Everyday (weekends excluded) for the past three years I have been posting on this blog. I didn't know where this venture would lead, but I felt compelled to share my experiences and thoughts. In three years, despite illnesses, injuries, and traveling, I have never missed a weekday post.
I first introduced this blog, I encountered my share of naysayers. My
site was referred to as a "silly little blog that would never have a
true impact." Some told me that I was wasting my time while others
viewed my writing as a fad that would quickly fade. Despite the
criticism, I was resolved to keep posting. My goal was to reduce the
isolation and despair that often accompanies an amputation by sharing my
I used to check my statistics
religiously. I remember being thrilled when I had more than the three
hits! The fact that somebody other than a family member was taking the
time to read my words delighted me.
As time has gone on,
I have become less concerned about my statistics. I know that people
are reading my blog because I receive comments and emails from readers
on a regular basis. My goal of reaching out and helping others through
this platform is being achieved. Typically I only check my statistics
when I am asked about my readership.
trying all three of my passwords) I logged on and checked my stats. I
was simultaneously amazed and excited when I realized that my "silly
little blog" has achieved a milestone: this blog has garnered over 1
million page hits!
Sometimes I become overwhelmed when I
imagine people taking the time out of their day to read my words. I know
that many of you have fit reading this blog into your daily routine. I
imagine you reading the newest post while sitting at the kitchen table
drinking your morning coffee, on your smart phone during lunch, or in the
evening when everything is finally quiet and calm. Every time I think
about my readers, I smile!
Thank you for taking the time to
read my posts. I wish I had the words to express the gratitude I feel
to those who have accepted me and my adventure into blogging. I can't
believe that we are already at one million views! I wonder where we will
be in three more years? Rest assured, I'll be here to blog about it!