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5 Years Blogging On WordPress Come July 2018

on May 31, 2018

My humble blog site, courtesy of WordPress, has allowed me to vent, share joy, weal or woe. But more importantly it allowed me to meet people virtually through their blog sites and enabled me to see through their eyes, the beauty of nature that surrounds them or what they are enjoying.
This is effectively the virtual friendships made through cyberspace through words or memes.
I have been on WordPress for a couple of years now – since July 2013, making me 5 years in blogging age. I started out as an unknown and as at end May 2018, I have 1,792 followers.
I have done 5,446 posts and written 110,340 words. Yup, I am wordy but not too wordy, with each post averaging 157 words.
Each β€œlike” made by visitors totaled 20,861 delightful happy days for me. As visitor visits grew to 59,920 I received more and more comments.
A total of 27,882 spams were caught by Askimet and a total of 30,742 comments were exchanged by fellow bloggers.
I loved each comment and enjoyed my friendly natter with pals across the world, through different time zones.
WordPress has given me much to look forward to each day whenever I felt down or too tired to fight another health battle. Somehow, nagging ad nauseam on my blog site, gave me the courage to fight on as it showed me that there were many others like me, suffering, grieving or just wanting a good listening ear.
For all this, I am very grateful to the virtual friendships and getting to know of their families and or their work situations. I have received personal encouraging notes from these friends and they mean a lot of me as a voice out there who cares.
Thank you WordPress for giving me a platform to share what I have to say, or have a good laugh or both with good people I now know of.

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28 responses to “5 Years Blogging On WordPress Come July 2018

  1. Tony Burgess says:

    Congratulations and happy blogiversary. I am glad we connected. Keep on blogging.

  2. juliehcares says:

    I guess I need to log in on my actual computer to see if I am missing any comments since some may get spammed.

  3. mistermuse says:

    Five years in July? Happy premature celebration! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Mr. Mel says:

    If you were able to count the number of smiles your blog has provided then you would truly know the impacted. Thank you for all the smiles. 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊❀️❀️

  5. happy to read about his five years almost coming up in WP and such solid sequel. your blog is my favorite, and I believe that in this immense space in which we live is always a breath to find people from which place they are also close. be always happy.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Thank you kindly for your feedback. I am so very happy my little blog is your favorite. I am deeply touched and honoredπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ€—Together with all our wordpress friends, let’s continue to be happy always. Blessings to you my friend and thank you againπŸ’•

  6. Singledust says:

    wow! 5 years seems a long time to stay true to writing and I totally admire that, you have inspired me to carry on. I have been idle for periods of time, when life is at its hardest my writing seems to suffer the most but you are right the friends we make over here are a beautiful community, encouraging and checking up on us when we are silent for a time. i appreciate all the different things you write about too and though I may not comment often, i read wit much interest. best wishes for you to continue on this blogging journey and enlightening me with your words.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      I am honored to be an inspiration for you to carry on. Life has not been easy for me. Job, family and challenging health issues kept me really down as there is no cure nor is there family support for me. I write to share my challenges and feel I get a load of lemonsπŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹but let’s make lemonade and laugh as what else can I do. So to all who suffers like me, take heart. Only me, myself and I can solve own problems. Praying and blind faith did not work for me. Laugh, eat and play…we plod on with great virtual company when we need it most. Write on Singledust. Stay on the path and through it find peace, love and most importanity sanity to keep going on. Blessings πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ€—

  7. Congrats on the coming anniversary! I’m glad I count as a few of those comments over the years.

  8. MELewis says:

    Congrats on your 5 year-versary! I guess I hit mine (unnoticed by me) earlier this year as I started in early 2013. How time flies! Never thought I’d get to feel like some of my BFF’s were virtual – but that is exactly how it feels! Thanks for sharing your humour and hugs!

  9. Happy anniversary in advance!

  10. RMW says:

    Happy blogging. May you have many more years.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Thank you RMW! I am glad to have found your blog site and learn all about UK. I am so enjoying Britain’s got talent and waiting for the finals that will be screened here on Monday 10pm my time.

  11. 5 years! Not many 5 year bloggers around these days. Welcome to the bitter club!

  12. Edward Tan says:

    Belated happy anniversary! Well done and keep the good job!

  13. Virginia says:

    Hey GH – HaPpY HaPpY HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY to your blog. Thanks for sharing so many posts & laughs & Garfield hugs! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸπŸ’πŸŽ‰πŸ€—πŸŒ·πŸΎπŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰

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