Celebrating a Milestone

This was yesterday’s blog but for whatever reason WordPress didn’t publish it so there will be two posts today.

Posted – January 11, 2012

Today I had no hesitation when I sat down at the computer to write my blog. No problem with water aka thoughts rushing to find a safe place. I knew exactly what I was going to write about.

When I started on my blogging journey way back on March 1, 2011 I didn’t know how much fun I would have in writing every day or how many friends I would make in this blogging world.

Milestone celebration

Well today, I have reached 100 followers and I would like to thank you all for reading and following and commenting from time to time. I really appreciate all of you. Many of the blogs I follow have a greater number of subscriptions but I am very excited at reaching this milestone.

Over the months I have read blogs from people whose lives are so different to mine. Most live in other countries and are of a different age group (well how many have reached my VAST age?). Many have young children and their days are taken up with all the busyness that accompanies families. Some are looking at retirement and how they will fill in their time once they do retire. Some are battling demons either within themselves or from actions of others, and others are living their daily lives with vigour and excitement greeting each day with enthusiasm. I do know that some have health problems and in one case in particular, these problems are the basis of his daily (and sometimes more than once daily) blog posts.

There are a number of writers that I follow and some of whom follow me. Some are writers of fiction and some of fact, and in a couple of cases have had books published this year. Congratulations to each of them.

So to all of you who follow my blogs and those of you whose blogs I follow thank you for the support offered unconditionally over the past months. Here I have to say that in receiving over 3,000 comments on the posts I have only ever received one that I didn’t want to publish – apart that is from all the spam.

Thanks

And today I received another award – thank you Linda Cassidy Lewis for the nomination. Have you read Linda’s book “The Brevity of Roses”? It’s a great read and should be on your reading list.

Liebster blog award

In accepting an award I am called upon to nominate others to receive it and also to tell some things about myself. Well I have so many wonderful blogs that I follow that I will once again, just direct you to my blog roll. If any of these are new to you please do visit them. I always find something new in their blogs. And as for me, I have told you about myself in my posts and on my page Meet Judith Baxter, so I really think there is nothing more to add.

And because it’s a lovely day of celebration and sunshine. And because I have only 2 more weeks tomorrow to wear my big red Santa boot, I offer you once again, my special rainbow. Please accept it and make it yours. And if anybody wants to use it in a blog post, please feel free to do so.

Rainbow

My rainbow

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28 responses to “Celebrating a Milestone

  1. Congratulations. it’s a wonderful milestone to celebrate! Well done.

    • Thanks Joss – you were one of those whose books were published this year. Conratulations. I am thinking of doing a blog about the clever writers I know (via the blogosphere). When I do may I include you please? 🙂

  2. Congrats – I am writing a post about my 100 followers and passing 10,000 hits. I look forward to your posts.

  3. Awww, congratulations, Judith! What an exciting milestone (ooh, maybe I’ll even get there one day, whoo hoo!).

  4. Congratulations on both the milestone and the award. You are a joy to follow!

  5. Whooo Hoo! Congratulations on both!

  6. Congratulations, and your blog deserves far more followers!

    And thank you for the book promo. 😉

  7. Congratulations, Judith! Two weeks?! Yippee for you. 🙂

  8. Whey Hey ! Go You ! 😀

  9. I started July 31, 2010. It has been the most delightful adventure and it is a pleasure for all of us to be part of each other’s lives each day. I am esp impressed by how many decent and talented people are out there. Maybe there is still hope for the world.

  10. Congratulations on your 100, Judith. And thank you for this wonderful, upbeat, made-me-feel-good blog.

  11. You started this journey on March 1st? Why, that’s my birthday, Judith. (smile)
    Congratulations, Judith. Though really, I’d like to thank you for putting good stuff out into the blogosphere. You make following fun!

  12. Congrats on 100! I have enjoyed reading your blog over these past few months. Only one bad comment out of 3,000 isn’t a bad ratio at all 🙂

  13. Congratulations, Judith on your milestone and your award! I am so glad we crossed paths here in cyberspace. I enjoy your blog. I don’t always comment, but I do read your posts.

    • Robin thank you. Sometimes I get so behind that I read many blogs one after the other and perhaps don’t comment, but I like to read all my ‘friends’ blogs. 🙂

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