Four Thousand

Dear Followers,

I discovered yesterday that my blog has reached a milestone. According to WordPress’ accounting, 4,000 of you are now following my blog.

I know that in the grand scheme of things, the number of followers a blog has is a rather dubious number. After all, my blog has nowhere near 4000 visitors per day. More like between 250 and 350. Where are the rest of you who supposedly follow my blog? Did you follow my blog, read a post or two, and then decide that my blog is not your cup of tea? Or did you follow my blog in the hope that I’d return the favor and when I didn’t, you lost interest?

Well, whatever the case, a milestone is a milestone, right? I want to express my genuine gratitude to the 4,000, 400, or 40 of you who have chosen to follow my blog, and to especially thank those of you who actually regularly visit my blog, who like my posts, and who leave your comments.

You are a prized community of fellow bloggers who have motivated me, despite the games the powers that be at WordPress have played with us (and yes, I’m talking about the block editor among other matters), to stand fast and to continue blogging. I really do love to write and I love to post what I write, but without your encouragement and support, I’d probably have called it quits earlier this year.

So, once again, thank you, thank you, thank you. I know that for many of us, blogging and being a member of this blogging community has helped us to make it through the shitshow that 2020 has been. I hope that the new year will prove to be a better year for all of us.



74 thoughts on “Four Thousand

  1. Carol anne December 31, 2020 / 3:05 am

    Woohoo! Congrats! I love your blog and am so glad you didn’t quit blogging. You’d be missed if you did! Xxx

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Mason Bushell December 31, 2020 / 3:08 am

    Congrats, Fandango! My own blog made 500 followers yesterday. I can attest to the number meaning little in terms of actual daily visitors. Still well done on the wonderful milestone you reached and so rightly deserve. Thanks for all the wonderful prompts and posts you entertain and inspire us with.

    Happy New Year my friend!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Sadje December 31, 2020 / 3:22 am

    Congratulations Fandango! A cool milestone. We don’t worry about the 80% of the invisible followers and appreciate the 20% who visit our blogs! It’s a pleasure to be a part of this blogging community. 👌👏

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Ami December 31, 2020 / 4:33 am

    Congratulations Fandango 🙂 wishing you all the best for 2021!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Cyranny December 31, 2020 / 6:25 am

    Congratulations Fandango!! That’s a nice milestone to end the year with 🙂 I am really glad that (affectionate) peer pressure succeeded in keeping you with us! Here’s to a new year full of nice surprises 🙂 xx

    Liked by 4 people

  6. pensitivity101 December 31, 2020 / 7:27 am

    Congratulations Fandango! What a lovely way to start the New Year.


  7. revivedwriter December 31, 2020 / 8:35 am

    Congratulations on 4000 followers! I love your stories and prompts and am glad that the infernal block editor did not stop you from blogging.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango December 31, 2020 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you. The block editor almost did cause me to leave, but I’ve managed to work around it.


  8. Marleen December 31, 2020 / 8:45 am

    Excellent news, and warmth. And I’m glad you’re still going here!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Esme upon the Cloud December 31, 2020 / 9:01 am

    Blimey, 4,000! I hope you sent everyone a Christmas card, hahahahaha. Congratulations and Happy New Year, such as it is.

    – Esme Cloud


    • Fandango December 31, 2020 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you very much and a very happy new year to you, as well.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Mister Bump UK December 31, 2020 / 9:44 am

    I’m still at the stage where I notice the unfollows!

    Let me see, how can you use this audience to make some profit? Maybe advertise that shampoo you were on about? Or combs? 🤣 Happy New Year.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 31, 2020 / 10:39 pm

      Ha! Good idea to market a shampoo for bald men! 😂 I hope you have a great 2021, Pete.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Melanie B Cee December 31, 2020 / 10:26 am

    I’ve always thought that ‘quality will out’ and your numbers prove that. You do a damned fine job on your blog, sir, and it’s a privilege to be one of the “4 ought ought ought x how ever many). Happy New Year!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango December 31, 2020 / 10:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Melanie. That means a lot to me.


  12. newepicauthor December 31, 2020 / 10:38 am

    I am trying to outrun four thousand problems which came from making love to four thousand girls.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Ian Kay December 31, 2020 / 11:26 am

    Congratulations, Fandango. I read your blog but I’m not following you, so maybe the real figure isn’t far off the official one! 😁

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen December 31, 2020 / 11:47 am

      I’m not officially following either.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Fandango December 31, 2020 / 10:55 pm

        I think you need to have a blog of your own to “officially” follow.


        • Marleen January 2, 2021 / 2:30 pm

          I, too, think that is the case.

          Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 31, 2020 / 10:46 pm

      Thanks. Well, even if you’re not following my blog, I appreciate that you’re reading it.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Householdliving January 1, 2021 / 1:25 pm

    Congratulations! I’m at the beginning of my journey 🎉💗✅

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 1, 2021 / 10:55 pm

      I was there at the beginning three-and-a half years ago. Have a great journey.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Householdliving January 2, 2021 / 1:29 am

        Thank you so much! So inspiring!! Do you have any advice 🙂 it would be much appreciated! Thank you again x

        Liked by 1 person

  15. CARAMEL January 2, 2021 / 5:21 pm

    Genuinely happy for you because you give so much to blogging!
    ….but yeah – I realized ages ago that numbers and stats are pants!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. leigha66 January 2, 2021 / 8:20 pm

    Congratulations! 4000 is not a number to sneeze at. I am pleased that I am only 11 away from 1000 now. Of course I am still shocked anyone would want to follow me. Keep reeling them in Fandango, we are all hooked!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 2, 2021 / 11:24 pm

      Why would it surprise you that people would follow your blog? Your posts are really good and you have such a sensitive soul.

      Liked by 1 person

      • leigha66 January 3, 2021 / 10:43 am

        Wow, thank you. That really means a lot to me. I just have never been too confident of my writing.

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Lavanya@velzblog January 5, 2021 / 1:05 am

    Congratulations on 4000 milestone ! That is a big number ! I achieved a very small milestone too for my blogging too! I haven’t read your blogs yet but will start from now on !

    Liked by 1 person

  18. lavender January 5, 2021 / 6:54 pm

    Wow, lucky you! Crossed 4000 followers is such a great thing, we are still working hard to reach your level. Youre work Might inspire many of us. And I’m new to blogging and hoping to do great! 💯

    Liked by 1 person

  19. lavender January 5, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    Youre followers made your day. You can become my tenth follower if you don’t mind. I mean obviously, it’s up to you. Or maybe you can just visit my page and suggest me something to improve on the scale.

    Liked by 1 person

      • lavender January 6, 2021 / 1:11 am

        Thanks for becoming my tenth follower, I’m happy and motivated to work hard! 😍


    • Fandango January 7, 2021 / 11:38 pm

      Congratulations to you as well, Patty.


  20. rduncanheart May 18, 2021 / 12:24 pm

    Great job!!!! I’m on my way too! I don’t have quite 1,000 yet but will be there soon! Any tips?

    Liked by 1 person

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