I'm getting ready to participate in GUTGAA (http://deanabarnhart.blogspot.com/2012/07/sign-up-time-for-gearing-up-to-get.html) and I've begun to visit the bloggers who will be participating. I've come across many lovely blogs, but I can tell when I come across a newbie blogger. A few things will give them away. They will only blog maybe once a week. They have six maybe seven followers...the faithful friends who show their support and the fledgling attempt to make their mark in the social media arena.
And they think they are alone. Those new bloggers might not realize the world of connections, friendships, and camaraderie to be had in this wonderful writing community. I remember those first few days back in December 2011 when I began my own blog and wondered what I had gotten myself into. I thought I was by myself in this. But I was wrong.
I concentrated on uplifting blogs and the word spread. What started out as one lonely number in this big ol' blogosphere has turned into a readership of over 250 followers from 22 different countries, over 95,000 page hits to date, and an array of wonderful friendships to last a lifetime. I have discovered that ONE isn't a lonely number...especially when it is combined with many other ONES to create the power of WE and THAT is a lovely number indeed!
Now, if I can just find ONE day to do some cleaning...