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A recap of 2009- Top Commenters

December 31st, 2009 by Rose DesRochers · 28 Comments

Another year has come and gone. I can’t believe that 2009 has passed us by already.

This was a year of change for me. I said goodbye to a writing community that I had administrated for almost seven years and hello to a brand new writing community: Today’s Writing Community. Though traffic at the new site has been a little slow, I have many truly dedicated members who has made the change over and administrating it enjoyable.

I do find myself saddened and thinking, that all around 2009 hasn’t been an easy year  for me as far as my personal life goes. There has been health issues, heartache and pain, but the important thing is that my family and I have stuck together and faced the challenges that we were met with. Life challenges make us stronger don’t they?

My oldest  also moved out this year and I found myself faced with  the empty nest syndrome that I had heard other mothers talking about.

There was a new addition added to my family in 2009.

And my little girl Mya turned a year old.

Mya and Maxi even started their own blog at Shih-tzu chatter times Two.

Finally, thank you to everyone who took the time to read my blog this year. Some of you ventured to my blog daily and left a comment, regardless of the subject matter.

(Let’s admit it: I blogged about some strange things.)

Let’s recap some of my popular post this year:

A very special thank you to my top commenters:

Jannie is my top commenter of the year. She made her first post here in 2007 and returned in March of 2009 to begin commenting again.  Since her return she has made 43 comments on my blog and even wrote a post on her own blog titled “Rose DesRochers how great is she.”

Erin  shares the top spot with Jannie. Erin started commenting on my blog in 2007. She found my blog via a Google search and has been a very faithful reader and comment contributor  ever since.

I would also like to draw attention to Ching Ya.  She is a truly dedicated blogger who has volunteered a huge portion of her personal time and considerable blogging knowledge as moderator at “Blogger Talk Blog Forum.”  A very special thank you to her.

I also had the pleasure of being interviewed this year.  I joined the Famous Blogger club on October 30, 2009. If you missed my interview with Hesham you can catch it here: “Interviewing Rose DesRochers of Blogger Talk on Famous Bloggers.”

I’ve also became more active in the social networking scene. It was on Twitter that I met Gretchen Steen, a fellow writer and huge supporter of my writing community.

I’ve also met two wonderful ladies: Davina, a fellow Canadian and Sherry, a fellow writer who always have something nice to say to brighten my day. I’ve also networked with Chris, a friendly guy who doesn’t comment here quite enough, but makes up for it on Twitter where he doesn’t miss a tweet when I think no one is actually listening to me.

I also had the privilege of interviewing Bobby Nash this year who I also met via Twitter. (Interview with Bobby Nash)

I hope I haven’t missed anyone. I know there have been several new readers to my blog and believe me I appreciate each of you too.

Once again thank you to everyone who has followed my blog this year. I appreciate your comments and the support you’ve given.

Happy New Year, everyone! Wishing you all the very best in 2010.

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Rose wears many hats. She's a wife, mother, respite worker, proud shih-tzu owner, blogger, published poet, freelance writer, as well as the owner and administrator of Today's Writing Community and Blogger Talk Blogging Community. Feel free to contact her with any questions you may have.Rose DesRochers has 1019 post(s) at Rose DesRochers – World Outside My Window

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28 responses so far ↓

  • Chris Pinto
    Wrote: Dec 31, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Looking forward to some fun stuff in 2010!
    .-= Chris Pinto´s last blog ..Have a Happy and Safe New Year =-.

  • Jim Hardin
    Wrote: Dec 31, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I know we just met the end of 2009, but I am glad we have met.

    I look forward to what 2010 brings 🙂
    .-= Jim Hardin´s last blog ..Passionate WordPress Blog Bread =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog Jim. Looking forward to reading more of it in 2010.

  • Mike Goad
    Wrote: Dec 31, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Rose – thanks for the link love.

    As always, one of the things that’s interesting to me are the bloggers who have disappeared from the scene. I guess in many instances, it’s just because they’ve moved on to other things that interest them and/or blogging wasn’t what they expected or they just got burned out on it.

    I plan to continue blogging even if my interests change. I’ll just blog about the new interests. That’s part of the reason I try to keep Exit78 from becoming a niche blog.

    Happy New Year!!!!!
    .-= Mike Goad´s last blog ..Windows 7, Christmas and a long range project =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    I find that interesting too. What gets me are the ones who disappear and come back almost a year later then vanish again. I know I’ve had my absence, but I try to not be gone very long as I know it can have an outcome on the success of your blog.

  • Tanner @ LifeDestiny
    Wrote: Dec 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Awesome looking dog!

    Look forward to your posts in 2010, glad I found this blog!

    Have a WONDERFUL New Year!
    .-= Tanner @ LifeDestiny´s last blog ..“The Inspiration Manifesto: A Guide to Get Inspired to Achieve Anything You Want” COMING SOON! =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    What one? lol Happy New Year Tanner & thanks for linking up with me on StumbleUpon too.

  • Roger Green
    Wrote: Dec 31, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Happy New Year, Rose.

    Excuse me…Lydia, go to BED!
    .-= Roger Green´s last blog ..Should old acquaintance =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Happy New Year Roger. Thank you for being a loyal reader. 🙂

  • Tanner @ LifeDestiny
    Wrote: Dec 31, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    lol meant dogs. Unfortunately I am allergic to most pets.
    .-= Tanner @ LifeDestiny´s last blog ..“The Inspiration Manifesto: A Guide to Get Inspired to Achieve Anything You Want” COMING SOON! =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    They are both hypoallergenic.

  • Beth
    Wrote: Dec 31, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the mention. All the best to you and yours in 2010.
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Happy New Year! =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Beth my pleasure. I do hope your health is holding up. You’ve been in my thoughts.

  • SnaggleTooth
    Wrote: Jan 1, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Looks like a good blog year for you anyways-
    Very cute doggie.
    I’ve been on my own empty nesting over a decade already. Is tough to get used to.

    Happy New Year 2010!
    .-= SnaggleTooth´s last blog ..Bring it On =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    It sure is. I often ask myself when did I become the mother of a beautiful woman.

  • Gordie
    Wrote: Jan 1, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Dear Rose,
    I admire your perseverance through the ups and downs of 2009. You’ve come through them stronger than ever.

    Happy New Year! xxoo
    .-= Gordie´s last blog ..Look, Mom! My Blog’s Sprouting Pubes! =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Gordie, I’ve faced a lot of tragic in my life. I have always gotten by the strength of will my mother gave me.

  • Isaac | GoBlogger
    Wrote: Jan 1, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Your dogs are cute, Rose. I am sure they will be good friends for you. It’s also true that we humans are here to learn and improve, in unique ways of course. Happy new year 😉


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Happy New Year. Both dogs are loyal companions. Mya is my suck though. She has a bit of separation anxiety.

  • Rose DesRochers
    Wrote: Jan 1, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for the linky love. 😉

  • Rose DesRochers
    Wrote: Jan 1, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Here’s your chance.

  • Sherry
    Wrote: Jan 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you, Rose and Happy New Year. I always discover thought provoking, interesting or just plain fun stuff here. You are a delight. Best ink to you in 2010, dear lady!
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Noteable Farewells =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Aww Sherry, I’m glad you enjoy my blog.

  • Glen
    Wrote: Jan 2, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Happy New Year Rose..
    .-= Glen´s last blog ..Bringing In the New Year =-.


    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Happy 2010.

  • Davina
    Wrote: Jan 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Rose. I agree; you do write about some interesting topics and I enjoy the variety. Thanks for the mention, as I’m a relatively new reader on your blog. Here’s wishing you a wonderful 2010 and a year that’s much better than 2009.
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..Put the Message in the Box =-.

  • Ching Ya
    Wrote: Jan 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    What a lovely mention here and it’s so great to be a part of BloggerTalk & your blog, Rose. It’s a challenging year ahead but it’s great to know we’re all not alone in this. Thanks for a great year in 2009, your support and friendship. I wish you nothing but a greater success and blessing in 2010!

    Social/Blogging Tracker
    .-= Ching Ya´s last blog ..How to Brand Your Tweets with TweetBrand =-.

  • Our Blog Log
    Wrote: Jan 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Hopefully 2010 will bring you a prosperous year as well as being easier on you.
    .-= Our Blog Log´s last blog ..Social Media Marketing And Advertising =-.