Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I've recently reached my 100th followers mark. Welcome to my blog Ling, my 100th follower! Also, thank you every single one of you for making up the numbers too.
100 is really a modest number for someone who has been blogging since 2004. I see many individuals hitting the few hundreds within the span of months.
I'm not too sure how many of you actually read about my journey on the blogosphere. If you haven't, click on "the author's journey" tab above. Most of what I want to say here would be what I've already mentioned in the tab.
My blog wasn't meant to be so public initially. It was only in 2009 that my blog was unearthed by more people after my god daughter's cancer plight became an internet sensation due to the fund raising and was reported in a few local newspapers. Even after it became more public, I did not really leave my blog link on public sites and I usually comment on strangers' blogs using my name but without a link to my blog. Hence, you could say that I truly started "public blogging" and leaving backtrack links only in 2009.
I'm pretty selective about whom I follow and I do not go round leaving cursory comments on people's blogs, asking them to follow, which is a trend I see on many popular blogs. I presume that I would have a lot more followers that way but this is not what I want. I would rather have a handful of blogger friends whom I can identify with leaving me heartfelt words and vice versa, as opposed to a few hundred followers leaving one-liners like "You're so cute!", "Great photos!" etc followed by "Follow me at...".
I'm currently opening myself on the internet realm and enjoying myself on blogophere. Strangers, passers-by, silent readers soon became friends. I've made many blogger friends all over the world, many of whom I have constant two-way communication with. I'm really thankful for having such lovely people around in blogosphere. I feel like dropping some names but I'm afraid that I might miss someone out. In your hearts, I'm very sure you know who you are! *winkz*
It seems to be a tradition to hold giveaways at the 100th mark so I would do the same in due time. Look out for it!
PS: I would also start to do all the blog award and tags that you've tagged me with. Just to make sure I don't miss out any, could you please drop me a comment if I haven't already done your tags yet?