I never thought I would have reached this number when I first started my blog in January 2012. Some of you have been gracious enough to award me with several blogger awards. I truly thank you for the nominations I received.
Oh the agony and ecstasy of blogging! It always starts with the weekly stress levels searching for inspiration and fresh ideas, quickly followed by those agonisng days of nothing coming to mind, except at the last minute. That's how it's been for weeks now. When I eventually find a topic, I can spend hours doing touch-ups to make sure I've got it right until the last, hesitant moment before I click the 'publish' button. The endless nervousness of hoping someone will read, enjoy and comment makes me feel sick on the best of days. Times 50!!! I'm sure some of you might agree.
I have tried to make Rum Punch Drunk a safe space for people of any background to discuss matters openly and respectfully without anyone being personally attacked. Thanks to you, this has been allowed to happen.
I would also like to say thank you to the staff AngieA and TonyB at Blogcatalog for all the great active discussions, for promoting my blog and providing an excellent forum for bloggers to meet and chat. I appreciate all of you, including those who commented anonymously, those without blogs such as Marcus, Shiloh and Navigator not forgetting to mention Alex who was my guest author, and those who are not blogging at present. Every one of you has contributed to Rum Punch Drunk being what it is today.
Below I have listed some of the blogs that have inspired, supported, and entertained me since I've become part of this online community. Of course, it's impossible for me to include absolutely everyone here, so please don't be offended if I miss anyone out.
AngieA and TonyB at: Blog Catalog
Amethyst at: My life with it's pros and cons
Bloggers at: Bloggers
Bonnie Franks at: A Little Unhinged
Christina Monica at: Chequered Hat
Daily Dose of Musings at: Daily Dose of Musings
Dan at: A Brainless Nod
Dennis at: The view from fanling
Donna at: Believe in Yourself
Frank at: Frank King's Blog
Helena at: Channelling Hippocrates
Hotei at: Any More Than A Whisper
Jade at: Poetry Musings
Jamiesmiles at: It's a gay life
Janene at: Moms are from Mars
JerseyL at: Jerseylils2cents
John at: Poet at Jaybern
Jon Whiting at: Speaking My Mind
June O'hara at: The Neurosis Files
Karen at: Baking in A tornados
Kleopatra at: Ideas and Opinions
Melanie at: The Joy of Mothering
Melody at: Growing with God in my Garden
Menopausal Mama at: Menopausal Mama
Michelle at: Fear no more, A day in the life
Nothing Profound at: Aphorism of the Day
Robert at: Mulled Vine
Untony at: Tony's Blog
William at: WilQuote
Yun Yi at: Human Without God
A big THANK-YOU again for your continual support, and I take no shame in humbly asking you all to encourage your family/friends to pop over, have a read, leave a comment or debate whatever's on their minds. They can choose to follow via GFC (Google Friend Connect) subscribe to comments and/or posts.
Do you find blogging easy or difficult?
Do you have any tips or tricks on how I can improve my blog or make it more accessible to others?
I'd love to hear your views, comments or opinions.