Milestones or Miles to Go?

Numbers. You gotta love 'em!

I like numbers as much as any accountantgambler…blogger, so I keep track of the typical facts and figures WordPress conveniently taunts…provides me with. Even if you’re one of those literary artsy types who eschews numbers (I threw in the word “eschews” for you literary artsy types–you’re welcome), you have to keep track of words counts or pixels or rhythm (which must be related to counting), right?

So, let’s face facts, people, you definitely want to read this post about the numbers I’m going to share with you.

Go ahead. You're going to tell us whether we want you to or not. At least I've got these beads to fiddle with while you babble on.

  1. I’ve been blogging for just about 10 months.
  2. During that time, I’ve attracted 38,900+ visitors. Let’s forget about the loopy Internet searches that mistakenly ended up here when they were earnestly looking for a “confused old woman” or “sexy dog lady.” (One could argue that both search terms lead them to the correct site.)
  3. In the last month, I’ve had visitors from 73 different countries around the world. One visitor was from the Maldives, but I think they only have one computer and their Internet is slower than turtles swimming through Maldive mud. So that’s impressive.
  4. I’ve posted over 250 hope-you-didn’t-miss-a-one posts.
  5. And, just today, I officially have 200 subscribers. Yes, 200 people want to know what the heck I’m going to say next. I’m bamboozled by this. Honored beyond words, but bamboozled . You can tell I’m bamboozled because that’s the only word I can come up with. Thank you–each and every one of you.

I don't know why you love me, but I'm glad you do. Here's a little token of my appreciation from me to you.

My 200th subscriber is The Coevas Official Blog.  I visited their blog and I’m pretty sure they are foreign because I couldn’t read anything but the English subtitles. I think they are Italian musicians and writers. The reason I think this is because I read this from their “About Page”: We consider words’ instrumentalists and we choose a daily presence in the global village. COEVA is born as a symphony’s  score, modulating and arranging idioms. Conjugated artistic languages. The blog itself is a work of art: crucible of visual arts, reflections, theatre, interpretations and staves; confluences of new concepts and stimulations. Remember, this is the English subtitle version.

That’s all I wanted to tell you, but I have a really great story about my Pilates class this morning. That will have to wait until next week. You’ve heard enough from me this week.

Make that "next week." See you then!

~ by Lorna's Voice on April 6, 2012.

24 Responses to “Milestones or Miles to Go?”

  1. Thanks, Peter. 🙂

  2. Really impressive achievements. There’s a lot of work behind the talent you so clearly have and I’m glad its been rewarded.

  3. I knew someone out there would appreciate it!

  4. I’m just amazed they are what they are. Little old me and my tiny blog dreams turned into something to write home about. Incredible. 😉

  5. I can’t do the Photoshop stuff, so we’re even. If you want, I can tell you how to do the moving pictures. It’s not hard.

  6. 🙂

  7. Congrats, Lorna and rock on! xo

  8. Congrats, congrats, congrats! Here’s hoping you can snag the other Maldivian blog-reader – that would be a coup. Can’t wait for the next 250 posts. (BTW – the moving pictures are really impressive – I can’t do that kind of stuff)

  9. Congrats on the numbers. I hope they keep flooding in for you.


  10. Great numbers, Lorna. And I just love the word “eschew.” Thanks for that!

  11. If you won’t tell, I won’t. Oops! Too late…

  12. You didn’t tell them that 36,000 of those visits were mine. Probably for the best, you know how people will talk.

  13. Good for you–about your subscribers, that is. I’m sure your chickens will be glad you made an appearance!

  14. I try to lend my sense of humor to almost everything I post. I’m glad you’re enjoying what you read here.

  15. I could have written the same comment about you… 🙂

  16. I’ll settle for smokin’ hot! Thanks! 🙂

  17. As always, I’ll do my best!

  18. I’m simply amazed that my foray into blogging has been so successful. I never would have imagined…

  19. You’re right, Lorna, we’re all in it for the numbers — they show love, devotion and admiration. And yours are awesome!

  20. You’re developing quite a following in such a short time! We may have to form the “Cult of Lorna” or at the very least, a fan club of sorts.

    I’m not surprised at all. This is among my favorite places to find a bit of humor mixed in with tales of interest. Almost always leaves me with a smile on my face. Keep up the good work.

  21. Congrats!! On your 200!! You are on fire woman!

  22. Sweet! Yes, gotta love the numbers. Good job! And yes, we can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to, as you always make us cry or laugh, sometimes both in the same post. And sometimes you use words like bamboozled. You won me over long ago!

  23. Ha Ha. I love it! 🙂

  24. All very impressive Lorna. Great job! Not to brag but my own subscriber numbers have been sky rocketing lately. One is especially noteworthy. The first podiatrist of the country of Lesotho. Thought you’d like to know. Anyway. I’m off. There’s grain to be scooped and chickens to be plucked.

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