The Purple Journal Turns One Year Old Today!
And it’s been one beautiful year for this blog, thanks to you all.
When I started blogging – consistently, that is – in June last year, I came across this quote by Alister Cameron:
“… blogging is not about writing posts … that’s the least of your challenges. Blogging is about cultivating a mutually beneficial relationships with an ever-growing online readership, and that’s hard work.”
Based on statistics, and more importantly the number of wonderful friends I’ve made in such a short period of time, I think I’ve achieved just that.
I must admit though that often times it isn’t easy to update the blog. There are chores to do around the house before leaving for work, and more chores upon returning home. It becomes tough to type up a post worthy of displaying online for everyone to read. Hence, I decided to make the most out of my camera; pictures say a thousand words, they say.
And so, in June last year, the first month of it’s launch, the blog recorded 1,666 views. In May this year, the blog was viewed 11,584 times!
First Year’s Stats:
Number of views – 97,646
Posts – 164
Comments – 2, 408
Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by and spending time not only to read what’s on my mind but also for generously contributing your valuable comments as well. YOU, my dear reader, are my inspiration to continue updating this blog. Without you, my blogging experience would simply be reduced to a mere one-sided conversation – a dull, useless monologue.
There is no doubt that The Purple Journal is a personal blog, but I earnestly hope that you learn something new each time you visit the blog.
To Masood, the man chosen by Allah to fill my life with laughter and happiness: thank you for your patience, support and encouraging words.