Thank you WORDPRESS for your user-friendly interchange and freely hosting blogs that can become small virtual communities such as Creative Potager has become. A big squishy, passionate hug is coming your way through cyberspace!
As of this hour today the wordpress Creative Potager blog has met a new milestone. Since its first post, on Dec 27 2009, the Creative Potager blog has published 102 posts and 1,605 comments AND (drum roll please) has had over 12,000 views. I am doing the happy dance (ta, ta, ta) all around the social networks with friends, casual acquaintances and passionate lurkers who are Creative Potager regulars.
Thank you especially to those who regularly respond to the Sprout Question that accompanies each post. Thank you to all of you who comment above and beyond the Sprout Question. Thank you to all readers who lurk in the shadows. Your views are counted. You are part of the Creative Potager community.
My life and creativity is richer because of each and every one of you. Thank you, thank you thank you.
May the sun continue to rise, in all its glory, over our creative inspiration.
I decided we need a little visual toe-tapping to help us celebrate offered up by Andy the Daft Hermit from the Black Bus in the Highlands of Scotland. The music starts about 30 seconds in so wait for it and enjoy Andy’s photography video…
With much humble appreciation.
Sprout Question: If WORDPRESS is the host and Creative Potager the post, who are you?
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21 thoughts on “Squishy hug of thanks WORDPRESS”
Toe tapping happy, Happy, HAPPY dance! I’m thrilled for you — CONGRATULATIONS!
Thank you Laurie I think I need to add a toe tapping tune. I seem to remember a reader who sometimes does such things… I am going to go see if I can find his highland video.
I’m dancing along with Laurie! Congratulations!! You brought back big memories of the time my first WordPress blog hit 12,000. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Silly, huh? But I know what you’re feeling, girlfriend!
Kathy I have now added some toe-tapping music to go with all that leaping around we are doing. Yaaaaahhhoooooo! And you are right it is silly and yet it is fun to stop once and awhile and say… “you know, this is going really well and I have some wonderful people to thank that have helped to make it so” And you dear Kathy are one of those on my inspiration thank you list for Creative Potager.
CONGRATULATIONS! I know it takes a lot of effort in the beginning but is so worth it. WordPress is the best platform or stage for blogs. I especially love not only the style in which you write but feel like doing a lot of the things you write about as well.
Sprout Question: If WORDPRESS is the host and Creative Potager the post, who are you? One of the readers with the most! 🙂 Thanks for doing this. I enjoy you, Laurie, Kathy & Barbara. Hugs
Hugs back Kathy and you are truly one of the readers with the most when it comes to creativity:)
Hi my friend
wonderful news about the wee milestone and many thanks for using one of my wee films to help celebrate
peace and much light from the wee tin can
You are welcome Andy. It is a pleasure to be able to include it today.
I am with Kathy….the most!
Thanks so much Kim:)
My hat is off to you! What a great start. May your tribe increase.
I am impressed!
Thank you Sherwin and so glad to have you as a regular contributor here on Creative Potager.
Congratulations Terrill. You have built in such a very short time a viable, challenging and nature-friendly oasis in the blogging community that seems to inspire the best in so many. Your creative postings, superlative comment sections and sprout impetus has really helped to make this place such a popular stop for those in need of a adreneline shot of beauty and a reminder that there are places that do realize God’s view of paradise.
You deserve this like no other, my friend.
Sam, it is because of more seasoned bloggers such as yourself who regularly visit Creative Potager and then provide links back from your own blog that I have been able to gather and facilitate such a great creative community blog site. Your Monday Diary post on “Wonders In the Dark” are a favourite read during the week. I use to worry if I couldn’t get by on Mondays. Now I simply enjoy the many comments on the post (usually well over 50!) and quite often I take the time to read and comment on another review you will have done later in the week.
Thank you Sam for your kind words and acknowledgment. You comment means a lot to me. I wish more of the world held such a perspective of abundance as you and other Creative Potager regulars do.
Congratulations! Over a 100 posts & so many comments.
I’d say I was an enthusiastic lurker, sometimes contributor, avid reader & lover of your inspirational blog.
Thank you Katina and “Honest Scrap” award winning blogger! I am with you on the sugar addiction. My parents use to hide the sugar bowl or I would be eating it one spoonful after another.
Enthusiastic lurkers are a valuable component to blogging. All my comments to “dear readers” are specifically for you… I know you are there and I love you just as much as those who step forward with a comment or a sprout response. Can you imagine what it would be like for me if with every Creative Potager post, every reader left a comment?… I would have to give up photography and painting just to keep up with the comments! Not good, no that would definitely not be good. Don’t get me wrong, I love the quality comments and conversation here too. But like all things in life, balance is important…
Warm round of applause to each “enthusiastic lurker, sometimes contributor, avid reader & lover of your inspirational blog” such as Katina.
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Well done, Terrill, how do you do that? How did you do that? Obviously I have great lessons to learn from you.
Thank you Anges. I am so glad you could stop in. I believe blogging success is accomplished by being clear about the intent and focus of your blog and then, if it is an area that is of interest to a readership, you reach out to your reader and they come by and keep coming by. My intent is to build a creative community by focusing each post on some aspect of creativity and providing a way for readers to join me in conversation through a sprout question that is included with each post. I also have a regular posting schedule that readers can count on. I have referral communities of other bloggers, twitter, facebook, Gaia ning and a private email distribution list that I send something to every month. Plus there are 30 plus subscribers who receive this blog directly with each post.
Creative Potager is designed to service creativity and connect others together who are interested in creativity. It also serves as a platform for people to access my photography, artwork and writing. It is like a little newspaper that tells the story about how each work is created and provides an opportunity for people to purchase it if they choose. Also, it provides a platform for other creative individuals to link to their creative work as is appropriate with each post. This way there is an natural cross-referral for readers that are looking to view and buy quality work.
I think this about covers it… dear readers, do you have anything more to add to Anges question “how do you do that?”
Congratulations!!! I’m sure you’ll double that number of views soon.
Thanks Scott and you may be right… it is the journey that is lasting… a number is just a number though sometime it is so much fun to count.