If there is one gift, that December has given me, it is all of you. Increased readership, comments, and members. Melissa, from BlogHer, wrote a post on The Gift of Comments in November. Oh how true the words!
When I began blogging, I had no idea what blogs were, what purpose they served, or where I was headed. I simply had things from daily life I wanted to share, and I realized FaceBook wasn't the place to do so, Twitter much less. So I began a blog. I began with small quotes from around the house, little "pearls" as we call them. Then I realized I had room for more than just quotes, so I began to increase the content, adding photos, and on it went.
I never payed any attention to stats, comments were far apart and few in number, mostly by friends who were nice enough to pay me a visit. Then, in the last few weeks of October, I came across BlogHer. And that's where it all began. NaBloPoMo in November brought to surface the geekyness in me. And got me hooked on writing daily.
In two months of daily writing, I met wonderful people, came across gorgeous blogs, and all of it inspired me. I focused on blog design a little, I tried to "up" the blog content, and then..magic happened. Little by little, our "members" increased from nine, to twenty-three.
When I sign in to blogger in the morning, and go to the posts page, every single post has at least one comment, and for this, I can't thank you enough. I know, I'm coming across as the desperate girlfriend, comment hogger, but truth is, we will all blog.for.comments. What would the blogging world be with silence and no feedback? Don't answer that. I'm sure we've all experienced it. In the beginning. Do you remember?
I am so terribly grateful for all of you who keep coming back, day after day, and leaving your wonderful comments on my little blurbs. I love how I began to recognize names on the December Soup list. And then started recognizing blogs, names, and commentators. We've formed a little support group I'd say, and I'm loving being included. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I treasure each of you, your posts, blogs, and comments. And as the 2012 comes in, I wish to all of you many many comments, wonderful blog posts, loyal followers and members, strength to keep going, loads of creative juices, and blog fun!
Happy Friday everyone! Two-thousand and twelve, better watch out for us! We'll be blogging it all away! (Can you believe it's just two days away? Still giving the the butterflies!)
I assure you, my happy dance is nothing like this. Had you seen this video before? What would you do if you were iceskating, and this happened?!
Happy Friday Y'all!~*