a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, August 26, 2011

September '08 The Beginning

I began to blog...like a house on fire.  I eagerly waited for the first comment. Equally excited, I've waited for each comment since.

I celebrated each follower. I measured my worth by the following...Almost three years later, I am still here, savoring each comment.

Thank you for following, supporting me, giving me good advice and just dropping in to say hi. I have loved every minute.
Sunrise or sunset?
You decide.

UPDATE:  JUST REACHED THREE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS, PLUS!

 I must have a giveaway!!!  I am so thrilled and so proud.  I see some blogs that soar in numbers over night...I am a long distance runner but I seem to have finally reached a milestone.  I don't have much pizazz nor am I a literary guru.  All I can guarantee is I am here, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always here.

For those who have been brave enough to follow me, please leave a comment on this post. This will also be a great chance to ask questions and tell me what you would enjoy seeing.  One week from today, September 2nd, (Deadline 6PM 9/2/11) I will pick a name.  I will announce the winner September third...and compile a surprise package from At The Farm.

Thank you, without y'all I wouldn't be here!

30 comments:

Country Gal said...

I love your blog and reading of what goes on in your neck of the woods and how you so wonderfully put it all in each and every post. I only started blogging May 2010 and I love it, I like the connection we all get from blogging the friendships we make and the way we all help eachother when we can, it truely is like a extention to our families through the interenet ! Have a wonderful day my friend !

Granny said...

I enjoy writing on my blog but I enjoy reading other blogs even more. I can't remember now how I found your blog but I follow along to see what's going on at the farm. I grew up on a farm and love reading all about the animals and other farming activity.

Jules said...

It has been my pleasure to follow and get to know you through your blog. Almost like having an extended family member.

Like you I treasure my comments and also like you we are running about at the same pace in followers.

My ? Can you send hubs to get a picture of that big foot he saw? :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Buttons said...

Happy Blogaversary. I enjoy your blog I found you late in the game but have enjoyed your farm life ever since.
I will be celebrating my 1st blogaversary on Sept. 6. Boy you are right about loving it. I have met so many nice people and look forward to reading their blogs also.
Keep blogging. B

colenic said...

I love hearing from you...seeing your pictures and how you and your family have a symbiotic relatioship with each other that really works....glad to be part of your blog family...hugs to you

StitchinByTheLake said...

Gail yours is one of the first blogs I look for when I open up my computer. You always have my attention from the first word! I love your pictures but more than that I love your honesty. Keep writing! blessings, marlene

LindaG said...

Congratulations on 300 followers, Gail!

Pat said...

Happy Blogaversary!

I enjoy being on this crazy ride with you! This city girl has learned a lot AT THE FARM!

Lil's Garden said...

Congratulations on your followers!
I just joined your blog recently and really enjoy your humor and pictures and look forward to your new posts.
Thanks for making my day a little brighter!
Lil

Rudee said...

Reading what you're up to down there on the farm is often the better part of my day.

I adore your sense of humor.

Judy said...

Congratulations!! Really cool!!

An English Shepherd said...

Yes congratulations :-)

Sue said...

Yours is one of my favorite blogs, Gail. And it's not just because you remind me of my sister!

;)

Nora said...

You're very lucky that you have so many followers and commenters. It makes it all worth while. I'm sure there are very good reasons for it. They have to do with you. Keep up the good work and I'll always come by here. I won't miss a single post.

labbie1 said...

Hey! Happy 300! New to the farm but I do enjoy hearing about things in your neck of the woods!

Chickadee said...

I love your blog. You know how to creatively combine thoughts and photos. And I like the way your blogs often revolve around the photos.

Keep up the great work!

labbie1 said...

Hey Gail! What is a "no reply comment"?

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Congrats on the success! 300 followers is A LOT. "I don't have much pizazz nor am I a literary guru. All I can guarantee is I am here, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always here." I love that! You have those followers because you are real! :-) Stay true to you!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I just looked you have 301 now! Congrats! It is always fun to come over and visit you! I am so happy to have found you:)

carolina nana said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BIG 300 !! I REALLY ENJOY READING YOUR BLOG AND AGREE WITH YOUR VIEWS ON ALOT OF THINGS.
BLESSINGS
MARILYN

24 Paws of Love said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I don't really have any questions or suggestions, I just really enjoy what you do. Personally, I'd say, just keep going with that. :)

sarah said...

Lovely Gail! You are one of my favourite people. We will never meet, but I love to see your land, your garden and I love to hear you. You have supported me over the years with my worries and sadness, for which I will always be grateful and your blog is, as you say, always there through thick and thin.You are a star and you deserve your loyal following. Sarah at Secret Housewife xx

♥ Helen said...

Congratulations with more than 300 followers ツ that is so great.
I think the photo is a sunset, but it is hard to say...
What I enjoy most in your blog is to see the animals and just that you share simple things from the everyday life.
I hope you will continue blogging.
From Helen in Norway.

EmptyNester said...

ME! ME! I want to WIN! I mean, er...um...congrats on reaching over 300 followers! I'm not surprised though- a visit here is ALWAYS worth the time! You provide humor and beauty every time!

My guess is sunrise? Whichever, it is gorgeous!

Michaele said...

Okay - in all honest here, when I found your blog and saw in the header where you wrote you were usually "barefoot and bellowing" I just knew we were soul sister : )
I haven't been disappointed!

Dreaming said...

Thanks for all of your wonderful posts. Your pictures inspire and your commentary always gives me a chance to relax and enjoy a visit to the farm!

K-Koira said...

Wow, 300 followers is awesome. My blog has been hovering in the 90 followers range for a while now, and just hit 100 last night, so I probably need to arrange something awesome to give away as well!

TechnoBabe said...

Your writing style is like having a conversation with you.

I think it is sunrise.

Congrats on the 300 followers. I will become a follower after I post this comment.

DesertHen said...

Congratulations on your milestone! Woot! =)

This is one of my favorite blogs to visit day in and day out!! I love your stories, your photos, your honest posts and all that you share with us! Sometimes I don't get to comment for lack of time, but I'm always reading! Love ya!

Kim, USA said...

Am I too late? I am number 306 ^_^ Happy blogging and thanks for the comment I do appreciate it.

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