It is been a year today!
More than 1500 posts
More than 83000 views.
More than 1500 follows.
More than 30500 visitors
And 26000 comments.
And even if half of those are mine, the rest were yours!
Not bad for one year of blogging.
How it was at the beginning;
At first everything was new. I hadn’t written anything like a blog ever! I learned as I went along and was lucky to find very good role models. Teresa of the Haunted Wordsmith was my first inspiration. She has left WordPress for personal reasons but she taught me to try everything at least once. Rory, Fandango and Michael are among those who inspired me to write as they are great bloggers but also those who are prompting us with words, pictures and challenges. I really enjoy my blogging and am in debt to my blogging buddies for showing me how it is done.
Di, Li, Reena, Sue, Kat, Paula, Wendi, Winnie, Gina, Marilyn, Mel, Renard and Melanie are just a few of the people who have shown me how much fun blogging is. Thank you so much for being the beacon!
Then I must thank all of the 1506 people who read my blog and follow it. My thanks and appreciation for you all.
At the end but not least in principle, Tanya who inspired me and encouraged me to start writing. Thanks a lot!
What did I do right;
I learned to make friends with my blogging fellows here and got to know them. It was a slow process for me as I have pretty bad memory. But with time I got to know people who I interacted with daily. I understood their point of view and their special interests. I learned that the key to developing good relationship in blogging world is to communicate and interact. As with anything else, this is also an ever ongoing journey. We learn new things each day and grow.
Things I may have done wrong;
The first one is better editing. One needs to re-read a few times before posting it. Check spellings , grammar and the names which have been ” Autocorrected”!
I might have been repetitive in my topics. I won’t apologize for it because I am passionate about certain things!
I post a lot! At first I couldn’t get how people like Teresa, Rory and Fandango could do more than one post a day but gradually I also have started doing it. There was an event in January, JuJoJan which I joined and posted everyday for the whole month. It was a fantastic experience.
If I did or am making more mistakes, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I am always happy to correct them.
At the end I want to thank you all again.
Hope we continue on this journey together.
Let me know your thoughts and ideas in your comments.