Thursday, May 13, 2010

13,000! Unbelievable!

13,000 page hits! Now that is something worth celebrating, if you ask me. Guys, I just have to tell you, getting Blog of Note is really amazing. I am flabbergasted at how much traffic I've gotten on my blog, and how many wonderful comments I've received. On Wednesday, my blog had only nine followers. As of now, well...let's just say it's got way more than nine.

In March, I posted an entry commemorating the day that I finally pushed over the 3,000-visitors-mark. Today, I have over 13,000 page hits. That's ten THOUSAND in less than two days. I'm amazed, and very humbled. I've been blogging for a little over three years, and I've never seen as much traffic as I have since May 11th.

Since I started blogging back in 2008, I've always loved reading comments, getting feedback, having people tell me that something I wrote made them smile, or made them think. And since I found out what Blogger's Blog of Note was, I've been hoping I'd end up on it. Now I have! Needless to say, I'm bursting with pride. It sounds cheesy, but it's kind of been a dream of mine to end up on that list. It feels great, I gotta say.

I wanted to take the opportunity to encourage anyone out there blogging and feeling like they're not getting noticed to just keep at it! Take it from someone who's been doing this for quite some time. It's worth the effort. Don't despair, don't feel like you should quit just because you're not getting loads of comments or legions of followers. If you enjoy it, keep it up. It will pay off in the end. :-)

Thank you all so much for dropping by, commenting, and following. It really means a lot to me!

Here's to 13,000 more page hits. :-)

52 comments:

Melody206 said...

Congrats and excellent work! A blog sure is a ton of work. Here's to your next 13,000 - Or maybe 12,999 now. ;)
Melody

Sarah Thomas said...

Thanks so much, Melody! It always makes me smile when you come on over and leave me a comment. :-)

Left Behind said...

Blogs are so fun. I just started mine, so be kind when following. I am new at this! ;0)

You write very well, and it's fun to read! ;0)

slimdewitt@gmail.com said...

You've just inspired me more...thanks! I just created a blog tonight...scary! Anyway, thanks for showing me that it's not such a crazy idea and that I should just go for it! God Bless!

Tava Tea said...

Pretty good post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog posts.
In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

Syrcause Pike said...

Congrats... I just started in here.. and wow, you have inspired me that nothing is impossible... ^_^

Jaky Astik said...

Tell you what Sarah, no effort goes in vein. And hey, I love your kid. He is so cute!

Keep up your posts. Somehow, somewhere, you're making a huge social contribution by keeping it going.

Leeuna said...

Congratulations on your amazing success. Here's wishing you tons more traffic in the future. Your blog is great, by the way.

I've Had Too Much To Think... said...

A goal I hope to achieve myself someday!

myletterstoemily said...

wow! that' just amazing. congratulations.
thank you for writing something worthy
of that attention.

Ben Burleigh said...

You are an inspiration to all of us first timers who just started their blogs, or have been posting for days, weeks, months and years ago who have yet to make it past 10 friends ;)

Keep it up!

vampire234 said...

great for you

vampire234 said...

that is great

Pao-Pao said...

Wow! This is just what I need. I have a blog but I was thinking that maybe I'll drop it cuz I'm not a good writer but, I like to write. So, I won´t drop it. Yet. Congratz!
And thanks, you inspired me a little bit more.

The Reading Bear said...

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the encouragement. I have tried blogging several times and I have not been able to truly sink my teeth into it due to not feeling "recognized". I will make sure to keep at it! Also, congratulations on your accomplishment!

Maribeth said...

Wow! Congratulations! Much continued success.
Maribeth
Giggles and Guns

P@ul@mi said...

congratulations Sarah. Your blog is worth all that and much more.. keep posting :)

photo ex machina said...

Congratulations!

uduak said...

i really enjoy your blog i like theh way you express yourself. its much fun readingn about you after a stressful day in school.

Treasures from a Shoebox said...

As a new blogger, I really appreciate the encouragement. Thanks and congratulations!

barefoottyler said...

Neat. I am glad you got what you have always wanted.

LadyLindy said...

Wow, I linked to your blog in mine... I've just started blogging and I don't have much traffic now, but ' won't give up! :)

CWriter said...

Congratulations on recieving Blogs of Note. That's awesome!

Thanks for the encouragment I just started blogging a few days ago. I am pretty new to this, I have no idea what I am doing. I have a question, what site do you think has the best free blog templates?

Thanks!

Sir Scott said...

Who says dreams don't come true? I think it was me, but even I can be wrong, sometimes. Anyway, good job and best of luck to you.

California Girl said...

congratulations. I have one or two followers whom I also follow who have made it and it's changed their blogging efforts from infrequent to consistent. For some, the response dies down after a while but for those who nurture the exposure and respond to the comments, they seem to maintain and grow their followings. I haven't had the luck of hitting it but I am always intrigued by those who do.

XaLeR said...

that is great

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CountessLaurie said...

Hello! Congrats on Blog of Note success. I'll be poking around!

Natasha said...

Congratulations on getting blog of note! I've recently started blogging, and hopefully I accomplish at least half as much as you have. I've just started following you-thanks to blog of note-and I already am in LOVE with your writing =] You're a great inspiration!!

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Olá Sarah! Tens um espaço muito bonito e muito bem ilustrado, porém ficaria melhor se colocasses um tradutor, pois seria melhor para entender e comentar.

Beijos e fique com DEUS.

Furtado.

turkeyradio said...

man, this is unbelivable... i don't know how to spell it. But its really cool. Right now I have 8 followers and someday i want to be like you!!1

Sarah Thomas said...

@slimdewitt—You're welcome! Good luck with your blog, and thanks for dropping by mine! :-)

@Tava Tea—Thank you! I appreciate it!

@Syrcause Pike—Awesome! I'm happy to hear it.

@Jaky—Thank you! I think he's pretty handsome. :-P

@Leeuna—Thanks so much!

@myletterstoemily—You're welcome! Thanks for the comment. :-)

@Ben Burleigh—Thank you, I will! Good luck with your blog. ^_^

@Pao-Pao—Yay! I'm glad you decided not to give up on your blog. One of these days, I'm sure it'll pay off!

@The Reading Bear—You're very welcome! Definitely keep it up, I bet you'll be glad you did.
:-)

@P@ul@mi—Thanks! I'll for sure continue posting.

@uduak—I'm glad you think so. :-)

@Treasures from a Shoebox—You're welcome! Best of luck with your blog!

@LadyLindy—I hope your traffic picks up soon! :-)

@CWriter—The template I have now I made with Blogger's template designer, but I've also used this website: http://btemplates.com/ They have a TON of options. :-D

@California Girl—Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I'll be able to nurture the exposure. :-)

@CountessLaurie—Poke away! ^_^

@Natasha—Thank you so much for your kind words! Good luck with your blog!

Sarah Thomas said...

@turkeyradio—I bet someday you will be! Just don't give up. Take it from me, it'll be worth it. :-D

musiclovinchic93 said...

Thats so cool! i just started a blog and i hope to have lots of followers! Any advice on how to get people to follow my blog?

Sarah Thomas said...

@musiclovinchic93—My best advice would be not to give up! Sometimes it takes awhile, but getting a lot of followers can happen. :-)

Also, definitely tell your friends and family to check it out. Word of mouth is a great way to let people know about your blog.

Good luck! I hope everything goes well! :-D

Pearl said...

CONGRATS!
I am one of those people who found you on Blogs of Note. And I'm so glad that I did!

You seem like such a lovely person :)

I mentioned you in my blog, you can view the post here if you'd like!

http://mindplayground09.blogspot.com/2010/05/far-from-all-mens-knowing.html

Congratulations again and all the best!

Sarah Thomas said...

@Pearl—Aw, thanks! That's very sweet of you. :-)
And thanks for the mention! That's really cool.

Madison said...

Congratulations. I've started blogging and am actually trying to make some money doing it. Your jump in readership inspires me. So did your trip with your dad. Sounds like you reach out and grab life. Good for you!

Clementine said...

I like the way you write!

Somehow, I'm inspired by you. :)

karr(: said...

Congratulations ! I enjoyed reading your blog very much (:

Sarah Thomas said...

@Madison—Good luck with your blog! I hope it makes all kinds of money!
Dad and I try to reach out and grab life, by the horns if possible. ;-)

@Clementine—Thanks so much! I appreciate the comment!

Sarah Thomas said...

@karr(: —Thanks! I’m glad you did!

Alysa said...

I am new to blogger, well fairly new, but love to write and share and help others... your words seem heartfelt and genuine. God bless.

fallen monkey said...

WOW! This comes at a good time, as I'm discouraged daily by my low counts. I'm a relatively new blogger, though, so here's hoping :) In the meantime, congratulations, and I look forward to following your blog!

CyndiR0319 said...

Congratulations! I am new to this, but am finding that it is a good stress reliever to put my thoughts out there. I kind of ramble of a variety of things. I am trying to attract followers. Would you consider following me, as maybe some of your followers will check me out? http://cyndir0319.blogspot.com/
Keep up the good work!

Sarah Thomas said...

@Alysa—Good luck with your blogging! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-)

@fallen monkey—I know that feeling of being discouraged! It’s not so fun. But if you love blogging, just keep at it! I’m sure it’ll pay off. Thanks for the comment!

@CyndiR0319—Thanks! I like blogging for stress relief, too. It can be very cathartic!

swirlz said...

Hi! I did find your blog on Blogs of Note. I have a few blogs myself, been blogging for a few years now on different blogging sites. It's good to know that this will all pay off someday. Congrats on making the Blogs of Note!

renewedbackslider said...

lol wish i had just 1 lol im new to this.awesome work.....

Sarah Thomas said...

@swirlz—Thank you! I’m glad you dropped by. :-)

@renewedbackslider—Don’t worry, it’ll happen!

Marcos Paulo Blasques Bueno said...

" To blog or not to blog
THIS IS THE QUESTION. "
...is a charge very very pertinent in the actual days for us. This tool is true relevant? The informations are important to we lives?

A "filmmusical" "blogabrass" for us and excuse my terrible english,

MARCOS PAULO BLASQUES BUENO
Maestro, Composer, Film Music Maker, Animator to Films (Stop Motion) in Brazil

Melly said...

I just started this blog thing back in January. I haven't done much with it, and then when I did, I wasn't getting many hits. I'm still working on it, but your writing has given me hope. THanks so much. I'm sure you have a ton to do, but any suggestions you could give me would be helpful. Thank you so much for inspiring me!

a life of color said...

congrats on a job well done!! I just joined the blog world last night actually and found you entry very motivating so thank you for that!!

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