When I first started the blog in 2013, I went in with no expectations other than a place I could use as a rehearsal space to practice, practice, practice for my retirement plan for writing. I even had no expectations when it came to how long I would stick with it.
Yet, somehow, 180 blog posts later I am still here and 10,000 page views later you are still there. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for your kindness, your generosity and your encouragement.
It has been an absolute pleasure sharing my stories with you. The icing on the cake was discovering when a given post struck a chord, made you laugh or resonated with you on a deeper level.
I know people are busy, so when someone takes a few minutes out of their busy schedule to read the blog, I am very thankful. When a reader takes the time to offer kind words, the gesture is that much more meaningful. It encourages me to keep going.
In my first aspirations as a writer, I could never have imagined the potential and the possibilities that social media would eventually bring. Could there be a better time to be a writer?
I have learned so much from so many authors and social media strategists when it came to leveraging a blogging platform. Also, along the way, connecting with bloggers and writers from around the world has been a mind-blowing experience and a delight.
The interaction and live feedback this early in my writing career has already exceeded my wildest dreams. For that I am most grateful.
Also, in the quest for finding the best picture to accompany each blog post, I rediscovered my love for photography and have been able to stretch myself as an artist in that discipline as well.
When I nervously hit the “Publish” button in October 2013, I never thought that blogging would be such a rich and rewarding experience, not necessarily in a monetary sense, but in the growth opportunity it has offered me as an artist, and in helping me align to my goals on the horizon.
Dear friends, your comments, tweets, retweets and shares have meant more to me than you will know.
Thank you very much! Merci beaucoup! Tusen Tack! ¡Muchas Gracias!
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