Aw well, that’s my first year of blogging nearly over. I had no idea what to expect from this when I wrote my first wee post on New Year’s Day 2011. The blog was meant to be a tool to encourage me to write more often - without getting too hung up on the technicalities - and also help me to focus on finding good things in my day, even when the day didn’t seem like a good day. I wasn’t sure if anyone, beside my family, would read any of the posts. I tried to convince myself that it didn’t matter if no one read my blog, or if folk read it once then never came back for any more. I don’t think I was very successful in that. I’m not as hung up on the statistics now. I went through a wee phase of worrying far too much about the number of followers, or the number of views, or the number of comments – and I thank each and every one of my wee band of ‘official’ followers for taking the time to help me get that number up at a time when I thought nobody was really reading the blog. (Especially you Dianne!) I felt, at that time, that there was no point in continuing with the blog if no one was getting anything from it, other than me. I don’t feel like that now, but I do sincerely appreciate every single time someone tells me that they’ve either enjoyed, been touched by, laughed at, didn’t like or could relate to something I’ve written. Every single one of those wee bits of feedback make the blog worth continuing with, for another wee while at least.
From my anon pal (the friend who knows me better than any other!), to all my other great pals, to my blogging friends that I’ll probably never meet in person, to my new buddies through choir, courses and voluntary work – thank you all for making this blog happen.
Most importantly, thank you to my wee family. I love you all and I so appreciate you letting me blether away here about all (OK, not quite all....) the stuff we get up to in our wee lives.
I hope you all have a happy and healthy new year – and I hope you’ll be able to find at least one little good thing in most of your days.......