I haven’t done a blog housekeeping post in almost a year, but today, friends, there is definitely reason to celebrate! And celebrate BIG (or bigly, as a certain someone would say…). That reason? Well, it has everything to do with how you follow So About What I Said…
Two words. That’s the only hint you get.
Are you sure?
OK. Here we go.
After I switched to self-hosted WordPress, I also had to switch some of the ways readers followed my blog. One of the cool new ways was the Subscribe By Email feature, which delivers every blog post directly to your inbox. How easy and convenient is that?
Last week, I hit 100 email subscribers!! Thank you all for reading!!! As I’ve said countless times, it means so much to me! I’m grateful that, after nearly a DECADE, I still have things to say and stories (usually funny, awkward ones!) to share. I sort of live in constant fear that my creative well is going to just dry up one day, but it hasn’t yet! Whew!
Over the last few months, we’ve had an influx of new readers, thanks in part to all those op-eds I’ve been writing for CNN Opinion. If you’re new, I’m so glad you’re here, and I look forward to getting to know you! Be warned, though, because you’re in for quite the shenanigan-filled rollercoaster ride!
And, of course, there are those readers who have been here for years. Honestly, I’m never not humbled by this. Sometimes I wonder why you’d want to stick around, but I’m SO glad you do! I got an email from reader Alexis a couple weeks ago, and I was incredibly touched by her words. She writes…
“I find your writing style to be captivating, your outlook on life refreshing, and you to be an absolute beautiful inspiration. We all could learn so much from you and your infectious spirit! While reading your blog I have laughed, smiled, happy-cried, sad-cried, ugly-cried, and felt a multitude of emotions, lol. It’s been a really crazy past few years for me between break ups and health issues so thank you for providing a nice, positive place to focus on something other than myself, my woes, etc.”
Thank you, Alexis! On those down days, when the words just aren’t coming together right, these are the words I’ll look to for a heaping dose of inspiration! You know, I sure do wish I could show this to a few people who said my blog and my writing is “too much” and didn’t mean it as a compliment.
So the moral of the story today? I *love* this community so much. Thank you! And don’t forget to subscribe by email for more of my confessions and shenanigans!! Because if we can’t ugly-cry today and every day, what’s the point of it all?? Here’s to not being afraid to ugly-cry for the whole world to see!! Love you all… xoxo