It started with 4 ‘Likes’

Today is the 12th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.


A year ago today in my first post ‘Hello World, this is my blog.‘, I wrote the following –

This is my very first post. What should I write that may be of interest to others?  Not much and then again maybe I do have many things I can write about.  I am an ordinary person, just like many others who live ordinary lives and do ordinary things.  I have many opinions about the everyday stuff, some important and some not so important.

The words I write, some readers may not like, others just will not read them, but others may find very interesting.  My words are my own and do not belong to anyone else.  The writing comes from me: my opinions, thoughts and ideas may change daily, over a longer period of time or never.

I will start soon writing about something and see where it goes from there.

In today’s post, I write the following –

With that first post, I had an idea of what I wanted to write about.  I wanted to be honest, sincere and true to me and in my written words.  I try not to sugarcoat my posts, I just write my thoughts down and the words flow and the posts are created as a result of me and my life.

I received 4 ‘Likes’ on that post a year ago today.  I think the fellow bloggers who ‘Liked’ that post; well they were being nice as that post was really not very interesting.  In the past year I have written 385 posts, with 156,147 words that received 8,751 likes and 6,963 comments from 4,601 visitors that resulted in 18,369 views.  WOW – AMAZING!

Now if I take the amount of words and equate that to miles and stay on the equator of Earth, I will travel around the world a little more than 6 times.

This means my blog is traveling much further than I could have ever anticipated.

Now if I take the amount of comments and equate that to smiles, I have smiles to last a lifetime.

This means my blog is producing many smiles in this world other than my own.

Now if I take the amount of posts and equate that to whews, I have scored a lot of points in Scrabble.

This means my blog is amounting to many more points than any game I have ever played.

Now it I take the amount of likes and equate that to thank you, I have a great many polite expressions I need to make.

This means me and my blog are thanking each one of you the followers and readers from the bottom of my heart –

Thank You!


What do all these interesting facts have to do with my blog – everything –

And I could not have achieved them without every one of you!

Today is the 12th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

107 thoughts on “It started with 4 ‘Likes’

  1. Hey hey my friend 🙂 A huge Happy One Year Blogging Anniversary 🙂 I am super happy for you. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and your replies to me each day, make my day. Thank You ! Don’t ever stop, you are great and I wish you many many more happy years of blogging. Have an awesome day and a great weekend. xxx

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    • Thank you Lynne, you are one of my favorite followers and I look forward to seeing your comment each day! I appreciate you reading each day, truly I do. And a great weekend to you as well my dear! 🙂


  2. You are awesome! Congrats on your fabulous journey and wish you all luck for the ever-more interesting write-ups that you will be sharing with us in future 🙂 glad to have clicked the “follow” button on your blog days back….<3

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  3. I am priviliged to know you and humbled by your achievement. Not only have you blogged daily but you have knit a story pulled together many strands and given your readers a magical tour (magic sometimes being white, sometimes black) through your life to here. All I can say is, long may you ride and I will raise a glass of some rather delicious Vigonier with my name on it to you this evening. And Gary too, of course 🙂

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    • Thank you Osyth, I appreciate you very much. You are a favorite of mine, you know that don’t you? You show up everyday and read and comment – what a wonderful person you are! I appreciate your words and this comment very much. And the delicious Vigonier – well that sounds wonderful! Happy day my friend! 🙂

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  4. Congratulations Terry… And here you are One year later.. Blogging is such an inspiring journey.. And I am so pleased we met along the way 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend.. and Long may your journey of writing continue xx

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  5. Congratulations on the milestone. I remember the same thing, getting a like on my first post even although it was a bit boring. But saying that, had I not got that one like I might not have had the desire to continue. Here’s to the next 12 months 🙂

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  6. Terry, somehow I missed commenting on this post last month, so, a Belated and Very Happy Anniversary to you. I remember when many of us all started during the WordPress 101 course. So many of those bloggers have continued to keep in touch and it makes me smile, too. Take care and keep posting. Lots has happened and continues to happen in your interesting life. Clare


    • Thank you Cathleen! Yes, the perspective has changed some, and the first year journey is wonderful. I look forward to the next year. Happy blog birthday to you as well. Have a great day, I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

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