Follower Appreciation Day: Promote Your Blog!

Wow! You people. You have exceeded my all expectations about who cares what I think or have to say.

Today my blog acquired 50 followers!

And not long ago, it hit 100 likes. It’s hardly been a month since I’ve made public; I had no idea what to expect, and I have been so thrilled at the reception I’ve been given.

Thank you to all my followers!

I started this blog to share my thoughts and experiences of parenting, homeschooling, emotional health, and abuse awareness in an extended, detailed way that social media just doesn’t allow for. Contrary to my expectations, the number of people who have taken an interest (or even give me the time of day) here has been *so* edifying and affirming. For the first time in my life, I’ve begun to think that what I have to say is worth appreciating–not just by a small circle of close friends, but by the world at large, because at least some complete strangers out there have cared to spend the time on me.

I have so often hoped that my perspective might be relevant to the world at large; thanks to the warm welcome I have received here, I have really begun to believe that it might be.

For this gift you have given me, I sincerely say: Thank You.

As an expression of gratitude and camaraderie, I wanted to take this opportunity to give back a little. So, I hereby proclaim this Follower Appreciation Day!

If you are a follower of, I invite you to promote your blog by posting a link and a description of it in the comments below. ❤

If you’re not a follower, it’s easy to join the party! Just click the “Follow on WordPress” button at the right side of the page or enter your address in the email subscription box.

And if you decide you don’t need the spam, feel free to subscribe and then unsubscribe later. I won’t judge. 🙂

Once you’ve shared your info in the comments below, I would love it if you would reblog this post or otherwise share it on your website to spread the word to anyone else who might be interested in the topics I discuss here–or just a friendly conversation with a curious introvert. The door’s always open. 🙂

Thank you so much again. I hope you leave here blessed! Come back soon!


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31 thoughts on “Follower Appreciation Day: Promote Your Blog!

  1. What a wonderful post! Congratulations on finding your voice and sharing it with the world. Every day I find we are all more alike than different.

    I started my blog about 6 months ago. I’m a storyteller by nature. I blog about life and the lessons we learn along the way. I hope you will laugh and cry, wonder and question, and most of all be inspired. Catherine Matthews Images
    Life through my lens

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    1. Thank you!! I love your tagline/theme, too. Seems we have a bit of commonality in our approach to life. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your blog! Don’t forget to click the follow button, too. 🙂


  2. Mrs.A

    I just followed you 😊 I’ve been looking or mommas out here in wordpress to share stories with. I’m a first time mom, my son’s turning 5months on the 23rd. I’m happy to know that a lot of moms are blogging their experiences and sharing tips to help others. That’s my goal too! Here’s the link to my blog More power to you!

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    1. Hurrah! Glad you’ve found me, and welcome to the mom blogging community! There are some really cool people here. 🙂 Congratulations on your sweet bundle!! Momming is definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done AND the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I wish you the very best experience on your journey! Thanks for commenting, following, and sharing your blog! 🙂

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  3. Congratulations to you and thanks for leaving such a great comment on my blog (when I locked my dog in my car!) I’m so happy that you’ve found your voice here in this blogging community, it’s such a wonderfully supportive place. Wishing you many empowering years of sharing it with the world. As for me, I’m finding my voice too in my mid years of life and loving finding my purpose again after a few hard years. At 52 I feel as though life is wonderful and all I want to do is share it. Here’s a recent post that means a lot to me. It’s all about planting our dreams and synchronicity. It also includes my latest song. Hope you enjoy

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  4. Hi gritty momma I am new to the blogging world so I am not always sure what I am doing, unfortunately that seems to be the norm for me at the moment though :-). My goal for writing a blog is to find the real me beneath all the surface crap that has attached itself to me like barnacles.

    I am a mum to a 25 year old, so lots of experience but there is still always plenty to learn…. As they grow, so do you and sometimes they can also teach you a thing or two :-).

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jane! I love how you are so ready and willing to learn new things about yourself and others, and I really really admire how real and raw your blog is. People should know that stories like yours happen, and we should be thinking about how to reach out and care for people who’ve been through such hard things. Being given the opportunity to just sit and listen to your story really helps us know how to do that better. Thank you for sharing, and I wish you the very best as you grow and heal and recover!

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  5. Lisa Cheney

    Hi everyone! My name is Lisa. I’m a sweatpants and coffee addict who writes primarily about all the trials, tribulations and joys that go along with being a working mom (who happens to have Multiple Sclerosis) to a fabulous little boy (who happens to be on the Autism Spectrum).

    If you’re an MS fighter looking for a little encouragement or an Autism parent who can appreciate how challenging life on the spectrum can be, I’m your gal!

    Follow me at

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    1. I love your description, Lisa! Your perspective is grounded and hopeful all at once. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your blog with us! May even the difficulties of your journey come studded with blessings.


  6. Many congrats! I like your writing – it’s thoughtful, heartfelt and kind. It’s also honest. All reasons that keep me coming back to read more.

    Thank you for sharing your stories, and for the opportunity to share my blog here:

    It’s about my rocky road to motherhood, and the path so far has way more rocks than road. I’m still hoping for my miracle and this is my outlet. I’m hoping sharing my story will help at least one other person.

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      1. I’m sorry, I’ve been way behind in reading others’ blogs! And this post may be too buried at this point for others to see it much. Keep writing, though, and connecting with other bloggers; persistence in those areas should increase your readership with time. 🙂


  8. Hey guys! I’m Ananya, and my blog is called Poetry Paradise. Just like its name suggests, it is a haven for poetry lovers. My poems consist of the deep “philosophical” thoughts that come across me as I observe the world… Profound insights from a teenager’s point of view. I love experimenting with new styles of poetry, and my poems range from Haiku to Villanelles, so you just might find yourself improving your own poetic repertoire as you read through my poems. You can check out my blog here:

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    here is the link to my blog! I started my blog after a hospitalization with mental health issues. I write to hopefully inspire others to overcome the difficult times and to keep their head held high. I write about all the little life lessons that I have learned along this crazy journey. It is a relatively new blog so I hope you will check it out!

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