Sunday, June 19, 2005

Six Months on the WWW

I was so busy this week that I neglected to mention I reached my six month anniversary of writing this blog on June 16th. When I began, I had no idea that I would post frequently, and I certainly didn't expect to get many readers or comments. So imagine my surprise, after installing a stat-counter on June 3rd, to find that I have had in just 16 days, over a thousand visitors. Sure makes me wonder how many there have been over the course of the whole six months!

It has been very rewarding to read the comments on my writing; whether serious or funny. Those of you whom I read everyday, and some I visit often through Michele's Meet n' Greet, have given me hours of pleasure, hours of reflection on my childhood and the person I am, greater insight into current events and social issues, and I appreciate the forays into your lives and memories. It all serves to prove how very alike we all are under the skin, even when we disagree.

I give thanks to all of you who stop by here, whether often or sporadically, and I welcome you back anytime. Thanks for providing me (with your writings) a respite from the chores of everyday life, a balm to my soul and hope for our future.

And a wonderful Father's Day to all you guys!


22 comments:

Minerva said...

What a glorious celebration of the joys of blogging....

Happy days to you too...

And Michele sent me...

Minerva

Kristen said...

aww...thanks and You have done the same to myself and many! keep it going...by the way...Im here via michele..

Kevin said...

Right back at'cha. Cheers.

David Parsons WV said...

Am I considered a father if my only "child" is an eleven year old dog named Katie???
I sure miss my father. He was the best father around.
Congratulations on your anniversary!! You are a first class writer.

Maria said...

Yours is one of the sites I go to first thing in the morning. So often with coffee cup in hand, I enjoy your reminiscing and your insights. Congrats on a six month blogging experience.

Melissa said...

I love coming here. You have a cool perspective on things!

poopie said...

Same to you, gal!

Miz Peg said...

Hi kenju, always find your blogs interesting. Keep them coming.

colleen said...

Having a stat counter, which I just got recently, really helped me not feel so lonely. Even if people aren't leaving comments, you can see that people are reading. I didn't know.

kenju said...

Thanks everyone! I feel like the actress who said when she won an Oscar...."You like me! You really like me!"

It is very gratifying and a huge boost to my self-esteem!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Fortunately, not everybody comments. Or you wouldn't get anything else done.

You're a fun writer, Judge. Keep smiling.

Carmi said...

As I close in on my own one-year blogaversary, I couldn't help but smile as I read this entry. It's amazing how many people we've touched through the simple act of posting these little snippets of ourselves.

In the end, they're just electrons. But what powerful little particles they are.

Heather said...

Your blog has given me lots of joy, too. happy 6 month blogiversary!

Angie said...

And the same said in return to you. Happy 6 month Anniversary! :)

Hope said...

You're welcome, and thank you for writing. I've enjoyed reading your blog (sorry Hoss, I know you hate that word).

~Cathy~ said...

Michelle sent me! :) I've just started a blog in the past week so I've got awhile till my six month anniversary! (Hope I'm still posting in mine by then!) :) Happy Anniversary to you!

Waterfall said...

Hi, Michele sent me. Happy 6-month anniversary!

aka_monty said...

Hiya, Kenju! Michele sent me. :)

A happy anniversary to you! I love coming here.

Michele said...

Of course if you did stand up and say "You like me, you really like me." I could stand up and say: Yes, Kenju, very very much.

Hugs, and happy six months!

Weary Hag said...

Well happy six month blogaversary (word stolen from your friend Carmi up there)! You know Judy, you've just made me check my own status and I completely missed the boat on my own 6-month mark.
You have done wonderful things here with your site and it's clear you've attracted some lovely people to your writing world in the process... good show, my friend! (tipping my cup of tea now... ) Here's to many many more months!

Erica said...

Congratulations, Judy!

I have enjoyed your blog and love your virtual voice. You've got great insights and it's a treat to read you when I can. Keep up the great work!

-Erica
P.S. Thanks for always reading me, too. :-)

Gerbera Daisy said...

Thanks for your blog. I find it very intertaining. I visit you every day.