I am taking a break from blogging over the festive period because I will be so busy with family time. I want, therefore, to take this opportunity to thank you for reading my blog this year. From my family to yours, I wish you all a joyous and peace filled holiday season and best wishes for 2017.
Yesterday the musical little chime from my WordPress app informed me that I had reached 100o followers. Wow! I am amazed and overjoyed and surprised. It was not that long ago that I was over the moon to reach double digits in my number of followers. I think this time last year I might have had a 100 followers. A thousand though? Woah! My flabber was well and truly gasted and my wee mind was blown. I am perplexed, yes, but mostly touched that so many people find my posts interesting and interesting enough to want to follow my blog.
As of today, I have 1,012 followers and I wish to thank each and every one of you. Thank you for engaging with my blog, thank you for the “likes”, thank you for the interaction in the comments section – both on my blog and in your blogs – and thanks for giving me an audience that motivates me to keep writing and sharing my experiences. Whatever post first brought you to my blog, I hope you find something of interest in my ongoing posts at least from time to time and that you want to stick around.
I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!
A musical tinkle on my phone just informed me I have over 800 people following my blog now. Wow! I could never have imagined having even a hundred followers let alone several hundred. Indeed, when I started blogging in October 2013, I thought it would be amazing if I even had ten people reading. Seriously.
As much as I enjoy blogging as an exercise in creative writing, I suspect I would have quit blogging had I not had readers to interact with. Conversations on this blog and on the blogs I follow maintain my interest in writing, sharing and publishing these little tidbits from my life.
I am, therefore, entirely surprised, bowled over, bemused but also completely thrilled and touched that so many of you have clicked “follow”. I can only hope that I can maintain your interest and that you stick around. I definitely appreciate it.
I just wanted to write a quick post to welcome my new followers. Since one particular post I wrote last September has gained a lot of attention, the number of people following my blog has doubled in a matter of a few days. I have been bowled over by the response. It was completely unexpected and I am feeling quite overwhelmed. I am slowly ploughing through all of my emails and am trying to reply to comments as quickly as I possibly can. I also fully intend to return the favour and visit all of your blogs. Meanwhile I just wanted to thank you so much for deciding to click the Follow button. I hope you continue to find my writing of interest.
I will also take this opportunity to thank all of my seasoned followers too, some of whom have been following me from almost the very beginning. I would have become quickly demotivated with blogging, I’m sure, had I not had even a tiny audience so I appreciate every single one of you for reading and commenting and for the interaction I have with you both on my blog and on your blogs too. I never for one instant thought I would have hundreds of people reading my musings, ramblings and reflections. I truly am both overwhelmed and grateful.
Thank you, one and all.