So hard to believe it has already been six years, since I took those food writing classes, on those damp Winter nights back in 2011.
This blog was a class assignment. I don’t know if any of you know this, other than blog writing people, that things that are posted on the internet, don’t really exist until you tell someone to look at them.
Click here to see very first post!
Sure, someone might randomly come across your post, but even that is unlikely unless you somehow make it known to any search engine. That’s why “tagging” is important or attaching it to thing like Facebook or Twitter. So people can even know it’s there.
There are many tactics on how to get more traffic to your blog, like going to other like-minded blogs and “liking” stuff or commenting. Then the other people who look at that blog see you and might want to check out what your blog is…..and so on and so on.
That’s why I say having a blog is kind of like having a bank account that you don’t really touch but it keeps getting interest.
In the last few years, life has gotten in the way of me being able to add and offer up things to the blog on a regular basis, yet every day, someone, somewhere, somehow takes a look at one or more of my posts.
That’s really cool.
Thank you for all the support over the last six years! I wish I could promise to “get back at it” but we do the best we can with what we’ve got!
It never ceases to amaze me that people actually read this blog.
What started out as a class project has turned into such a fulfilling hobby.
Sure it is fun to share the recipes and nutrition tips or stuff about something I ate somewhere, but the absolute BEST thing about it is all the wonderful “blog friends” I have made a long the way!
For those of you who aren’t completely familiar with the behind the scenes of programs like WordPress, there is a whole administrative area that gives me “Stats”.
It tells me how many people looked at the blog each day. And it tells me what post/topic etc that they looked at and even if they looked closer at a particular picture and whether or not they followed a link that I suggested. All very interesting, but the MOST amazing part is that it will tell me WHERE you are looking from!!
NO….I don’t mean like where your house is, or what coffee shop you are surfing in or even your name or anything…..but it tells me the country you are in while reading the blog.
Sometimes I can’t even BELIEVE the places, far off lands. In truth, there have been times when I haven’t even HEARD of the country!!
And I just always wonder just HOW you found little ol me!!
And then those of you who sign up to follow me and actually want to read my stuff on purpose, not just because you fell on it accidentally!
I am just amazed.
And I am SO grateful and appreciative of each and every one of you!
Thank you so much.
Happy Thanksgiving American Friends!
On this day of “heavy eating” I encourage you to take advantage of this repeat engagement of the acclaimed documentary “Food Matters”
It is very interesting and worth you time.
Happy Turkey day!