Every day hundreds of people visit my blog from various places around the globe (amazing!) and I have no idea who you are! Some people come stop by once, but some of you stick around or return again and again. I really appreciate that! I know most of you don't comment, and that's OK. I'm not a big blog commenter myself, unless I really feel like I have something I need to say.
But on this, my third blogaversary, I'd really love it if you would de-lurk (or in other words, say hello!) Let me know a little about yourself. Why do you read? How did you find me? What are your favorite topics? What would you like to see?
I really appreciate the feedback!
When I started this blog three years ago, I really didn't know that I would keep it up this long. I also had no idea that so many people would come to follow it! I really appreciate you, whether you follow on Facebook, twitter, or directly to the blog.
At the moment, I am excited to have more than 170 Google Friend Connect followers, 680 Facebook fans, and 2,443 twitter followers.
I am averaging 255 page loads per day, and I had about 1,154 first time visitors this past week. Recently, you have come not only from the United States and Canada, but also Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, India, Brazil, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Iraq, Pakistan and the UK.
A lot has happened in the past year. I've gotten another year of grad school under my belt, and the end is in sight. I've worked on community projects related to the March of Dimes and to also breastfeeding. I've met some amazing people in MCH and public health. I've been a certified doula for over a year now, and added CLC!
I've also had a real life local doula client hand me a print out of one of my blog posts at our doula interview (completely without knowing that it was my blog)! That was pretty thrilling. It's kind of like coming full circle, in a way. And makes me feel like the information I put on this blog is helping women!
It has also been a great way for me to share the things that I learn, read, and experience.
Thanks for celebrating with me!
- Anthro Doula