When we first start out…

“When we start out on a journey, we have no idea where our footsteps will lead us, but if we keep placing one foot after the other with hope and an open mind we’ll find many rewards along the way and know that the only impossible move is that step which we’ve not taken.” Jacqueline

Two days ago, I saw that the bloggers who follow to read my blog had reached 2,000 bloggers (not adding other subscribers), I was and still remain amazed. When I set out on this blogging journey on May 6th of 2015 with zero follows, believe me, when I say that not only was I not sure (not that I’m still sure of what I’m doing) of myself as a blogger, I never even fathomed that anyone would be that keen to bother with my blog.Image result for image quotes thank you

In all honesty, I had no idea what blogging meant until I started this journey. All I knew was and still remains my desire to write, to enhance my writing platform and to connect with those who are mad about writing like me. This is not just a gimmick for me but one of my life’s essence. I breathe through my writing and the occasional speeches that I give out there.

To every single one of you who has stuck with me, through my moaning and laughter days in the blogosphere, I thank you. I appreciate all the Award nominations from all the awesome bloggers who generously think of me – I stopped writing award posts because they are just too many and would prefer that upcoming bloggers receive such encouragement.

I can’t undermine the boost your support has given me in this place. Many of you feel like family to me and I am truly glad that I started this journey otherwise, I would never have met you.

I keep thinking of how to build a better blogging community in my own little way especially with the huge number of blogs out there and I’ll be sending out a link shortly on the BLOGGERS JUNCTION – AUTHOR STOP Directory that I’m setting up. I hope you’ll add your URL and a synopsis about your blog to the Directory.

I’ve turned this post into one post for a two-fold purpose – my weekly appreciation post and thank you to all the awesome bloggers around me.

Thank you ever so much and remain blessed.


There are several gratitude/thankful platforms in the blogosphere that you can tune into and get your ithankful going on. I can’t express in words the enormity of Joy and fulfilment that comes from having a heart of gratitude. Please check out Maria’s blog, Colline’s blog and Bernadette’s for thankful/gratitude challenges.


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31 thoughts on “When we first start out…

  1. Aww thanks for sharing this i think all bloggers feel the same about blogging.

    Congrats , you have a great blog and content is great and you write beautifully and you really bring us together with your parties and links you very community focused.

    Thank you Jacqueline you really are special and i appreciate all you support.

    Thanks for sharing you journey and you blog and you community spirit thank you regards bella

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  2. Congratulations my dear for crossing this amazing milestone! YOu deserve it more than anyone else 🙂 YOur space is something I look forward to visiting. Every one of your readers must gain something from visiting this page.
    Lots of love to you.

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  3. Congratulations – 2,000 followers in a year! That’s impressive…I can’t even get 300, and I’ve been blogging for 5 years – I guess my product isn’t what I hoped it would be, LOL!

    Kudos to you…fantastic milestone!

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