Wednesday, January 4, 2012

500 Followers!


WOW!  Over the holidays my follower number hit 500 and here we are into the new year and there are even more followers!

When I started my blog a few years ago I never could've imagined how many great friends I would make, how many great conversations I would have...or how many of you would decide to follow me!  Often you are my inspiration and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to keep up with my life.

It has been an honour and a pleasure to read your posts and comments!  This is why I am asking all of you to please...leave comments for bloggers.  I know loads of you who tell me you read blogs but then never comment.  I am not the only blogger to notice a decline in comments and we have no idea why.  So please...even if it's simply 'Have a great day!'...please leave comments on blogs you read.  It lets us know you were here and that we are heard.  Thank you!  I am hoping we can get back to the comment numbers we all used to have a couple of years ago!

In case you don't know...I also have a Facebook page, a Pinterest board, Twitter, and my ribbon business Royal Ribbons has a blog of personalized ribbon and Facebook page!

To continue the tradition I will be answering questions from all of you wonderful followers!  So please, feel free to ask me anything and I will do my best to answer!  I can't wait to read and answer all of your questions!


Have a fabulous day!

19 comments:

Amy said...

I'm happy to post a comment, and I agree -- at my old blog, I'd get double-digit comments on each post. I think social networking has diluted the blog community somewhat; some blog favorites get tons of interaction on their FB and very little on their much-more-detailed blogs. I spent a lot of my "chair time" at FB for a few years and have cut it down to near-nothing in order to have better conversations!

My question: what are your goals for 2012? :)

Adrienne said...

Congratulations on 500+ followers!

I agree about commenting. I am usually very good about commenting on the blogs I read, but sometimes I don't have time or I am reading on my smartphone - which makes commenting difficult, to say the least.

I feel I know you so well...what can I ask you??

How about this: How far in advance you plan your blog posts? Or do you create them on the fly?

Tabitha said...

500 readers, wow very impressive, plus 7 more who have sneaked in! It's still a holiday her, so we're basking about doing nothing.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Wow 500+ that's really admirable.
Congratulations...
I follow many blogs and cannot comment on all of them as there is just not enough hours in the day.
I usually comment on yours :)

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well deserved Sweets xx

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Congrats on the milestone!

Way to start 2012 :)

High Heeled Life said...

What a fabulous way to start 2012!

You have an excellent point on the commenting.

I know I have been guilty of visiting, reading.. and then run out of time to comment and though I intend to go back, sometimes everyday things get in the way. I do make every effort to respond back to those who have taken the time to visit my blog and left a comment - either by responding to their comment via email - if comment notification is sent with their email address. If it's through blogger no-response, I try to visit their blog and leave a comment.

Hope you are having a fabulous day!! xo HHL

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

Congrats on the 500 followers. That is just awesome.
Comments are great. It's like virtual love.

Town and Country Mom said...

Congratulations! 500 seems like a major milestone to me!

John said...

Congratulations! What a great way to start the new year!

I confess I've been a little slow developing good comment habits, but its importance can't be overstated, so I'm trying to improve. I know how lonely it can get when it feels like nobody's listening!

By the way, I hope your friend is doing better. I'll be sure to keep her in my prayers.

Toad said...

May you have 500 more and 500 more and...

About Last Weekend said...

Fantastic - you are an inspiration. I must try much harder to up my followers. what are your tips?

Kionon said...

I sometimes stop in on your blog, we have quite a few blogs and commenters in common. This may be the first time I have commented.

Debra said...

Congratulations! I know how you feel about comments When I have a post that gets 100 views I would expect more than one comment. But I just don't get them. I try to comment on most posts I read. I know other bloggers are talking about this so hopefully the word will get out. :)

JulesTX said...

Congratulations Sub Princess !

500 followers is an amazing accomplishment.

All Glam Things said...

Congratulations!!! You just got one more!!)

XO,
Yelena


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Bonnie said...

Congrats on the big 500! That's a huge accomplishment, and I am so happy for you.

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Shelley said...

SP - You said you'd answer questions, so mine is....what is your first name? Or perhaps I should ask, how do you wish to be addressed...Your Royal Highness?

I love the quote at the top of your blog - the one that says 'If you want to make friends, you have to talk to people.' Excellent advice.

Congratulations on your half a millenium!

JDbyMISA@gmail.com said...

Congratulations on your 500 followers, it must be such a rewarding feeling that all your work has paid off
When I read your comment on how time consuming it can be to write/maintain a Blog I was relieved to know I wasn’t the only one to see it as such – sometimes
I feel like I’m just wasting my time. You have definitely inspired me to pick back up.
Marti