Drumroll, Please

Why the drumroll? Because….this is my 500th blog post.

My first post was just over 18 months ago on September 20, 2010.  Since that time, my little blog has had over 67,000 views.

In those 18 months, I’ve learned that, once you “meet” other bloggers, you come to think of them as friends. You worry about them when they don’t post for awhile, you’re happy for them when good things happen, and your heart breaks for them when the going is tough.

I’ve learned that the majority of people who read blog posts don’t leave comments. I wonder why that is? Sundae wonders too.

As I celebrate this milestone, I’d like to thank everyone who has read a post, commented, become a subscriber, given me a blog award and/or passed on my site to a friend. I really appreciate everyone who stops to visit. (Goodness, it sounds as though I just won an Oscar or something.)

I’m fortunate that Motor Man, is so understanding of this obsession hobby. (Blogging takes a LOT of time.) He and Marshall help by always being on the lookout for blog material.

 And starting tomorrow,  we begin the next 500.


31 responses to “Drumroll, Please

  1. Congratulations on your milestone! 500 posts of inspiring and beautiful snapshots of life and nature – not too shabby.

  2. Congratulations and here’s to the next 500+ blogs! I’m not the LEAST surprised by the popularity of your blog – your photos are gorgeous. Who doesn’t love a beautiful sunset/sunrise or seeing any of the rest of the world through the eyes of a good photographer?! You deserve all your awards and more. Sam and I thank you for brightening our day….every day….and send hugs (from both of us)!

    Pam and Sam

  3. Wow! That’s a lot of blogging! I enjoy yours always – and like Pam and Sam, I am not surprised by your popularity! Congratulations – I just had a Blogbook published of my first 3 months…because I frequently can’t remember what I have posted! A fun book just for my own information – easier than going back through all of my blogs to see if I have posted that photo before!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Congratulations Dianna! I am looking forward to your next 500! You have some bee-utiful photos today 🙂 I love coming here in the morning. Or any old time for that matter! Enjoy your Friday 🙂

  5. Congratulations!!! 500! sunrises, sunsets, cats, swans, deer, family photos, barns, fences…more cats…awards, every one filled with love and inspiration. And with the drumroll…rah…rah…boom…dee…ay ♪ (repeat 2x) Thank you!

  6. Congratulations! I love your blog!

  7. Congratulations on your milestone! I always look forward to your posts – filled with nature’s wonders, Sundae delights, stories of family and trips down memory lane. Press on!

  8. Heaping congratulations on you today, Dianna! Accolades and rounds of applause for your dedicated service to the blogosphere! 🙂

  9. Congrats on #500! wow. I love your cat.. so cute.. I don’t understand the not leaving comments too… I try to always comment, that way the blogger knows I have been there and read their work… Also, I love to meet new “friends” I so understand what you mean…

  10. Yowza!!!! 500!!! That’s so cool! Would hate to think of my mornings without you, so I’m glad you’re ready for the next 500. I love how your family has been drawn in and supports what you do here ~ adds an extra touch of something special. You’ve inspired me to visit places, learn and rekindled my love for the history of places around me. And, you’ve gotten me addicted to sunsets, sunrises….and even a bit fond of water fowl!! Thanks for all the time you take to add something special to our lives!

  11. Looking forward to the next 500!!! (There…tell Sundae I commented!)

  12. Congrats, Sis!! I’m not surprised your blogs are so popular. They’re always interesting and you always (JR and Marshall, too) spot beautiful photo material. My mornings are always richer having read your blog!

  13. Congratulations to a dear friend who always amazes me with beautiful photographs and words. You are one in a million. Oh, I have to include Motor Man, Marshall and Sundae in that too!

  14. Congratulations Dianna!
    Here’s to the next five-hundred…Salute!

  15. What a great milestone!!!!! Keep it up. Looking forward to the next 500

  16. hurray! congrats to you (and your blog enablers!) they are wonderful to share in this obsession with you. 🙂 and us!

  17. A postworthy milestone that is. Congratulations on a job so very well done. And I love, love, love that first pic 🙂

  18. Congratulations … once again!! Has it been 500 already?? Looking forward to the next 500 ! & maybe Sundae will come up with an answer to the ‘no-comment’ question 😉

  19. Wow! I think you have be beat with that number and I’ve been blogging since March of 2010.

    Your blog is an easy read and a breath of fresh air. Keep it up! 🙂

    Oh, and that first pic? Amazing!

  20. Congratulations, Dianna! What a great team effort you have there. 🙂

  21. You must be doing something right!! Congratulations!! “To have friends one must be a friend” and you’re a sweet friend to have.

  22. WooHoo! Congratulations, Dianna! I look forward to the next 500!

  23. Congratulations!!! 500 posts is a lot of hard work and love that you’ve put in to this blog. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, snippets of life, magnificent photos and your beautiful Sundae girl. I look forward to another 500 posts. You’re a wonderful Blogging buddy. Keep up the great work! ~applause~ 🙂

  24. Congrats again……I love all your pictures and blogs..Just don’t respond very often…..and I really should…………….

  25. That’s an amazing milestone, Dianna!! Congrats. And thanks for being my blogging buddy and making my world a lot brighter too! 🙂

  26. What an amazing accomplishment! Keep it up – I love reading 🙂

  27. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! We know how hard it is and we are rapidly approaching our 500th post on Cat Chat! It just might be next week!!!

    Blogging is hard work, and so is commenting lol. We try to read as many of the 300+ blogs that we follow as we can but sometimes life just gets in the way!

    Here’s to at LEAST 500 more for you!

  28. Huge congratulations! I really enjoy your posts and photos, and hope to read many more!

  29. Congratulations on your milestone and your massive number of views, too. it is such a joy to see your photos and read your blogs. I look forward to the next 500!

  30. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Dianna, you should be VERY PROUD!!!!! I so enjoy your blog even if I don’t read it until the weekend most of the time. What a wonderful
    gift you have giving US your readers ad friends. Looking foward for the next 500.

  31. Congratulations on this milestone (sorry I’m a bit late…catching up!) Good for you for staying with your passion, and for sharing so many wonderful photos along the way! ~ Sheila

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