Well, not entirely. I gave up on focusing on my followers. I didn’t start a blog to gain a following. I started a blog to write. Then I reached 50 followers. I was so flipping excited! When it hit 100? I had to be peeled off the ceiling. Then I decided to stop focusing on that. I love each and every one of you, but I was getting wrapped up in my followers and losing sight on what I originally started out to do, which was write. Sometimes I have bad days and need to vent, but more often than not I’m trying to pick out the good in all my days. I vowed to not focus on the ever increasing number of followers and just kept writing. Well, today (last night, but I opened it today) WordPress sent me a message saying it was my best day for likes. So, my curiosity was piqued. I did it. I hit the stats button, only to see that I am 4 followers away from 200. I do hope that this number one day reaches 20,000, but I am satisfied with my 196 (plus 2 email followers and if my FATHER would create a link to follow me by email that’d put me even closer). You are all amazing, and extremely inspiring. I look forward to reading your posts each morning, and the conversations that will soon transpire as I respond. You are all so kind and supportive. And POSITIVE!!! I don’t want any negativity on here whatsoever!! I love to be happy. I love the way it makes me feel, and the fact that laughter is not only the best medicine, BUT, it’s so very contagious, motivates me even more. Why, when we have the option to choose happiness, do so many of us pick anger and misery? It’s such a bad feeling. I believed for the longest time that I was alone in my thinking. Then I met all of you. This is my home. This is where I belong. You all have no idea what your words of inspiration do for me. One day, I will go down the list (better make it soon before my number of followers increases) and thank you all personally for the part you play in my happiness.
So, I caved. I gave into my ego and looked at my stats. And I’m so glad I did. This is a sincere thanks to all of you. All of you who keep me writing, who inspire me to keep being positive when I’m surrounded by negativity. All of you who continue to be right here for me and comment on my blogs. If I can help just one person achieve happiness, I will be grateful.
I hope you all have a great day! I know I’m going to. Happy blogging, and keep the positivity coming!!
~Kate…one grateful, positively optimistic, Kate.