Monday, July 21, 2008

5,000 Hits and Counting!

This is a special day for me: Picture This, At Last reached the 5,000 hit mark! Wow!

It was just last November 15 that I opened this, my very first blog ever, with a post called "A Leap of Faith". Boy have I learned a lot since that first scary dive into the blogosphere! Now I have 3 blogs (see also Made For Keeps and The Family Branson) and having a great time, as well as growing my crafts.

I have to thank hundreds and hundreds of readers for stopping by and coming back to see what's new. The encouraging comments and constructive suggestions are so appreciated. This would still be just a dry daily journal if it wasn't for bloggers I have met along the way, some are listed in my "Favorite Blogs" list. This is a great community and I am happy to be sharing in the fun!

Thank you all you bloggers --- and lurkers :-) !

Are you wondering what that goofy giraffe at the top has to do with celebrating 5,000 hits? Well, I am sneaking in animal #4 for this week's Thematic Photographic, another reason why I am having so much fun and learning so much.


Beverly said...

I love this photo! It fits perfectly with Carmi's post today. Giraffes are such interesting animals, one of my favorites.

smarmoofus said...

We started blogging at the same time!

I registered in July of last year (I just renewed! That was exciting!... though my checking account doesn't agree with me), but I didn't create my blog and start posting until November. I guess it took me that long to be inspired.

I don't know how many hits I had before, but I just started a Sitemeter account to keep track on July 8th. I regret not doing that sooner. Mojo just celebrated his 1000th visitor with fireworks. I will celebrate the 1000th visitor since I got Sitemeter tracking, but it's not going to be the same, and I'll know it. *frump*

Congratulations on your 5000th hit!