1500 Thank You’s

Today I learned that I had more than 1500 WordPress followers. I just wanted to scream when I saw that. I’m honored you chose to follow me.

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I never believed that I would reach this milestone, but Mr. C did. He encouraged me to write and knew that others would enjoy reading what he enjoyed reading. I am thankful. I am blessed.

I could have never imagined growing this blog. The pace may be slow to others, but it works for me because I believe that everything happens in God’s time. In late October of 2015 (19 months ago) I had only 200 followers. Thank you for staying with me. Thank you for reading. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

For my new followers I write about things that matter to me. Things that have shaped my world and perspective. Things like love. From my first love, to dating, relationships and my divorce and all the things in between. I believe in love. I’m grateful for it.

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I also know pain. Pain from past abuses and broken promises. Pain of a divorce. Pain of infertility.  I write about that too.

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I write about my faith. I love God and am a follower of Christ. Super flawed and I talk about it. I struggle with making sure that my fear doesn’t overpower my faith. I struggle with a lot of things. I’m a work in progress. Each day I choose to be better. But, through it all I know that God has never abandoned me and loves me.

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I talk about social issues. Things that affect me…as a woman, as a black woman, as a mom and as a human being. I believe in the unity of all and I am blessed to have people from all different backgrounds in my tribe.

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I write about parenting. I’m a mother to a 9 year old little boy that I affectionately refer to as Munch. He is the light of my life. He’s a rising fourth grader in a French Immersion program. I’m overjoyed at his birth because he was created by God through help of medical science (I did IVF).

So, that’s my life. That’s who I am. That’s what I write about. I thank you for following and look forward to connecting with each and every one of you.

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Disclaimer: I own no rights to any photos except the picture of my son and I. All others were found on Google.com.

Want to keep in touch? You can find me on social media at the following links: Twitter @mskeeinmd, Facebook page A Thomas Point of View and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/mskeeinmd/.

 

 

Stat Sharing

I just wanted to share that I have made over 900 posts on WordPress and have received over 1300 WordPress followers. I’m extremely honored to have each one of you read, follow, like or comment on my posts. You are all amazing. Thank you.

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Want to keep in touch? You can find me on social media at the following links:  Twitter @mskeeinmd, Facebook page A Thomas Point of View and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/mskeeinmd/.

February Was Good

Today is the last day of the month. It is the shortest month. It was a good month in many ways. I met my goal of posting or sharing at least 30 times this month. I went home to Tennessee to see my dad. I had an awesome Valentine’s Day with my son and Mr. C and I had a wonderful belated Valentine’s Day. My son made honor roll again.

You know what else? I had more views to my little ole’ blog than ever before. I am truly humbled and thankful that people are viewing, commenting and following me. It really means a lot to me. I also learned some hard lessons that I will share with you in the coming weeks. Please bear with me.

However, despite disappointments, adversities and setbacks I’ve realized that February was good. It was a good month and I’m looking forward to March being just as good. I have a couple of projects that I need to finish including a couple of book reviews that I will be getting out in the next couple of weeks. I thank you for your encouragement, your patience and your wonderful posts that let me know that I am not alone.

You all are wonderful. February was good, but let’s make March better. Let’s get ready to step into Spring and clean up our houses: mentally, physically, financially and emotionally.

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Want to keep in touch? You can find me on social media at the following links:  Twitter @mskeeinmd, Facebook page A Thomas Point of View and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/mskeeinmd/.

I Need You To Stop

Stop what you may ask? Please stop sending me messages in comments asking me to follow your blog. I don’t know about you, but I hate when I get comments on a post with bloggers indicating that they’ve followed me and I would like me to follow them. I need you to stop it.

Why?

I follow over 1,000 bloggers. If you follow me, please note that I may look at your blog immediately and see if something resonates within me and follow you as well. However, I’ve learned that many people follow to follow. That’s not what I do. If I follow you, I will have your posts sent to my email which means that I read about 100 or more posts a day. I don’t just follow everyone.

I currently follow many people that don’t follow me. Does it bother me? No. I follow those who I enjoy. What bothers me is if I comment on a blogger’s post and they never respond. However, that’s not the case with those that I follow.

They are responsive and that is why I keep coming back to read their posts. Follow those bloggers that you like to read. Not the ones that you are trying to get to follow you just because. Cultivate an authentic blogging relationship.

If you want to gain new followers, please find a new way other than posting a comment asking me to follow you because you followed me. Spend time getting to know me. Comment on some of the things that I write. Show me you’re actually reading what I post and I promise you that kind of engagement will always make me follow you so that I can return the favor.

What are your thoughts on this?

1,000 Followers!

Woohoo! I am at 1,000 WordPress followers. I can’t believe it. Ya’ll remember that it was in late September that I was excited to have made 800 WordPress followers. I’m now at 1,001 and received this notice…

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What an amazing blessing! I never thought being on this blogging journey would yield this amazing result. I thank you so much for following me, liking my posts and interacting with me. This has been a journey and you are all valued and appreciated.

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Never would I have imagined that I would meet such wonderful bloggers while just writing. Pouring out my heart and hoping that you can relate to me. I’m not the same person that I was last year. One year ago. I’ve changed so much.

Growth.

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It’s been scary, but you’ve been part of this journey. 2016 has been sweet and I can’t wait to keep pushing forward. I thank you a 1,000 times over.

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800+ Thank You’s

I would like to thank you all for following me. I recently told Mr. C that I had 720 WordPress followers and I hoped to get 800 by my birthday January 3rd. He said, “Babe, you’ll get that in no time.” I didn’t believe him.

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You know what? He was right? As of right now, I’m at 805 WordPress followers and the list keeps growing. Thank you so much for following this divorced and dating mama who loves Jesus and her baby and will discuss everything from relationships to parenting to social injustices. You are truly appreciated.

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Why Are You Not on Twitter?

I have a Rant…

I subscribe to A LOT of blogs! I read between 150 to 200 posts daily. They come through my email daily and if I miss a day, you can imagine the overload. You may find me liking 3 of your posts on one day because I was unplugged. LOL. But, I love to read your work.

I’m inspired by my fellow bloggers. Most of the time I will like a post even if I don’t comment. For posts that truly touched me at that moment, I will share a tweet about it. However, you would be surprised by the number of blogs that I read that don’t have their own Twitter account but have the Twitter icon at the bottom. Are you serious?

Why are you not on Twitter? You can increase your readership and followers by linking your posts to Twitter and being notified when people tweet your posts. Why would you have the Twitter icon and then not have a Twitter account that shows you that I tweeted your post? You would attract a larger audience.

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Trust me. I’ve increased my Twitter followers by 300% in the last year alone. How? By tweeting your posts. Sharing articles of interests. Participating in live tweet events. I’m amazed that some of you don’t know this missing group of untapped social connections you should have connected to your blog.

We all write for different reasons, but truthfully we want someone to read our stuff. To like it. To share it. We hope that we can grow a following where people will find value in our words. That’s the real deal, but you can’t even have a Twitter account? It’s FREE folks!

Even before I started truly blogging consistently I had a Twitter account. I never really tweeted, but now I share so many posts daily that I see the value in my Twitter account. If you are one of these people that don’t have a Twitter account, I am asking that you reconsider and get it and link your blog to the Twitter account. You will see an increase in your followers to your blog and to your Twitter account. Sign up here if you don’t have one: Twitter

Rant over!

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Disclaimer: I have no rights to these images. I did a Google search and found them.