Review and top posts for June 2011
This is the first “month in review” post for Reverend Mother, and I feel a bit like throwing a party!
When I first dipped my toe into the blogosphere, one of my greatest fears was that I would put my heart out there and no one would show up. What if I started talking and no one was listening? Or what if it was just my mom, commenting again and again with: “Good job, Sweetie!”
Turns out that fear (as most of them are) was unfounded, a waste of thoughts and energy on the negative. Instead, you showed up. And read. And commented. And blessed me more than I can even tell you!
Some of my favorite moments this month:
- People stopping me in the hallway to talk about a blog post or saying: “Hey Reverend Mother!” (None of you stopped me in the grocery store with a stalker-like line. Thanks for that.)
- Starting to tell someone about my feelings about an upcoming funeral and their response: “I know how you feel about that, I read your blog.”
- My first SPAM comments. I feel so official now! I’ve left a few for your entertainment, because yes, discussions about family and ministry should definitely lead to how can I invest money in your unheard of venture or get Celexa at a discount. Thanks for asking.
- The great response to the release of Women in the Word. My first Bible Study DVD series. I’m excited about those of you embarking on this study and have a few more things up my sleeve… announcements to come!
- Countless comments and emails where you’ve shared your heart and your experiences. Thanks for your insights and advice, and making me feel not so alone in the world.
- Connections with those of you I’ve never met in person, but have shared your hearts here, or in emails. Thanks to those of you who have shared the blog with friends through email or Facebook. It’s such a trip to hear from people reading the blog in Alaska, California, and other random places.
The top post for this month (Drumroll?) was by far Know It All. Evidently I’m not the only one to have made a few little mistakes in parenting. You posted more comments on this one than any others, and they made me laugh and gasp and feel not-so-stupid after all. Thanks.
The next top hits were:
- These things just don’t happen to normal people (the diaper cake caper)
- Me and my shadow (making the transition from work to home at the end of the day)
- Fear of Blogging #1 – Transparency (stalker in the frozen foods section)
Thanks for an awesome first month for Reverend Mother. One-month-olds are cute. They spit up, poop and have gas, but that first smile makes it worth it all. This one-month-old blogger is smiling (no comment on the other traits listed) and thankful the party is populated with wonderful friends.
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