Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"500 Miles"

"500 miles" is a long way to go.  $500 is a lot of money.  500 words is a lot of writing.  500 photos is a lot of pictures.  Are you beginning to get my drift??500 of anything is a lot of anything!  You can have 500 good things to celebrate or 500 not so good things to regret.  Just the number by itself is neither good not bad.  It all depends on what you're counting. 

So today I have 500 somethings I didn't have yesterday.  500 good things!  It's not money or photos or distance.  But I'm thrilled to have them just the same!Considering all of you are very clever folks, you've probably figured it out.  Anyone??

Okay, here it is (drum roll, please)....today my blog received its 500th visit!!  500!  That's huge!!  And amazing!!  Whoo Hoo!!!

When I started writing this back in July, I had no idea of whether or not I would be successful as a blogger.  It seemed like it might be the kind of thing I might start and then get bored with in short order.  I couldn't imagine what I would write about.  I couldn't imagine that anyone would want to read it!!  And yet here we are 7 months later and not only am I still writing, but enough readers stopped by to rack up 500 visits!  You may also have noticed that there are 9 official "followers".  That is so cool.  

The really nifty thing is that I can tell from the stats that it has been more than just one or two folks coming back again and again to bump up the number.   Nope, a lot of folks  come back for more visits and they leave comments and sign up to be followers!  (That's like receiving a tip!) I am so grateful for each and every visit!

It feels like I have a duty to try to be funny, interesting, and consistent for all the followers and visitors.  It makes me feel like I'm a writer!! 

My thanks to each and every one of you!  I promise, if you keep reading, I'll keep writing.  Maybe someday I'll have 500 posts for you to read! 


  1. I'm glad you're enjoying this blogging thing, Mel. It's totally addictive isn't it?

  2. Congratulations! I don't think you'll have any problem keeping us entertained for as long as you want to keep writing a blog. I see that I am not one of your followers, but I'll take care of that right away. laurie

  3. It is fun to know that people you don't even know personally visit your blog. I used to look at daily statistics and once it got up to 50! But that was because I had "Disneyland" in the title.


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