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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Something cool happened today...

I'm not a "big blogger". I don't have millions, or even tens of thousands of followers.

There are over 2400 people who "follow" me on facebook, but I know that not all of them actually do. And I think that the last time I checked I had something like 140 people following the actual blog. There are more through feedburner and twitter. But I don't know how many people actually pay attention and read what I babble about on a mostly-daily basis.

I don't do this for the numbers, or the fame and glory (ha!) - I do it because it's fun. It's a neat way for me to sort of have a virtual scrapbook of things that we have done as a family and of the random thoughts that clutter my head at times. And yes, the interaction with people is really stinkin' cool.

But today, I noticed something - and I happened to notice it at the time when it actually occurred.


For the first time since I started this blog in January 2011, I got 5000 views in a month. Personally, I think that's pretty cool.

But at the same time, it's not that important to me. Fun, yes. Interesting, yes. Important? Not so much.

What is important to me as I sit here and type away is to assure you that what you see is what you get with me. I don't make up stories to amuse anyone, I don't embellish the truth, I don't hide things that might make me look bad - I am and always have been 100% honest with every word that I've written here. Because in the end, I do this for me - but I am thankful that each and every one of you is along for the ride.

And for your comic relief - and partially what inspired this post (heard it in the van today as I was racing from one place to another....)

12 comments:

  1. Crazed Ramblings Of A Not So Ordinary MomSeptember 27, 2012 at 1:30:00 AM CDT

    That is awesome :) Congrats darlin, you deserve it :)

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  2. I follow you here and on facebook....everyday :)....and sometimes night as the Insomnia Fairy seems to have a crush on me and is currently stalking me :(

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  3. You're pretty cool online, and according to a few special people I know who have actually met you in person, you're pretty cool in person too. =)

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    1. One of these days we'll have to get together. I sometimes have to remind myself that you and I *haven't* actually met each other - but we've been friends for so long that it seems like we have!

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  4. I am CRAZY jealous! I'm lucky if I hit 5000 in a year, most of which are my mom.

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. LOL Nothing wrong with your mom being a fan! I've been a horrible bloggy friend though and I haven't been over to visit you in ages - I need to do that.

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  5. It's been SO fun to watch you gain momentum with your blog/facebook! I think I clicked on your link when you posted on Ross' blog at one point and the "non-stopmom" got me curious. SO glad it did!
    You, my friend, are "da bomb"!!
    M

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    1. Thanks Mare! I've been a terrible bloggy friend to you too, and haven't been over to visit you lately either - although I did pop by earlier today and saw that you just had an anniversary! How wonderful!

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  6. That was hysterical, thank you for sharing! I also, like Mare, found you from Ross' blog...and the rest is history! :-)
    Hugs,
    Beth

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    1. And I'm so glad that you did, Beth! So glad that you're along for the ride as well!

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