But today, I’m celebrating only one of those 4’s–my 4th blogiversary for Something About Love!
I launched my blog August 24-25 in 2011 with the help of several blogging friends as I navigated the settings setups–most notably, Miss Judiang, and bccmee. Both felt that I was such a wordy girl, that I needed an outlet beyond Facebook. They were right. *wink* So my blogging and storytelling sharing began.
4 is generally one year past the three year extended service agreement one can purchase on a new computer.
And in 4 years, this little blog of mine here at Something About Love has seen:
2) As I write this Monday evening, SAL has had 432,888 views over all time. And yes, it divides evenly by 4; and
3) I have uploaded graphics to my blog totaling only 1GB of WordPress’ 3GB of free space. So at this rate, I have 8 more years of blogging/storytelling before I have to pay to upgrade and buy more upload space in WordPress; Snap!
My thoughts about blogging for 4 years are really ones of astonishment. It is both gratifying and humbling to see that my writings have life long after their initial posting. And I enjoy sharing my stories and my little life and Richard Armitage essays. But in particular, I enjoy the interaction with visitors and the friendships I have made along the way. And the richness of interacting with others who live around the world is endlessly fascinating to me as peoples from 203 countries and counting have visited my blog.
The blogging community revolving around Richard Armitage’s fans is a dynamic group of unique bloggers and commenters who ebb and flow over time. My blog is somewhere in the middle of the pack. And I find it interesting to see where our thoughts converge–most notably, loving Richard Armitage and appreciating his talent–and where we diverge, often over RA again. Was John Mulligan wholly bad, or did he attempt something decent by setting his lover free at the end? Are RA’s best looks leather, jeans, cravat, or nothing at all? And one of my favorites, ways to bring back Lucas for future Spooks movies. Hey! If Harry Pearce has nine lives, then so does Lucas North. Ha!
And I really do have to thank the man, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage, for inspiring me to return to a more creative life with my writing and blogging. He is a pied piper of creativity for myself and others. We blog, we draw, we Photoshop, we vid, we write stories, etc. It’s all in good fun.
So thanks for visiting, liking, and/or commenting here at my blog Something About Love. I hope that you will continue to visit and share here. Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->
P.S. See? I buried the lead. I am a wordy girl. Ha! (595 words)
Original images are courtesy of RANet, TeresaA, or are my screen caps–edits are mine/Grati.