Today we are having a little party over here at Figments of a Dutchess. You see, my English blog has hit the 5000 milestone post-read and I’m speechless about that! And happy! This celebration coincides with completing one quarter of the Post A Day 2011 Challenge. So come on in, sit down and have a cup of tea. Or a glass of red wine. Something else perhaps? We have all, in a digital way 😉
Figments of a Dutchess came to life in April 2009, when I moved my old blog to WordPress. Back then, my attention was focused on my Dutch blog Drieske Dartelt though, where I could write in my native language. Until I decided to join the crazy PostADay2011 challenge… a double challenge, because this meant writing in English. My daily schedule was adjusted to enable this increase in writing and it resulted in 1200 views in January, over 1600 in February and again 1600 last month! I’m really overwhelmed and touched.
My word for this year is Expression. Blogging for me means communicating, which takes me straight to you, my dear readers. Over the months together we’ve built a relationship, a network of blogs where we share world news and personal news. Things to laugh about and things to cry over. Words to ponder, others to fully embrace. I really want to thank you all for visiting Figments of a Dutchess and for giving us the opportunity to visit your blogs.
My 226 posts in total have almost 900 comments! And for that I want to give a special hug to these comment-contributors: Genn, JM, Roxie, my sisters Nancy and Monique, my heart’s friend Julia, Jeanne, Theresa, Christine, Chesshirecat, my friends Karin, Esther, Marcel, Sandra, Edo, Ida, Kel and Dawn, Tilly, Marian, V.V., Terri, Vman, Hugmamma, Trisha, Lisa, Tamela, Rashmi, Charlotte, Michelle, Aaron, Tim, White Lady, Nettie, Athursdayschild, Julie, Sarah, MJ, Michael, Gil, Lee and Erin. Some of you drop in every day, others every now and then, to share thoughts, to encourage and support. And I do love that so much. Thank you.
These last three months have been wonderful, a super boost for my writing. Now let’s cut the cake and open the bottles. It’s time to party!
Cheers! Proost! Gesundheit! Salute! Skål! Santé! Saúde! Salud!