Boom wham before you know it

In a blink of an eye..or perhaps a smidge longer. You start a blog, you get a reader, then another and then BOOM, you get notified that you have 1008 followers.

I THANK YOU

I APPRECIATE YOU

I AM TOTALLY ‘GOB SMACKED’ THAT YOU FIND WHAT I WRITE INTERESTING ENOUGH TO FOLLOW ME

I AM GLAD THAT I HAVE MET SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE, YOU HAVE MADE ME LAUGH, MADE ME CRY, GIVEN ME HOPE

SO … THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING ME.

xx

Time to say thank you on my 547th post

Who would have thought?

Certainly not I (well I fib I had a rough idea) but though I waited patiently in my lounge room at the front of the house for WordPress to arrive, they didn’t, insert 😦

They did not burst through my front door with bottles of Dom Perignon, smiley faces 🙂 and helium balloons fastened to a congratulatory card filled with all those signatures and cute remarks from all that work there  (hello by the way if you are reading – doing a fab job).

So I retreated from the lounge, head hung low,  walked passed the loo on the right, through my kitchen, stopping at the fridge for a slice of ham and drink, down three steps into the family room (rumpus), opened the sliding door, turned right, then right again to come into the study where I work type incessantly.

So pretty much a year (according to the stats page) July 2012 is when I began my blogolife, the first day 21 viewers “Hello Hello are you still watching”?  Don’t fret if you’re not. We all follow, un-follow, enjoy immensely one month and get tired of the month after. It’s a fact of life, I bear no grudges. (Insert humour here please)

Today as I haven’t thanked you all for some time, I thought it the perfect opportunity to do so.

Thank You to my 455  456 WP followers to my 84 FB followers (whoever you are) and not forgetting my 5 Twitter followers.  Thank You to the 23,370 people who have knocked on my front door….unlike WP (oh well as the saying goes beggars can’t be choosers).

Thank You for keeping me sane, driving me to write, to discover more about myself and to show me what I am capable of.

Thank You for being there when I wanted to rant and rave and gave me support, kindness, encouragement and your wisdom.

Thank You for reading my short stories, my poetry, my prose and yes my ramblings.

If you know me – I don’t write these Thank You posts for reasons of what we would call here to (suck-up) in order to have the like button pushed a gazillion times more.  I say Thank You because I firmly believe that if it wasn’t for the support and following of you all, there would be no need for me even having a blogolife. I say Thank You now as I have done since I started with WordPress and ….I shall continue for as long as I blog.

Thank You for giving me the opportunity to meet you, to come into your lives whether on here or by email, to get to know you and to develop some wonderful friendships.

I APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO VISIT, HIT LIKE AND COMMENT.

and who knows it’s only 8:56pm Thursday night, maybe their plane has just been delayed.

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LUV YA’ FACES AND YOUR HEARTS…..Mumsy, Rambly, Mums, RM, Mumz, Jen and any other name I am known by.

xxx

PS Thank you to Cyril who followed just after pushing publish 🙂

A whimsical look at the Stat Bar

oh my dear

stress stress and finger nail biting
what ever shall I do?

my stats have fallen…….

plummeted in fact

should I be sad and feeling blue?

one day the graph had peaked so high

the last few days

it’s hit the floor

what shall I do, what can I do

views and visitors

do I want more?

so I haven’t blogged a lot of late

I haven’t been………. prolific
BUT 247 to now 13

well it’s enough to make me vomit

get angry but don’t shy away

or have me say tut-tut

never mind if I have naught to say
come back  – you there  – come back?!

I plead to raise that big blue bar
you know you want to see me smile

or would you rather

hear me whinge …..roll my eyes and sigh?

has it really got this bad I ask?
or must I write 10 posts a day or more?

Is that what you require of me

to see those blue sticks soar?

So give me to the weekend

I promise I shall write

but for now I’ve been at work all day

and it’s time to say good night

Time to say thank you

Again overwhelmed
with the response
and the followers
to my small humble site.

Each one whose
encouraged me just to write
been so supportive and
helped me along, with all of you with me
I shall write and stay strong

I dribble and rave sometimes as we know
I get deep and meaningful
my heart I do show
but that’s Jen or Mumsy
as I’m otherwise known

I now have 200 that follow
I’m amazed that I do
and 10,000 visits oh can this
be true?
I’ve written 300
now 301 there’s plenty
more writing
in this little one

So thank you to the ladies
the gentlemen too
for reading my writing
liking and following
all the words that I spew
forth from my head onto
a page you’re really too kind
or otherwise brave!

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Oh and click on the pic 🙂

Merry Christmas to you all…and to all a goodnight :-) xx

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Best singing voices everyone – to be sung to Away in A Manger

Christmas in Australia

is just round the bend

I have prepped and stressed out

and now hope this will end

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We shall have our nibbilies

when they first walk in the door

then we’ll offer them a drink

one or two or maybe more

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We shall sit at the table and crack

our bon-bons plastic toys and

paper hats silly jokes and

lot’s of noise

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I’ll stress ’bout the turkey and also the pork

is it cooked through

is it done right

please test with your fork

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I’ll consume too much alcohol

I know this to be true

and I’ll get all melancholy

just looking at you

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the entree will come first

do not know what they’ll bring

I’m sure it’ll be delightful

and we’ll gladly tuck in

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the potatoes will be crunchy

the pumpkin cooked just right

the mushy peas and salads

tasty morsels every bite

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Then we have our pudding

lashings of custard if you please

then there’s trifle laced with alcohol

oh our belts will surely squeeze

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The wine will flow freely

the laughs will get loud

there’ll be memories of

past years and how we imbibed

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The presents will we open we

will goo and we will will gaa

we shall say oh you shouldn’t have

you really went too far

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BUT secretly we are happy

for the presents that they gave

we’re delighted and thankful

and each one is our fave

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The Carols will be playing

in the background soft and sweet

we shall eat drink and be merry

and later fall asleep

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Yes this day is for families

and ones that you love

if I start to get teary

I will blame the egg-nog

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The festivities will be finished

the kitchen is a mess

the dishes piled up high

but at least no more stress

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Then Christmas day is over and

our tummies will be full and we

daren’t go and weigh ourselves

no that would be cruel

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So enjoy your celebrations

whatever you may do have

and cry or laugh hysterically

for you’re entitled too

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I wish a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of my Followers and readers.

Some of you have been with me since I began this journey, others who are new to my ramblings.

To all that have pressed LIKE, to all of you that have VISITED and SUPPORTED me on this wild ride of prolific writing (I don’t….do I?) when I first began in July. I had no idea when a friend of mine said  “You like writing so much why don’t you start your own blog site”.  I also had no idea that I would have an audience ..in fact any audience (I know it’s tiny compared to some, but more than I ever thought I would have). So to those that have made that possible  – I thank you.

For those that may check their Stats (hands up I know you do).

July 21 visits and 7 posts.

August 117 visits and 14 posts.

September 830 visits and 33 posts.

October 1,206 visits and 34 posts.

November 1,032 visits and 24 posts.

December 1,851 visits and 69 posts…. I did mention I was a prolific writer (went on a bit) did I not?

Good grief that means I have passed the 5000th visitor  –  Sings – “Celebrate Good Times…Come On”!

Seriously-

I have made friends on here, (sorry if that sounds cliche), but it is the truth….virtual though they are (for most of you).

I have read some amazing stories and equally some outstanding poetry.

I have giggled, cursed, empathised, rolled my eyes, blushed and shed a tear through laughter or sorrow. I have seen amazing photography,  I have witnessed people’s lives through their words and discovered truly talented and heart warming people.

So diverse the writers on here with so many stories yet told.

To those that I follow – I hope that I have been supportive and shown that I do care about what you write and grant me the sanity to continue 🙂

Tomorrow will be a hectic one… but when the family has left and the rooms are quiet, I shall be back on here helping RoS for C4C along with many others who have volunteered some time to help those that are alone and want to reach out to someone to hopefully bring them a little cheer… now that’s what Christmas is ALL ABOUT. 🙂

Take Care everyone, stay safe and may your Christmas Day be filled with wonderment, joy and mostly love.

Let’s see how long I will stay away for..knowing me..not long at all 🙂

Thank you

Ramblings

ONE POST 3 AWARDS – 3 sets of nominations

There I think I have covered it in the Title.

SWEET BLOGGER AWARD AND BLOGGER OF THE YEAR  (x 2) 2012

Firstly Ivonne from  ivonnemontijo  – Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate….Ivonne’s Journey has given me an Honourable Mention amongst others of course, a Super Sweet Blogger Award , as I do not actually accept in the sense of answering all the questions and nominating my choices. I repost the nominations that she has listed on my page so that others may have a chance to see these sites. So thank you Ivonne for being such a darling (Congrats on your Award) and I hope that by me reposting is also showing you my appreciation.

http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/

http://depressionexists.com

http://thewhyaboutthis.com/

http://naesnest.me/

http://eideard.com/

http://shittalkinnick.wordpress.com

http://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/

http://notjustagranny.wordpress.com/

http://onethousandsingledays.com/

http://birdmartin.wordpress.com/

http://girlpleasegodgotthis.wordpress.com/

honorable mentions:

https://ramblingsfromamum.wordpress.com/

http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

Secondly Eunice from  nutsforteasure  nominated me for the 2012 Blog Of The Year.

Again as gratification for the Award I  have re-posted her other nominations,  so that others may have a chance to see these sites. So thank you Eunice for being the kind and lovely person you are (Congrats on your Award) and I hope that by me reposting is showing you my appreciation. Ps: – SHE HAS A CAST OF THOUSANDS!

1.http://notsofancynancy.wordpress.com/

.http://timzauto.wordpress.com/

.http://ivonprefontaine.com/

.http://bellaremyphotography.com/

.http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/

.http://melissahassard.com/

http://cindyknoke.com/

.http://apronhead.wordpress.com/

http://gravatar.com/ramblingsfromamum

http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/

http://hikingphoto.com/

Last but by all means not least is my new friend in the Blog-Is-Phere.
The 3rd Award Blogger of Year 2012 was kindly given to me by innerwildkat.wordpress.com (Kitt) who gave me the nomination, after receiving it from her friend Viveka. Thank you Kitt for my nomination and Congrats to you for receiving the Award also.
Here are her nominations and why –
Jennifer from Quirk’n It – who finds such lovely images from behind her lens.

Amadiex from The Closet Artist – who is finally finding ways to make time for her art work in the midst of her busy job at the hospital. (Ya’ll know how I feel about people who follow their dreams…)

Benjamin from Evolutions Of Art – A wonderful artist suffering from new onset Parkinson’s and with an appreciation for beautiful music.

Olivia OBryon – An awesome teacher with interesting stories…including one that proves…bad boys always have a plan.

Ramblings From A Mum – A new friend who made me realize…there are so many more gadgets that my house could use…

Organised Clutter – Whose idea of a “Literary Fantasy Dinner Party” still has me thinking about who’d be on my guest list…

Cowboys And Crossbones – Who really knows how to party…and is in Nashville, a place I’d love to visit sometime.

Sydney Aaliyah – One of the first people I met on here who also shows that the art of giving is not dead.

So to you 3 beautifully, talented and strong women I thank you for what you have done and please, my readers when you get a chance take a peek at those listed… I certainly shall 🙂

Ramblings – Flattered and Humbled

xx

OMG HOW FUNNY – I forgot to put a Title!!! Um Followers..(that’ll do)

Ok so what is happening here peeps.

3 followers in one night??

Quick a fan.. a chair… I need to sit down

Someone bring the smelling salts ..

For those that have I courtsey,  shake your hand, kiss you on the cheek or I just say this

So I thank you for the follow

I really am quite chuffed

Hmm even blokes are following

Now why the #@#!! is that?

No matter what the reason

I truly am quite happy

To think that people hit that button

Be it femme’ or delightful chappy

So I thank you kindly for your follow

I hope I shall not bore you

My ramblings can be… quite…

Oh hell I hear an echo

Seriously (coughs) thanks from the bottom of my beaty thing inside my chest cavity..appreciated 🙂

Total random rambling

I sit here at my desk in the study…it is 1.30am…yes I should be in bed and dreaming of winning the lottery…I would if I remembered to buy a ticket… or dancing across fields of green into the arms of the man I love..but I’m not…I’m listening to a compilation CD of songs..well of course mumsy it would be songs …you wouldn’t be listening to the ABC news broadcast at this hour (or any hour) now would you… punctuation will be pretty much non existant.. because well frankly I don’t want to do full stops and commas and question marks…ok a couple may slip in…so I use dots…(meditating mummy loves dots)..the 1st song is unchained melody..come on girls…because I dont think the boys would like this one…or be reading this for that matter…but us girls do..doesn’t it conjure up the most beautiful fuzzy feeling…it doesn’t (oops a ? slipped in)..well I tried…

this is a ramble post..as that is what my name is..and every now and then I break out of my make sense writing and do one of these…of course they have to be read quickly…why…because they would seem so ridiculous if you read them slow…anyway I digress…unchained melody…don’t you just want your husband….partner…boyfriend..friend with benefits? (oops another ? )…to be cusping (is that a word..where’s my dictionary) your face in his hands? (oops another one)…looking longingly into your eyes…telling you that you are the most beautiful creature that walked this earth…you don’t? (oops) what’s wrong with you?? (heavens more than I thought slipping in here)….

anyway where was I…have you gone away yet…gotten a drink…saying what is the point of this…for new followers I am sorry…I apologise for this seemingly terrible random nonsensical post…but this is me..pure and simple…so bear with me…I am trying to write whatever is going through my head and when I write and at this hour..well this is as good as it’s going to get (oops I did a ‘)

maybe I’m overtired..but I don’t feel it (punctuation has emerged …well it’s hard not to do)…anyway where was I…oh yes cusping..slasping…that bit…but moving on..oops I wrote slasping…what the dickens is that..I’m not correcting..it looks fine…

ok away from the bit if you have a loved one that does the clasping or slasping…I have had my moments in life without a companion by my side…and I survived…it can be tough but it’s do-able…it’s a time that all us females need to find ourselves…to take control of what we really want in a partner…to find who we are and what we want from life…and how to learn from our past mistakes…or from our past in general…and sometimes it may take a little longer than what we are hoping for…it’s not that you will never find anyone…but mr or ms right will come along…you will be glad that you had waited…in fact you aren’t really waiting..you are being sure that the next person that enters your life will be the right one…you are not ugly…you are not nasty…you are not too thin…or too fat.. or controlling…or possessive…you are none of those things…you are you…

and when your person comes along…you will see that…and they will want you for you…and be happy with who you are…so never change for anyone…I tried and it didn’t work…now I am me…and I was lucky enough to find someone who is happy with that..he is now a blog widower…but that’s ok (oops a final ‘) he’s happy I have a hobby….

its now 2am and I shall go to bed and dream

this was so random….

1,816 Visitors- Thank you WordPress

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!)

 

Ok I swear this is it.. well for the day it’s my 50th Post – cause for a celebration & a thank you!!

I know, what you’re thinking for ‘gawds’ sake woman enough already it’s late in Australia go to bed….. HOWEVER as this is my 50th post I would like to HONESTLY say THANK – YOU to each and every one of you for taking the time to catch a ‘tag’ to investigate, to read, to like, to follow and to comment. I appreciate that I have followers (quite surprised in fact). When I started blogging in July I had 21 views, August I had 117, September and I have had 542!!! OK so I’m excited and the month isn’t over yet. Seriously (which is hard for me at this juncture as yes it is late and I go a little crazy when the moon is out) I do thank you – all of you and I hope that you have laughed, shed a ‘good’ tear or just simply enjoyed my ramblings from a mum.  Hopefully I can continue and you will still enjoy..