Ok, so a few minutes ago I thought that I’d check in on my Stats page, something that I like to take a peek at whenever I get an unexpected influx of new comments/likes. Today however, I actually took the time to study the carefully constructed graphs and figures that I typically tend to bypass because I’m really not a numbers person! Now you might want to sit down or hold on to your hat because what I found was that somehow I’ve managed to accumulate over 500 likes, 1,000 followers and 15,000 views for this blog! (Cue the dramatic music… dum dum dummmmm!)
How exactly this happened I honestly have no clue (no really I’m being serious, not fishing for compliments here I’m genuinely at a loss for words, but I’m definitely not complaining). One thing’s for sure, I can safely say that my decision last Autumn, to deactivate my Facebook account and start up a WordPress blog instead, was probably the smartest thing I’ve done in a very long time.
I was fascinated to see that people from such a wide range of countries and continents (from Australia to Africa, the US to Switzerland, even China and Cambodia!) are clicking on my blog and bothering to read my random posts. But I really do appreciate it and it’s such a crazy and humbling feeling to know that my writing is being valued in some way. Particularly when someone says that they can understand or relate to my posts, it really brightens my day and I know that I’m so lucky to have such a great following of fellow bloggers.
I’m also proud (and again shocked + confused) to have been nominated for 3 different blog awards since I started my WordPress journey over 7 months ago and have also inspired 3 of my friends to start up blogs too.
So I guess that all that’s left to say is a MASSIVE thanks to each and every one of you out there who has spent a few minutes of your day reading even one of the 60+ posts that this Small Town Girl has published. And if you’ve ever liked or commented on any of my posts, I’m sending a virtual hug your way right now 🙂 Thank you.
18 thoughts on “Blogging Progress Report”
Congrats. Well deserved and keep up the great work. Stay awesome.
Thank you so much 🙂
A special prize from me to you for being my first follower, thank you so much!
Aww I feel privileged to be your first official follower! Thanks to you too for following me back 🙂
The stats data is hypnotic isn’t it. Well done.
It really is so interesting to keep a track of… thanks for stopping by 🙂
Congrats, I have only recently started following your blog, but your writing is amazing. Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much, I really appreciate your comment 😀
Go you!! Yeah I have just started and to be honest not a pro lol have no idea what I am doing except talking to myself via a website I guess lol congrats love and all the best I will keep following and supporting ya! xx
That’s the simplistic but special art of blogging I guess… all you have to do is be yourself! Thanks for the support and I look forward to reading more of your posts 😀
I started blogging simply as a point of release. I’ve met some wonderful people and some wonderful writers. Life is good. Thanks for the follow. It just feels good.
Good for you, wishing you lots of blogging success in the future 🙂
Congrats girl! Hoping to follow in your award footsteps!
Thanks! You definitely will, keep at it 🙂
I still say we need dancers with bedazzled jumpsuits dancing to techno music while an awesome laser show spells out the name of your blog! Just something subtle to celebrate.
Haha that would be amazing and it’s the least we deserve! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
this so so damn relatable. thanks so much for writing thing. loved it, totally. 😀
Thanks Ashish, I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🙂