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Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm all smiles :)

On July 12, 2007, Virtual Freebies was born. Actually, as it was then known, Freebies in a Virtual World was born. I was a mere newb of not quite a month old and hadn't learned to differentiate a Business in a Box (BBIAB) freebie from a quality store freebie. I actually looked at few of my old posts not long ago and thought about deleting them...but they are the genesis of VF, and I couldn't bring myself to do it.

There were a lot of times when I felt like giving up the blog in the early days, because I got very few page hits...but I had a few faithful followers, some of who are still around (hi ya'll, thank you, please say hi in the comments!!!), so I just couldn't quit.

Anyway. On October 24, 2008, I blogged that we had finally hit 10,000 page views....and it only took 15 months to do it! Then, on January 3, 2009, a mere 9 weeks later, we hit 50,000 page views!

Now, less than 4 months later, by current trends, sometime within the next 7 days, VF will hit 100,000 page views!! From 17 months to get to 50,000 to 4 months to double that...I'm simply staggered, and grateful.

I get nothing from running this blog except than the bulging inventory which keeps threatening to run out of control, and the satisfaction of knowing that I'm helping....Helping the residents and helping the shopowners. (Um, but if you do decide to order something from Amazon, could you go in through my link to the left? LOL)

Designers...I thank you...no....WE ALL thank you for sharing your works with us. We know that some of you do it for the traffic and that's perfectly ok with us, but those of you who put out just because you truly love doing it, well, you hold a special place in our hearts.

And really, honestly and truly....I could not do this blog without Savvy and Havi and Claire, and back in the early days, Lorri. They've kept this blog alive at times when I've have to turn my attentions elsewhere and couldn't be here. Girls, you're often the source of my inspiration and I love each one of you dearly.

I just love VF! I know that if you're a regular reader, you love VF too. So....Have you told all of your friends about it? If you have a blog, have you linked to VF? Let's keep it growing!

Happy 100,000th! And I really DO want to hear from you...how long have you been reading? Talk to me! ;)



Loquacia said...

saying hi and thanks for a jobe well done. you send me all over the place and i end up finding some really nice things!

Sydd Sinister said...

ive only known this blog for the last two months, but its definitely a daily read for me. love it, keep doing what you do!

Ralektra Breda said...

Honey you rock and so do the other bloggers on this site! Keep up the great work!

Honey said...

Thanks for the nice comments, it's wonderful when we get them :)

Glad you're here, and hope you'll stay!



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