Thursday, June 24, 2010

Three Digit Celebration! Kinda!

I was really excited about my post today--hitting 3 digits! Yay! Yesterday I wrote my 100th blog. And this morning I hit 100 followers! Yay! But I waited too long to write this post. When I fired up my computer to compose this exciting (to me) post, I noticed one of my followers bailed on me, and I was back down to 99 followers! I know this happens all the time, but did it have to happen now? Oh well, on with the festivities, so to speak!

I started my blog less than 5 months ago! During this time, I've gotten (nearly) 100 followers, many blogging "attaboys" from my peers, requests for two articles on autism, and I won Scholastic "Parent and Child" Magazine's Top Parent Blogger award on Special Need Issues. I have made $29.67 so far on my Google ads, although I have yet to see a penny of this (sorry hubby, you can't quit your job yet).

The biggest discovery I have made, however, is the blogging community. When I started blogging, I pictured a solitary activity--just me and the computer while thousands of people read my words of wisdom as I reaped millions off my Google ads. What I found out is that bloggers actually network with each other and support each others efforts! We comment on blogs and commiserate and have a great time. It's really made blogging fun! I see so many blogs out there that just blow me away, and make me realize that I have a lot of growing to do as a writer.

In the meantime, I'll keep blogging away and enjoying every minute of it! If you take the time to read my posts, I want to extend a thank you! It is appreciated!

Here's to another 100 posts! Heck, here's to thousands more!

14 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Exciting milestones!I lost more than half my followers when I switched to WP so now I have to start all over again. Ack!

    But you're right - the best part of the whole gig is meeting other bloggers - so glad I met you!

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  2. Congratulations on your 100/100...I wish I could follow twice to get you back up to 100!

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  3. Hello, not sure how you found me...but ever so glad you did. I love meeting new bloggers, readers and making new friends.

    Love how you describe the community being larger than the one!

    And congrats for reaching an epic milestone!
    WOOOO HOOO!

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  4. Congrats on the double 100!

    =)

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  5. Great! Exciting milestone!xxx

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  6. i wish i can follow you again so you can make your 100th. i'm really thankful that i found you (or, you found me, i dont remember). i have so much more insight on autism and living with one because of you...

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  7. Yeah!! here is to 100 more. ~Your friends Nikki, Ezra et al

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  8. I remember how exciting it was to get my 100th follower. I still get excited over each new follower I get. Well, I just came across your blog and am going to follow...so you will be at 101! You are right, blogging is more than just one person and a computer, it is an entire network of so many different individuals and I love learning about all of them.

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  9. Wow now your at 101! but I understand its such a bummer when your followers seem to runaway, I always wish I could find out why..lol I know I have enjoyed getting to know another aspie mama. Hears to 100 more...maybe I'll get there one day. :)

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  10. Happy 100! Congrats on all of your accomplishments! Every time I tell my hubby about the blog he ask "Will it make you any $$$?" Then "Will it cost you any $$$?"

    Blogging is a wonderful outlet...I was so surprised by that. Enjoy!

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  11. Well done - I see you finally made it to 100! Thank you for visiting me. I'm glad I came to your blog. I'll probably be a regular visitor. I love it. :)

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