139 Days ’til 40: Are Numbers Important???

05 Oct


A few days ago my number of views was 69,999…..  it made me think, what is in a number?I have to admit it, I really do enjoy it when I see that people are reading my blog.  Is this some sort of exercise in admitting that I have an ego that I really like to see stroked?  I would like to believe that this is more about my feeling good that I can write blog entries that touch people, that they relate to.

I love connecting with people and I love it when they connect with me.  It is a wonderful thing when we can connect and relate to one another.

Today, 139 days ’til 40, I am so thankful to my readers – thank you for your continual visits, you are my writing inspiration!



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38 responses to “139 Days ’til 40: Are Numbers Important???

  1. buckwheatsrisk

    October 5, 2012 at 00:05

    thank you for writing, drooling, i mean writing. 🙂

    • 400daystil40

      October 5, 2012 at 21:48

      Depends on the day! Sometimes I do a lot of drooling on the keyboard! 🙂

  2. Victoria Oldham

    October 5, 2012 at 00:09

    I’ll admit to number envy…though it’s not surprising people read your most excellent wordage.

  3. knittingwithheart

    October 5, 2012 at 00:56

    Again… so true 🙂

  4. Kathy's Chronicles

    October 5, 2012 at 01:46

    I just pondered my age recently, too, turning “30-ah-who-cares-what.” Congrats on your blog milestone!

  5. Sharon Hughson

    October 5, 2012 at 02:00

    You’re most welcome. My question: are you going to continue the blog after you reach 40? I hope so. You have plenty of great insights to share.

    • 400daystil40

      October 5, 2012 at 21:47

      Many people have been asking me that question! I have the feeling I will keep blogging, but perhaps not quite as frequently 🙂

  6. dogdaz

    October 5, 2012 at 05:01

    When I saw the number, it was not where I thought your blog was going. You are almost to your bday (well almost). You have learned a lot grasshopper.

    • 400daystil40

      October 5, 2012 at 21:46

      Hmmmmm and I wonder where your mind was?

  7. thelastsongiheard

    October 5, 2012 at 05:49

    Thank you for writing… I don’t always get the chance to stop by and read what you have to say, but you always have something insightful when I do 🙂

  8. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    October 5, 2012 at 09:09

    Still reading faithfully 😉

  9. A Table in the Sun

    October 5, 2012 at 15:11

    I agree that there is a great connection factor in blogging. I know that we all have friends and family in our “real world”, but it’s so much fun finding an online community who has the same passions. My virtual friends are just as important as my work friends, and actually fit me to a T since I chose them. Kind of like online dating, but it’s online friending.

    • 400daystil40

      October 5, 2012 at 21:46

      Yes, I agree! I really love the online community I have found – you are all amazing!

  10. kenthinksaloud

    October 5, 2012 at 16:45

    Well done with getting so many views so quickly! Keep going!

    • 400daystil40

      October 5, 2012 at 21:45

      Thanks so much – it is so much fun!!!

      • kenthinksaloud

        October 6, 2012 at 11:33

        That’s nice to hear – you often get the impression from bloggers that it is a real burden to do the writing! Not from you though! 🙂

  11. Mari

    October 5, 2012 at 18:28

    What a pleasant coincidence-today I also expressed my gratefulness for my fellow bloggers and readers! Numbers in this case, show that people have taken an interest in what you have to say and when people do that, it’s my belief, it means that they relate to your story and that your writing is worthy of their attention! We are all in this together and when we find someone who’s writing “speaks” to us, we keep returning for more.

    At least, that’s how I feel about coming here and reading your posts! 😉

    • 400daystil40

      October 5, 2012 at 21:45

      Wow, I LOVE that coincidence!!! 🙂

      • Mari

        October 6, 2012 at 05:42

        So do I!! 🙂

  12. Another Thousand Words

    October 5, 2012 at 19:13

    I, for one, am very thankful, as you already know…KEEP GOING!

    • 400daystil40

      October 5, 2012 at 21:44

      Thank you so much – I always love hearing what you have to say!

  13. rabbittandwolf

    October 5, 2012 at 19:14

    congratulations. keep writing.

  14. Missus Tribble

    October 6, 2012 at 11:55

    Please keep writing!

    Is it wrong that my mind fell into the gutter when I saw your stats? Heheh 🙂

    • 400daystil40

      October 6, 2012 at 21:18

      Yes, it is wrong that your mind hit the gutter!!!! 😛 🙂 I will keep writing!

  15. Sid Dunnebacke

    October 6, 2012 at 14:08

    Oh the numbers are definitely an ego-stroking thing for me, although my views are poking along at much lower numbers so I should remind my ego to chill out. Funny – I just took a similar shot of my screen, when it indicated 6,666 views. ‘Yikes’ was my thought at the time.

    I’m glad to have been a few of your page views!

  16. The World Is My Cuttlefish

    October 8, 2012 at 23:11

    It’s a great feeling to be writing in such a way that people want to keep coming back. Congrats on your 70 000.

    • 400daystil40

      October 9, 2012 at 18:35

      Yes it is and thanks so much!!! 🙂

  17. simon7banks

    October 12, 2012 at 17:02

    Isn’t the Devil’s number supposed to be something like that? I did ring it once but there was no answer.

    Yes, when we write something – on the internet or otherwise – or paint a painting or spray-paint graffiti – we like to know people are looking at it.

    It thought this might be about the huge significance we give to certain landmark numbers – when we reach 30, 40, 50, 60; a marriage reaching similar totals; making a million; in high-scoring games like cricket, the significance given to scoring 100 (“a century”) to the extent that batsmen/women on 90+ often become nervous even though they’ve already got a big score. I suppose this reflects the way the human mind works: we compartmentalise things and a person of 39 or a score of 99 go into different boxes to a person of 40 or a score of 100.

    • 400daystil40

      October 13, 2012 at 00:54

      Great points you make – in fact, recently I had to take the GRE standardized test for graduate study – I HATED it… I know I am smart and can learn, but I do not remember the mathematical specifics that they want me to know…..


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