by Tamara Flaherty
At least not yet.
BUT….. I felt like one for about 18 hours and let me tell you something, it was amazingly awesome!
Ok so last night I was checking my blog to see how many views I had gotten on my latest post “The Wheelchair Princess and How She Got Her Crown.”
I was excited because I was about to break my own record daily high of 150 views. I was also really excited because people were reading Michelle’s story.
I was pathetically refreshing my browser, just hoping I would reach my goal before the stats reset for the day.
I was also hoping someone would comment. I had poured my soul into that post and I couldn’t understand why there were no comments.
Well that’s not exactly true.
There was one comment but she comments on all of my blogs and she’s often the only one who does. She’s like a mom to me so she kinda feels obligated to I think. (Thanks Sandra).
Anyway so as I’m sitting there desperately pushing the refresh button. Over and over and over. I got reblogged!!!
Ok I know there are bloggers out there who hate being reblogged for various and sundry reasons, but I was excited!
First because I’m a brand new blogger and I need the exposure, but also because I was reblogged by someone with over 60,000 followers!! (Thanks Cristian Mihai).
Within minutes I was a superstar blogger, I mean it was amazing!!
And then I got reblogged again. And again.
All of a sudden I’m at 200 views, then 250 with the likes and the comments coming faster than I can respond.
I was in heaven!! I imagine this is how the big time bloggers feel right?
Or are they so used to it by now that they have forgotten that rush of adrenalin when you realize that people you DONT know, who haven’t been pushed or guilted into it, are reading your blog?
I was grinning from ear to ear as I happily responded to comment after comment.
This went on until about 1am when I finally had to go to sleep.
I drifted off to the sound of pings hitting my inbox. Ahhh…sweet dreams.
I woke up to literally hundreds of emails. I was still floating. It was unreal. People were reading, liking, following, and commenting all morning.
It started to slow down after lunch and by mid-afternoon I was yesterday’s news.
Poof…it was over.
I’m really grateful for the experience although going back into obscurity is harder now that I’ve experienced the rush.
It’s like trying to be happy with a Prius when your used to driving a corvette. It’s really great that you have a good reliable Prius, but the corvette won’t be easy to forget.
Anyway I guess I will just have to write another amazing piece, and another, and another.
Read through the Bible in a year!
On Happiness, Adventure and Contentment
Exploring the world through caring thoughts, the freedoms of guilt free emotions, and looking at the world through the eyes of someone elses perspective seeking to enhance and set free your soul by opening your heart and mind
by Justin Shoemaker