Monday, October 14, 2013

My secret ingredient to building this successful blog...

'You are the wind beneath my wings'
'I'm walking on sunshine'
And I just want to call and say
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It's amazing to look back and realize how far we've come. This year, together, we've scaled many mountains and swam a lot of seas.

For example...
On January 1, 2013 this blog had accumulated 49,000 page views
We now have over 170,000 page views
For example...
I added my first post to Google Plus on January 30, 2012
over 1, 600 of you now have me in your circles
For example...
The most popular post (Knit, Knitting, Knitted tutorial-tails) has received over 5,000 page views
The second most popular post (Please welcome Author Joyce T. Strand) has received over 2,000 page views
My most popular short story that I've shared is (Eve's Other Children)--it received over 80 page views 
(The reason why these are different than the ones listed under most popular posts is that the ones listed at the bottom of the home page are the weekly highs.)
For example...
The first guest to this blog was knitwear designer Stephannie Tallent she visited on November 5, 2010
Followed a few days later on November 8th by my eldest brother Rick--who wrote an article about sheep farming.
My most recent guests were Karen Guzman and Cathy Cruise of the blog Write Despite
I have many guests. I encourage you to visit the Guest Posts page

We've done so much that I'm beginning to think that there's nothing we can't do. We've done so much that I'm beginning to be a little jaded. You've supported me so much that I think I've started taking you for granted. And I've started to think this blog is all about me. It's not about me -- it's about us.
author -- reader
host -- guest
It's about making connections and being inspired. You inspire me to continue to write this blog. You inspire me to practice my craft.
That's why...
I just want to stop and thank you
So, from me to you...
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Here's to another fun-filled year of accomplishments.