The first year of blogging, I blogged in the dark. If anyone other than people personally known to me read my posts, I do not know. For weeks, even months, I would churn out a post a day every day, and get no comments. When I now go back and read some of those posts, I am amazed. How did I motivate myself to maintain a fairly consistent standard, without any feedback?
A year back, Tami started blogging. Following her example, I started commenting on blogs, even following them. I made a bunch of new friends, all of whom I knew by name, and who’s blogs I followed regularly. The number of followers climbed up to the twenties and remained there for months.
Then I took part in Arlee Bird’s A to Z Challenge, and the number of followers started going up everyday. Fifty followers was a number I never dreamt I would reach, by the second week of May, I had reached a 100. Life was beyond hectic at that time, and I missed celebrating entering three digits.
I thought 125 followers could be a good milestone to celebrate, but by the time I noticed, I had gone beyond that. Would I never get to celebrate my wonderful followers?
Then on my blog-iversay, Journaling Woman became my 150th follower!!!
While I have always said, and still maintain that the number of followers I have doesn't say anything about me or my blog, I would be hypocritical if I say that I am not overwhelmed by the number.
I would love to do a giveaway to celebrate the Anniversary and the Milestone, but living in India makes it rather hard. The postage on almost anything I choose to give away is likely to end up being more than the value of the giveaway itself!!! And yet, I adore each one of you, and want to give you something.
When I was still mulling about it, I saw that Al had decided to celebrate his blog-iversary by giving away three 8x10 photographs taken by him. I loved the idea so much, I decided to steal it and give away three photographs taken by me to one lucky winner.
The rules to enter the give away:
- Leave a comment on this post on or before July 20
- Be a follower of my blog (new followers are welcome)
- For additional points, tell me which of the photographs on my blog are your favourite
I will pick a random winner and contact them to decide on the three photographs.
If you do not win, and you still like any of my photographs, let me know, and I can send you the photographs in the highest resolution that I have so you can print them out yourself.
And whether you choose to enter my giveaway or not, please enter Al’s at Publish or Perish. Not only does he live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world (I refuse to tell you which one- visit and find out), he is such a good photographer, any of his photographs can grace a living room wall.
And since I am not sure if I have told you or not- thank you, everyone. Every single one of you has enriched my life in some way or the other, and I adore you all.