Yesterday, my blog recorded its ten thousandth view for this year. That is a fantastic number for me. In my first year, I had less than one thousand. I never formally acknowledged that I wanted to reach this number, but in the back of my mind this has been one of my goals since last year Last year I had a little more than five thousand views and I had hoped to double that this year. It looks at though I will. While there are some bloggers who do these kind of numbers in a month, or week, or even just one day, they are new to me, and definitely worth mentioning.
It feels kind of wrong to me to trumpet my success. Maybe that is just how I was brought up. However, there are three things that convinced me to take a moment to write this post.
The first is that if someone asked me if they should do it, regardless of what I would do myself, I would encourage them to revel in their accomplishments. I would tell them to celebrate everything, acknowledge and enjoy everything, and certainly be happy about it. One of the lessons I have learned, rather recently, is that if my advice is good enough for someone else, it should be good enough for me.
The second reason is that I would like to thank everyone who follows the blog, drops by the blog, and comments on the blog. I have met so many interesting people and read so many interesting blogs. I feel like I have made a connection with some people. If I hadn’t, I probably would have given this up long ago.
Thirdly, and lastly, this is the only thing that qualifies as The Perfect Moment for yesterday. Okay, I did have a white grape popsicle, and see some very red leaves (finally), but that’s it. Ten thousand views seems like the thing to celebrate.