Earlier this month I hit a milestone on my blog: 5,000 all-time views (715 average per month).
I started this blog in late July of last year and never expected anyone other than a few family and friends to visit. I am happy to say that it hasn’t turned out that way.
I am hoping to reach 10,000 views by my one year “blogiversary” this July.
That may not sound like a lot to some of you bloggers out there who average that many per day, but for me, it’s awesome.
Blogging has never been all about the numbers for me, contrary to what this post might have you believe! I don’t run ads. I don’t make money. I blog for me and me alone.
Don’t get me wrong, it feels great to look at my site stats some days and see over 200 views. Pretty. Darn. Great. Actually.
However, my blog started out as, and will always be, primarily about connecting and sharing with others.
It’s such a great way to keep family and friends updated on my (mostly) boring life, but it also serves as a place to meet others on journeys similar to my own.
I have “met” quite a few Bulgarians and Americans in relationships with Bulgarians through this blog and I am so thankful to have people whom I can go to for advice and help on topics such as visa and immigration as well as things like Bulgarian recipes and recommendations on what to pack when I move. It’s a huge comfort having this means of connection and interaction. I love getting different perspectives and opinions and sharing my own.
I am so glad that I started this blog and I can’t wait to “take it to the next level” when I finally move to Bulgaria this fall.
I want to thank all my readers and ask that you continue with me on my journey, both to Bulgaria and through this generally crazy life of mine!