Monday, April 4, 2011

post 500....




while checking the "stats" page this morning
I discovered that this post is
the
500th
FIVE hundred posts
of nothing much
18,044
visits to this page of mine
since I put up the globe that shows all.....

(and then stupidly deleted the other day)

that's quite mind boggling
well to me
 anyway!!

in the world of blog
that is nothing compared to some
but we shouldn't compare ourselves to others
should we
!!!

I started
 roomontheleft
because
the husband and the sister and a couple of friends
kept saying I should
and when I got
"blue"
my little camera
 with the eye that sees what I see
and then improves the view
I thought
why not?
and for those of you who have stayed
here from the beginning
I thank you for
 your kindness
 your encouragement
and support
and
in so many cases now
friendship
be it only through this machine on the desktop
I always say
always....
to the point of brain freeze
that this
not so new anymore
way of meeting people around the world
is like having pen pals
only now we get to "see" them
interact with them instantaneously
and that's the good thing about hi-tech gadgets
how else could I "speak" to or get a visit from someone in
Australia
 Indonesia
Malaysia
Norway
Sweden
Italy
France
at one point
Iceland
Portugal
Spain
Gibraltar
Brazil
Argentina
and a little tiny island off the north coast of S America
that I still don't know the name of!!!
the Azores
Vietnam
South Africa
Nova Scotia
Canada
England
Ireland
Scotland
Wales
and other places
the big woods up north USA
Arizona
and
Louisiana
and almost all the other states USA
all in one day sometimes
the other day
there were 127 "hits"
and I had done nothing that day
so to all of you who come here
and leave a comment
or don't
who have been here with me from the beginning
or have just joined this little blog of nothing much
I really truly
thank you
again

......
and now that I have,
as one friend said yesterday,
given birth to
little bunnie fu fu
and her blog
with the help of Auntie Mia and
the ever so important
J O E
I hope to keep going for a little while longer
and
I will say right here and right now
that I'll try to keep the two blogs
separate
me here
and
her there
.......

so shall we raise our cups of
tea and coffee
or Red bush tea
and whatever else it is that gets you through
yet another
post
of nothing much
and
toast
one another
because without you there

this truly would be
me
talking to the wind........

see ya!!

:}

^..^


6 comments:

Valerie said...

France is waving a big hello to her friend across the Atlantic & a big hug to celebrate your 500th !!
and say hi to Fufu, too :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Marilyn, I do so enjoy having pen pals around the world. Will have to hop over to visit FuFu and see what she is up to. Take care! Tammy

eddunsmore said...

Thank you Marilyn for making each day more enjoyable! Your the greatest love your stories! cathy

Ruth @ The Butterfly Bush Diaries said...

Woweeeeeee!!! 500 posts! That is a pretty darn fantastic acheivement! I also liken the world of blog to the modern day equivalent of pen pals - but it's with pictures!! (Although I guess doing it the more traditional way you would of course send each other photos). The advantage with doing it the blog way is that it's all so very instant - you don't have to wait for the letter to arrive (or in the case of Royal Mail, for them to lose it!)

Heartiest congratulations Marilyn!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hearty congratulations! I am raising my glass!! It is getting so my day is not complete without a visit to the VA/MD border! Mia S.

Madhu said...

Yey! It's me from Malaysia!!!! Although I was not here from the very beginning I am so glad I found your blog and am most certainly not going to miss this fun journey with you! Lots of ♥!