Thank You Diane Curran

June 25th 2009 – Romance Writers of Australia sails into the blogosphere with Blogmistress, Diane Curran, leading the volunteer team, connecting with members in a new and exciting way.

Since then, the site not only continues to flourish – becoming an invaluable source of information to members – it now promotes our organisation to the world of romance writers, reaching potential new members every day.

Diane had the foresight to see the benefits of RWA connecting to a wider audience to help promote our organisation and members – both published and unpublished.

Today, after almost three years at the helm, Diane is stepping down as our blogmistress to offer her expertise on other RWA projects. So while we lose her in one area, we are very lucky to have her stepping into another role.

I think one of Diane’s greatest achievements will always be the RWA Blog. The team that has worked closely with her to grow the site to what it is today will miss her.

Diane, we wish you all the best with your new project and thank you for the endless hours and unwavering enthusiasm.

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  1. Diane, I’d like to thank you for all your hard work over the last three years. We will really miss your bubbly personality. Personally I want to thank you for being such a great support to me in my role as Social Media Manager and for being a fabulous friend. I also know the role you’re about to step into will benefit from your expertise in that area.

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  2. traceyo1

     /  March 24, 2012

    Diane – you know I love and admire everything you have done in your capacity as a volunteer for RWA. While I am sad to see you stepping down as the blog mistress I am excited for you to take some time to concentrate on some writing. I know you will still be working behind the scenes – but I hope you concentrate some time on you and your writing.

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  3. You know that you’re awesome right? Well we know you are!
    You were an absolute legendary support for me as I found my way through Blog BItes and a fabulous friend.
    I know you’re next journey will be filled with as much success as your last.
    See you soon and thank you.
    Kez.w
    Kerri Williams

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  4. Diane, you’re a star in every role you take on! Thanks so very much for your vision and work in establishing the RWA Blog and for continuing as Blogmistress even after taking on another major executive position. All the best with the new project.

    Bron

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  5. Ditto what the others already said! You are awesome, always there to help me out with Hearts Talk and other pesky little things. Thank you and good luck in your new role!

    Bron.

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  6. Claire Baxter

     /  March 24, 2012

    Thanks for both having the vision and doing the work, Diane.

    Claire

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  7. Jennifer St George

     /  March 24, 2012

    You’re such a legendary volunteer Diane. Thanks so much for making the blog so fabulous!

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  8. Mon Wood

     /  March 24, 2012

    Congratulations on doing such a wonderful job, Diane! It was great working with you in the early days of the blog, and I’m so impressed with the way it looks today. Your dedication is impressive, and I’m sure you’re very proud of your efforts.

    All the best with your next role, and with your writing, of course!

    🙂 Mon

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  9. Kylie Griffin

     /  March 24, 2012

    Diane, the RWA blog has grown under your guidance and flourished. 🙂 Thank you for the time you’ve given to grow and develop this part of RWA, your efforts are truly appreciated. Enjoy your ‘retirement’ (if there is such a thing)!

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  10. Thank you, Diane, for all your hard work on the blog! You’ve done an amazing job. Happy writing!

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  11. Hi Diane,
    Thanks for all your super work as Blogmistress. You seem to be one of those multi-talented people who can turn her hand to anything. And you do. All the best for whatever is ahead now and as others have said, I hope it means more time for writing.
    Lou
    xx

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  12. THANKS for all you’ve done Diane!! We’re all so lucky to have you in RWA. Enjoy writing and I can’t wait to see what you’ll touch with your magic wand next. x Rach!

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  13. Thanks, Diane, for the time your stole from other projects and put towards the BlogMistress role. Your hard work and sacrifice are very much appreciated. Good luck with the next project! 🙂

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  14. Thanks Diane. Everyone else has said it all.

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  15. RWA wouldn’t exist without wonderful people like you to step up to the plate and take on the hard work. We all owe you a huge debt of gratitude Diane! I wish you well in your writing and your life’s endeavours.
    THANK YOU! xoxo

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  16. Yes it is about time you put your writing on top of that to-do list of yours.

    What a lovely post – an opportunity for people to say how much they value your input as a volunteer.

    See you in the supermarket 🙂

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  17. Cath Evans

     /  March 24, 2012

    Thanks Diane for creating and managing the Blog – a place I visit most days. You’ve done a super fantastic job. Good luck in your new role!

    Cath

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  18. Thanks Diane for working so hard on our behalf.

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  19. Thanks Diane and good luck with your future voluntary duties =))

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  20. Well Diane – you’ve done an amazing job, we (RWA) are so lucky to have had you on board!!!

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  21. 123writer

     /  March 24, 2012

    You’re a legend 🙂

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  22. amymedicalauthor

     /  March 24, 2012

    RWA is great because of people like you Diane.
    Great to see you’re sticking around.

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  23. Malvina

     /  March 24, 2012

    Diane, you have been an absolute legend. Thankyou for all your hard work. Have fun in your ‘retirement’ from the blog….into other RWA endeavours. 🙂

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  24. Thanks so much for all the amazing work you’ve done, Diane. It really is appreciated!

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  25. Thank you to everyone. I’ve been volunteering at Bellingen Writers Festival today (with more tomorrow). I saw on my twitter/facebook on mobile that there was a thank you post to me but my stupid only-thinks-its-smart phone wouldn’t display the post. I truly love this organisation and all the people I have met through it. And I have a few little tears happening now that I’ve read the post and all its comments.

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  26. Diane,
    Huge thanks for all you’ve done with the blog. Starting the blog has done so much for RWA’s public profile and given members three years of news and fun.
    Best of luck with your writing,
    Suzi

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  27. Diane, thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the work you’ve done with blog mistress. You know I’ve always been in awe of how much you do. RWAus is so lucky to have you. Good luck with the new projects!
    x

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  28. Diane, thanks for all your support with Cruisin’ with RWA. Enrico, Clint and I will miss your guidance very much. Here’s wishing you all the best for your next role. Your hard work and commitment is an inspiration to us all.

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  29. Thanks for everything, Di!! We love you, you’re the best. See you at the GC. Tam xx

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  30. Thank you for your hard work, Diane. It’s much appreciated.

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  31. louiseforster

     /  March 25, 2012

    Wishing you all the best Diane. The blog has been such a great success, I’m sure you’ll add your expertise to everything you do in the future.

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  32. Sheridan Kent

     /  March 25, 2012

    I still remember the first few times I logged into the Friday night chat and I thank you for your guidance when I was fumbling around in there. It’s people with passion that make things happen and you seem to have a never ending supply. Good luck with your new role and your writing.

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  33. I’m not sure that anyone truly knows how much time and work Diane has put into RWA over the last few years. The blog was only the most visible of her efforts. Thank you so much for doing it, Diane, it has been a wonderful contributor to our community and our visibility in the wider community and we owe you a great deal.
    Loveya, Imelda

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  34. jehf82

     /  March 25, 2012

    Di, you’ve really become an important part of RWA the past few years. Whenever I have a question, you’re always the first person I think to ask. RWA wouldn’t be what it is now without all your hard work.
    Good luck with whatever you’re going on with next, I’m sure you do just as fabulously as you have with everything else.
    xo
    Jess

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  35. 123writer

     /  March 25, 2012

    Coming in late, but you know I think you’re a legend, Di. Glad RWA isn’t losing you yet 🙂 And for now you’re leaving this flourishing blog as your legacy. You should be proud.
    Anita x

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  36. Thanks for your contribution to RWA, Diane. The organisation is going from strength to strength.

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  37. A huge thank you, Diane, for your time, energy and inspiration in helping to make our blog such a vibrant and happening place. A special thank you for your assistance with editing and questions re DWL posts. You have always been helpful and ready to point me in the right direction. You have done a wonderful job. See u at the conference! xx

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