Here we are at the start of a new month and the Banditas have much for which we are thankful. Aunty is amazed to think that it was only six short months ago that we "officially" launched the Bandit blog into cyberspace!
Back in May, when we threw open the doors (and windows with attached ropes) of the lair and invited everyone in to party with us, we weren't sure what to expect. We were a rowdy bunch with 4 pubbed and 16 AYUs who knew that we had a special bond and a lot of positive energy amongst all of us that we wanted to share. Most of us were new to blogging, didn't know what we were doing, and weren't sure what kind of reactions we'd get. But we jumped in, bucket boots and all.
May I just say... WOW! And THANKS!
What a difference half a year makes!
We have been truly overwhelmed by the wonderful positive responses we've received! We've made so many new friends and are THRILLED that many of you drop by and share your days with us. We are also excited by the numerous NEW guests who pop in and leave comments every day. Back in June, we were astounded that we'd had several hundred unique visitors. Well, now we've had thousands -- EVERY MONTH!-- and from over 60 countries, including places like Malta, Sri Lanka and Qatar! And from every continent, even Antartica!
We have been extremely privileged to have fun and informative guest bloggers including best-selling authors like Lorraine Heath, Sabrina Jeffries, and Brenda Novak, just to name a few. We've shared recipes, favorite books and characters, writing techniques, and personal secrets. We've given away lots of Bandita Booty and watched our sold to unsold numbers swell to an even 10 and 10.
Most of all, we've enjoyed every minute of our wild blogging ride these past six months and look forward to many many more fun times! As usual, we have a lot of things on the horizon including:
- Tomorrow, prolific multi-published author Stephanie Rowe joins us,
- Nov. 9th, RITA award winner Dianna Love Snell will guest blog,
- Nov. 12th, red-hot paranormal author Nalini Singh will be here,
- Nov. 27th, we'll celebrate the launch of our Regency Noir Bandita Anna Campbell's newest release Untouched (which has already earned a 4 1/2 star top pick review from Romantic Times!)
We asked several months ago, but we'd like to ask again: Please tell us what you like, or don't like about the Bandit Blog. Is there something in particular that we don't include on the blog that you'd like to see? What were some of your favorite blogs?
Aunty will send one randomly chosen commenter a box of chocolate rum balls from her recent sojourn to St. Thomas, USVI.