A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Blog Post Stats

As I wrap up the last nine posts (I may go over 3000 for good measure), I perused the stats that Blogger provides. Interestingly, over the last 10 years, QuiltsFromTheHeart has had over 537,000 views. Some posts received 5K, 10K, and one, over 25K views! I never knew until I looked this stuff over. 

However, during my first year in 2011, and according to Blogger, I did not have any views. I'm not sure what analytics they are using (perhaps folks had to sign in?), but I did have readership (or at least that's what my family told me). Apparently, readership picked up the following year. 

What I've learned doing an almost daily blog is that I could do it, even after the gauntlet went down on me in December of 2010 by my brother-in-law, Don Tomoff. It was not a dare per se, rather an idea to pursue. 

Reflecting back, I'm thrilled that I took the bait. I dove right in. That first year I did not miss one single day - 365 posts, thankyouverymuch. I've learned more about myself, and about writing, than if I chose not to do it at all. I further believe that all that blog writing helped catapult me to start writing a book about Ryan's and my family's cancer journey in 2016. This eventually led to The Focused Fight, fittingly published this year.  It's an accomplishment that I am very proud of and very thankful to all those who helped me in the process. I could never have done it alone. THANK YOU to all who helped me along the way in that wonderful journey!



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