I have been totally uninspired on what to write for my 500th post.....so I have put it off but I need to get past it. It's just a number but a number I am pretty amazed by. I am not sure what my expectations even were on July 30, 2008 when I hit publish. My comments on that post were from my 'hood sisters Gloria, April and Patience and my supportive friend, Susan. I could have never imagined that I would have readers from all over the world ..... seriously, like looking at the stats and seeing that someone in the Ukraine, Argentina and Russia are reading my words is pretty cool. I love even more that when I look at that map and see Spain highlighted I think of Alison and that I can look at Scotland, Ireland, England, Australia, Canada and so many states and know I have people that I have connections with, that I care about, that are part of me. Stats also show that (not counting my presence) I have had as this moment 17,959 pageviews, small beans in the big blogging world but huge in the world of me. The most viewed post by far is one about food lol, a cookie recipe exchange
http://beglorious.blogspot.com/2009/11/cookie-swap-blog-hop.html Fitting that it has had over 500 views :) I never get pics posted on that one @@
Whether you have been with me from the start, met me in a class or blog hop, stumbled upon or have just dropped by for the first time because you heard there were giveaways...thank you. I am grateful that you have given me even a moment or two of your day. For those of you that I now call friends, that I would never have had the opportunity to have met if not for blogland....I am so blessed to know you and I appreciate you allowing me a glimpse into your lives and worlds. To those of you that know me in real life and yet still chose to drop in on me, I am so touched and grateful, I hope you always feel I am being true to the person I am in real life.
Sooooo let's have some giveaways!!!!!
Now through Sunday there will be opportunities to win prizes.....personalized handmade stationery, a gift card, a Pass the Book for bloggers and one for non bloggers, one for just my FB page followers, another for my blog followers and some surprises so visit often and be sure to leave comments!
Leave a comment on this post and share all the ways you connect with me....just commenting counts as one chance, each additional connection adds another chance...blog subscriber, Google follower, FB follower, link up through my personal FB page. All winners will be announced Sunday evening, June 24th (my time) and will have one week to make contact with their mailing info.
Heart (or your choice) Words
custom made for youYou'll send me a list of words and I will create a word cloud for you matted on the color of your choice in a family or friend frame similair to the one below.
I've chosen this post from the week of June17 to submit to