A new milestone: 25,000 hits
Back in February I was pretty excited when HeatherBlog reached 10,000 hits. Three months later, I’m honored to be celebrating more than 25,000 visits.
My heaviest traffic (so far) came on March 4, 2011. That was the day I posted my historic photo of Elvis and Bigfoot riding the Loch Ness Monster.
OK … so that’s really Como Lake in St. Paul. And the figure on the far left isn’t Bigfoot; it’s actually Chewbacca throwing a baseball. But the rest of the photo happened exactly as you see it. Honest!
Seriously, though: I had no idea what I was getting into when I uploaded my first post almost exactly two years ago. I feared I’d have nothing to say. Worse yet, I worried that no one would care.
But my Minnesota friends encouraged me (thank you, Pam and Tom and Craig). And I made some wonderful online friends as well (thank you, knotrune and dancingbeastie and Lis and InsideJourneys and XpatScot!).
And here we all are, 41 subscribers, 511 comments, 543 posts, 928 tags, and 25,180 hits later.
My life has changed irrevocably over the past two years. I’ve glimpsed the thing that may kill me. But I’ve also done more than my fair share of living. And in this blog I’ve documented the highlights—and the low spots—along the way.
It’s strange to think that I started HeatherBlog on a lark one Saturday morning, simply because I was bored. But it’s even more strange to think that these words will be a part of the legacy that I’ll leave behind long after I’m gone.
I take some comfort in knowing that maybe one day my words—my voice—will comfort my husband and my friends. But I still hope that I’ll have many, many more years to bore them in person with my rambling tales and my nonsensical jokes.
So here’s a big, heartfelt thanks to everyone who has joined me on this journey. I hope you’ll stick with me through another 25,000 hits.
As always, thanks for reading …
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