Daily Archives: September 20, 2011

My Blog’s First Birthday

One year ago today, I published my first blog post.  It was mostly a self-taught process, with a lot of research and a little help by e-mail from a former co-worker, Jennifer, aka The Cotton Wife.  Motor Man still teases me about one particularly challenging evening, when he thought our computer was going to be thrown through the bedroom window.

Just to share a few numbers, this is my 315th post, and at last count, I’m one click shy of 37,000 views. I’ve been Freshly Pressed twice, once in April and again in June.

Blog-land is an amazing place. I love that I’m able to share snippets of my life with folks all over the world. By the same token,  I’m invited to peek inside their lives as they share their world.

I’m happy when readers leave comments, saying they enjoy reading about our sunrises and sunsets, our friend, Groom Swan, day-to-day happenings, my memories and most of all, my family.  Most readers don’t leave a comment, but that’s okay. I once read that even though a viewer may not  comment, your post may very well have left them with a smile.

Motor Man and my son, Marshall, realize that almost any situation could potentially be blog material. And Motor Man has become accustomed to seeing this view of me almost every night as I work on the next day’s post with help from my green-eyed assistant, Sundae.

I appreciate all of you who regularly check in to see what’s happening in These Days Of Mine.  Hope you visit often! And whether you post a comment or not, I hope you’re smiling.