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My 100th Blog Party

 

100th Blog PartyThis is my 100th blog.

I’m having a birthday party for donnamerrilltribe.com

 

The number 100 is a milestone.  As I look back when I first started blogging, I was filled with excitement to get my first single reply to one of my posts.  Now I regularly get so many replies from so many great bloggers.  I don’t accept one liners, nor do I accept comments from people with no gravatars – unless I know that they are working on something.  So the comments are pretty substantial.

 

As I sit and ponder this milestone I look back and ask myself what has this blog brought to my life?  

Besides the business factor, what I celebrate the most is the sharing and caring aspect of donnamerrilltribe dot com.

It has been such an incredible learning experience along the way. I’ve learned so many things. I could jam 4 years of college into the short time I’ve been blogging.  

 

A rule of thumb for bloggers is to take what we learn and teach it to other people. 

I learned how to put in my own opt-in page. Now this must seem trite to many, but for me it was a huge challenge.  As most of you know, I am terrible when it comes to technology.  I’d rather hire someone to do it for me than to learn to do something requiring technical skill.  But..I challenged myself and actually learned to create my own opt-in. Horray!

 

Another great thing about blogging… I have met the most incredible people on the planet.  

 

Following Seth Godin’s “tribe” philosophy, I teamed up with several tribes, ergo, the name of my blog.  I still belong to various tribes and have found the reciprocity in these groups to be the most wonderful energy experienced. 

Through “tribing” with others, the connection I’ve made with my readership has become one of friendship.  There are so many people that have impacted my life online, that I cannot mention them all.  It just wouldn’t be fair.  All of you who come and visit have touched my life in a special way.  On this “Birthday Blog Post”, I am celebrating YOU my friends.  

The “Tribe Mindset” is something that immediately takes your mind off of yourself and your business to blossom into a go-giver.  This is good business.  The more you give, the more you reap.  It is beyond money, it is the energy we all share.  

 

Learning is Earning

As I look back, I realize all that I have learned about Internet Marketing in addition to blogging.  I have to giggle to myself because never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a marketer.  I learned marketing techniques from courses I took along the way.  But mostly, I have learned it from other bloggers who were outside of my niche.  There are the techies, who were sometimes a bit over my head… but I learned to carry on a reasonable conversation with them about backlinks and hyperlinks and html codes and all that sort of thing.  There were also many “network marketers”, who taught me many techniques for getting over myself and “selling”… something I thought I could never do.

 

And then there are the many people within my niche whose self- help and self-development skills were a blessing and a reinforcement to my existing knowledge and experience.  I was always especially happy to “mastermind” with them and participate in our mutual growth.

 

So the bottom line is this: Blogging has not been so much about making money (the first ostensible reason I started blogging), as it has been about the process of personal growth and the people who I’ve been blessed to develop true relationships with.

As I blow the candles out, my wish for this 100th blog is Blessings To You, all my friends.

Donna

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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59 Responses to My 100th Blog Party

  1. Sylviane Nuccio
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    August 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Happy 100 post anniversary, Donna!

    I like the way you are so appreciative of all the people who are visiting and commenting on your blog. I like it because I feel a lot like you. Each time someone leaves a comment on my blog, I NEVER take it for granted. I am full of appreciation and I feel liked and loved 🙂

    I am so like you as well, when it come to tech stuff. I’d also pay someone to do certain things rather than going through the painful process of learning it. For me some technical steps are just that, painful, because I always wonder what if it doesn’t go as sooth as they say it should? I know I should know better and not think that way though.

    Congratulations on your blogging journey, Donna 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      Thank You Sylviane!

      It is nice to know that someone else doesn’t like tech stuff. I guess it is because we are in the self development area and we think differently.

      I feel like you when someone leaves a comment, I never take it for granted either. I do, however, feel bad for the people that I cannot accept on my comment section.

      I don’t accept comments without gravatars (unless I know there is a problem with that person) I also don’t accept automated one liners like
      “Great post” It is too much of a job to check out the comment luv on someone’s blog that I don’t know.

      I don’t like comments that lead to a business page lol! But I thank you for being part of my life.

      Donna
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  2. Rebekah Radice
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    August 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Congratulations on this milestone Donna! You have been such an amazing blessing to me and I am so glad to have found you in the blogosphere.

    You are absolutely correct in what blogging can and will do for you if you truly commit. It’s an amazing way to build a community and gain friendships around the world that would never happen otherwise.

    Can’t wait to see what the next 100 blogs bring!!
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 4, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

      Hi Rebekah,

      Thanks so much! I love those relationships I have made. Heck, I would have never met you if it wasn’t for my blog.

      As for the next 100 blog….who knows where it will lead?

      Thank you,
      Donna
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  3. Kimberly Castleberry August 4, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Congratulations! (And look at that spiffy cake!) You’ve had quite the journey from post 1 to 100 and it’s been fun knowing you through those times! I love your point that it’s about the connections, the relationships and the lessons! Looking forward to many more celebrations with you,
    Love,
    Kim
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      Thank you Kimberly,

      Talk about relationships…thank God I met you! My Guardian Angel of the tech world. You have gotten me out of so many rough spots, it’s amazing. I thank you.

      Let’s see what the next 100 brings…

      Donna
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  4. Lesly Federici August 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    Happy 100 post! Woo hoo! You go there my friend. What an accomplisment! You wrote a sweet and meaningful post. I agree with everything, especially the part about meeting all kinds of awesome people! The “Tribe” that’s where it started for me as well. Over the past year my own skills have grown sharper – although I have much to learn. I’m not that “techy” either. But, well done my friend, well done. I look forward to your next milestone too 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Hey Lesly,

      Tribes are where I met so many people..and still do. I like to be in tribes as they grow because there is more masterminding going on, and new people all the time.

      It is funny when I go to a new circle and see my tribe buddies there. But what I wrote was from the heart. It is exactly how I feel. Grateful!

      Thank you

      Donna
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  5. Celeste Smucker August 4, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Congratulations Donna! What an accomplishment. I appreciate the opt-in page struggle…I don’t consider myself technologically challenged exactly, but find every time I encounter a new software there is a learning curve and I am always grateful for patient tech support folks.

    Enjoy your second 100 posts! May they bring you and even greater level of appreciation and abundance.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words Celeste.

      Yes, I agree, every time I learn a new software too, there is always changes, but whenever I have a question I go to Kimberly Castlebury (in the above comment) Her blogs are great, so is her FB page and especially her webinars. If you ever need help, she is a go-to gal.

      Donna
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  6. Lynn Brown August 5, 2012 at 3:35 am #

    Congrats Donna!

    I think the following quote fits the occasion: “I’m a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it’s about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us.”
    (Jack Canfield)

    I couldn’t agree more with your eloquent statements about what blogging brings to our lives — the opportunity to share, connect, teach, and meet fantastic people! Thank you for all you do & for who you are! Your generosity of spirit shines through & inspires more people than you’ll ever know!

    Have a great weekend!
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

      Hi Lynn,

      Thanks for your touching words. I too am a big believer in growth. After all, what else is there when you think about it.

      I don’t see myself as an 80 year old woman who won’t keep up with the times. (If I make it to 80 he he) When I look at people, some who refuse to grow are old before their time.

      As long as my brains are ok….I intent to never stop!

      Donna
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  7. Simmeon August 5, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Yay Donna,

    Happy 100th Post.

    Sorry but..
    You realise your work is not done, we all need to read 100 more amazing posts from you. This is a massive milestone and I’m so happy for you. You sure learnt a lot and I know it can be like a “pink elephant” at first. Stay truth yourself and we’ll be here for many more blog anniversaries.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 1:37 am #

      Thank you Simmeon,

      It is a milestone and one to be celebrated! But I’ve only just begun and learning and growing like crazy!

      Thank you

      Donna
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  8. Amrik Virdi August 5, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Hi Donna,

    First of all congratulation for completing 100 posts on your blog. I hope you will continue sharing new things with us. I wish you all the best and great success in future.
    You really rock!

    Best regards,
    Amrik Virdi

  9. Michael August 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Congratulations, Donna. that is a wonderful thing you have done with writing 100 blog posts. The knowledge you have learned, the experiences you have shared all go together to build up the new ideas you already have lying dormant in your mind. (Well, that’s what I have found anyway)

    I know my life is certainly richer having met you online, thank you so much for everything you have shared. 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 1:46 am #

      Oh Thank you Michael for being one of my readers. I know we learned so much from one another since I’ve know you.

      I appreciate your kind words and always look forward to connecting.

      Donna
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  10. Kristen August 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Happy 100th Blog Post to You! My blog is nearing 100 too (and is a little over a year old now). For me, it has definitely been a journey in relationships and reflection. Blogging has helped me reflect upon my own life and the way that I handle things. It has also challenged me to reach out of my academic world to meet people from all walks of life. All in all it has been a lot of fun. Congratulations on this milestone and many more that are yet to come.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

      Thank you Kristen,

      I agree – blogging helps us reach out people that we would have never encountered in our lives. It helps us understand ourselves also. It is so much fun.

      Thanks for visiting,
      Donna
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  11. Janelle McLeod August 6, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    Donna,
    First I must say HAPPY 100 ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND BIG HUGE CELEBRATIONS!!!! WOOHOO!!! This is great!!!

    Also, I really how you made it CLEAR “don’t accept one liners, nor do I accept comments from people with no gravatars – unless I know that they are working on something.” LOL! I am JUST start to learn this part. I so can relate! LOL!

    What a journey you had and I LOVE this idea of the “blog party” I may have to use this idea one day (LOL)… Happy 100th again!

    To your success!
    Janelle M.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Janelle

      Thanks for coming over and joining in the fun. I am glad to see that you got the point I made about those one liners of people with no gravatars.

      It can lead to a big headache if someone has a bad site and you accept them. You can also delete their commentluv in case you want to accept the comment, but do not like their link. I have done this sparingly if the link is to a static sales page.

      Thanks again,
      Donna
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  12. Sue Price
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    August 6, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Hi Donna

    Congratulations on your 100th post and well done on celebrating it! It is such a journey and I agree it is like a 4 year college degree.

    And I also agree it is about the connections and the people we meet. I too value that immensely. There is a real community spirit within the blogging community.

    Well done Donna and I am looking forward to being in your hangouts for this month. Yeah!

    Sue
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

      Thank you Sue,

      I am going to enjoy finally connecting with you face to face on the hangouts. It is a step closer to our writing relationship lol

      But that’s what it is all about. Our relationships, helping and encouraging one another and working towards our goals.

      See you soon,
      Donna
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  13. Oliver Tausend August 6, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Hi Donna,

    hooray ! Great job and congratulations to you 100th blog post. How amazing.

    Every single one of them is packed with value so it’s not surprising that you are successful with your blog.

    I have met some of the most incredible people on this planet, like you and many others, even friends we have in common.

    I am glad we connected.

    Be blessed

    Oliver

    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      Thank you Oliver!

      That is the entire essence of blogging: meeting great people! For me that is what keeps me going. All the people like you who share thoughts and learn from one another.

      I would never know anything about Germany and France if it wasn’t for the viral tours you have shared. I enjoyed that so much.

      Thanks again,
      Donna
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  14. Adrienne
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    August 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Well congratulations young lady, you’ve made it to post 100! What an accomplishment right! You definitely deserve a huge celebration because most people never make it this far.

    I know that like me you really appreciate anyone who takes the time to visit your place and not only read your posts but actually respond to what you share. I know that’s where the connections are made and that’s how we build up our audience of regular readers.

    I’m so blessed that I had the opportunity to meet you Donna and I’ve learned so much from you. Heck, I enjoy our chats and I’m always so excited when something big is happening in your life. I’m doing the celebrating over here at my place right there with you.

    Keep up the excellent work Donna and continue bringing such wonderful information to your readers. We’ll continue celebrating right along side you.

    Have a fabulous week Donna.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

      Thank you my Dear Friend!

      We are on the same page when it comes to Relationship Marketing. You my dear are the queen! I often try to make first place to comment, but tons of people always beat me.

      You have a great following and I enjoy your posts. You blog with such care for people. I am so happy that you are here to join me….so here is a virtual piece of cake and a Mimosa my friend!

      Donna
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  15. Mayura
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    August 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Where’s cakes and candles? What about band? Vocals – Ah you 😉 Let’s party ON. Woohoo… Congratulations my dear friend 🙂 Celebrating 100th post…

    Well, appreciation goes to everyone but you’re the one we should appreciate for content being shared on this blog and how you help others to be online for their own success.

    I agree with you about blogging and it’s not making money first place but can find opportunity for making money as we create our value. But sadly some bloggers start from MONEY phase.

    Well stop it now. What’s the flavor of the cake for 100th post celebration? 😉

    Cheers…
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      Mayura,

      My cake is chocolate of course and I do have some drinks behind that picture so here is your virtual slice of cake and a Mimosa too! I am so happy that we connected.

      I enjoy blogging with you my friend.

      Once bloggers start enjoying blogging and not think of the money part, I find that they are more successful.

      I cannot preach that enough! Just share content – enjoy – make relationships and money just will follow.

      Donna
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  16. Devesh August 7, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    Happy 100the blog post anniversary and congratulations on this milestone, Donna.

    I hope you will continue to share the awesome content with us.

    Keep up the rocking work, Donna.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

      Hi Devesh,

      Thank you for joining the party…I think now that it took me too much time to reach this 100th post, I will be blogging more often.

      Donna
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  17. Tim Bonner August 7, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    Hey Donna

    Congratulations on your 100th post!

    I haven’t really looked into the Tribes stuff yet, although I know it’s something I should get into.

    I read an interview with Srinivas Rao from BlogCastFM yesterday on Craig McBreen’s blog and his prediction for the web of the future would be “more community and tribe centric”.

    I’m fairly new to the blogging community but I love it and I’m glad I found your blog!

    Looking forward to the next 100 posts.

    Tim
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      Hi Tim,

      Thanks so much! Tribing was created by Seth Godin. It is a community of bloggers that visit each other. All tribes differ with their rules, but it is mostly based on a go giving process. Some say comment on three blogs and syndicate them and then post your blog. It is a great method to make relationships.

      Now, the new buzz is “alliances” which are the same thing. Call it what ever you will, it is great to get into a group of bloggers that you can lean on and make good connections with. We can’t do it all…so together we can help one another to get the job done.

      If you are ever interested in “Tribes” let me know.

      Donna
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  18. Gen August 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Happy birthday and congratulations on your 100th blog post. It is amazing what you can learn from blogging and the amazing friendships and relationships you can build with others. I am happy to see the amazing amount of gratitude that you have not only for the things you have learned and the accomplishments you have achieved, but also just for the fun you are having. As this is my first time to your blog I look forward to learning more and reading more about your journey.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

      Welcome Gen

      First time on my blog and we are having a party. It doesn’t get better than that! Yes, blogging is a business, it is my home base, but here is where I have all my fun.

      If I can’t have fun working why bother at all? In future blogs you will see that I love to share new things I learn and have awesome conversations with my readers.

      My readers are awesome and I appreciate each one of them. They have taught me many things and on this blog, I dedicate my appreciation to all of them.

      Donna
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  19. Aidan Gibson August 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Well done Donna!

    I wish I could keep up with the blog posting. Like yourself, it’s funny to look back and see how much we have learnt from when we first started posting. I love blogging, I just need to knuckle down and get more done!

    Aidan
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

      Hey Aidan,

      My advice to you would be get a few people together and have a blogging challenge. Even one person will do. Blogging is our home base and it shows who we are and what we do.
      Start a blogging challenge with a buddy and be accountable to one another so you HAVE TO blog.

      Hope that helps,
      Donna
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  20. Anne August 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Congratulations, Donna. It’s great that you’ve learned so much from others. I always love stopping by and reading your posts. One thing I would love to learn from you, is how to achieve the amount of comments you get on this site.
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  21. Nathalie Villeneuve August 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Congratulations Donna! What a beautiful blog you have created! Our reasons for blogging truly evolve with time and our purpose and goals as well… What a beautiful adventure. You gave wonderful insights Donna! Thank you ~ Nathalie

  22. Mariella Lombardi August 8, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I think that the best thing about the whole Internet experience is meeting new people around the globe. It just opens a lot of doors and gives you so many opportunities that would otherwise be impossible to get. It’s all about sharing our experiences.
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  23. Sadie-Michaela Harris August 8, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Hello Donna
    I love the Idea of celebrating all that you have achieved with your blog, the 100 post is certainly a testimony to the way you have maintained consistency on our blogging journey!
    Bravo, you’ve shared super tips and thoughts over here long may it continue!
    Now what flavor is that splendid looking celebration cake?! 🙂
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  24. Patricia Gozlan August 8, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Congratulations Donna!

    Celebrating is as importnat as reaching our goals!

    I am lifting a glass of Champaign Don Perignon, here in Italy while being in a beautiful coffee shop near Como Lake!

    I know exactly how it feels to look back and say Waouuu, I have done it it has been fun and I have learned so much!

    Meeting great people is part of our being rich inside out and this is who you are awesome and a great person to be with!

    Hugs from Italy my friend!
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  25. Sandeep Kumar August 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Congratulation Donna for your 100th blog……
    What i like about your this post that You have celebrated your achievement…I am big follower of this concept that every blogger must celebrate his/her blog’s each success and achievement. it keeps them motivated to do more.

    Thanks for sharing your whole blogging journey with us.
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  26. Lisa
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    August 9, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Congratulations Donna, it’s not an easy task. It is amazing the people we meet and friends we make through blogging, that’s been an added bonus for me. And learning from each other has been the best education. Happy 100th blog and many more to go!
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  27. Jeevan Jacob John August 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    100 posts, huh? Congrats, Donna!

    It takes a lot to achieve that milestone, especially when writing for a real audience 🙂

    You are right, Blogging isn’t about the money we make. It is about providing value. It is about passion (well, it should be – passion to write and provide value to our readers).

    Anyways, I hope you continue your journey and you share your experience with us! Thank you 🙂

  28. Carol Lynn August 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Happy 100 posts! I may have to eat some chocolate cake in your honor 🙂

    It’s funny how you said you leaned more than you could cram into four years of college. Real experience and learning through and with other people is the best teacher. There is only so much you can learn at a desk with a book. Even in the limited experience you get in school, there is still nothing like the real world. I found that to be true in my teacher career and in my marketing career.

    One of the things we learn in real life is the point you mentioned about “tribes”. Success is about collaboration and relationships. We can’t just go out and start/run a successful business. We may have all the pieces and plans in place, have a great business model and lots of cash, but without people we’re going nowhere. It’s so important to build up those relationships.

    Blogging is a great way to do that. I know I’ve met some super people through blogging (like you!) and it makes all the difference in the world. I can’t imagine what it would be like to just blog and not be able to talk to people about it or hear their comments and share my comments with others.

    I’m happy for you on this momentous occasion and I’m glad I could be here for some of your journey. Can’t wait to read the next 100 🙂
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  29. marquita herald
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    August 9, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Is it really only 100? Seriously, it seems like you’ve been doing this for so much longer – but I too remember how awesome it felt when I saw that post counter hit 100 articles. Congratulations, and here’s to many, many more blogs in the future.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

      Yes Marty

      It makes me look back also…and it does feel like I have been doing this longer.

      Thanks for stopping by

      Donna
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  30. Steve-Personal Success Factors August 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Happy 100th Blog Post Anniversary, Donna! I’m curious as to all the tribes you are part of: would you care to share them at some point? Your new optin form looks beautiful: you did a great job! Blogging, with all its ups and downs, has also been a wonderful blessing to me, and I find that the more I give, the more I get back 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 14, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

      Hi Steve,

      Thank you. I’m part of a private invite only small tribe, then there is TSA and also “The Empowered Superstars” But there are lots of my friends that are cris-crossed on them and I like to keep up with all of them.

      Donna
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  31. Shelley Alexander August 17, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Congratulations on making 100 posts! I’m so glad to have found you and reading your posts has been so inspiring. Your honesty and candid spirit is so refreshing. I can’t wait to see your next 100 posts!
    Like you said Blogging is a fantastic way to build a community and I’m so grateful for all the wonderful people I have met online like yourself from blogging. I can’t wait to reach this milestone on my own blog. You have been so supportive of my blog and I really appreciate all the great comments and shares from you.

    All the Best,

    Shelley
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 21, 2012 at 5:25 am #

      Thanks Shelley!

      I plan to really rock and roll these next 100 posts…as I learn and grow, and get more focused in my business, there will be more to share.

      I am so happy that I’ve met you through our blogging experience.
      Donna
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  32. Positive Parenting August 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Happy 100th Blog Birthday, Donna! So this is your 100th post, I assume? Or is it really your 100th Blog? Gosh, how do you manage all 100 blogs?

    You have excellent tips laid out. Like you, I’ve met a lot of amazing people through blogging. People who we’ve either helped one way or the other, or we’ve learned from. My rule of thumb, not just in the blogging and online world, is to give back to the community in whatever way I can. As the saying goes, what goes around, comes around 🙂 Again, congratulations on your 100th blog, Donna!

  33. Lydia Brown August 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    I am sure by now you have pasted the 100th mark but congratulations it sounds as if you have enjoyed the experience and grown withit. You got me to thinking about how much I have grown with my blogging and a gratitude list began to formulate. You mentioned the influence of being part of a tribe and the people you have met. Like you this to has attributed to my growth in business and blogging. When I first started out I really questioned how will I pull this off. There was so much to learn. I have enjoyed the journey and so glad you have too.

  34. Rosemary
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    September 4, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    Hi Donna,

    That is fantastic I hope you celebrated in style. I have to agree learning is a very important part of blogging. I find the more I learn the more I can offer clients and that is a big + for business. Your blog is really looking well I like the layout it is very easy to read .

    Take care Rosemary

    • Donna Merrill
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      September 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

      Thank you Rosemary

      I did…I am trying now to blog more often. Who knows when I’ll celebrate my 200th? lol

      -Donna
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