Have you ever had a car so long that finally it got 99,999 miles on it and then you stared at the odometer, waiting...waiting...watching....watching...for it to finally click on 100,000 miles! I've done that. I had a
'67 Mustang and we watched and celebrated when it clicked it over. It seemed like it took forever.
Well, I'm having that same experience now but not with a car. Did you notice my followers? Take a look...199! Honestly, I thought I would never have more than 5 (I knew my husband, son and a couple of friends would follow just to be nice). I was shocked when the first person I didn't know actually became a follower. I was blown away when the 100th follower joined. Now, I am absolutely overwhelmed that I might reach 200 in the near future. That's just shocking. Now I know many of you have hundreds and hundreds and some of you have thousands and thousands but for me, 200 is like 2000. I never even imagined it.
So, let me take this moment to thank every single person who was kind enough to become a follower. I click on every single one and if there is a blog listed, I visit every single one. I have found so many great blogs that way. I read every single comment and love them all. I can't believe people I don't know actually take a moment to leave me such kind words about my post. For those of you who have you email visible and linked to your name, I try to respond to as many of those comments as I can. (Many of you have "do not reply" email addresses linked so unfortunately I can't reply back to you :(
So, what does one do when their blog hits an unexpected milestone? I can't start a linky party. That is just too big and too scary for me right now. I've only been blogging for 6 months and I am still sooooo new. I want to celebrate this little milestone in some way because I can't imagine having this opportunity again (no way I'll ever get to 500). Do you think I could handle a giveaway? What would I giveaway? Could I figure out the random generator thing? Could I do it the old-fashioned way of picking out of a hat? Oh my, so many things to think about. Well, as we wait to see if I ever get that 200th follower, I will try to fire up my brain synapses and see if I can come up with a great giveaway to thank all of my followers. Gosh, I'm so excited and so something else...I don't know the right word...anxious, nervous, grateful, appreciative, .....