Four years ago, on March 14, 2014, I started this blog. My very first post was entitled, “Write Me A Letter” and was about how nice it is to receive a hand-written letter in the mail. I went back and reread the post and it sounds like one I might still write today. I did notice that I add a lot more pictures to my posts now than I did in my first year.
Since that first post, I’ve written 187 more. During the last four years, I’ve had 65,000 views of my blog. I’m delighted that so many of you have been regular readers. Thank you for that!
I love writing this blog and I’m thrilled that my readership is still growing after four years! I also love the comments about my blog posts…thank you to all who take the time to comment.
My top ten most popular blog posts (by number of views) over the past four years have been:
1. Where Exactly Is The Mason-Dixon Line?
2. Do Drink The Water (This is my top post for comments)
3. The Kissing Bridges
4. Guess What Happened 95 Years Ago?
5. Whatever Happened To S & H Green Stamps?
6. Mumming, Souling, Guising, and Trick-Or-Treating
7. A Rose-Colored View Of Depression Glass
8. Patchwork Memories
9. Is Kindness Important?
10. Don’t Lose Your Marbles!
These are some of my personal favorites as well, but I would add to them my other favorite posts:
“To Everything There Is A Season” about my son’s wedding day.
“Not Your Grandmother’s Mason Jars” about how I use the Mason Jars I inherited from my grandmother.
“Road Trip…I-70 Exit 129” about an opportunity my husband and I had to help complete strangers one day while we were traveling.
“It’s How We Roll” about the not so long-ago history of the invention of toilet paper.
“Smith Corona” about the much longed-for typewriter I received for my 18th birthday. I posted it in typewriter font just for fun!
My blog is not fancy or sophisticated but hopefully, it’s well written. It’s about every-day things that we all deal with from time to time, and stories from my own life that I think might interest, or have value for others.
One day, a friend said, “I notice you never write about anything political or controversial in your blog posts.” She’s right. I deliberately steer clear of the political and controversial because there’s enough of that out there. Could I write that way? Of course, I could. I have opinions just like everyone else. But I choose to stay positive and as I said when I started this blog:
It’s my goal to give you something to think about as you go through your day. I hope to make you chuckle and I hope you occasionally say to yourself, “I didn’t know that” when I’ve written about something new to you.
As I begin year five of my blog, thank you to all who have walked down the lane with me. I hope I’ve made you chuckle from time to time and also given you some food for thought!