For what it’s worth, this morning is the 2,961st time I’ve greeted you (in the same way) on my blog since October 2009. According to the stats, I’ve chatted about 861 categories of subjects. Sometimes my thoughts for the day bore you and you skip on to something else. Fair enough of course. And on other occasions I’m delighted when many of you respond. So far this spot has been viewed more than 415,000 times by visitors in 190 countries. The record high views in a single day is 2,698.
Over the years you’ve dreamed with me, encouraged me, informed me, laughed with me, felt sad with me, and celebrated with me. You’ve left your thoughts and questions more than 20,000 times. I’m grateful for the camaraderie we’ve developed over the years and I look forward daily to hearing from those of you who drop by to check out the day’s offering and leave a comment.
According to the stats, I’m 39 posts short of 3,000 so I should hit that number sometime around the end of July or early August. I’ll let you know when it happens.
It’ a lovely interview/article about the journey my new frog book took from concept to reality and introduces anyone who might know her to Kate Cosgrove, the gifted artist on the book. It also takes you to a new interview elsewhere with Kate so you can learn more about her.
AND, if you follow Kathy’s suggestions, you might be the one who wins a free signed copy of AND THE BULLFROGS SING.
Please take a minute to visit Kathy’s site and leave a comment if you’d like to have your name in the hat for the drawing.
I’m delighted to be featured on the current blog post of ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children). I’m grateful to Sarah Bean Thompson, Youth Services Manager at The Library Center, for doing the interview and posting the results to share with 4,000 members around the United States. Membership includes children’s and youth librarians, children’s literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults committed to improving and ensuring the future of the nation through exemplary library service to children, their families, and others who work with children.
Here’s the link for anyone interested in reading and/or sharing the post with others.
My sincere thanks to Sarah!
Sam co-edits "Missouri Reader" with Glenda Nugent, and he will also be the next president of Missouri ILA. It was generous of Sam to invite us to contribute to his blog. Hope you like our post.
Since Kathy Temean created my website and blog in 2009, I’ve posted my thoughts and experiences on a steady basis. Mary Nida Smith was the first person to respond to my early efforts and she continues to drop by to share her responses. Thank you, Mary Nida! I see that the blog is now followed by 2,999 people. It will be a milestone for me when one more person decides to add me to their list.
As you know, some days I have something on my mind I want to share, and sometimes it’s only a picture. Today it’s a picture of our rhododendrons in bloom behind some rose bushes. They don’t last long but they are spectacular while they do.
Have a good day, everyone.