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
that is outstanding, I am not surprised, you are such a joy to read, you are clever, creative, you have a vision that is not handed out to everyone, to see the beauty in some god awful ugly furniture that you tun to beautiful I am so happy, you have the best sense of humor, you are money conscious in your projects so that not just the posh can achieve them, and then there is the always enjoyable bantering with your husband, yes you are the complete package, and thats why we love you!ReplyDelete
Yowza! That's a lot of folks reading you!! They must all have incredibly good taste. (You know that I am just loaded with it!) LOL!!ReplyDelete
Awesome!! You have such a great blog. I enjoy following your projects.ReplyDelete
Great blog stumbled upon you last week and I cannot get enough..love the read!ReplyDelete
Hi Ginette - welcome to my insanity - so nice to meet you!!!Delete
Woo Hoo! Keep it coming, and get ready to spend that $$$ - oh, can't find my credit card right now, but tomorrow . . .ReplyDelete
Congrats! I'm not surprised though. You are warm and genuine, funny and talented. And John of course, is hilarious (does he try or does it just happen?). We all love your projects and as for the house, we know you can totally transform it and love being along on the journey.ReplyDelete
For Caroline....please, please help Suzan with a giveaway. You're awesome too!
Um, do you have any photos of Soda laying around? I know you do! Lol
Your blog is a great and fun place, so, of course you have lots of views! I'll put my dollar for today's view in the mail this afternoon. And, I'll be watching for that give away. If you know how to actually use Google + will you give me a lesson? I keep adding friends but have no clue what to do next!ReplyDelete
Now, for advice... will you please stop being a "no-reply" blogger so I can easily reply when you leave me a comment! How am I supposed to talk to you if you block my calls?
You have some serious Monopoly dollars coming your way.. :PReplyDelete
If you pay in monopoly money - you'll have to GO TO JAIL - and not collect your 200.00 - end of storyDelete
Woo! Hoo! Congrats on the numbers! Since I first started reading your blog, I have thought you were hilarious! I love your he said, she siad stories and you are oh so talented as well. You have been my inspiration for some upcoming furniture projects. Keep writing and we'll keep reading! Have a blessed day....VickyReplyDelete
Congratulations on those numbers! I read because you always make me smile & laugh ~ReplyDelete
Dearest Caroline ~ please DO help Suzan with her give-away!
You have so many readers because you write so well, and so funny and so honest! You just seem like a fun person to be around so we all pretend we are. xoxoReplyDelete
The fact that you are popular does not produce an element of surprise. It's a fact, Jack. A well deserved fact.ReplyDelete
If I had a million dollars I would finally obtain my passport and fly to Canada and pick you up in my town car and we'd go shopping at Caroline's store where I would overload myself with linens and other beautiful baubles. Then all 3 of us would go out for those fries with gravy on them that you Canadians like, or perhaps a more fancy dinner.
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Congratulations!! I visit everyday pretty much. I consider it a treat!!
Caroline a give away would be so nice.
Thanks so much Pam - how sweet of you !Delete
And what will it cost me to comment? Enjoy your blog and your fun writing style! Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek BlogReplyDelete
As one of your very best cyber friends I'm gonna skip right past John collecting that quarter/dollar whatever and give you a big hug. Brad and I have never missed a Neal Diamond concert.....Boston, Worcester (Mass) and Orlando. We move and he finds us......hahaha. Keep on entertaining us, Suz.ReplyDelete
I'm not a bit surprised Suzan. You're hilarious, and you have a real gift for looking at something totally hopeless and turning it into something awesome. I think it's just a matter of time before we see your kitchen renovation show up on some well-known blog.ReplyDelete
Congrats on all your success, Suzan. You deserve every bit of it. xo :LauraReplyDelete
When I need a good laugh, I always head over here. I mean it in a very GOOD way. You are so funny!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Susan. Just think how many more you will have a year from now.ReplyDelete
It's Always a joy reading your blog. It really brightens my day up, especially when I'm feeling a bit down. You manage to bring out a smile to my face so I thank you for your sense of humor and wit. :}
Need your address to send my cash payment to. :} Will come by snail mail
Caroline, Oh Caroline Please, please help Suzan with an awesome giveaway
Susan; thank you for just being you and for brightening up all our days
Sniff...we love you too : ). yes we do, yes we do ~ And I hope sweet Caroline will help you to celebrate. OMG - if I lived in Quebec I wld be doing serious damage to my credit card. You know I'm a linen nut, and she has Belle Notte Linens, be still my heart! I see a lot of beautiful items in her pictures, so I hope she will add a gift to celebrate your success. Congratulations! Patty/NSReplyDelete
You know I love you and your blog! And I tell ya- I love reading your comments too... you've got some funny folks following you!ReplyDelete
Good Evening Suzan, Congratulations. Your blog is such a lovely place to visit, and I love seeing what you are up to. Each time I visit you, you put a smile on my face as you have a wonderful sense of humour and a brilliant way with words.ReplyDelete
You deserve your success.
Here's my 25 pennies. I had to scrape them up from behind the couch, under the seat in the car and the junk drawer. Pardon the dust bunnies, and I know you can stuff a pillow with all the cat fur. I enjoy my time here, so I'm glad you have stuff to say. Now...off to beg Caroline for a give-away and see what kinds of goodies she has... Best wishes on your next 12 million...ReplyDelete
I guess I have to beg Caroline here: Hi Caroline - please help Suzan with an awesome giveaway - thanks very much Is that good? I know it's copy/paste, but it seems to convey what I want to say...ReplyDelete
That is wonderful! You have an amazing blog. I think it's because you are just your authentic self. And I really like that! xoReplyDelete
You are my daily daily dose of sunshine, I always smile as I read, I have even gone back and read to get the past issues!!!! I can believe you have tons of followers, your words are genuine, as are you!!!! Thank you and I'll check in tomorrow!!!!! Have a blessed day!!!! XOXOX KarenReplyDelete
Awesome Suzan, Really Awesome. I stumbled upon you one day and I have enjoyed having a smile every day since.ReplyDelete
Please Caroline - Suzan says you are lovely. Would you please help Suzan with an awesome giveaway. We will all really appreciate it and you know that almost 1 million people will see it. :)
Congratulations Suzan! That is awesome, but so are you! Cheers to you and your wonderful blog! Oh and BTW, the cheque is in the mail!!ReplyDelete
I love that you include your husband in your blog. The dialog is witty, dry and so funny.ReplyDelete
I hope that Caroline teams with you. It would be a winning combination. (BTW, I have a husband named John and he's alot like yours).
Wow Suzan, you are famous. :) And could be really really rich too. That's super great that your blog is so popular but I can certainly understand it. I always enjoy my visits here, your sense of humour and your designs and makeovers. All the best to you! Keep it up. Hugs. PamReplyDelete
Kudos to you Suzan - congratulations! No surprise though, your beautiful projects, house journey, and awesome sense of humour keep bringing us back for more...I say more!ReplyDelete
Marie@The Interior Frugalista
You deserve all of those followers and hits. I'm not one bit surprised. High five to you just the same. :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. You deserve every view and every follower. I love, love visiting and reading about your exciting happenings.ReplyDelete
I LOVE that song, it's been on my ipod for years, the kids think it's funny too. WOW you have done amazing well done Suzan and thanks also for the encouragement and laughs you give xoxReplyDelete
Congrats on your numbers! It's so much fun to read your postings--with style, smiles, and usually both! Caroline, pls help Suzan. :)ReplyDelete
I am not in the least surprised as you are the ONLY blog I follow :-)) Congratulations and keep it coming...Oh and Caroline you know you NEED to hook up with the millionaire blog sensation that is Suzan :-DReplyDelete
I am not the least bit surprised. You go girl!ReplyDelete
You've come a loooonnnnggg way baby!!!!! Congrats. Yes I would be honored to share this milestone with you and all your dedicated lovely followers ( see I can suck up too) :) I remember your humble beginnings and how I was flabbergasted to find a fellow Montrealer. I've been reading your blog since you had 3 followers. :) yes I miss a few, like this one 😝 but it has been part of my nightly read!!!! BTW last night was a blast. So let me think what we can come up with and I will let you know. I want something beautiful and sweet just like you. Keep on doing what you are doing!!!! Caroline xxxReplyDelete