“Happy Anniversary! You registered on WordPress.com two years ago! Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!”
What a nice reminder message from WordPress! So, it’s been two years now. Hard to believe.
Many days I’m a bit surprised that I have kept it up this long; other days it seems like I just started on this journey yesterday.
I am grateful that my husband encouraged me to begin to write. I have learned so much in the process! And I am VERY grateful for each of you who take the time to read and comment – I learn a lot from you. You have empathized, criticized, challenged my thinking, thanked me, laughed with me, and cried with me. Strangers have become friends, distant friends feel closer, long-time friends have become dearer.
I am often amazed by the visitors to this blog – you visit from all over the world! Most from the US and Mexico, but also from places like India, Finland, Portugal, Hong Kong, Pakistan, and Argentina (today alone!). You read in English and Spanish, and you connect mostly from Facebook posts, but also from almost every other social media forum.
Followers, views, posts and clicks have much more than doubled in the last year. I am grateful for the growing audience and influence. I consider it a great privilege – one I don’t take lightly – to share my ideas with you.
The most viewed posts this last year have been:
- today’s modern woman – pick any two! (A repeat from last year – probably because it connects to a Pinterest “pin”…)
- la motivación y el ánimo (“motivation and encouragement” – Isn’t it fun that the top posts are half in English and half in Spanish?)
- communication styles (Thanks to my M.A. studies!)
- lo que aprendo de una venta de garage (“what I learned from a garage sale” – It would be good for me to re-read this one each year!)
Please do continue to visit and leave your comments. That is a great encouragement to me. You can also subscribe to the blog so that you receive each new post in your email.
So the journey to maturity continues! Don’t forget to bring your coffee!