Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Dear readers,

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a happy New Year. This has been a wonderful year for Ladies Becoming Maids blog, which was made possible by your valuable comments, interesting feedback and suggestions. Thank you very much for that.

Needless to say, 2016 was the best year for this blog in terms of readership and December was the best month ever by page views (+20% vs November 2016 and  3 1/2 times over December 2015 numbers). I've been trying to stick to the self-imposed 1 post/2 days schedule since early September and I am very pleased it has paid off, even though as times it was not an easy task to come up with ideas. Thankfully, participation from a number of readers and writers made this a lot easier. I have enjoyed communicating with all of you and hope the level of interest in this ratheer niche topic will only go up.

My plan for 2017 is to (finally) begin e-publishing my stories. I have several in various stages of completion currently so hopefully the first should be available in coming weeks. This is an experiment for me. If there is any interest, I'd be happy to share my self-publishing experiences after the fact. I might have missed the boat on this already, but I wouldn't know until I actually try.

I will also be devoting time to my newsletter, The first one came out earlier this week, the second one will be ready in a couple of days. If you haven't signed up yet, this is your chance! I am planning to make it a weekly thing. So, if you have any questions and ideas, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

Once again, happy 2017 and thank you very much for reading my blog!

Camille Langtry



33 comments:

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Camille!
    Looking forward to see this blog flourishing this coming year.

    Monica G













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    1. Thank you very much, happy New Year! Will do my best to make it true!

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  2. Thank you for some great stories. I'm looking forward to what the New Year will bring.

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  3. Happy New Year Camille and thank you for all the stories and comments over the past year, here's to 2017

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    1. Happy New Year! And thank you for your blog too. Here's to 2017!

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  4. Thank you Camille for not only providing a home for the genre but also for hosting other authors. Look forward to a great New Year so have a happy celebration.

    Mally

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    1. I am more than happy to provide this platform to other authors, including you. Happy New Year!

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  5. Happy new year x x x

    mandy maiden

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  6. Happy New Year to you too, Camille, and best wishes for 2017.

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  7. Happy New Year!
    And may the 2017 be an even bigger success to you, your blog and all the readers :-)

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    1. Happy New Year! 2017 the year of Ladies Becoming Maids? I love the sound of that!

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  8. Happy 2017 Camille. May 2017 bring you success.

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    1. Thank you so much. All the best to you in 2017!

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  10. An Appreciative ReaderDecember 31, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Happy New Year Camille! Thank you for your hard work as Editor and Moderator. As a writer you have proved yourself excellent. We all have works and tastes we prefer but you have given a home for all with much hard work. A testament to you that in comments there have been disagreementsent but not, in my experience, haters.

    Truly wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year and 12 more months of success for this blog! x

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    1. This is very encouraging, thank you so much for all the support and wishes. Have a wonderful New Year!

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  11. I check your blog every day and am very pleased by the increase in posts. I do hope Violet Carson has not gotten discouraged by negative comments. Her take on age progression is most interesting and I hope to read more of her work.

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    1. That is great to hear. I've been in touch with Violet recently and she appears to be determined to finish her story. I do like it a lot myself and think that much of the criticism is completely unwarranted. As they say, you can't make everyone happy.

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    2. I have to say that's about the only story here without the antagonism that ruins a downward progression for me.

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  12. What's great about this site is that it not only spreads awareness of the theme, but also shows potential authors that there is an audience for it.

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    1. Indeed. I did not realize there was such a strong interest in the theme when I set up the blog. The main reason why I created it was precisely because there was so little content online. So yeah, I've been spreading awareness ever since.

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  13. Thank you for 2016, and thank you for ensuring that there is at least one aspect of 2017 for me to actually look forward to.
    Is that a Venus Flytrap under the calendar? Or (as seems more likely) a Christmas cactus?

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    1. Thank you for being a regular visitor and commentator. I will do my best to keep it up in 2017.
      A Venus Flytrap or a cactus? How about a poorly drawn Christmas tree?-)

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  14. Happy New Year Camille and to all how visit at this site.
    HUgs and Kisses
    Jackie J

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    1. Happy New Year! Looking forward to your new stories, Jackie!

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  15. Happy New Year Camille. I'm impressed how well your blog has grown. I may have a story for you in the near future.

    T. H. Enerdly

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    1. Thank you so much. That is wonderful news, I've been a long fan of your writing! Please send your story over when it is ready.

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    2. A very Happy New Year to you Camille.
      Thank you so much for your amazing work.
      BillA.

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  16. Happy new year to you Camille, love your stories, keep up the great work! Any chance you gonna continue your stories in the changing mirror as well? Would love for an update on affirmative action!

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    1. Thank you, I will! There will be more of that story, I promise. There are a few chapters to go.

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