DEAR MINNESOTA PRAIRIE ROOTS READERS:
Today, if I possessed excess cash, I would send you all a dozen roses or the best chocolate in the world or…, well, you get the point.
But I am not rich in the monetary sense, so you will have to settle for words to express my gratitude.
I am thankful to you, dear readers, for pushing my monthly blog readership to a new high. During January, I had exactly 10,334 views, surpassing my previous record of 9,976 views in November.
And, no, the extra day in January did not skew figures. I had already reached 10,000 views on January 30.
I’ve been watching my stats, waiting for the month when I would reach 10,000 views. Don’t ask me why. It simply seems like an impressive number.
The past five months, in fact, my readership has consistently been at 9,500 views and higher, but just under 10,000.
So today I am celebrating. I am celebrating you, my readers, wherever you are—whether in Finland or Germany, Washington state or Washington D.C., up north or down south, in Minneapolis or St. Paul, in Appleton, Minnesota, or Appleton, Wisconsin, in my community of Faribault…
Whether you know me personally or know me only through my blogging, I appreciate the connection.
I hope that through my writing and photography I’ve made you smile, made you think, made you laugh and even made you cry. I hope I’ve taken you to places you may not otherwise have seen. I hope I’ve entertained and informed.
Please continue to share your reactions to my writing. I value your input. If you’ve never commented, do.
I pledge to continue bringing you stories from my life, from my world, from my heart, from my thoughts.
Writing is my passion.
© Copyright 2011 Audrey Kletscher Helbling