Today is the 6 month anniversary that My Real Life Parenting website made its debut.
I have not run analytics on my website since 2010. Even then I am not sure why I did it. When I began blogging, I knew I would never focus on numbers. Not on the numbers of readers and not on the number of words that I write. It isn’t about that for me. I just want to reach out to whomever is reaching themselves.
But to mark today’s anniversary – I ran them.
In the past 6 months, I have written 90 blogs.
I have made 1,200 acquaintances on Twitter that I didn’t have before My Real Life Parenting began. In fact, I had never even been on Twitter.
My Real Life Parenting has received 4,440 visits from 40 countries and has had 10,252 page views.
There are 230 people on facebook that “like” My Real Life Parenting and each week ALL of them visit the page.
Now before you go judging my numbers and putting them up against what YOU would deem acceptable – I’d just like to say this:
In 6 months, I have reached someone on this planet with my writing a minimum of 12,122 times. That isn’t saying they liked it, agreed with it or enjoyed it – but that is how many times someone came in contact with My Real Life Parenting on this planet in the past 6 months.
My Real Life Parenting has prompted over one hundred people to contact me and share their plight. Those are 100 people that I was given the opportunity to pray for that otherwise I would have never known - let alone known their hurt.
I have not compromised myself or my writing in any way. I simply tell my stories. I write them down and hit “Enter”. When this entire project began for me I knew what my goals were. Six months later my goals are the same.
Whatever is meant to happen with My Real Life Parenting will happen.
Writing without expectations has allowed me to be free of any disappointments along the way.
How could I not look at those numbers today and feel completely blessed?
How fulfilling it is to think that I spent my time in such a worthwhile way.
I don’t know where My Real Life Parenting is headed but I’m going to continue to enjoy the view from the passenger window.
I believe that everyone My Real Life Parenting has reached, God directed that.
Thank you all for giving me your most prized possession…
Thank you for using your time to read my words.
There is no greater reward for me.
Happy Anniversary, Friends.