Sunday, July 31, 2016

100,000? Amazeballs.

Big time bloggers may not have even blinked as their blog statistics showed their numbers growing, and their number of followers increasing. Maybe they were on a trajectory that was skyrocketing them toward fame and fortune that few ever realize, and it just wasn't important to them. Maybe numbers aren't a big deal. 

And yet. This small time blogger can't help but feel excited that so many of you have taken the time to read Randomocity, and let me know through your comments on my blog, or by liking or commenting on Facebook, that something I wrote resonated with you. 

When Chuck and I went to a writers' group meeting here in Saint Charles, the writers took turns reporting their progress on current projects. I recall hearing one of the women tell us that her blog had just had its 100,000th hit. I was amazed, and very happy for her. That seemed like a far-off fantasy for me, and I wondered how I could make that happen. 

Well, here we are, a year and a half since I started dreaming about having 100,000 hits of my own. My dream is finally coming true. 

Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring enough about me, and what I have to say, to stop by for a read from time to time. Meeting some of you in person, or reading your comments, and learning that something I said made a difference to you, or made you smile, means so much to me. I couldn't do this without you. Well, I suppose I could, but it just wouldn't make me feel this happy. 

There are a few people without whom this blog would not be nearly as interesting. My husband and our kids give me so much great material. Without their antics and quotes, and the supporting photographs of them, Randomocity would not be as fun to write or read. And without their permission, I would not be able to publish the stories. They are my best proofreaders, too. Thanks, you guys for supporting me, and allowing me to share our lives here.  Our extended family has been so supportive, and I thank you all, too.

And if you are reading this, a big THANK YOU to you! You have helped my dream come true. I guess it's time for me to start thinking of a bigger dream!


  1. Congratulations Denise! I am not at all close to that number, but your post made me look at my numbers. I now have 280 followers! I might make my goal of 300 by the end of the year after all!

    1. Well, I am envious of your followers. Way to go! And thank you!

  2. That is so great! Happy for you. It is a joy to be part of your story.

    1. Bella Stella...thank you so much! You've been with me for quite a while!


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