So with my blog, I have this thing called Google Analytics. In a nutshell, it's a computer program that shows me where my readers are in the world (or as close as possible). It's not terribly specific (I can't stalk anyone, and it doesn't give any details), but gives me a rough idea by giving me names of Cities that people are finding my blog from. I find this program absolutely fascinating. I love looking at a world map with dots on places that I've only dreamed about and the idea that there is people in these Cities all over the world reading about me and my adventures.
This is a screenshot of my readers from the beginning of July until now. During this summer I've had just under 2,500 readers and I love looking at this. It never ceases to amaze me.
I wanted to take a moment and say "Hi" - to you, who is reading my blog. I'd really love to know how you found my blog. What do you think of it? What is your favorite thing to cook in your City that is so far away? Would you be willing to share your favorite recipe with me?
I want to get to know you better; all of you. I've had the opportunity to get to know a few of my readers and I want to know more. And I mean that. So if you are feeling brave, I would love to chat - to learn more about where you're from. Tell me something - like what (and where) your favorite restaurant is. What do you wear that makes you feel like a million bucks?
Is there a specific post of mine that means the most to you? How can I improve? What's the weather like where you are from? It astonishes me daily when I think of these little orange dots and what they mean and I sincerely want to know the people behind each of them; because each of these orange dots in a tiny way has helped shape who I am right now (trying not to get all Hallmark on you).
Thank you so very much for your time. On days where I'm not feeling my best (like on Mother Nature's 'gift' days - and who in the hell thought to call it a gift?), these little orange dots have a magical way of lifting my spirits.
If you want to, click on this little J to say hi!
Humbly and excitedly,
I am grateful for Midol.
I am grateful for my in-laws who fed us tonight.
I am grateful that it is 'T' minus 3 more sleeps until I am on the air for the first scheduled time! 8:00am MST.... big deep breath. I can't believe this is actually happening.
I am grateful for hair day. I have the best hairdresser in the world. Her name is Sam and she works for Time Out Salon just west of Edmonton. 780-960-3666. She is amazing.