Three years ago today I stated blogging. I had no idea what I was doing. I was encouraged by Tom to start writing as a creative outlet. That first post, First Entry, had one comment on it. It wasn’t even from Tom. I didn’t write for the comments and I learned I had many lurkers who read my blog that first year. It doesn’t matter, thank you for reading.
Now over 400 posts later, 70,6007 (approximate) hits on my blog from people all over the world and 52 followers (never to late to follow), I find myself blessed. I’m blessed because I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people through the world of blogging. Some of you have been reading my musings from the beginning and others joined me somewhere along the way. I’ve gotten to meet three of you in person and spoken to a few of you on the phone. I’ve not been disappointed because you were just as you represented yourselves to be.
In the past three years you have joined me on this journey called life. Supported me through Tom’s fight with cancer, followed me on my road trips and cruises, celebrated birthdays and anniversaries. You followed my journey as I prepared to self publish my first novel and were there with your support when it finally came to pass.
Your support and encouragement have been invaluable.
I want to thank you for letting me peek into your world as well. I’ve enjoyed pictures of your kids as they grow up and the stories you share about them. I’ve loved your humor at life and laughed along with you. I’ve been uplifted by your spiritual journey and encouraged by your faith.
Why do I blog? In my first post, I mentioned how I love to tell a story. I still do.
I’ll continue to blog until I feel I have nothing else to say. Thank you - all of you who comment and those of you who don’t, but keep coming back to hear what I have to say. Thank you for reading.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009