Hello everyone! Today is a very special day. Right around this time is when I first started to blog publicly. Before blogging publicly, I wrote on a little private blog which no one ever read except myself. It was about a year ago that I started blogging publicly, though.
So much has happened since then. I’ve met countless other amazing bloggers, gained followers and friends, and have been able to be a friend to others. I’ve gained countless amounts of support and kind comments from others who I love and cherish dearly.
One of the biggest things that has happened to me is gaining over 100 followers. In the course of around 7 months, I have gained a total of 121 followers. To some, 100 followers is a measly number. Some people have over 10K. But for me, this is such a special number – over 100 people have come to love me, my posts, and my blog. It fills me with such awe and gratitude.
My writing camp, TIWC, was my main celebration for 100 followers. But today I’m going to recognize and say a special thank you to my absolutely amazing followers.
First off, I’d like to thank each and every one of you. Unfortunately I can’t recognize all of you, but I want to thank you so much for following me and giving me an enormous amount of support.
Clara – My very first follower, first commenter, and first blogging friend. Clara, you’ve been with me since the beginning and you’ve left me so many sweet and amazing comments. I’m so happy that I’ve been able to get to know you better – and I’m still glad we’re friends. ♥
Bella – A fellow fangirl, dancer, and BFF IRL. Bella, you’ve been my friend for as long as I can remember.. I cherish every text, email, sleepover, and Skype and I’m so glad to call you my friend. ♥
Ashlynn – Another fellow fangirl, dancer, and BFF IRL. Ashlynn, I’m so happy we’ve become friends and that our relationship has grown over these months of dance classes. I love chatting and fangirling with you (and don’t forget staying up ’till 5am). I’m so glad you’re my friend. ♥
Jaclynn – A Star Wars fan, American Girl lover, and (my favorite) donut. I’m so happy I’ve gotten to know you over these years. I love chatting about Star Wars and other fandoms and even though we’re years apart, I’m so happy we’re friends. ♥
Emma – A fellow Star Wars, American Girl, and Keeper fan. Emma, I’m so glad I met you and was able to get to know you through blogging. I love your posts and fangirling with you and I’m so happy that you’re a friend of mine. ♥
K.A. – An awesome girl with tons of fluffy, cuddly, or even creepy pets and a wonderful blog of her own. K.A., I’m so happy I’ve gotten to know you, chat with you, and be called your friend. ♥
Allison – An amazing blogger, photographer, and artist. Allison, I’m so happy I found your blog and that we’ve become such good friends. I’m so proud of you in all of your accomplishments (including gaining 1000 followers!!!) and I can’t wait to see what more you accomplish. You’re so sweet and encouraging and I’m so happy that you’re my friend! ♥
Megan – Another amazing blogger and photographer. Megan, I’m so glad I found your blog and that I was able to connect with you and get to know you. You’re so sweet, funny, and I love talking with you. I’m so glad we’re friends! ♥
Misty – An amazing writer, blogger, and photographer. Misty, I’m so glad that Clara told me about your writing camp and that I’ve gotten to know you. You’re one of the sweetest people out there and I cherish your encouraging comments and feedback. Thanks for answering my questions, giving tips, and just being the amazing person you are. ♥
Madi – One of the sweetest girls in the entire blogosphere! Madi, you leave some of the sweetest comments and I love both you and your blog. Thanks so much for the encouragement and lovely comments. ♥
Lily – A sweet girl with a lovely blog and love of writing. Lily, you leave me such sweet comments and I love getting to talk with you and leave comments on your blog. ♥
American Girl Doll Artist – An amazing photographer and blogger and fellow Star Wars fan. AGDA, you’re so sweet and I love the comments you leave and discussing American Girl or Star Wars with you. ♥
Sara – A sweet girl, new blogger, and fellow American Girl fan. Sara, I’m so happy I found your blog and that I’ve been able to be friends with you. You’re so kind and I love your comments. ♥
Sarah – A fellow Hamilton fan and writer. Sarah, even though I just met you, you’re an awesome person and I’m so glad you read my blog. I love talking about Hamilton and writing and I can’t wait to see how our friendship blossoms. ♥
Josie – A fellow writer, blogger, and awesome person. Josie, you leave such sweet comments on my blog. I love reading your blog and I’m so happy we’re friends. ♥
Allie Taylor – A fellow writer, blogger, and host of the Blogging Election. Allie, I’m so glad I decided to participate in the Blogging Election and that our friendship has grown through it. I can’t wait to write a book with you and I’ve enjoyed our chats. ♥
Again, I cannot recognize everyone, but I want to thank you all for being such an amazing follower. ♥♥♥
Thank you all so much! I thank the Lord for you guys. You’re amazing. ♥