But it wasn't only my yearning to write that made me come back. It was a lot of you, who so kindly sent me notes telling me you'd miss me. I really had no idea how many regular readers I had. Then last week, while I was visiting family, my sister's mother-in-law made a special point to tell me how much she had enjoyed my blog, and how much she would miss it. This really got my attention, and made me wonder how many people were reading and enjoying and getting something from my posts without my ever knowing it. I started thinking, Hey, maybe I do have something worth sharing after all. Maybe my own odd life is interesting enough to keep people entertained, and maybe even inspired in some way. So here I am, little blog in hands, promising to do my best for you.
Giving this my best effort also means it's time to learn how to make it pay off in some way. Keeping up on a well written blog is not the same as popping off one liners on Facebook. It takes time, attention, love, and editing. I'm willing to do the work, and now I also want to figure out how to get paid for it. There's a lot of good information for bloggers out there, and I'm weeding through it little by little. One thing stands out clearly at this point. In order to get advertisers to notice me, I need a lot of readers. A lot of readers, as in 100,000 to 500,000 a month. That's going to take some doing, and I hope you'll help. I'm asking you all to be my Blog Pimps! Please forward it to everyone you know, and link to it whenever possible. If you have a blog of your own, let's do a link exchange. It's good for both of us! And if you know any tricks in this blogging business, please share them with me by email, or with all of us here as a comment. I'll really appreciate your help!
And so, thank you all for your encouragement. I am honored and humbled, and I look forward to whatever comes next. Here we go!