Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Thanks: 1,000 Times Over

I'm honestly not even sure what to say today, except for "thank you."

I came home from church on Sunday to find that some more Followers had signed up here, putting me just over the 1000 mark.

I'm being truly honest when I say I never really expected to reach this point. To some of you, 1000 Followers is small beans...to others of you, it's a goal you might like to shoot for.

When I started this blog, an outlet for my thoughts and creativity, I didn't really think anyone would bother to read it. My own mother wouldn't even read it, for crying out loud. (To be fair, she barely knows how to access her email, but still.)


I kept writing.

A few loyal friends would stop in to comment, and very. very slowly, I saw the faces in that little box on my sidebar multiply.

Some wonderful bloggers with larger sites and a lot more talent have been kind enough to feature my blog or link to me from time to time, and I know I owe a lot of the blog's growth over the last year or so to them.

That 1000 of you would click that little blue "Follow" button is both humbling and gratifying.

If my blog, which does not fit into any particular niche at all, can grow, so can yours! My blog isn't the most creative; it isn't the funniest; I'm not a designer; and I'm not a photographer. Consistent posts, good networking, linking back to others, and kind features from good blogging friends have been the key to my growth.

I am so grateful to those of you who have Linked to, Tweeted, Facebooked, Commented, and-yes-Followed me. Your support means a lot to me, and I wish I could give you all a hug. Or a high five if you're not a huggy person.

I hope I can keep entertaining you with my blog "about nothing."

46 comments:

  1. Congratulations!

    1000 is an amazing achievement. I can't even imagine hitting 100.

    Hooray for you!

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  2. I do love your blog!! So much information and entertainment! It is wonderful to "network" with so many who have so much in common! You are inspiring!! I am also not a photographer, or a writer,etc, I just had so much "stuff" in my head. I decided to blog about it...I will follow your philosophy and hope to get to the 1000 mark one day too! it won't be long before you are at 10,000! You go girl! :)

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  3. Wow Amanda, what an inspiration! I'd be happy if I could hit 50! Lol! Thanks for always being such a great bloggy friend & encourager. I can't wait to see you hit 2000! :-)

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  4. Way to go on 1000 followers. I have 22. LOL. Well you're a great blogger so of course people are going to follow you. I have been busy with school this past week so I just got around to reading your posts from the past week. Sorry about your hair. It still looks great though. You know what? I really like that you take the time to comment back to your readers. I comment on so many blogs and not even a thank you. Sometimes I think that the bigger they get they just forgo taking the time to connect with their readers. So anyway, thanks. I really do appreciate it.

    Jessica

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  5. Congratulations to you! I was pretty excited to see #100 on my blog last week, so I can only imagine how thrilled you are by 4 digits. :) Now go celebrate!!!

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  6. Yay!!! That's awesome, Amanda!
    Your blog is one I read everyday. You always seem to write something that makes me smile or laugh. I love your blog about nothing :)
    And the fact that you take the time to come back and visit those who leave you comments is so nice. Your comments are always friendly and genuine and very appreciated. You come across like a nice friend and I think everyone responds to that.
    So, a big hug and high five to you today, girl!
    Jennifer

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  7. Congratulations Amanda! And now I see you're on your way to even more followers. Woohoo!
    XO,
    Sarah

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  8. Congratulations! I truly enjoy reading each post!

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  9. You deserve every follower girl. Don't you sell yourself short. You are hilarious and I enjoy all your posts.

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  10. Congratulations! I am a new follower and I have really loved reading your blog so far!
    I am fairly new to the blogging community and have a whole 6 followers! One of these days I am hoping to hit 50... Baby steps, right? = )

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  11. Congrats Chica!! Im shooting for that 1000 friends too it sounds so exciting!! Woot woot!!

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  12. Congratulations Amanda! What an awesome acheivement and fun success. I'm surely you'll keep growing and multiply that 1000 a few more times.... :)

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  13. I am happy to be one of the thousand! :) Congrats on a big blog milestone.

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  14. awww how great!! I would like to one day get there....I get bummed when I notice people UNfollow me, it's like who did that?? Why ??? AM I that annoying?....boo....oh well. You gotta keep truckin! I enjoy your posts. Congrats!

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  15. Congratulations Amanda! 1000 Followers and many more :) We all love your blog!

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  16. Congratulations! So happy for you!
    I'm not too far away, so I can only imagine how exciting it is for you!

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  17. Congratulations on this major milestone. And thank you for the encouraging words to us new bloggers. I was so delighted to have hit the $10 earnings mark this month. Never mind that I spent at least 20 hours on my blog this month, so we're not talking about a very impressive hourly wage, but it feels good to have a following. Congrats to you!

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  18. Was that a Seinfeld reference - a show "about nothing" and a blog "about nothing"? Although, your blog is NOT about nothing. It's about YOU, which is why I love it! You are your wonderful sense of humor, your lovely family and your craftiness. Congrats Amanda! **virtual hugs to you**

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  19. Congratulations! That must be so exciting, I bet you'll get the next thousand in no time!

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  20. Amanda-

    Yeah!

    I like blogs that don't fall into neat categories...

    Happy 1,000 to you.

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  21. Hi Amanda,
    I'm actually new to your blog and LOVE it! You are fun, informational and inspiring. Congrats on 1000!

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  22. YAY! Congrats on getting to 1000! I am just a few away from 1500 and it would be so nice to get there soon:)

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  23. Well done! I think Im your newest (joined up last week) Cant even remember how I came to find your blog but loved it as soon as I started reading!

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  24. You deserve it. You are such a positive person, and you welcome us into your bloggy home, so sweetly, every week.

    Plus, you had me at your blog title the first time I saw it.

    :)

    Here's a nice beautiful cupcake for you to celebrate this big deal!

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  25. Amanda, you deserve it! Congrats! All of us are thankful you are helping us find "Serenity Now"...You will be at 2000 before you know it :)
    Amy

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  26. Congrats Amanda! I'm so happy to have found you and your blog. I recently started mine, and I can't get over the amount of creative women out there. I enjoy getting to know you all through your "adventures in life"!

    Heather

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  27. Amanda, congratulations! 1000 followers is a big deal. I love hearing about what you are doing and the sweet supportive (as well as funny) influence you are in blogland.

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  28. So happy for you, and thank you for your encouragement to KEEP WRITING!!! I will say that I feel sincere genuineness from you every time I read. I know that's why I love reading your blog. So glad I'm one of the 1,0000.

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  29. Yahoo! Congratulations!
    Hey, Seinfeld was pretty successful with a show "about nothing", why not you? ;)

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  30. Which isn't to say that I think your blog is about nothing...I was just using your words. :)

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  31. Congratulations! Your blog totally deserves 1,000 followers and I'll bet it won't be long before you have many more.

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  32. I was excited when I hit 25 readers. :) Congratulations on hitting and breaking 1000!

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  33. Yay for you Amanda! I enjoy your blog, congratulations on your success!

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  34. Hmmm. I don't have kids. I'm the antithesis of the serene. I look at your crafts and think that you have an eye that I envy. I try to avoid people I envy. It seems to me that I must keep coming back for the content. That is to say that I think you've undersold yourself above. A thousand followers by anyone's reckoning comes down to good content. You've done an amazing thing. Take some of the credit, please. (Everything I write today sounds like I'm yelling. I'm not yelling I'm applauding.

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  35. Hmmm. I don't have kids. I'm the antithesis of the serene. I look at your crafts and think that you have an eye that I envy. I try to avoid people I envy. It seems to me that I must keep coming back for the content. That is to say that I think you've undersold yourself above. A thousand followers by anyone's reckoning comes down to good content. You've done an amazing thing. Take some of the credit, please. (Everything I write today sounds like I'm yelling. I'm not yelling I'm applauding.

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  36. Congratulations, Amanda!! Your blog is a BLESSING, girl! Here's to the next 1,000!

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  37. Congrats, that's quite a milestone :) I think that the fact that your blog isn't about one topic in particular is what keeps it interesting. And hey, if Seinfeld was hugely successful by being "about nothing," then why can't you be? ;) Thanks for the words of advice too.

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  38. Congratulations! That is sooo exciting!

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  39. yay! Congratulations Amanda! You really deserve it!

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  40. Well congratulations dear one! That is super news!!! 1000th...woot! woo!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  41. Congratulations!!! I'm also grateful to blogs like YOURS who've featured me and given me some much-needed exposure. To me, YOUR blog is huge and so getting featured here was such an honor. Tons of thanks and tons of congrats! I'm sure not long from now you'll double that follow number! :)

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  42. I'm totally a huggy person!

    Congratulations Amanda!!

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  43. Wow!! Congrats!! That is awesome news!! Thanks for all of the help and tips you provided me with....and your linky parties!!! :-) So happy for you!

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  44. I'm new to the blog world and I just came across your blog! congrats on reaching 1,000 readers - that's awesome:)

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  45. Yeah to you! May you have many more wonderful blogging days ahead!

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  46. Woo hoo! Congrats Amanda! Your blog is totally worth reading! Blog on, my friend! :)

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