One thousand! One grand! 1,000! 1k! A G! M in roman numerals!
Facts about the number 1,000:
– The year 1,000 started on a Monday on the Julian calendar
– The ancient Egyptians represented the number 1,000 as a lotus flower
– The 1,000th richest person in the world is worth just over a billion dollars.
– 1,000 years from now we may finally have flying cars no for real this time.
This here is the one thousandth post on this blog! And there’s only one thing to say, which is THANK YOU VERY MUCH SERIOUSLY THANK YOU for reading, for commenting (I have read all 110,575 comments), and making this whole blogging thing so much fun for me.
And in honor of the thousandth post, I thought I’d give ONE THOUSAND QUERY CRITIQUES FOR COMMENTERS! Oh. Wait. Got that reversed.
Let’s try that again:
THE ONE THOUSANDTH COMMENTER ON THIS POST GETS A QUERY PLUS FIRST FIVE PAGES CRITIQUE! Which can be done over e-mail at the commenter’s convenience.
Will we get to 1,000 comments? Well, I’m not sure…. But then again, I didn’t ever think I’d get to 1,000 posts either.
Thanks again everyone! Looking forward to 1,000 more.
Congratulations, Nathan on your 1000th post! And thanks for sharing insights and informaion and all. Congrats also to the 1000poster today whoever you are 🙂
Steve Masover says
Wow, way too late to the party if I were aiming for that #1000 slot, but not to late to congratulate you on that milestone, Nathan, and to thank you for a terrific blog.
And … okay, I've been looking for an excuse to point this out but no focused posts of the past couple weeks left room.
See, I was walking on the High Line when visiting NYC a couple weeks ago and saw a billboard for a TV show that's having it's debut in a couple of days, My Generation … and this particular billboard showed a shot of Michael Stahl-David who will be playing a character called Steven Foster … and I swear, I thought to myself: what the h– is Nathan Bransford doing in a TV show?
We've never met, Nathan, so I only know what you look like from your blogspot blog-shot … so it may have been a foolish mistake if an honest one … but hey, maybe if you get tired of agenting and authoring you've got a career as a stunt double waiting for you … or something.
How did you get 1000 comments? What were people talking about? Guess I'll never know, because I'm not reading 1000 comments.
Congratulation on your 1000th post! Hope you'll get all the way to the billionth after this 🙂 (yes, seriously)
WOW! Over 1200 comments. That's rockin'!
Hold onto that enthusiasm, Nathan, and keep making our day!
Toni Kenyon says
1209 posts by the time I got here. Wow!
Am I too late 🙁
You did it 🙂
La la l .. too late.
Sheila Cull says
You have not read ALL the comments.
Thank us? Thank you.
JD Revene says
Darn, too late by far it would appear — time differences don't help — but let me congratulate you on your millenium
Matthew Rush says
Congrats Nathan, I don't really need the query critique, but I'm too late anyway!
You're the man by the way.
You have the same first name as my son so I've always had a soft spot for you Nathan. Who won?
1000? Make it a 5000, why not?
Congratulations, Nathan! You've outdone yourself, again. Wish you many new followers and lots of valuable comments. Enjoy abundantly.
Sunny regards from Aruba,
One of your many Faithful followers.
Charlie Eve says
That's awesome, Nathan! Congrats, love reading your blog….congrats to who ever won!
Congratulations! And thanks so much for your blog!
Here's to a thousand more! =D
Carol Piasente says
Your blog deserves all the kudos its earned.
Congratulations on 1000 posts and well over 1000 comments. Oh, the many ways you provide inspiration.
Wow! It looks like you've actually hit your 1,000 comment target.
Congratulations, and thank you for all your insight and help to us writers.
you're already over 100 coments on thes post… x)
you're already over 100 coments on thes post… x)
Alan Jones says
Ahhh – reading this when there's 1227 comments already. Priceless.
Don't worry, Nathan. When I'm ready to query I'll honor your love of a thousand by sending you a thousand query emails 😉
Congratulations on sticking with a blog for 1000 posts.
Wow. M. (I was a Latin major in college so I have to go the Roman way.) Fabulous. I like that the Egyptians used a Lotus to represent 1000. So now I know I'm actually 1000girl. Cool.
Congrats on the millestone. Your blog is one of the absolute most helpful out there for aspiring authors. Thanks.
Some wanker on Absolute Write called your blog "Crack for Writers."
This threads causing me to reconsider scoffing at that bustling blusterers blistered blatherings on the blogonomic blasphemy of drive by quipping.
Today is day 18600 of my life.
Congratulations on 1000 posts. Amazing!
Exciting stuff! I just started following your blog btw. Congratulations (not that I'm following your blog, but that you got a 1000 posts)!
Congratulations. Now that you have hit 1,000, two thousand can't be that hard. Right?
Ms. Gail N. says
Congratulations Dear Mr. Bransford,
Perhaps you'll consider an undated photo. Something making you look older, experienced and revealing bloodshot eyes with facial lines clearly earned from reading all night. Then the 1000th deal will not appear to be all fiction.
I am usually a lurker as well – on all blogs not just this one. But you are so smart and generous that I'd like to offer my congrats on the board.
Thank you for all of your time, energy, and good advice!
Chuck H. says
To quote Shel Silverstein, "I got stoned and I missed it. I got stoned and I missed it all." That's what I get for trying to have a life outside the blogosphere. Anyway, congrats Nathan on the 1000 posts and I still want my flying car. I've been waiting patiently for 64 years, now where is the damn thing?
No surprise, your blog rocks!
Rather belated but best wishes on your 1000th post. 1238 comments, bumper crop.