I am celebrating the first 100 posts I have created on this blog.
1st post – Sept 19, 2010 – Busy Week Ahead
1st comment – Sept 25, 2010 – Have You Ridden A Ferris Wheel Lately?
# of posts – ONE HUNDRED
# of days since I started the blog – 160
# of visits – 11,847
# of countries – 73 different countries represented by these visitors
# of comments – 1,230 – every single one has been read and appreciated
Busiest day – Nov 11, 2010 – Do You Know The Riddle?
My son and I spent a few moment singing to our favourite song one morning as we were getting ready to head out to school and work that day. It was a few moments of pure bliss that I was able to reflect on at the end of the day instead of spending time thinking of the crazy, irritating moments of that day as I ended my day.
Thanks Little One.
Favorite post to write – Advice On Internet Use From a Teenager
I was proud of my daughter for her perspective and honesty. She gave me advice I would have given someone else, just when I needed to hear it, and in a way I could hear it. Thanks Big One.
Hardest post to write – 10 For Tuesday
I am by nature a very positive person. It’s not that I don’t see bad things that happen. I just don’t let these things / people own the view I have of life. On this day in January when I was fired, I sat down and a lot of negative thoughts were swirling in my head and I knew it was a moment of truth. If I let the negativity of the day come out through my post and sit in my head as I went to bed, those thoughts would own the moment. So I sat and pondered and challenged myself to think of the positive aspects I could identify from the day. I originally decided to do a top 10 list, but could only come up with 9 no matter how hard I tried. So identifying #10 as the one bad thing became natural. Say it out loud, give it a very small place in my blog, and then put it away and move on.
Most dedicated commenters –
- Mark, The Idiot Speaketh (All around great humorous blogger and friend who just celebrated 1 Million visitors to his site!)
- Donna, Huffygirl’s Blog (Excellent biker, nurse practitioner, gardener, and self-proclaimed satirist.)
- Margaret, Conjuring My Muse (Dedicated fiction writer by passion – here’s a peek at her first published novel – and a tech writer by day who is supportive, kind, and talented.)
- Expressmom, Practicing Buddhism (Amazing homeschooling mom of two terrific kids, teaching lessons and learning them herself at every turn.)
Why I started this blog –
A creative outlet. I love computers and I was spending time on my laptop at night for relaxation, but I felt I was wasting time. I started the blog as an outlet of creativity and reaching out.
Why I enjoy blogging –
I found the creative outlet I was looking for. I found common interests with people and the ability to get reaction from the blogging community and have been able to provide my perspective and advice when asked. I never imagined the community, friendships, connections, and pleasure I would find. What a generous, thoughtful, and intelligent group of people I have been exposed to through blogging.
What I love about WordPress –
WordPress is easy to use. There are choices of themes and colours that help you to make it your own. The posting, commenting, and linking on your blogroll is easy and the help screens are actually helpful. It’s fun to see the stats as the posts are read and I LOVE the comments from my blog visitors.
Being able to have multiple blogs has been a blessing I did not expect to use. My photo blog thumbtravels, has allowed me to express the creative side of my life with beautiful images and few words.
A nod to WordPress for the service they provide to help ordinary people find extraordinary connections…