I remember when I first started this blog, in September 2015, just about to head to an old Barn in France with my son ’15-then’. We were planning to sit around in the French countryside, reading and writing for a couple of months; the birth of bone&silver was a perfect way to keep in touch with family and friends, but also commit myself to more regular writing…
And we did just that. We read so many books between us, and I wrote two of my favourite ever posts:
Creatively- “France is a desperate party girl.”
Humorous- How to never end up at Shit Creek
I had maybe 20 Followers at first, then a few more once I shared it to social media a few times, or emailed friends directly. I got more serious [i.e regular postings] about this blog once I began dating ‘H’ in Melbourne, so February 2017 is when I feel I really hit my stride; we used to dream about when I had 200 Followers, or even 500.
“One day you’ll have a thousand, for sure,” H gently said…
And look: now I do.
Thank you so much to those of you who have followed me since the early days, and the dear friends who have loyally read [almost] every post. Thank you to the more recent readers for jumping onboard the eclectic bone&silver blog train, but most importantly, to those of you out there on WordPress who leave comments, offer support and advice, share my trials, delight in my joys, and literally make my body smile and feel full of gratitude for our connection.
The number is a significant one, yet the much smaller number of genuine, heartfelt interactions I have here are infinitely more important.
Blessings on all our creative endeavours, and may we continue to blossom in whatever ways we need.
In utter gratitude for words, & my WordPress community, G xO