**WHOA, MOMMAS!!! When I shouted out for followers to DELURK, boy did you answer. In just a few short hours, I've gained almost 10 followers, if I'm not mistaken! I LOVE it! That made my day! Keep it up! I think I've come up with a GREAT giveaway, so come back to read all about it!**
I didn't realize until I started writing with a different intention, that this is my FOUR-HUNDREDTH POST! Peeps, I am SO EXCITED!
Never would I have guessed almost four years ago, when I began blogging just as an outlet and as something that was easier than building my own website (thanks, Amy), how far blogging would take me and how many avenues it would open up for me.
I've been able to present about blogging TWICE now at the state technology convention, TCEA, in Austin. I've been able to incorporate blogging smoothly into my classroom because I was already using it on my own. I've connected with people who I've grown to love as if I knew them in person. I've found virtual shoulders to cry on, and have connected with people who know people I know.
Blogging is a part of my life and those who don't understand its appeal or use, might think I'm crazy. But when you go through things in your life that leave you feeling like you're alone and you need answers, like infertility, blogging is the outreach I so craved and needed.
Having said ALL of that, in honor of my 400th post and upcoming 4-year bloggiversary in April, I want to do two things:
FIRST...I'm setting a lofty goal. By my FOURTH bloggiversary, I am challenging myself to have 100 Followers. Now, don't get me wrong. I know blogging isn't all about how many people read your writing. However, I'm also going to try to keep it real and confess that I do get excited when I have a new follower. I LOVE meeting new Followers. Really. I love clicking on their profile pics and visiting their blogs, reading about where they are reading about me from! Did you get that?
SO, if you are a lurker, and haven't chosen to FOLLOW ME, please do so! If you follow me, I will return the favor!
I'm sitting at 74 followers right now. That means, I only need 26 more to hit my mark of 100! Can we do it, Bleeps (I LOVE that term, and will give ALL CREDIT to the most hilarious blogger I know, Busted Kate over at Busted Plumbing...it's a mashing of Blog and Peeps)...fun, huh?)?
SECOND: I'm going to host a giveaway soon, so keep checking back to find out what it is! I'm going to wait until closer to my actual bloggiversary, so come back!