blogging thankful

100 thank yous

you’re amazing.
did you know that?
if you’re reading this, you’re a friggen superstar.
some people say bloggers blog for themselves, and to a degree i do.
but really, i wouldn’t be where i am without you.
i reached 100 followers on Google Friend Connect this week.
i’ll admit that’s pretty exciting for me.
i feel like i’ve been through a lot with this little blog.
i’ve had three different URLs and then finally a .com.
i’ve changed content a bunch of times and taken breaks and given up.
but i’ve also written three posts in a day and woken up in the middle of the night to blog.
i’ve stood in the very cold to take outfit photos and i’ve sat paralyzed in my bed waiting for a page view on posts that i was terrified to publish.
and then the comments rolled in.
the things y’all say are brilliant and kind and so genuine.
that’s why i blog.
maybe that’s selfish–to say that i blog for the response–but for me it’s about the connection.
the friends i’ve through blogging are so amazing. i consider so many of you my sisters.
you get me. i can tell you anything. i’ll always be there for you.
if when we finally meet, i know we’ll just be able to sit and not say anything and both know exactly what we’re thinking.
i saw a blog post a few months ago, probably on IFB, that was talking about not being discouraged by a low number of followers. they said something to the effect of
“every blog had 2 followers at one point. and then 10, 50, 100, 250 and so on. even blogs like Kendi Everyday and The Daybook had a time when they only had 100 followers. it’s not like each followers counts for 10 on big blogs. they earned each individual follower and you will too.”
that definitely helped put things in perspective for me. every one of you 101 followers is an individual person who took enough interest in what i had to say to hit “follow.” that’s friggen awesome.
to celebrate you, here are some gifs to show my love and gratitude.
xoxoxoxoxoxo
nicole
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