STOP THE PRESSES !!!!!!!!
Suzan says - OMG John - I'm at over 900,000 page views ! That means I'm almost at a million - how did that happen???
John says - You should have charged a buck for each view..............
Suzan says - Well then I'd still only have 1 follower.
I had no idea - really - NO. IDEA.!
I DID, however, notice that I hit 1200 followers at some point recently ( and then I noticed Google+
reached 1000 followers - and again I had no idea ) which made me actually go look at Google + which I never go on - and it says I've had 21 million views - there HAS to be a mistake there, really.
( although I've noticed I've been " stumbled upon " quite a few times - and there was that Huffington Post thing with dressers - but still - can it be that high? I really don't think so )
I don't dare tell John that number - he'll only see it as a lost opportunity )
And my Pinterest account jumped up to 2700 followers ( thanks to the team at Pinterest featuring one of my boards ! )
Soooooo, I'll be charging a dollar a view from now on ( except on Google + - it'll only cost you 50 cents to go on that site ( which will still leave me with 10 million dollars )
Ok - let's get serious now - I have to celebrate this somehow - ( because even though they're only numbers and in fact quite small numbers compared to other bloggers - they happen to be numbers I never thought I'd see on this blog - from the bottom of my heart I truly never thought I'd see them ) so a giveaway will be coming up shortly - Caroline - oh Caroline - where are you?
You all remember Caroline from PIORRA MAISON right?
Let's all ask her together if she'd like to team up with me to celebrate - she has the most incredible store with the most incredible items - and on top of that she has the most incredible taste ( suck up number 1 - although it's true )
! - 2 - 3 - GO ( to the comments section and ask nicely )
e.g. - Hi Caroline - please help Suzan with an awesome giveaway - thanks very much
I can't promise what she'll come up with - but I CAN promise it'll be something special ( wow I'm really going out on a limb here lol ) suck up number 2
This is what I'd do if I actually had a million dollars - dedicated to all of YOU - if you don't know the song you have to give it a listen - it's too adorable for words ( by the Bare Naked Ladies )
Thanks everyone so much - for reading the dribble and nonsense I write - and most of it IS dribble - I'm well aware of that little fact LOL
For the advise I'm given - and of which I always weigh
For the laughs you give in your comments
but mostly for the encouragement - it's a pretty incredible feeling to know that people are interested in what I have to say ( or really to be honest with myself - with what John has to say )
I have the most amazing readers out there in Bloglandia - ( everyone says that - but really it's the truth )
The most incredible loyal beautiful readers.
This song's for CAROLINE (suck up number 3 )
This post - for this time only - will only cost you a quarter.......
This is not a numbers game - truly it isn't - I write - I hit publish - and hope at least ONE other person reads it - anything over that is a bonus in my world. I don't solicit new followers - I even make sure to mention during giveaways that people DON'T have to follow me to participate. My blog is my therapy session - daily - it relaxes me - it drags me away from never ending renovations or furniture - and it's a complete escape from my current reality ( which is rather depressing to say the least )
As you all know by now I've become a terrible blogger - I barely have time to visit any more - or even answer comments I get ( I read every single one of them - and I try - I really do try - to answer them all ) but as you also know I'm basically drowning in this fixer upper and it's just bigger then I ever thought it would be.
Why in God's name didn't any of you stop me from buying it?
Sometimes I read about people getting writer's block on their blogs and I think of the over 100 posts I have saved in my drafts file.................I have the opposite problem - I have far TOO much to say LOL
And as I write them up I'm often thinking of you guys - giggling because I just know what the reaction will be to John's words of wisdom...................in fact as he's saying them sometimes I think -
" Oh they have to hear this one "
My blog is - at the end of the day - my happy place - and you guys are the reason.
I never realized when I started it that it would be a journey that would leave me surrounded with love.
And just so you know - I love you ALL ( and that you can take to the bank - while you transfer that dollar LMHO )
Suzana Anna Danna