Sunday, November 2, 2014

Five Years of Blogging and More than 1,850 Posts! Woo Hoo




Today, Writing Straight from the Heart would like to send out a warm and heartfelt "THANK YOU" to all Followers and other readers of this blog. 

Also, we'd like to announce a little giveaway of some items that are nice for fall as a teeny weenie gesture of gratitude.




In October, this blog celebrated five (sweet) years of blogging!

That's more than 1,850 posts that have been written, seven days a week, and illustrated by thousands of photographs !



While I wish, with all my heart, I could offer the giveaway to my dear Followers in other countries, at this time it's impossible, due to the high costs of postage.

This makes me sad, of course, and I promise to figure out a way to include out-of-USA Followers in the future because you are very dear as well as important to me.

It was in the fall of 2009, after seeing the movie "Julie and Julia," that I yearned to learn what blogging was all about.

There is simply no way to express how deeply thankful I am to those dear souls who chose to Follow Writing Straight from the Heart.

There are literally thousands upon thousands of blogs out there in blogland and the fact that you chose  to Follow this one makes me very happy, indeed.


Meeting each of you and reading about your own lives has been a wonderful experience. 

 

I consider each of you a kindred spirit of the highest level.


So if you live in the USA and are a Follower of this blog and wish  to have  your name be put into the hat, just make a comment on today's post, letting me know you want to be included.


The winner will be announced tomorrow night.

To all of my blog's  Followers, in foreign countries and throughout the USA, I am sending big hugs and  warm heartfelt messages of  thanks.


WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO FOLLOW THIS BLOG?

18 comments:

Babs said...

You are a master photographer and I enjoy your writing. And sunflowers would be lovely in my kitchen. The postage would be verg very cheap. Ha!

Bookie said...

Since my heart rests in Kansas, I love sunflfowers! I follow this blog because you were one of my first blogs to read... because you post consistently...because you appreciate reading, writing, thrifting, and live in New England...all favorites of my own head!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations, dear Susan, on five years of blogging - what an accomplishment! It has been a blessing getting to know you through blogging and I've very thankful we were able to meet through our blogs :) I enjoy your sweet spirit and kindness - that kindness reaches out through your words. Thank you for being YOU!

Hugs and blessings!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! I have NO idea how I "found" you....

I just know that I enjoy the variety and the interesting and positive content of your posts.

Keep it up, Friend! ♥

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, your blog is like a breath of fresh air, always something cute, quaint or quite exciting to see or read about.

marianne said...

Five years of blogging! That is a definite "wow"!

I have so enjoyed following your blog; always enjoy the witty and inspirational commentary and wonderful pictures.

Would love to win the cheerful sunflower kitchen accessories.

Congrats on 1,850 blogs!

Lucy martin said...

Congratulations Susan! That is awesome. You have such spirit and optimism ...a great combo!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan, Congrats!!! I am so happy that you blog. You inspire me constantly. I can't remember when I found you but it seems like I've been a follower for years and years. I was excited to just post my 900th post and here you are with more then double that amount! WOW!! Love the sunflower goodies so please enter me in the giveaway! Big Hugs to a wonderful fellow blogger!

Linda

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: many congratulations. Five years with the blog is a success. I really enjoy your posts and photos. I like to see how you live in America. I like to know your customs. Congratulations and I hope you follow many more years with your blog. Great job. Keep in touch

Nellie said...

Congratulations on five years, Susan! I believe I must have picked you up from a comment on Susan Branch's blog. Enjoy your week!

Terri Tiffany said...

Five years already? It seems like I have known you forever though. I follow your blog because your pictures are bright and cheerful and pretty and your content is quick and to the point!

diane.stetson said...

Time for a breather Susan...every day for five years is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations! Love your photos and comments. My daughter loves sunflowers so put me in for that prize. xo

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. how wonderful, Susan... congratulations on 5 years.
My sister Trish suggested I look at your blog.. I did, and I loved it..and have been following you ever since.I love your writing style and beautiful photos and the gentle, thoughtful way you challenge us to become better people... AND .. how your Faith shines through... xxHugs and Blessings... Barb xx

Barbara Neubeck said...

... Susan... I also appreciate how you visit my blog and make me feel like 'a Real Blogger'.... Thank You dear friend... Hugs ... Barb xx

Chatty Crone said...

I can't believe it has been five years. Congrats. You have come a long way baby. I have a terrible memory and I really can't remember how we found each other - do you? But I know I would have followed you right away because I like the topics and the lifts! sandie

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! You are a ray of sunshine in the blogosphere! :D

TARYTERRE said...

CONGRATS.

Dayle said...

Belated and heartfelt congratulations on your blogging anniversary, Susan! You are a bright spot in blogland and I enjoy following along.

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