Tuesday, April 26, 2016

MY 400th POST!

Have you heard about the new twelve-step program for the habitually long-winded? Yeah, On-And-On-Anon.

Well, sometimes it feels like that's what I've been doing here at One Man's Wonder these past few years. I hope I've been picking my battles and choosing my words well enough so you don't agree.

FROM DUTY TO DEVOTION
It seems like just yesterday that I first stuck my toe into this blogging ocean. My first post, So This Ant Walks Into a Bar, got one comment.

At that time, I was grateful just for the support of my family and a few of my closest friends who—despite their shyness about leaving comments—dutifully came to see what Jeff's new diversion was all about.

Four hundred posts, a quarter million page views and seventy-four countries later, I'm feeling pretty encouraged. I think I'll stick with it!

And speaking of encouragement, that, besides the sheer joy I find in the writing, is really what's kept me going—from those requisite visits of loved ones, to the small leaps of faith made by my followers, to all the "lurkers" who tell me they follow me anonymously, to the cherished relationships I've formed with fellow bloggers, authors and other kindred spirits. This online community is amazingly generous and kind-spirited.

Thank you, everyone! I'll make you a deal: you keep checking in at One Man's Wonder, leave me a comment when the spirit moves you, and share your favorite posts with others; I redouble my efforts to keep posting reflections and inspiration worthy of your interest.  Deal?

8 comments:

Laurie Buchanan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

jennifer JHM said...

Deal...

Jeffrey Willius said...

Many thanks, Laurie! Hope your book's off to a best-seller start!

Jeffrey Willius said...

Thanks, Jennifer. I knew I could count on you!

jean said...

Definite deal! :) :)

sue in mexico mo said...

Congratulations!

Jeffrey Willius said...

Thanks, Jean. I sure do appreciate your support!

Jeffrey Willius said...

Thanks, Sue! You've been an OMW follower for a long time! It's so good to hear from you.

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