There are no words
To adequately express
How I feel when I see
Another follower reading me
I’ve written for years
A long time for myself
But to have others like it
I thought I’d never have a shot
But now I see an impossibility
Within my writing’s reach
I am nearing a thousand readers
It leaves me without speech
There is nothing I can say
But the most basic of things
From the depths of my heart
I thank you for reading
In addition I want to take a moment to thank those whose blogs I read that inspire me everyday. Those who take the time to comment on my writing – whether good or bad I want to know what you think. And even those who just drop by to read occasionally instead of following. You all make my day!
Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #25 – thank your followers
Y is for …
I have struggled with this letter. I like yogurt, but not enough to post about it. I do some yoga as my pained body can handle it. I had a yo-yo as a kid but really sucked at playing with it. I hate the term YOLO. I was even young once (believe it or not) but I think that is not a phenomenon exclusive to me. But then I thought of you.
This is a time to be glad I have 624 followers, although there a few I haven’t seen on here in quite a while, plus there are those who follow solely for the reason to get a follow back. But I still think it is nice that more than 600 people took the time to press that follow button.
You have also visited me 13,000 times. That is a lot of people wandering through my blog world. And it hardly felt the least bit crowded!
So, I dedicate this letter to YOU and thank you for sharing this journey called life with me. ❤ (((HUGS))) ❤
Follow my A to Z challenge:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X
I got a notification from WordPress yesterday… I have had my blog for five years now. My how time flies when you are having fun. But don’t get too excited, I would say I have only truly been blogging for closer to two years. Let’s take a look at some of my past words and facts. (I know how boring… but maybe somebody might like to see what I have done.)
I started back in August of 2013 (hence the 5 years… LOL) and that first year I only had 3 posts this being my first one. I didn’t make it back until August of 2014 and sporadically stayed with it until November when I did one of my hardest posts. 2015 I was in the groove enough I almost hit every month, but still very few posts. This is one of my early depression blogs .
Then we reached 2016, that is when something clicked. In March I started to write more. I dealt with not one but two friends in crisis. By the end of that summer I discovered the daily prompts and that kept me here most days. And a Radical Idea had me posting about my happiness for 100 days. I also tried to find the wonder of the holidays with my 12 Days of Christmas.
2017 I was bound and determined to find a way to be Happy and Grateful every single day. And I may have been late a few times but I got through that year-long challenge. I also continued with the daily prompts and from March through November I shared some of my photos with Monochrome Monday.
Now we are in 2018 and although WordPress has dropped its daily prompt I still am challenged by Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) every day. I have embraced an occasional blog with my Mumbles… posts. And I am once in a while doing some fiction posts, most often limited to 100 words.
I sit one person away from 500 followers. I figure 100 per year average is not bad. I get likes on my posts and wonderful comments from people I consider friends. I have 1,212 posts, over 21,700 views and more than 10,700 visitors. For those of you who made it this far I will give you the answer to this question. Too wise you are, too wise you’ll be, I see you are, too wise for me. 🙂
Have a good day/night… thanks for sticking with me. I really hope all these links work! Now to start the next 5 years! (((HUGS)))
As March comes to an end I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day. There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for. Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog. Be aware of the little wonders of the day!
Today was a good day… I got the chance to see a friend of mine for a lunch date. Originally there was going to be three of us but our other friend got sick and had to cancel. But the two of us had a nice little lunch at Village Inn and talked for a couple of hours. It is always good to connect with friends… it makes me happy!
As for the grateful part of the day… I have to turn to you, my followers. I hit the 200 mark today and am humbled that you want to keep up with what I do. I will try to do my best to make your time worth while. THANK YOU to each and every one of you! (((HUGS)))
My internet went out last night…and it was horrible I had to find something to do that required no connection, yikes! In all seriousness, I was really looking forward to last nights post as it is one that makes me happy and humbled… I have more than 100 followers now.
Starting out this blog I wanted to have a connection with a least a few readers. I know I have not followed any one path in my writing and for that I apologize. I find the daily prompt a lot of fun to challenge my creative side and this 100 day challenge has been good for my depression. I have above all always tried to stay true to myself in all that I write though and that has not wavered at all.
I am not a great writer, but I feel so grateful to have a number of people who on some level can connect with my writing. THANK YOU all for taking the time to read my posts. I plan to continue to bring words forward as long as my muses let me. Now I must go see what the word of the day is and try to stretch the brain a little more for a poem or post. Thanks again! (((HUGS)))
I can’t believe it… 50 followers. THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart. I hope you continue to read and see things you like. Writing truly helps me through the day and it is made so much better knowing there are some people who enjoy it. Once more… thank you everyone!