The Princess Blog Is Celebrating Its First Year!

One year ago today, I decided I needed a better outlet for my writing. I hadn't released any new books in a few years, and I was on an indefinite hiatus from my screenwriting. I needed a way to share my love of fairy tales and dreams that would be easily accessible to a wider audience. It needed to a place where I could share my knowledge with the world without getting too personal. Thus, The Princess Blog was born.

A princess-themed blog seemed like the obvious choice, given that once upon a time, I ran a large Disney Princess fan group on LiveJournal, produced a hefty number of princess music video mash-ups, and later earned the nickname "Princess" at one of my office jobs. Around the time I started my blog, I was a fan of the women's news site HelloGiggles and noticed that they had been posting fewer princess articles than they used to. The Princess Blog needed to be a resource that people could depend on for the latest princess news, so I developed the tagline "Your Resource For All Things Princess."


The blog went through a lot of changes since last August. It would be several months before I stopped using one of Blogger's default layouts with monochrome pink roses over a maroon backgrounded and switched to a look that better matched the theming of The Princess Blog with a brightly colored fairy tale castle. The redesign came about as a result of my YouTube channel, The Princess Vlog, where I would read my blog posts out loud under the guise of a cartoon character. I continue uploading videos to The Princess Vlog whenever I can spare the time, but it gets significantly fewer views than the blog equivalent.

Leading up to my extensive 100th post, I managed to come up with a new princess-related topic to write about every single day. Since then, I have still had at least one new post every week, including over 30 weeks straight of princess book reviews. I also practiced my storytelling skills by writing original fairy tales for with Story Saturday until my creativity wells began to dry out. My Facbook page received tons of new subscribers after I ran an ad featuring my post about how the succession laws in Sofia the First mirrored changes that had passed through parliament recently for real-life princesses. My blog is still a work in progress. Though I can't predict what the future holds, I can promise you that I will continue to do my best to bring you the latest news and reviews for all things princess.


In honor of this auspicious occasion, I am offering Rebirth: A Faery's Tale, my personal favorite of the novels I have written, for just 99 cents on Amazon Kindle today only. It tells the story of Aurelia, a fire faery who struggles with her amorous feelings toward a human blacksmith that she cannot touch without burning him. It is filled with romance and whimsy. I hope that you enjoy reading this fantasy novella as much as I enjoyed writing it. Just like Aurelia, I wish to revive The Princess Blog again every year so it stays new and exciting for all of its loyal followers. I would like to thank all of you, my loyal readers, for standing by me over the past year and supporting my efforts. If it weren't for you, I would lose the motivation to keep writing, so consider this one-time offer my way of saying "Thank you."

Now that I've hit this milestone, you might be wondering what's next for me. In October, I will begin a workshop for UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting Online to develop my story The Stolen Jewel into a feature-length screenplay. I will still do my best to write in my blog at least once a week about the latest happenings in the princess fandom. Perhaps one day, I will be able to blog a little about professional screenwriting as well. Just like the princesses who inspire me, I hope to continue pursuing my dreams until I am able to transform them into a reality. I encourage you, my faithful readers, to do the same. If I can provide inspiration to just one other person through my writing, all of my eforts will be worthwhile. Here's to many more magical years of The Princess Blog!

Comments

Hope35 said…
Congrats! I've been really enjoying the articles on this blog and not just the Mysticons ones (though they brought me in here LOL). I'm a long-time Disney Princess fan too.

Here's to several more years as well!

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