I want to thank everyone who reads my blog. Once a day, once a week, once a year…thank you!
Blogging has been a growing relationship which has seemingly matured, and me along with it. When I began blogging in June of 2009, I felt like I was writing for only my mom to read. Not that my mom’s readership doesn’t mean a lot to me (hi, Mom!), but I love to write and writing is all the more rewarding when others want to read what you write (go figure, I know!). When I started to get a comment here or there on my blog, I would get giddy with joy — a comment, weee! I call this the honeymoon phase when every little blog-related thing excited me.
And then I started to form relationships with bloggers whom I followed. It seemed to become a game of you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours…in the form of blog comments. I call this the robotic phase. I don’t regret this phase of my blogging because I really have grown to love and adore so many bloggers, but that phase was simply exhausting. I’ll admit, I felt pressure to read dozens of blogs every day when I simply did not have the time. I now do what I can as far as reading blogs, and it’s typically on the weekends when I do have spare time.
And now here lately, things have hit their stride…my stride. I’ve been giving 100% of what I can to my blog and others’ without sacrificing the balance of life (if you follow me on my blog, you likely know I’m a fan of all things in balance). My blog traffic has steadily climbed over the past few months and I’ve done nothing new to cause the climb. A blogger dream? You betcha.
Thank you for reading, emailing, and sharing healthy recipes and wisdom with the ones you love. By sharing my tales of nutrition & balance, I hope it enables and inspires others to do the same.
Lots of love,
Thank you, too, for writing such wonderful posts! They are encouraging, informative and lovely to read. No wonder your hits have been going up. 🙂
No, thank you. I love your blog!
This is so sweet!! I just love you and your awesome blog!! 🙂 Thank YOU for sharing so much great information with all of us!!!!!! And such yummy recipes!! 🙂
And thank you for consistently contributing well-thought out blog posts and recipes! I enjoy following your cooking, running, and doggie endeavors.
You deserve to have your readership grow and grow because you are writing a really wonderful blog here! It was one of the first ones I started following regularly, with good reason. 🙂
Molly got me reading your blog because of your recipes and nutrition advice. But now I’m all caught up in your job, your health issues, your move, your friends who won’t eat chili because it has vegetable in it (???) and Lily of course. Thank you.
I’m so happy I discovered you and your gorgeous blog, Nicole. I learn so much from you and I love your happy, positive outlook…and I agree, it’s all about balance. I hope one day we’ll get to meet up in real life! 🙂
Thank YOU for always giving us great advice and inviting us into your home…and of course introducing the world to LILY!!!
You are welcome! I love reading your blog.
The you comment on mine I comment on yours stage of blog reading/commenting is exhaustive and never lasts. And that’s a good thing! Just read blogs and comment when you can… that’s what I do. 😉
Your blog is one of my favorites.
Thank YOU!! I enjoy your blog daily and appreciate your recipes.I have your email in it’s own folder:-)cc
I enjoy my daily dose of prevention :).
You’re so adorable not to mention polite. 🙂
I actually stopped trying to keep up months ago – with a full time job, a husband and daughter, there was just no way I could reciprocate the reading and comments people were leaving with me.
That being said, I do eventually get around to everyone, and if I don’t have time to read a particular post – a quick personal email does the trick! 😀
Thanks for being who you are! 😀
I really enjoy coming home to read another dose of prevention each evening. Heart health is what predicts my meals, but I get a lot from your recipes, and then make them my own!! My family loves it when I cook new recipes. I really enjoy that you take the time to photograph and share yours!!
You really write well nicole, enjoy reading every post of yours and thanks for sharing your thoughts and recipes with all of us…
Yay for hitting your stride with blogging! I think that is when we have our best material 🙂 Good for you!
I know what you mean about the pressure to read other blogs and comment, but honestly, I don’t have time for that any more. I also think sometimes reading all about what people eat everyday makes me a little bit obsessed.
Now, I read certain blogs pretty regularly (yours included) and comment when I have something to say. I like that balance better 🙂
Thanks for blogging! I’ll keep reading!