Wednesday:) WordPress Writer’s WOW Moment~ 75,000 Views

3 Aug

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ― Muriel Rukeyser

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Some of you already know this, and some of you are new here on my page… I started writing my blog January 1, 2013. It was my New Year’s challenge. I love to write, so I wanted to see if I could write a blog post every day for an entire year, 365 consecutive days. I wasn’t sure if  I could do it, but when I give myself a challenge, I don’t give up.  

Well, if you notice today’s date, August 2, 2017, not only did I meet my challenge, but I haven’t missed a day in 4 1/2 years. There were a couple of internet glitches where my story didn’t get posted on time, but one was written every day for 1,687 days so far. 

I remember when I reached 10,000 views. I couldn’t believe it. Me, a no name writer-wannabe, had my stories viewed 10,000 times. Then, there were 100 followers, then 200 followers. Now, I have over 1,000 followers! Oh my goodness! Every time I reached another amazing milestone on my stats, I would share my amazement with my wonderful readers.

When I started writing in 2013, my posts were the typical suburban housewife tales of tennis matches, friends, family, happenings on the square, and everyday life in McKinney Texas. This blog has seen me through my early countless carefree moments, all the way through a devastating divorce, betrayal, pain and more. This has become my daily diary, my escape, and my voice.

Each day that I shared my life and my world with you, this helped me grow, learn, and heal. Now, I start each day looking for something interesting, beautiful, positive, or inspirational, so I can share it with all my new friends that I’ve made here, and all the old friends I’ve known for ages. 

Today, I hit 75,147 views during my 1,687 days of writing, and I’ve had 38,554 visitors.

The number of people following my blog is just overwhelming. 1,186 followers. Woa!!! How did that happen??? I guess writers and readers are like me. The most popular days and hour of views is Sunday at 3 a.m.  Sounds about right.


My new goal, or shall I say, my new mission, is ” To boldly go where no man has gone before.” I’m going to shoot for FIVE YEARS. I also happen to be a huge STAR TREK fan.

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”


So, that’s what I’be been doing…EXPLORE NEW WORLDs~ I actually ate sushi and went to the VFW Hall to sing karaoke. SEEK OUT NEW LIFE AND NEW CIVILIZATIONS~ I have ventured out past McKinney and went to Plano, Allen, and Prosper. I even drove to Oklahoma! Now, that’s some strange civilization right there. TO BOLDLY GO WHERE…well, you know the rest. This is my five year mission. Wish me luck and “BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY.”

THANK YOU! 

9 Responses to “Wednesday:) WordPress Writer’s WOW Moment~ 75,000 Views”

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham August 3, 2017 at 4:44 am #

    Congrats to you!!

    • toniandrukaitis August 3, 2017 at 6:38 am #

      Thank you, my friend, not only do I lobe sharing my world, but I love reading about your beautiful world,

      • Brenda Davis Harsham August 3, 2017 at 11:33 am #

        I think that is part of what makes a good blogger. Not only do you have a story to share and desire for connection, but you also are interested in the worlds and ideas other people share. There’s a happy mutuality to blogging. A synergy of thinking and beauty. You inspire me to reach out to people by your examples.

  2. dancingpalmtrees August 3, 2017 at 7:16 am #

    Outstanding!! Congratulations!! Cheers!

    • toniandrukaitis August 3, 2017 at 7:44 am #

      Thank you, my friend. I especially love making wonderful new friends like you, and hearing your stories and seeing your world through your words and photos.

  3. shirley dragas August 3, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    Wow Toni what an accomplishment! So proud of you.

    • toniandrukaitis August 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

      Thank you. It’s like I’m still living next door. You know what I’m doing every day, I’m sure you would be devastated if you didn’t know what I had for lunch or when I had my colonoscopy, sometimes TMI. Love ya!

  4. Bonita August 4, 2017 at 1:42 am #

    U r just the best!!! Look what u have accomplished!!

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