @Zan~ Thanks! And thank you for visiting.☺
    @Kristal~ Hi! ☺ Lol!
    @Julie~ Thank You! The Crusades are made of Awesome!
    @Lindz~ Thanks so much!☺
    @Tina~ Love my red wine but yeeaaa, didn't love its effects on my characters so much! ;) heehee
    @Lydia~ Thanks! I'm glad you visited my little blog. ☺
    @Tara~ You're welcome! Likewise☻
    @Margo~ I look forward to getting to know you better☺
    @Masked~ Thanks for visiting my little blog. I'll hop over to yours and check that out☺
    @Tony~ It is really fun! Rach has done herself proud!☺☺
    @Lois~ Don't worry, you have more followers than me, I checked;) Lol!! Thanks for the "cool looking blog" comment! heehee
    @Gideon~ Thanks for visiting! Hope your day went well too.
    @Heather~ Cool! Thanks so much! I will hop over to your blog soon.
    @Tessa~ "Huggles" back!☺ Lol!
    @Raquel~ Thank you! All these blog compliments are making me blush! Lol! I guess I picked some winning colors! ☺

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  49. Welcome to the crusade!! This is my first year as well. :) I'm excited to get to know you better! You are in my group by the way! Yay for YA paranormal! :D

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  50. Welcome to the blogosphere and the crusade. I can't wait to stop back. Great layout. You're in my group too. Go YA paranormal.

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  51. Well, now you're a blogger! :0) I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you.

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  52. @runawaybride~ Thank you☺
    @Chantele~ Thank you! This is so cool! Go Paranormal Crusaders! Lol!
    @Christine~ Thank you! Paranormal Crusaders for the Win! (not that it's a competition or anything☺ heehee)
    @MArgo~ Very nice to meet you as well! I look forward to getting to know you better.

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  53. *Waves!* Glad you could get your blog up and running. :) Looks great! Hello from a fellow crusader.

    Jen

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  54. Hey, fellow crusader!
    Well done you for starting a blog :-) Looyking forward to reading your first challenge entry :-)

    xx Rach

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  55. Um.. yeah, that should have been looking, not looyking...

    *oops*

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  56. Hey there! Fellow crusader dropping in...

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