I just realized the blog is officially a year old. My first post was February 24, 2009.
I'm going to get a little sappy here, so bear with me. I wasn't sure about the whole blogging idea when I first started. Did I have enough to say? Would anyone care what I had to say? But I was a big blog fan and wanted to give it a try. And since the only thing I knew well enough to talk about on a daily basis was writing, I tried that.
Here we are a year later.
148 followers, and I get several more every week as you guys talk about the blog and share with your friends.
Over 20,000 visitors.
Over 30,000 pages read.
Lots of fun discussions in the comments sections, and a great community of commenters. You're all so helpful and respectful of each other, and I've never once had to delete anyone's comments or moderate. (Okay, that one spammer from China, but they don't count)
Thank you all so much for coming back to discuss writing with me, for sharing the blog and linking me to other blogs. For picking up my posts elsewhere and sending friends to read what I have to say. I am grateful, I am honored, and I am humbled.
It's been a great year, and I look forward to seeing where we are when 2011 rolls around.
Who knows? I might even remember the anniversary date.