Saturday, 14 August 2010
Dear PostSecret fans: August 14, 2010
I have to begin this blog by saying that I was completely overwhelmed by the support and well wishes of the PostSecret fans. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would receive the wealth of responses that I did when Frank posted the link to my blog on his website. When I got up Sunday morning my husband told me to take a look at my blog stats. I casually got out my computer and turned it on. When I clicked on the stats and saw over 7,000 hits my eyes about popped out of my head. This blog had been started to be like a letter home to our family and friends about our experiences here in the UK. Now, I have had over 84,000 hits from all over the world! I have over 230 comments from people that I call friends thanks to the wonderful well wishes that were wafting through my computer! Such an outpouring I have never seen and am truly humbled.
Isn't it amazing how many lives have been touched because of PostSecret? There are so many "strangers" who are being connected through Frank's site in cyberspace, books, emails and for the lucky ones, a PostSecret event. Frank has done a great thing and he will probably never know how many lives he has affected.
I would also like to thank the commenters who live here or have lived here. They read my older blogs and gave me such great advice on places to go while we are here in England. So many good suggestions. I have written them all down and started researching them for future trips. I find it funny how many Brits are reading my blog and laughing over our interpretations of them. I am glad that I have not offended anyone with my writings. I appreciate the warm welcome that I have received from you, and the British folks that we have met so far. I had several comments from people who are also Americans living temporarily in this country. I'm glad to know you are out there! Thanks for the blog addresses so we can share our experiences. But most importantly, thank you for reading!
Again, I am touched by your thoughts and words and thank you all from the bottom of my heart.