The Cross House
I started this blog two years ago. Plus one month.
It seems I forgot my own anniversary!
When I started the site I expected to have a few hundred people view the site every month. I mean, how much traffic would a blog about some old house in Emporia, Kansas, get?
Now, twenty-five months later?
Rather than the expected 5,000 views, there have been 459,605 views. This astounds me.
While this is nothing compared to the million page views PER MONTH which Old House Dreams receives, I am nonetheless gobsmacked at receiving 459,605 views.
During these twenty-five months there have also been 2,786 comments. That is YOU, saying hello.
It’s a delight receiving a comment. My computer or iPhone or iPad alerts me when I receive a new email, and when I check to see whats up, my heart picks up a bit when I read the words: New Comment On Your Post. I stop what I am doing, click on the email, and read what you have to say. I love it!
I live alone, sigh, so the blog has proved a wonderful, amazing way to reach out across the globe to others. I have even been contacted by a reader in Australia! This just blows my mind!
During these twenty-five months I have learned that if I can’t figure something out about the Cross House, all I need do is ask you! And you respond with advice and ideas and sources! Sometimes even with drapery!
Doing the blog takes up a lot of time, which I don’t have. I find the time by cutting out other things in my life. Eek! Still, there is no question in my mind that the blog is a good thing. It is simply amazing! Oh, how I wish the technology existed when I was young! I wish!!!!!!!! It is incredible to have an idea, and then by magic have it become something not just in my brain but available for the whole world to participate in.
And is there a better way to chronicle the restoration of a fabulous old house?
Through the blog, too, I have met dozens of people. Some have become friends, and I treasure these new relationships.
So, to me, to you, to all of us…