When I first started this blog, it was a form of release from being a lonely Stay-At-Home-Mom because there wasn’t Facebook then and I didn’t have any Mommy friends being one of the firsts in my group to be a Mommy. The blog has evolved into a journal for my children and I found that looking back, I can also see how I myself have evolved over the last 10 years. Freaking incredible if you ask me! If I ever lose this blog, I will cry so much till tears would form a river and that is how much I value my blog as it contains the memories of our last 10 years as a family.
I always thought that my readers were my friends and family abroad as this is one of the ways they are kept updated with our lives here in Malaysia but then I started gaining a following from all over the world. At one point I had 20,000 Unique Visitors coming to my blog every month and I earned a decent income from that but then I started working full time a few years ago and stopped blogging altogether. What a waste! Now that I’ve started again, my readership is slowly climbing again but the best part is, I am now starting to get to know my readers and meeting them in real life. Wonderful!
I also used to think that apart from family and friends, my readers (bless you all!!!) mainly comprised mothers both working at the office and working Moms from home (yes, Stay-At-Home-Moms are working Moms too) and of course, working Moms with an income from home (the hardest workers of all but with possibly the best options?). But last year, a few young ladies approached me from recognising my children and were brave enough to come up to say hello. Amazing!!! I was thrilled that I was an influence to such young and upcoming ladies who were just starting out their adult life fresh from college. THANK YOU, LADIES!!! To all ladies, young and old and older (yes, I even have readers above retirement age!), thank you so much for your support. I would love to meet all of you and am loving the process of meeting some of you even now, by chance, by appointment, by whatever forces bring us together. I am glad that I have been able to be a source of inspiration in whatever way big or small, I am happy to help you with information that I am able to disseminate, and I am happy to be your walking directory when I can afford the time. Thank you, my blessed readers. I do hope to meet more and more of you in the coming months as is already happening now.