Blogging about life in Minnesota, raising our six kids with Down syndrome while battling Breast Cancer.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Are You Following Me?

When I first started blogging way back in 2005 I was just looking for a place to write. Like many bloggers, I started writing here as a way to keep our extended family and friends up to date on life in our house. I remember telling someone about my blog and they looked at me like I was speaking martian speak. Nobody knew what the word  "blog" meant. At that time I don't think there was any such thing as "followers" on blogs. If there were, I didn't know how to do it. LOL

Then, very slowly, I started noticing new faces in my comments and the list of visible followers started going up.  It's been so fun to virtually meet some of you. I know there are a lot of people lurking too. (Hi lurking people!) and I'm always thrilled when someone says, "I've been reading here for years but have never commented." It reminds me of radio talk shows, "I always listen but have never called." (I call all the time, by the way.)

I've decided when I reach 300 followers I want to do something really crazy. Not dangerous, just crazy. And the fun part? I'm going to leave it up to you, my dear and faithful readers, to decide what I'll be doing. So start gathering your friends and adding your suggestions here. Remember nothing illegal or dangerous, and no I won't eat bugs. Also I am afraid of water so don't go there. And heights a little bit. Don't get too crazy though, because I might need to do this again when I reach 500!


Sher said...

I'm now following ;)

Becca said...

Oh, darn, I was going to suggest bug eating...I'll think of something else... :-)

Imogen said...

How fun! I don't have any suggestions (yet) but just wanted to say well done. I am an avid reader, and have commented here and there. I love your blog!

I don't remember how I came upon your blog, but I bookmarked it from word go. I admire and love how you stand up for the rights of your children, and absolutely LOVE hearing about their daily lives. I think my favourite blog reads were the ones where you described Angela's 'people' and her love for spy games. I would so love to meet her in person if ever I could (I live in Australia, so probably not likely!) as she sounds so utterly and completely awesome.

Axel stole my heart from word go, and last August when I was hospitalised for an operation, I remember waking up from it all and wondering how Axel was doing... it is so funny to think how complete strangers from the other side of the world can steal parts of one's heart!

And now beautiful Asher. It is such a privilege for you to share your family with so many of us complete strangers.

I only have one child of my own - a ten year old daughter who is the absolute joy and light of my husband's and my world. She sometimes reads your blog along with me and she has come to love your kids too.

The Internet sure does make our world smaller and more wonderful.

Thank you again for sharing all you do. I wish you well with making it to 500 subbies!

Sandryte said...

I'm following you :) Somewhere from the moment you were in Serbia meeting Axel. Yes, I am an old follower ;) Best wishes from Lithuania, Europe!

Ciska said...

I'm following you now!