I am shocked, amazed and elated! I just received notification that I have 500 (and a few more) followers. I know that compared to some blogs I read, this is just a drop in the bucket, but for me it’s a milestone that means lots. All I can say is thank you — thank YOU! My blogging began as a way to fill my time after losing my job and deciding it was time for an early retirement. Never in my wildest dreams did I think anyone would really find what I had to share that interesting. Let alone over 500 people!
So many of you have become such friends here. We have chatted and shared. You are all so wonderful, so friendly. You are what keeps me going with this blogging. At first it was just a way for me to write and record. Then people began liking and following. I’m still amazed!
I just want to say again how much I appreciate all of you. I look forward to your visits and comments. And I love reading and following your blogs. I am in awe at the talent that I see. I have learned so much reading your blogs. I have laughed and cried with your posts. You have all touched my heart and my life in some way. This is a real community!
Linda, congratulations. I know that I’ve enjoyed your blog and getting to know you.
Thanks so much, Sally! Same to you. In fact, it was your challenge that got me started with iPhone photography! So, double thank you! 😀
Thank you! 😀
Congratulations, Linda. Just face it, you’re good!😀. There is a real community on WP and it’s great. I’m so happy for you and glad you are enjoying it.
Thanks much, Levi! I appreciate your posts and comments! 😀
Well done Linda that’s a great achievement and I have loved following your blog and getting to know you too 🙂 hugs Bev xx
Thanks so much, Bev! I just so enjoy your blog and feel we’re somehow kindred spirits! 😀
Awwww thanks sweets I agree!!! :0 :0 xx
Thank you! And thank you for taking me along on your wonderful trips! 😀
Congratulation, Linda! I’m honored to be your blog friend. I always look forward to visiting your blog and viewing your exquisite photos.
Thanks so much, Amy. The honor is all mine! I love your beautiful photos! 😀
Wonderful news, Linda!
Thanks for your support. Lovin’ your photos! 😀
Congratulations Linda! I have very much enjoyed getting to know you here in the blogosphere. Looking forward to much more from you!
Thanks so much, Sue! I love following all of your adventures and getting to know you, too! See you soon! 😀
Hearty wishes for many more to come
Thanks for being a part of my blogosphere! 😀
Congratulations Linda! 😀
Thanks, Amanda, for your beautiful blog entries and visits! Hugs! 😀
It’s wonderful news, congratulations! I love the WP community, too, really makes blogging fun! ♥♥♥ ;^)
So very true, Aisha! Thank you! 😀
I know exactly what you mean. I was blown away when I reached 500 a couple of months ago and the number still keeps growing! It’s wonderful isn’t it. 🙂
Congratulations to you, too, Suzanne! It’s wonderful and amazing to me! 😀
And I’m VERY proud to be one of the 500!! Congrats, Linda!
Thank you, GP! You were one of my earliest followers and you’ve actually stuck with me, dear friend! 😀
And – WHY wouldn’t I stick with you? Your site is lovely! And, you’ve always been there for me – friend!
Congratulations Linda!! I am not surprised at all, your blog is delightful! Thank you, I’d say! xoxoxo Johanna
Thanks so much, Johanna! I always look forward to your visits and comments, dear friend! 😀
Thanks so much, Gail! I appreciate your visits and comments and enjoy your genealogy stories! 😀
Congrats on 500! I haven’t hit that mark yet, but if I do, I’ll be shouting hooray, too!
Thanks, Rusha! I bet it won’t be long now! I love your posts! And I’ll be shouting right along with ya! 😀
Thanks so much for your support! 😀
big congratz Linda!! Well worthy!! I have very few in comparison. I can’t imagine having that many! Maybe one day! 😀 But I so enjoy your work!! Well done.
Oh, my, I can’t imagine you not having that many and so many more. Soon! I just love your stories and photos. I thank you for being my blogging friend! 😀 ❤
Thank you for the friendship and so glad you visit me too! ❤
Linda, that’s wonderful. I’m still new to this site. My old site, Gather is now closed to the writers I’ve come to know and love. I’m so lucky to have met you.
Thank you so much, Pam. I am so happy that we have met and I can enjoy your posts! I love making new friends and your visits and comments are always welcome! 😀 Hugs!
Congratulations, Linda. We have almost the same number of followers. 🙂
Well, I’m certainly glad we found each other! I really do enjoy your blog! 😀
Well-deserved and well-said, Linda. Many congratulations to you on your way to 1,000 and more!
Thank you so much, Leigh! Whew, I don’t know, 1,000 sounds actually intimidating! I have a hard time keeping up with what I’ve got! LOL! Hugs!
Congrats on your milestone!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, Luanne! You’ve been a good blogging friend! I love both your blogs — I just don’t know how you keep up with both! 😀 Hugs!
You too, Linda! Haha, I don’t either sometimes! xo
Congrats, Linda… I sure enjoy your blog…
Thank you so much for kind words! I truly enjoy your blog, too! 😀
Dear Linda, I am really happy for you and I want to share your joy. I would like you to remember that you have this blog for yourself not for others, and that if some day some of your followers turn out to be fakes, don’t get upset.. there will come new ones. Congratulations and keep going 🙂
Thank you so much, Paula, for your kind words and encouragement. I am so happy that I found your blog and your friendship! I hope you have a beautiful weekend! 😀
Thank you very much, Linda. I am happy to have you in my blog circle – which is very important to me. Bless you my dear.
Congratulations! You deserve it. 🙂
Milestones like these are empowering — blog on!
Thanks, Steven, and thank you so much for your support! Happy weekend! 😀
I’m amazed on how you started and how you progressed. I know the next 500 is coming soon. Congrats, and have fun blogging.
Thanks so much, Rommel! I’ve appreciated so much your comments, encouragement and support! You’re a good blogging friend! 😀
Good? Excuse me … 😆