On December 21st, 2012, I wrote my first blog post. It has since been deleted – many of my posts get deleted. Nevertheless, it is the blog’s anniversary. When I decided to start the blog, it was the day the world was supposed to end. It was the day the Mayan calendar ended. I am not sure why, but for me, it was the right thing to do; this blog, I mean. Maybe I wanted to be seen, and maybe I just wanted a part of me to stay after I am gone. I see the blog as somewhat organic. It flows and reflects my persona quite well. Once in a while, I overshare, and once in a while, I retreat, unsure why I am doing this at all. The truth is, in 2020, not a day went by without views or reads, and I almost posted daily too – sometimes even twice. Blame it on the pandemic… Or on a couple of challenges… I shared some writing, some about myself, and lots of music.
As you may notice, this is not an overly successful place, and yet, for a little girl from a small country who is ridden with self-doubt and low self-esteem, this is more than I can ask for. What’s more, this was, by far, the most successful the blog has ever been. Blame it on the pandemic… Or on my personality…
These stats are from Tuesday 22nd, around noon. 3007 visitors from 79 countries took a look at whatever I chose to share. Have you considered buying one or two books from this blog? I would be very grateful.
I suspect one reader from the US using a bookmark or something to visit. They are the reason for one particular’s post high views this year. I say that with respect and gratefulness. The post they use may not be the most positive, but they come back… I don’t know who you are, but thank you. 😘
And the last one will be in my new book A Life in Frames
A while ago, someone asked why I do this blog thing. It was during a fight, they wanted to hurt me, and they accused me of doing it for the fame. Which fame?! He said that all this is fake… For me, it is not. I mean, sure, these numbers are nice, and I think I cannot top them next year, but I am mostly sharing for myself, and if people can relate or like whatever post, then that is good. If only one person feels less lonely after reading my blog, then I did something right. If people feel as if they lost their time after leaving this site, then maybe it is time to stop.
I opened pre-orders for my new book this week – as of now, no one was interested in a collection of my short stories and that’s okay. Maybe it needs time.
And while I was writing the post, there were new visits and an 80th country was added to the list.
I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for being a part of my journey. For showing compassion and empathy. For being there… silent or outspoken.
All that’s left to say in this post is… please keep on supporting me. It doesn’t go unnoticed and means more than my words can express.