3,000,000 Thanks….And More To Come!
Today marks the day that my little ‘ol blog has passed the 3,000,000 view mark!! I’m totally amazed & mighty humbled that something that I started as an off-hand experiment for friends and family almost 5 years ago has grown to this level. It took me just over 3 years to reach 1,000,000 views and only 17 more months to add another 2,000,000 views to that. Who knows what craziness will happen next? Seriously though, I want to thank each and every one of you who reads, comments and contributes to my blog both in person and through our Amazon affiliate link. The interaction and community that has developed through this blog over the years is what keeps me motivated to continue blogging and sharing our adventures. And the steady trickle of “wine fund” $$ that come through are a pretty darn nice bonus too 🙂 It’s a true partnership.
And it’s not just a one-way thing either.
My writing and photography has developed, thanks to the blog, and I’m sharing (and receiving in return) so much more than I did when I started. Deep musings, tips, romantic rambling (yes, I’m a total sap), boondocking….topics I never even thought I’d write about and thoughts I never imagined I’d publicly share. Despite the time it takes to put it all together (blogging is work, my friends) I enjoy doing it (go figure!) and find it both therapeutic and rewarding. It’s truly a gift, in all ways that such a thing can be. I don’t know how long I’ll keep blogging (or even how long we’ll keep RVing), but the journey of doing so has been so much more than I ever imagined.
So, a deeply, humbly, profoundly felt 3,000,000 thanks to you all!
I’ve got lots of new posts planned for the next few weeks including a thorough update on our health care plans (and the difficult situation for pre-Medicare RVers in South Dakota), more RV recipes, Christmas gift ideas (not until after Thanksgiving), how to reward your favorite RV bloggers this holiday season, a round-up of our 2014 travels and more. Here’s to the the next 3 million!