My 9th blogging anniversary

WordPress recently reminded me that I created my blog site nine years ago. My first post was on August 1, 2012 and was an account, illustrated with photos, of why I live in the woods.

Today I have 1191 WordPress followers and additional followers by email and on social media, and I have had almost 114,000 views.  I know many bloggers whose stats are much, much higher, but I am thrilled with what I have, especially since I haven’t been blogging as often during this past year.

My top post of all time continues to be Predicting Weather by the Signs: The Singing of the Katydids, which still surprises me.

In April 2014, a second blog was added, Believing for Ben, chronicling my grandson’s journey through pediatric neurosurgery.  Ben was only three years old at the time and now is eleven and getting ready to begin grade six.  Believing for Ben posts also have appeared on this blog, and members of my blogging community have followed Ben’s progress from diagnosis to the announcement that he is cured.  Much encouragement and many prayers and healing thoughts have been sent our way from my blogging community.

A third blog, Captured for a Moment, was added in October, 2015.  I refer to it as my “photos only” blog with no commentary, just photos. Unfortunately, it continues to be very neglected.

Additionally, I follow 285 other WordPress bloggers from around the world and have developed lovely blogging friendships with many of them.  Some of those bloggers now post very infrequently, and others who I once followed now no longer post at all.  I miss them.

I am so grateful to everyone who has read my posts and/or followed this blog and my other blogs. Some of you have been with me since I began this journey.  Even though we never have met, you comment on my posts and continually send me words of encouragement.  Blogging has been a much more rewarding experience than I imagined it could be!  

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy Blogiversary! 🙂

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  2. AWESOME- IT DOES NOT SEEM LIKE 9 YEARS!! I AM BLESSED TO HAVE FOUND YOUR BLOG- & FEEL EVEN MORE BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO CALL YOU MY FRIEND FOR 9 YEARS!!! BLESSINGS TO YOU DEAR FRIEND!!

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    1. Thank you so much! No, it does not seem like 9 years. Blessings to you, too, and I hope you are staying safe and doing well.

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  3. bushboy says:

    I love your stats and glad I found you 🙂 🙂

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  4. alekmountain says:

    Happy Blogging Anniversary Day . . . and many returns! LOL

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    1. Thank you! I hope there are many returns!

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  5. arlene says:

    Wonderful. Happy 9th Deb. I remember you were one of those who followed my blog years ago. I love your stories about Ben.

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    1. Thank you, Arlene. I don’t even remember how I found your blog (or maybe you found mine). I have really enjoyed your posts.

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  6. Fandango says:

    Congratulations on 9 years on WordPress. 👏

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    1. Thank you! I can’t believe it’s actually been 9 years.

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  7. de Wets Wild says:

    Happy anniversary, and may there be many more!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope I can keep blogging no matter what life throws my way.

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  8. Best wishes on your blogging anniversary!

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  9. Happy blogging anniversary!

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