I am shocked, amazed and elated! I just received notification that I have 500 (and a few more) followers. Β 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!


61 comments on “500!

  1. Linda, congratulations. I know that I’ve enjoyed your blog and getting to know you.

  2. Congratulations πŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations, Linda. Just face it, you’re good!πŸ˜€. There is a real community on WP and it’s great. I’m so happy for you and glad you are enjoying it.

  4. fozziemum says:

    Well done Linda that’s a great achievement and I have loved following your blog and getting to know you too πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xx

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    Congratulations Linda!!!!!!

  6. Amy says:

    Congratulation, Linda! I’m honored to be your blog friend. I always look forward to visiting your blog and viewing your exquisite photos.

  7. Wonderful news, Linda!

  8. Sue Slaght says:

    Congratulations Linda! I have very much enjoyed getting to know you here in the blogosphere. Looking forward to much more from you!

  9. Hearty wishes for many more to come

  10. Congratulations Linda! πŸ˜€

  11. aishasoasis says:

    It’s wonderful news, congratulations! I love the WP community, too, really makes blogging fun! β™₯β™₯β™₯ ;^)

  12. Suzanne says:

    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. πŸ™‚

  13. gpcox says:

    And I’m VERY proud to be one of the 500!! Congrats, Linda!

  14. Congratulations Linda!! I am not surprised at all, your blog is delightful! Thank you, I’d say! xoxoxo Johanna

  15. Rusha Sams says:

    Congrats on 500! I haven’t hit that mark yet, but if I do, I’ll be shouting hooray, too!

  16. Hooray! Congratulations.

  17. big congratz Linda!! Well worthy!! I have very few in comparison. I can’t imagine having that many! Maybe one day! πŸ˜€ But I so enjoy your work!! Well done.

  18. pambrittain says:

    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.

  19. Congratulations, Linda. We have almost the same number of followers. πŸ™‚

  20. Well-deserved and well-said, Linda. Many congratulations to you on your way to 1,000 and more!

  21. Congrats on your milestone!!!!!!!!!

  22. lumar1298 says:

    Congrats, Linda… I sure enjoy your blog…

  23. Paula says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  24. Steven says:

    Congratulations! You deserve it. πŸ™‚
    Milestones like these are empowering — blog on!

  25. rommel says:

    I’m amazed on how you started and how you progressed. I know the next 500 is coming soon. Congrats, and have fun blogging.

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