Wow!!! Week #52... One Whole Year of Blogging. Happy Birthday, or Happy Anniversary, to Slu's World. OK, I like the way both sound. I never thought I would make it to this day, and well, lookie here... I'm still Standing!!! And that means I'm Smiling!!!
|Yep... One Year Old with #52!!!|
So, a little over one year ago, my co-worker, CJ, showed me her Blog that she had just started. As I was looking at it, I asked her several questions. Among them... How did you do this? How did you do that? As she was explaining the use of certain tools on her Blog Page, all I was thinking to myself was... I want to do this!!! I didn't know the first thing about Blogging and I didn't know anyone, other than, now CJ, that Blogged. What in the world would I write about? Who in the world would read what I would write about? I didn't know the answers to those two questions, but I did know right then and there that I wanted to start a Blog.
And along the way, in addition to doing something that I have come to really, really love, I have made so many New Friends from the Blogging Community. Several of them that are now like Family. As well as Old Friends that stop by and have a look too. A very recent new found friend, Linda, at Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom, just Posted 10 Reasons Why I Blog... A portion of her #3 reason stated: "Blogging is the perfect platform to incorporate all the things that interest me - music, writing, humor, photography, and alcohol
And speaking of Old Friends... I have to say a great BIG, HUGE Thank You to all my Facebook Friends that read this Blog, most of which are from Sharpstown High School (70's) in Houston, Texas. Please know how much I appreciate the time you spend here and the Comments and "Like's" you send my way. They absolutely bring a Smile to this Happy 57 year old face. One friend in particular, whom I will refer to as JCT, I would just like to say that this Blogging World is SCREAMING for you to come aboard and SHARE your stories. I know that once you do and hit that first "Publish" button, you will be hooked forever!!!
To my Woman, Donna, who is usually the first reader
|My "Area" in the Man-Cave where I spend A Lot of Time...|
And finally, with this 52nd Blog Post, I should pass 10,000 Page Views!!! And that makes me very Happy... That's an average of more than 192 each week and that, for me, is "off the charts." When I started one year ago, my Goal was 75 views, and then, eventually, 100. So, slowly, but surely, Slu's World (The Little Engine That Could) is growing. Again, THANKS to each of you for stopping by and coming back each week and keeping this HUGE SMILE going!!!
|How's that for a "First Catch?" With a Pink Pole, no Less... Ha!!!|
Market Watch: Status Quo this week as the Dow hung around 15,324 and Facebook dipped slightly to 24.55 at the closing bell yesterday.
The End: So, as I end my 1st full year, I am so excited about the coming year and some of the things I have planned. One NEW area for me will start this coming Tuesday and I am very stoked about it. I hope you will be watching for that. Muchos Gracias and I hope you will keep checking in for more. Til then...
Be safe, be smart and always Smile... It's "Happy Friday"
adios... vaya con dios