Sunday, July 29, 2007

1,000 + visitors!

When I started this blog last March I really didn’t think anyone would ever read it. I specialized in lurking back then and only started it because I wanted to ask Miss Snark a question and participate in her crazy contests and thought you had to have a blog to do it.

Sometime in the last 24 hours I passed 1,000 visitors. That’s not many compared to some of the blogs I visit – including my daily homage to Miss Snark even though she’s dark - but the number amazes me. It doesn’t matter that many of those visitors are repeats – in fact that makes it more special.

I’ve learned a lot from my blogging friends and believe I’m a better writer now because of their wisdom and advice. I still don’t know what I’m going to write. My heart says non-fiction because I really enjoy helping others and have lots of different experiences from which to draw. I’m a good speaker and would enjoy using writing as a platform for doing more of that.

There are also lots of small stories racing around my brain like go-carts on a track bumping into neurons and igniting sparks of creativity. With my limited attention span, perhaps I should think about doing short stories or magazine articles instead of the great American novel. I don’t know. It’s still all so new to me – writer land!

One thing I do know, I really enjoy the blogs and the outlet they provide for expressing my ideas, opinions, joys, frustrations and just mundane thoughts.

And I appreciate everyone who stops by to visit.



mcewen said...

Well congratulations! I lurked for a long while before I started by blog too, and you're quite right - it's the cheapest kind of therapy there is.

Stephen Parrish said...

I started my blog to unload things. I didn't foresee making new friends.

Thanks for being one of them.

Bernita said...

One finds so many splendid people.
Just write. Try everything.

Kim Stagliano said...

I agree - I've met great people, great great writers through blogging. It's kind of cool, isn't it? No axe murderers yet thank goodness!

Congrats on 1000!

The Anti-Wife said...

Thanks Maddy, Stephen, Bernita and Kim - and everyone else who's been just lurking!

wordtryst said...

Congratulations on your first 1,000.

I lurked and commented anonymously on Miss Snark's blog for almost a year and a half. I was addicted, and I still go back now and then just to feel that energy again.

I have this thing about privacy, so when I started a blog of my own 2 months ago I didn't make it public right away. Then I got brave and just did it. I told a couple of my writer friends. I started dropping by the blogs of regulars from Snark's.

My only regret is that I took so long to make the leap. I agree with Mcewen; it's therapy. It's also fun. When the first person posted a comment I was startled and very, very happy. People have been so kind. I think writers must be some of the most generous, supportive people around.

The Anti-Wife said...

I also miss Miss Snark. She created a wonderful community for writers. Blogging is good for the soul. Come back anytime.