On the Blogspot dashboard, which a blogger sees prior to writing, there is a 'stats' button. A friend of mine recently pointed this out to me and I love it. When I first began blogging I didn't think I cared who read my blog, or if anyone did; it was enough to write. I wrote about our lives here on the farm so our children and friends would know what was happening with us and I wrote because I love to write.
Now I find that looking at the stats page is very encouraging and comforting to me. People from all over the world check in to see what is happening here in Oklahoma. There is a beautiful dark eyed young woman in Kazakhstan whom Danny and I loved like a daughter, who reads my words and shares hers with me. There is a blue eyed blonde in Australia who, while busy with the life of a young mother, takes a minute now and then to read up on the doings in Oklahoma. There are friends in Alaska and a neighbor who now lives in England who follow the blog and their virtual presence has been very comforting to me, especially lately. There are others whom I do not know; some people in Korea follow often but they do not comment. I wish they would. It would be good to know the names and faces of my virtual friends.
Being able to make daily and immediate contact, via the internet, with my family (which is strung out all across the nation) is wonderful and makes it seem as though they are actually just down the road. Thanks for checking in now and then. Blessings on you all. The coyotes are howling outside my window. I am going out to listen to the symphony of night on the prairie.