My gushing and hoots and hollers are because of you, this wonderful community without whom a kernel of an idea could never have made it beyond 30 days. I heart you — the 40 guest authors who penned happiness thoughts here, the readers who came near weekly to see who was in the house, and the commenters who recognized the authors.
Did the series lose steam toward the tail end? Of course it did, and the tables turned when I began to recognize writers one by one and then in groups (I’m still not done) for their contributions.
Significance Of A Blogging Series
I’m not sure you realize just how significant a full year of a blogging series is. In this day and era of less engagement everywhere, our blogs are suffering huge. Few people come by and stick around, but they knew that on Friday they’d read something by someone oriented to happiness.
To never have missed a single Friday is also #RockHot. I nearly missed last Friday in the midst of kidlet’s birthday celebration; however, Jenn Whinnem rescued me late in the day. Thanks, Jenn!
If you’ve never considered a blog series that includes a majority of guest authors (some you never met), it’s an endeavor not for the feint of heart (tell me is it faint of heart?). It was like pulling teeth at times, and at other times, it was thrilling to see how many peeps so graciously offered up a post.
A blog series like this one not only builds steady traffic on one of the least-fave blogging days of the week, it provides the community with the opportunity to meet someone new and be supportive. The stories here were always special and oriented to something too personal to share on an individual’s blog. Because of the warmth in this house and the genuine nature of this community to be loving in general, writers volunteered to share a piece of their happy right here.
I’m so honored you honored me. Thank you to all of the above for helping me reach my one-year goal (which was adjusted a tad along the way, but accomplished nonetheless.
What will Fridays now have in store? Not sure…got any ideas?