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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

100 Followers :) Whoop! x2

Aloha,

Oh my gosh… Right now, I am so floored you might as well call me “Tiled.”

Thanks to the awesomeness of y’all out there, I reached one hundred followers last night :)

To the Lord be the glory, and I am *so* grateful for each and every reader/follower.

My first post was Sept. 11, 2011 and it is truly a wow feeling to see how far I’ve come (leaps and bounds) compared to where I was with my riting Skeels.

I started this blog

Solely.

Only.

Just.

Because it was a way to start building that dang “platform” we all need these days.

I was worried, real worried. My wife will tell you

she’s nodding as I write this

that I am *not* the handyman in the family, so "platform" and "building" scared the poop out of me...

Although I’d heard of them folk, I was clueless about "blogers" (I first heard about this “web log” thing in 2008, but laughed it off as self-promoting fluffiness.)

Fast forward that 8-track to 2011 and someone said I should start the process to platformness.

Off I trundled to bloggerville, carrying only a half-eaten ham sandwich once owned by No. 1 Son and a bottle of hazelnut creamer.

Writers cannot live on regular coffee alone.

I stood there quaking, but then something weird happened… so many people like David, Ara, Rach, Melanie, Sarah, Ali, Cassie, Alex, Morgan and Leigh – (to name only a few RockStars) reached out to offer help, support and friendship.

Simply, I was – and am – boggled at the bloggers who care(d.)

I am truly blown away by the Band of Brothers spirit that lives and breathes in this small part of what I used to describe as the Blog O’Fear.

Now, as I enjoy a coffee and a mini-chat with friends, this place in space feels more like ehome.

So, on a final note of seriousness, I’d like to take this moment to express how I really feel:

(Jumps up and down, does the Electric slide –badly – while shouting Whoo hoo! Whoo hoo!)

Thanks y’all… and please drop by Thursday for a special announcement regarding my first evah Blog Hop. It’s going to be fun, especially if you like being Irish on St. Patrick’s Day :)

14 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Congrats on hitting this milestone. Glad you are making connections so quickly.

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats and yeah I had no idea what to expect as I went into Globland too, but it's a grand old time, even with a rhyme.

ali cross said...

ROFL! You are awesome Mark. Congratulations! I think it took me, um, much longer than it took you to reach 100!

Your blog hop'll be fun! Lookin' forward to it!

Morgan said...

Hahaha! I seriously always jump to click when I see you've posted something, Mark! You're so stinkin' hilarious. And "Get pinched if you don't post?" <---I'm verrrry intrigued and a lover of all things Irish! *waits on the edge of my seat 'til Thurs* ;)

Suze said...

I think, in the final analysis, blogging is really about community. And you do meet some truly wonderful spirits, this way.

Congrats on your follower count, Koop.

Aloha!

Cassie Mae said...

I'm with Morgan... Jumping up and down going... 'Oh! He posted something!!! Must go check it out!'

Right now I'm in the middle of reading 80 + posts for the blogfest and had to come over here to see what you've posted. See, that's how awesome you are :)

Congrats on the 100! I cheered like a fool when I reached mine :)

M.J. Fifield said...

Congratulations on reaching triple digits. It's a good feeling and your blog definitely deserves the attention.

And who doesn't enjoy being Irish on St. Paddy's day?

Happy Blogging...

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on all the followers!
I look forward to hearing about the blog hop.

Siv Maria said...

Make that 101 :)

Leigh Covington said...

LOL! Oh my gosh - the "blog o fear". Yeah - I know that place! Totally! And I think the wife needs to get the camcorder out so we can see that electric slide move! So awesome Mark! Congrats on the followers! Can't wait to hear more about the hop!

Lara Schiffbauer said...

Yay, Mark! Congrats on 102!!! I'll be stopping by to check out the blog hop post, for sure.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Congrats. I love the supportive nework I've found out here in the blogosphere. Happy writing.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats on reaching 100. I remember feeling quite happy when I reached that milestone. :) I adore my blogging buddies.

Sarah Pearson said...

Congratulations on your 102 followers :-)

I'm proud to be of your RockStars.

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