What can I say?
Whoever thought when I started this humble little blog site through WORDPRESS that I would have accumulated so many people reading my gibberish?? I for one certainly did not.
I have raved and ranted and dribbled for the last three and a bit months about not necessarily the most exciting or thought provoking topics on this planet since I started at the end of July and did not think that I would even have 1 follower, 1 like, or 1 comment, but I have over that time, learnt that’s what a blog site is all about.
You can be but a singular voice amongst a casts of thousands.
So many sites about life, fears, phobias, photography, personal hardship, personal goals…such an array of works… everyone sharing their lives in the open for all to see.
Through this I have found an affinity with so many people.
If it wasn’t for your site I would never have met or known of people around this world and for that I express my gratitude.
So this Post/Blog is to say THANK YOU WORDPRESS for giving people like me a simple suburban woman living in Australia who lives a pretty much normal existence the power of speech… an outlet to be able to say what her thoughts are, publicise whatever is on her mind at any particular moment of the day or night.
I have met and made friends (though only in the ‘virtual world’) because of this. People actually care and comment about what I have written ( at least I think they do) and through your site you have made it possible to read, absorb and learn from so many others that contribute to it.
Yes there are sites that have had thousands of visitors and thousands of followers…but I am content with whom have liked, commented and followed my little site of ramblings. I get to share my emotions, my photos, my thoughts with people around the world whom I shall probably never meet and to me that is PRICELESS. I treasure everyone who visits me, everyone who comments, everyone who follows. I did not start this site to have a thousand followers. This site is not about vanity. This site is being able to share with people in the hope that you may connect with them…not a numbers game.
Hopefully I can continue being able to reply to everyone’s comments as I feel that they are all special for taking the time out of their busy lives to follow me and comment on what I have written.
They have all made me laugh or shed a tear and be in awe of their writing skills.
There are SO many talented people in this world, and through your site you have made it possible to see them in an otherwise unknown realm.
I do not write this for adoration or to be recognised. I write this because I feel that you have allowed me to be who I am. You have never met me I am a number or a name logged into your site..nothing more nothing less..but you have opened doors. You have by way of having this site have allowed me to meet amazing people and read posts from people unknown to me…and because of that I feel I am part of their lives be it ever so small.
So I end saying Thank You WordPress for having the insight to allow people to write what they may, share what they will and in doing so meet new friends and enjoy others in this ‘virtual world of ours’.
Picture courtesy of Google (if it remains that is!)
Mumsy..I care very much what you have to say!..Yes! I am a virtual friend, but one day we shall meet. *smiling* and I look forward to it! Your special mumsy!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hello precious… you are one of the people I talk about in this post… one that I care about…honestly… and hopefully we will meet one day (hopefully soon) I ‘wanna’ have a girls night where we go nuts 🙂 we just need to convince Katiekins and our other overseas friends to come to Australia to join us. I am glad I have you as a virtual friend…thank you xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Well … Paulama is going to Bali next year…we should plan a trip!!!!!
Big huge bear hug and kiss right back at you!!!!
Wow a blog reunion in Melbourne!!!! How cool would that be!!! xxxx
Congratulations on a wonderful blog! I definitely love reading it!!
Thank you so much MHIAA…(abbreviated version of your name) 🙂 xx
It is an incredible thing that we can be worlds away … and still find this kind of connections with others. Yes, there has always been the phone and email. But this here is a way to express ourselves …and connect with others who feel as we do. All the things you have said.
Way to go Mumsy!!! Huggggsss
Right back at you with the **huggs** Katiekins- thank you. 🙂 xxx
beautiful and you put writing into such great perspective…..and for me the most amazing thing are the cyber friends that I have met that I care about and I think care about me. I think I would have been another lost soul if not for the writing and like you said the affinity of those we have met…….so know I have a good reason for taking a visit to Australia some day.
Hello again Ivonne 🙂 I thank you also for what you have written…yes we all care and are here for a purpose 🙂
Hopefully one day you will think of coming to Australia 🙂 xxx
Well-said! I rrally enjoyed it!
Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comment Shary – appreciated 🙂