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Blog Reflections #2: Thank You For Helping Me Reach An Incredible Milestone!

followed-blog-100-1xfollowed-blog-100-1xThe other day I reached 200 followers!

Amazing!  Thank you to you all!
This is unbelievable to me because it has only been thirty days since I revived this blog.  I appreciate each and every person who has stopped by to read, browse, and click like.      I have been watching my stats (something I never did before) and I noticed how diverse my readership is, and I have an equally diverse list that I follow.   It was overwhelming at first trying to make sense of how to balance content with reading other blogs, but I find that I am recognizing regulars in my blog feed.   My most popular posts seem to be the feature on my cousin, crazy cookery and mad crafts, but also my free writing.

Today I also reached 500 likes and I almost choked on my coffee.
My first blog, as some of you know, is five years old and I never got to see numbers like these (partly because of an issue of not understanding tagging and not showing up in the feeds because it was flagged as spam).    You all are reading my new stuff and coming back!  I’m as pleased as a dung beetle in cow pasture.

likeable-blog-500-2xWhen I revived this blog I decided to do things I normally wouldn’t have done, explored topics out loud that I normally keep to myself, and I ventured into self-promotion (which is a very difficult thing for this brand of Introvert to do).    I am not new to breaking rules and doing what I please in a silent rebellion.    I have truly enjoyed blogging the way I please and taking chances.   I am engaging more and following people who have intrigued me or made my blog feed more beautiful or who have shared something I didn’t necessarily like but they wrote it thoughtfully.    I am writing again, and even feeling like I might actually create something publishable.

I am excited to write more and I am not longer hesitant about pushing that publish button as many times as I want if the notion hits me.

8 comments on “Blog Reflections #2: Thank You For Helping Me Reach An Incredible Milestone!

  1. Mallee Stanley
    February 21, 2015


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  2. Stella's Mommy
    February 21, 2015

    Congrats! Love your posts

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  3. Good Woman
    February 21, 2015

    I came over to see your blog after you followed mine–thank you for that–and I am very impressed with what I see. Everything I have looked at is an easy read and very interesting. Congratulations on building up your followers so quickly. I am a first time blogger with my first post published on January 7. I am learning as I go and I think it is terrific that you have been able to build up your followers so quickly. And I have to say, your name takes me back to Economics 101 back in the early 70’s. I shall enjoy following you.

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    • Laissez Faire
      February 21, 2015

      Welcome! I made a lot of mistakes when I first started blogging, but doing what I want instead of doing what I think I’m supposed to do is working out much better. When I first chose the name for the website back in 2011 (It was about the time I got pregnant a 2nd time) — I didn’t know about the economics connection until I Googled it when I was doing some research. Glad to have you on as a reader!

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    February 21, 2015

    Congratulations! I am new to the blogosphere and your post is inspiring and springs in me hope and a new excitement. Keep up the great effort!

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    • Laissez Faire
      February 21, 2015

      Thank you very much! I really am enjoying myself! Keep blogging and find whatever it is that sparks you and go for it. My interests are all over the place and I’ve been embracing that.


  5. WordMothers
    February 23, 2015

    Exciting news. Congratulations! I admire how much new material you manage to generate, and it’s always written so well. Keep up the good work. 🙂

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    • Laissez Faire
      February 23, 2015

      Thank you very much! There is always a swirl of things going on in my poor brains 🙂 I could probably write a book entitled: “Conversations with my selves.” LOL


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