This is post #100 on Micro of the Macro. On each Friday since the blog’s inception, other than a 10-day Travel Photo Challenge for which I posted daily, I have shared write-ups and photos on Nature, health, travel, and recipes. On one hand, it doesn’t seem possible that many Fridays have passed, but on the other, I began the blog just prior to this country’s initial spread of covid-19, so it feels like ages.
I want to express my gratitude to each of you for reading, liking, following, commenting, and sharing my links with others. Your ongoing kindness, support, and encouragement of my writing and photos makes me feel like I have found my tribe. I appreciate hearing your stories and ideas, and I’ve learned a lot from you. I am thankful for the laughs you’ve given me, the instances you’ve touched my heart, and your ever-present warmth. The time you share with me is an indication of your generosity, and I am most grateful.
If you’re curious as to how the blog has fared, I’m including a few stats. My most-viewed post to date is For the Love of Mountains: A Photo Odyssey. The write-up that has received the most likes is Scenes from a Hiking Trail. And my most-liked photo of the Travel Photo Challenge is this foggy shot taken in Big Sur, California.
Since starting the blog in March of 2020, Micro of the Macro has had almost 11,000 visitors and more than 21,000 views from folks in 110 countries. Over 4500 comments have been posted – half of them mine, of course. And at present, the blog is closing in on 1000 followers.
Looking back, I see that Health and Well-being has been my leading category. The theme of the blog, recognizing and appreciating our oneness with Nature, underlies that category’s posts. We are at our best on every level when in conscious relationship with Nature: eating fresh, whole foods, spending time in a garden or in the wild, feeling gratitude for the natural beauty in which our lives are immersed, and working toward environmental sustainability.
Going forward, I hope to continue writing content that you will find useful (or entertaining!) I’m also looking forward to a bit more travel that will inspire new photos, which of course I’ll share. I’ll be cutting back on screen time (and sitting – see this for more on that!) so comments won’t always be open on new posts. (The idea of not responding to your kind comments and reciprocating on your blogs feels wrong; I couldn’t do that to you or to me!) I do hope you’ll stick around!
You have my sincerest thanks for all the good you’ve brought to my blogging experience. It’s a privilege to be showered with your attention, appreciation, love, and support each week. I am super grateful you are a part of my tribe. And here’s to the next 100 posts!
Blessings of Gratitude,
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