My first year and 100 posts
This post marks one year of blogging and 100 posts of Almost Spring.
I thought I would take this 100th post as an opportunity to thank everyone who has written comments on my blog, followed me, ‘liked’ my posts and in every way possible shown me kindness and support as I have gone on my journey. Thank you one and all. I hope you may all join me on the next part of my journey. I have included below links to some of my followers and their fantastic blogs.
The blog has been about my survival after the sudden collapse of my marriage. I started it six months later so it began looking backwards recapping my initial despair, moving on until the beginning point of my blog when I was looking positively to transform my life from ‘we’ to ‘me’. You can read my first post here. It was not easy to let go of the ‘we’ that had existed for 40 years, and it took me 40 weeks to reach a point where I truly saw myself as an individual, rather than half a couple. Since that time, I have been exploring my own values, beliefs, and attitudes; and pondering my needs as a single person. Going forward I will be looking at my aspirations and goals to fulfill my life with purpose, meaning and contribution.
I leave you today with a few statistics on my blog and those links to some wonderfully inspiring blogs.
A few statistics.
My first published post was 25 May 2012. I have 141 followers and follow 108 blogs.
My most prolific month for writing and views was June 2012.
I average about 600 views a month.
The Bloggers leaving the most frequent recent comments have been:
Diana; The Eff Stop; Louise Gallagher; mimjk; Stuff I tell My Sister; Kristijodlicki; IanMunro; Fred Phillips; Claudia; JMGoyder; (see below for links to their blogs)
Bloggers who posted comments or likes in my first month and who I am still following and / or who still comment on my posts:
Well, OK, So Now What?
Dr Bill Wooten
♥ Truelovejunkie ♥
Sixty And Single Again
Swimming In The Mud
Lessons From The End Of A Marriage
The Last Song I Heard…
Back On My Own
Cauldrons And Cupcakes
Waiting For The Karma Truck
Out Of The Chrysalis
Bloggers Who have Joined Me More Recently And Who Frequently Keep In Touch:
A Year Of Rejoicing — Welcome!
Stuff I Tell My Sister
The Eff Stop
That’s Another Story . . .
Donna & Diablo
Joyful On Purpose
A Hundred Years Ago
Crowing Crone Joss
Things I Want To Tell My Mother
THE JOLYN PROJECT
One Person Singular …
Alone But Strong