Huzzah! Between WordPress® and email subscribers, I’ve reached 100 followers! I’m so grateful to all of you for reading, following, liking, and commenting on my posts.
I’d like to give special mention to Lisa, my dear friend, enthusiastic supporter, fellow travel lover, and very first follower, and to StoriLines, fellow blogger and my first WordPress® follower. Thanks for getting the ball rolling, ladies.
To those of you with whom I correspond regularly in the comments sections of our posts, it feels like we’ve become pen pals, which is great fun for me. Fun fact: as a young kid I attempted to do the pen pal thing, but I got confused between Wales and New South Wales and ended up sending my introductory letter to the wrong continent, so the promising intercontinental friendship I had so been looking forward to never really materialized.
To mark this 100 follower milestone, the husband and I returned to the very same restaurant where, last fall, the idea of this blog was born. In celebration, I even had the same Blue Bomber martini.
In truth, the idea of the blog wasn’t technically born at that restaurant. The egg had actually been fertilized around 15 years ago, after which it endured a decade and a half gestation period. Labor pains began during the day on October 14, 2018. It was during the aforementioned dinner that my water broke. We rushed back to our house, and the blog was born at 6:33 pm. (A home delivery of a healthy baby blog!)
This blog is not like a human baby because it doesn’t keep me up at night. Wait. That’s actually not true. (Related post: How Blogging Has Hijacked My (Formerly Balanced) Life)
What is true is that, unlike a real baby, this blog doesn’t require diaper changes or a hefty college fund, and for that I’m grateful. OK, I’ve probably gone on long enough with this birth metaphor, but before I give it up entirely, just know that you were there from the very beginning, when my blog baby took its first breaths. I hope you’ll stay with me through the teething, terrible twos, and beyond. Thanks once again for your readership.
I appreciate you!