I have always been big into reading blogs and following people on Youtube. But up until 4 months ago, I just didn't have the courage to contribute anything to the internet myself. I figured no one would be interested in what I had to say, and my music isn't that great, so I wouldn't waste my time, or other people's. I don't really know what changed my mind. But in November I finally gave in and started Escape to Vanilla. Now I am incredibly glad that I did.
Sometimes, I'm not a very patient person. When I get an idea in my head, I like it to work instantly. But blogging has taught me to appreciate the small steps. In the beginning, every pageview was a tiny battle won. When I got my very first comment, I didn't shut up about it for days, and when I eventually got a follower, I very nearly cried!
I check my blog every day, and every single time I spot a new comment or follower, I grin like a little kid in a sweet shop :D Now I actually have 51 followers. 51! I am in awe. Why would 51 people want to follow my blog? I don't understand. And I can't seem to get it into my head that you are real. I've been trying to imagine all 51 of you standing in the same room with me, and it makes me giggle! 51 people have decided that what I have to say isn't boring after all. I can't tell you how happy that makes me.
I know I sound ridiculous. 51 followers doesn't exactly scream 'successful blog', far from it. But to me, it means so much. I am so, so grateful. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
You have made me so happy. :)