May 14, 2009

CELEBRATING THE BIG 100!!!

That's right, ladies & germs. Today is the official date, the accomplishment of exactly 100 profile views!!!! AHHHH!!!! Can you believe it!? What a momentous occasion!!! What a joy... It has been SUCH a wild ride.

When I started MandiCrocker just two & half weeks ago I wasn't sure what the response would be. Would I have readers? The energy & support I needed to continue on a daily basis? Were there enough hours in the day to really create what I wanted to?

But I have to say... the response has just been OVERWHELMING. This humble little blog, an egg of hope if you will... has cracked open its shell & spread its' wings to become a beautiful swan-like technological creation. And I couldn't have done it without you. And I thank you for that. Thank YOU.

So please join me in celebration, knowing that about 50-70 of these profile views had nothing to do with me at all double checking my postings or layouts, fixing spelling errors or making sure that darned slideshow was working in the top right hand corner. NO! These views are because of YOU. My dear 100 readers from Ireland to Uganda! Pittsburgh to Pakistan! People I've never met before in my life... 100 strangers. I know this. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope I can continue to make you proud. Thank you for loving me.

And here's to another amazingly successful 2 & 1/2 weeks!!!

Love,
MandiCrocker ;)

13 comments:

Miss Daisy said...

We loves it. Keep it rollin', Mandi!

MandiCrocker said...

Thank ya, Miss Daisy! :)

Emi said...

Hey! I ended up here because you were whacked out enough to follow me on Twitter just a bit ago! Totally UNFAIR! Food porn and I am FAMISHED!

I'll have to come back later to check you out (well, your blog that is) when I have a free moment for enjoyable activities for myself (aka 3 a.m.). Congrats on the 100! Did I become viewer #101? or 1001? :-)

Leah said...

I'm another stranger who is thoroughly enjoying checking out your blog! You just added me on twitter (@leahblonde) and I am excited to read your blog (hopefully in its entirety) and chat with you on le Twitter. Congrats on the 11 (now 101) profile views.

MandiCrocker said...

YAY!!! Hope you enjoy! I think you both should duke it out for the 101 spot. See who's REALLY loyal! ;) See you at 3am (I'm certain I'll be up!) Yahooey!

larajanepark said...

I agree with Emi...Thanks for following me on twitter! I'll try to be a little more interesting!!! In the meantime, you can read about me if ya want to....
I have to run far far away from the cupcake pictures now- they look so good I think I take in calories by osmosis JUST LOOKING AT THEM.....yummy!
PS I forwarded your Penne a la Vodka recipe to my two favorite cooks and hopefully they will concoct it for me soooonnnn...

hintonrae said...

Hi, Mandi--just discovered you on Twitter--thanks for the "follow." Your post was cute and I can totally relate. I started with Blogger, though, and switched to Wordpress because I could see not only my profile views, but the of visits to my site, which far outnumbered the profile views. Just in a couple of months, they number over 2000. It's pretty cool. And you can do tabbed pages. Visit me at www.hintonrae.wordpress.com to see what I'm talking about--a bit of a pain at first to transfer everything, but it has been SO totally worth it.

Lori

Lucy Marie said...

Hi! I just found you after you started following me on twitter. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Trish said...

Hi Mandi! Congrats on the 100! I am enjoying your blog and am following you on Twitter. Am looking forward to seeing what you are cooking next. (So get cooking!)

Jayme Goffin said...

Hey There! I'm another Twitter gal....thanks for following me! Love your blog. You are too cute! I'm a new blogger too, a food addict, a chicken lover, and well...allsortsa stuff. Will devour your blog later when I have time, like Emi, at 3am!

Your blog looks so polished! Howdya do it so quick? I'm still learning.

:-)

Sassypants Wifey said...

I think it must be karmic destiny. I love food, you blog about food, I love funny, you are funny. See, totally meant to be. I hope you keep this up because I Love This Blog. Plus it has great recipes, which I love too and am desperate for right now. My husband will thank you I am sure. Keep bein so freakin awesome!
-Sassypants Wifey

miss sarah said...

can i chime in with the previous posters and sing your praises? you followed me on twitter as well and i am SO glad that you did.. i can't wait for this blog to grow into a powerhouse like the pioneer woman's and i'll be one of the golden first loyal followers instead of one of the nameless rabble! yay!

keep it up, your recipes and writing style are completely addictive :)

MandiCrocker said...

Miss Sarah, my kindred spirit... I LOVE ALASKA!!! :) :) :) I did The Mayor's Marathon a June or two ago. It's one of the most beautiful places on earth!! I knew I liked you for a reason! ;) It really had nothing to do with the fact you left me the best, most awesome comment EVER!!! :) Thanks so much, woman! Your pictures are gorgeous!!!