How fitting that in this week of Thanksgiving, I have reached a major blog milestone: 1,000 followers!
I am humbled and grateful that 1,000 of you have found something here worthy of following.
When I first started this blog over three years ago, my goal was to provide gardening content, along with photos of nature’s inspirational beauty. In the early days, a new follower was a cause for great celebration – a thrill of validation!
Sure, I felt twinges of envy for those who started blogging after I did, quickly racking up huge numbers of followers. “Wow, 1,200 followers in three months!” As tempting as ego-boosting stats were, they were not my priority. I was determined to produce my best work and not seek numbers that genuinely did not reflect my earning them.
Soon, of course, I realized blogging is much more than what one posts. It involves ‘meeting’ other like-minded souls, being inspired by their creativity and humanity. Over time, the exchanges develop into relationships that grow into firm bonds of respect, admiration and friendship.
So, it is with humble gratitude that today I bless and celebrate my WordPress community – long may we grow and prosper!