I am Four!

It was pretty amazing for me when I made it to the end of one year of blogging, even more amazing that I managed to survive another couple of years despite what was going on in my life. Now, I am four, who would have thought, certainly not me!

While I might not have written my very first post until the 31st March 2013, I had registered the name, which at that time was ‘The Geeky G4mer’. Even in that very first post, I made excuses which paved the way for me more than likely giving up on this new fad, but I didn’t, I am still here.

The last four years have been pretty rough, some of it will be documented on this blog and some of it on others, where I shared my experiences of being a carer for someone with Dementia. Writing from the heart wasn’t always pretty, hence my decision to keep those posts away from here. It didn’t really matter where I wrote, as long as I did, because on many days that was my saving grace, the thing that kept me going.

Had life not intervened the way it did I may have been a blogging superstar by now, these days there are people in the same position as me who have been blogging for only six months, or perhaps even less. I’m quite content to not be a superstar, it’s hard enough being me sometimes. That fame malarky is definitely not the road for an introvert to travel.

I am not, nor will I ever be a magnificent writer, I simply want to entertain and write about life, which can be hard sometimes, because it’s far from perfect despite what some people would have us believe. The difference is the way that people deal with the cards that they have been dealt and every day here, I see examples of people who despite what they hide still manage to put a smile on their faces and carry on regardless with the intention of putting a smile on ours.

Stepping into both blogging and the WordPress community can be daunting at first, but for those of you who are new, my advice would be never give up. Hold on to what you believe in and most importantly never lose sight of why you started your blog. Write for yourself and no one else, the rest will come with time. Open yourself up to this amazing community, there is nowhere else that you will find such a diverse bunch of people who probably shouldn’t work but do. There is always someone to help, comfort, teach and guide, you just have to interact and ask, never be afraid, we have all been where you are now.

In the last four years I have written 500 posts, quite fitting that this should be number 501. I have 1,220 followers, my page has seen 21, 069 visitors with 43, 941 views. There have been 9, 312 comments, with some still pending. That’s amazing, and I am extremely grateful for every follow, like and person who has stopped by whether they commented or not. But for me, what is more important are the people I have met, the friends I have made and the posts I have read that have made me smile, laugh, cry and remember that I am not alone in this world. More importantly it has reminded me I am loved and despite the fact that I am not a magnificent writer, I have things to say that people want to read.

I am four, but only because you all helped me. Thank you, words can never express how grateful I am to have had you all at my side.

Here’s to another 365 days of blogging! Happy blog anniversary to us.

75 thoughts on “I am Four!

  1. I can certainly relate to that in more ways than one. One way is not so much as I am only a newbie blogger. Plus I think you write rather well!! :-)

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  2. Well I always thought of you as older, must have been the wisdom I read in your posts Juls…but good luck to you, I don’t know how old I am, everyday is a good day is how I look at it…so if tomorrow I get vertical once again then great, I’ll look out for your words should they come my way….take care of you and keep us entertained a lot longer..

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  3. Hey hey hey hey – Happy Slappy Daffy Doodles er …. Blog-o-Birthday! 4 huh? Is this like dog years? The blog – not you ….. I remember wayyyyyyyyyyyy back when …. uh oh ….. that dates me huh? So like yeah, even though my original blog from way back then is no more, I still even remember the whole should I change my name etc??? LOL – so happy birthday and many more, here, to come – in celebration of all the things that happen, in life – bips and bumps and thumps and all that maydupp stuff ;) and the good times and penguins and odd stories and prompts and just the whole Shebang! Ya done super great my friend – ((((((((Eejit))))))))))))) – you TOTALLY rock the blogging world :)

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    • And I could not have done any of it without people like you, because your support has kept me going. I’m an introvert in real life and perhaps a little here too. I can’t always find my words, but people like you understand anyway.
      It’s been a crazy four years, but it’s been a good four years :) May Dupp, ahhh how I miss her, I might just have to trundle her out one of these days :)

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  4. I can’t even remember what trail I followed to get here I’ll admit… but glad that I did. First congratulations of course. I would like to comment on you saying to open yourself up the WP community. I’ve only been on here for a month and already it’s been one of the most engaging and motivating months I’ve had in years in terms of work-like behavior (even though it’s just a hobby). I second your motion and now follow your blog!

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    • Hey, thanks for stopping by.
      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your first month and believe me the interaction just keeps getting better. I can still remember most of the people I have met, sadly some of them no longer blog.
      I think that’s the first thing that surprised me about blogging was how much work it actually was. These days I’m trying to be a little more laid back by not stressing myself out and just blogging when I can :)
      I had a quick read of a couple of your posts last night too, so I think you have also found yourself a new follower :)
      P.s if you need help with anything just ask, if I don’t know there is always someone else around here who will :)

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