Three Year Anniversary!!!


Yes, its official my baby Kyrosmagica turned three this week! Where did those years go? Now that I’m past the infancy stage I’m puzzled. I have no idea where that time went. I can’t really say… but what I can say is this, I have enjoyed these years mightily and have grown so much as a person. Forget Popeye’s spinach, blogging has been amazing for my confidence. I’d recommend it to everyone!

In fact, one of my recent posts has been featured in SCBWI’s online magazine – self publishing discussion with authors Debra Edwards and Camilla Chester: Words and Pictures.

Recently, I set up a new initiative on Facebook – my Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club.  I have a new baby! It’s doing well and I can see it growing which is lovely.

What is is about?

Don’t worry it is not a cult! LOL… It is a friendly community of authors/bloggers/book reviewers working together to support each other in a multitude of ways – e.g. by writing or sharing reviews, highlighting author spotlights/book launches/interviews, and posting writing/poetry/blogging tips, or tips about writing reviews, or discussing general topics of interest.


Also, I hope that it will be a place that you can ask for help and advice if you need it. Writing can be isolating so feel free to find some writing chums here. Just join in as and when you can. Any content about books is really welcome whether it is pretty pictures of books you’ve read, or libraries you’ve visited, etc. Also occasionally do feel free to post news to tell your blogging friends what you are up to. Especially, if you’ve just published a book, won a prize, been nominated for an award, or you’ve been somewhere creative, interesting, or exciting! For instance, I posted my British Museum photos which I had uploaded using Ripl, which I thought might be of interest to fellow Instagram enthusiasts.


Thank you to all the contributors and to my fabulous Administrators: Colleen Chesebro and Debby Gies.

I’d like to share the following links that have recently appeared on the club page:

A writer’s dilemma – when to use which or that? A post by Adirondack Editing via

A get fit and healthy campaign that bloggers can join – Sally Cronin:

Colleen Chesebro’s review of author Seumas Gallacher’s Savage Pay Back, which gets five stars but apparently isn’t for the faint-hearted! More about that here:

Debby Gies interview with Sally Cronin:

Norah Colvin shared Ten Things About Poetry and Me – J R Poulter and J R McRae:

Debby Gies shared J. E. Spina’s Summer Reading For Kids of All ages

Norah Colvin shared readilearn’s author/illustrator interview with Chrissy Byers.

Marsha contributed a post about how to share Guest Reviews to her blog

Debby shared Sally Cronin’s interview with debut author Paige Adams:

And Sally’s airing of reviews of authors John W Howell and Marcia Meara:

If you are interested in joining the club do pop over to the Facebook pages.

Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club – General/Enquiries Page

Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club – Member Page

You are welcome to leave a comment on the Facebook general enquiries page above, or here, or email me: to find out more.

So that’s it for now, I have to read through my manuscript. I’m on the final push, this baby is past the toddler stage – she has to stop her tantrums!

Before I go I’d like to invite you to celebrate with me. I’ve got a little question which you might like to answer below… How long have you been blogging, and what has it done for you? Please feel free to leave your answer and one link that you’d like to highlight in the comments below. Many thanks. 


Bye for now,

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  1. Happy Anniversary Marjorie and thank you for all the mentions it is wonderful.. I have been neglectful of your terrific group on Facebook and will remedy that. I have been blogging since October 2013 and I can honestly say that this is one of the best jobs I have had. I get to meet amazing writers and artists, write every day with instant feedback, time to write my own stories and books and it is something I can do until I slip under whichever gate I end up, with a glass in one hand and a keyboard in the other.. Cheers.. enjoy the day.

    1. Ah, thank you so much Sally. Yes it is a wonderful thing to do and you do it so well Sally. Since Oct 2013 you’re a bit ahead of me… I can’t wait to retire so I can devote 100% of my time to writing and blogging! And yes it is something one can do until you reach the pearly or not so pearly gates! Cheers my dear. xx

  2. Congratulations, Marje. I have been blogging now for about three and a half years. Like you, I don’t know where the time has gone. Blogging is such fun, a great interest, and a wonderful way of making connections with others around the world. Thank you for mentioning me in your post. Your Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Group is a wonderful initiative, and I thank you for it. With gratitude and best wishes for your success. Norah

    1. Thank you so much Norah. Three and a half years… yes indeed time does fly! Like you I love how it enables us to share friendships from around the world. Thank you for your lovely comment about the Rainbow Support club. All the best to you too. Marje x

  3. Congratulations on three successful years, Marje. 🎉😀 You’ve gone from strength to strength and it’s been a privilege and delight to follow you from when I started blogging just under two and a half years ago! It’s interesting to see how your blog has evolved and is now such a wonderful collection of help and advice to all writers/readers as welll as following your personal writing journey and launch of your first book. Warmest wishes ❤️

    1. Ah, thank you so much Annika for your sweet message. It’s such a privilege to have come across your lovely blog and I feel that I have got to know you really well. Shared interests are marvellous for building special friendships Annika. All the best for your continued success blogging and writing too, and many thanks for your kind support in all my writing endeavours. Xxx

  4. I am going on a year and a half. I started blogging because I love to read and talk about books. I also had a novel I wanted to write and thought it would get hose creative juices flowing. It did! My novel is finished and I’m still blogging. This year I’ve added some more personal posts to my blog so people can get to know me better.

  5. Congratulations, Marje! Since so many good things come in threes, a 3-year anniversary is a milestone. I don’t post to my blog every day, but I do try to support fellow authors and share articles of interest. Our blogging community is fantastic. We’ve created our own little island under the sun. I’ve had a few setbacks in my life since you started the Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club, and I haven’t been able to visit and post. Hopefully, that will soon change. Thank you for all you do, my friend ❤

    1. Thank you Tina. Yes indeed a three year anniversary is a milestone. So glad you are part of the blogging community Tina but sorry to hear you’ve had some setbacks hope that will soon be resolved. Don’t worry about posting until you are up to it. Take care. Marje x

  6. Many congratulations on the 3rd anniversary of your blog, Marje.

    I’ve been blogging for just over 3 years. However, the anniversary passed me by without me remembering it. Not even a reminder or notification from WordPress! Never mind, I’ll have a drink this evening to celebrate both our blogs turning three years old.

    Looking forward to seeing you at The Bloggers Bash.

    1. That’s strange that you didn’t receive a reminder or notification from WordPress shame on them! How nice that you’re having a drink to celebrate both our blogs turning three I’ll join you too. Happy Bloganniversary to you too Hugh. 🙂

  7. Happy Blog-O-Versary! 😀 … I’ve been blogging for upwards of … umm … lemme check … wow! 27th September 2010!
    Among many things blogging always reminds me to get back to my keyboard if I stray too far.

  8. Congratulations and happy Anniversary too! Blogging is literally an adventure that never ends and is different every day! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…so pleased we “met”! 💞💟😸

  9. Congratulations on three years, Marje! Your blog is a fine example of what makes blogging sustainable. You share others’ posts, you engage and you offer your expertise by utilizing social networking. Although I started a blog on WordPress in 2011, I changed it drastically and really started consistently blogging in September 2014. It has been the best thing I have ever done because of the friendships/relationships I’ve developed, as well as being regarded as a writer and getting bitten by the self-publishing bug 🙂 Happy Anniversary!

  10. Congratulations Marje, and thank you, Sally, for sharing. How lucky we all are and grateful to have our offerings shared all over the world. I probably will never meet any of you face to face but still feel a kinship with all my followers. I am humbled by the generosity of my followers and people who have read my book and visit my blog daily and then share my work with others. I am truly blessed to be included in this wonderful group. Thank you. ☺☺☺

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