This morning when I checked my blog, a number on my stats page caught my attention.
Apparently, since I started my blog on January 4, it has been viewed 10,000 times. I was speechless. (Not a common occurrence for me.)
So I just wanted to mark the occasion by sending out my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has taken time from their busy days to read my posts. I’ve been writing this blog in my head for years, and I am so happy to have finally resolved to record my thoughts. I’m gratified that you’ve found them worthy enough to read. I appreciate the feedback that you’ve given me, and I welcome you to continue to tell me what you think and what you might like to see in my blog in the months to come.
WordPress (the publisher of my blog) provides me with all kinds of stats on the people who visit my blog. Throughout the last month, I’ve had visitors from 19 countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, France, South Korea, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Australia, Italy, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and … Ukraine. That single Ukrainian reader has popped up on my stats page each time I have written a post.
From Western Europe, to Eastern Europe, to the Middle East, to the Far East, a handful of doll fanatics are finding some common ground in my posts. The doll community apparently transcends borders, language, geography, and even warfare.
How can the world possibly be that small?
4 thoughts on “10,000 and counting!”
Add Israel to that one.
I know how difficult it is to write a blog – and an even bigger effort to write a good one.
Love each and every one of your well written, inteligent posts. You make doll colecting and collectors sound like post graduate intelectuals – and the most wonderful imaginative creative people in the world. i am proud to be one of them.
Keep up the excellent work
Thanks so much. It’s amazing to me how far across the globe my humble word reach. I appreciate being able to add Israel to the list. 🙂
You can now add the UK. I have read lots of doll blogs over the past months, some that review new play lines, some that deal with the sewing of OOAK outfits, some that are all photographs which, as a totally blind person are no good at all for my purposes. The thing I like about this one is that it’s beautifully written and words are as important, if not more important that images. In a world where, we are told, the written word is being eroded, that is important. For myself description is everything when reading about dolls, so the more I can get the happier I am. Thank you for this blog which, at the time of writing, is keeping me occupied during a night of bad health, a not uncommon occurrence around here. 🙂
Thanks so much for your kind comments. Good writing is very difficult to find these days. The reason I have a job (editor) is that people in the professional world (at least in the US) have lost the ability to effectively communicate. 🙂