Monday, September 13, 2010

I have a follower.

When I started The real L.A. love story less than two months ago, I had no expectations that anyone could possibly be interested in my life and personal story. My dad even had the tenacity to imply I was “heading in the wrong direction” since most people don’t have the time to read through someone else’s “diary.” But I knew I had to keep a daily account of my new life as a reluctant housewife and mother—if not just to get me out of bed each day to do something, then at least for King to look back on when he is older—and posting in a public space gave me the accountability I desperately needed to keep going. At times I have felt vulnerable putting up pictures and private details from my life and other times empowered that I have this platform to share and exchange stories and experiences with others.

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King being all cute with his doting Aunt Carly.

I remember when my blog first went “public” and this tiny icon popped up on my follower’s list. It was my college friend, Sun Min, and he was my very first follower. At the time I was still figuring out the kinks on my blog and even though I wasn’t completely sure what it meant to “follow” someone on Blogger, I knew I had in some measure one reader and it put a huge smile on my face. 40 posts later, I KNOW that many friends, family, and fellow bloggers are reading and I am humbled and so thankful that you check in with me, comment, and give me feedback and advice on my writing and posts. I read every comment, look at every follower’s blog, and wish I could write personal emails to you all.

On that note, I’d like to make a shout out to some of the bloggers who have been so awesome and welcoming from the get-go: Ashley Sisk, Ameena, Pua, Buckeroomama, Life With Kaishon, Ebony, Efrutik, Puna And a couple more new readers who have been leaving me really encouraging comments lately: Debra, Brandi… And a big thanks again to each and everyone of you—the list would go on and on so I will just say I look forward to many days of bountiful stories, discussions, and friendships!

P.S. I am out of town for most of this week and am not sure what the Internet situation will be. Advance apologies for delayed responses…and I can’t wait to show you where we are going!

18 comments:

  1. I started following you last week in Reader. Love your layout, love your photos, love your style...I'd say, "love YOU" but that just sounds creepy seeing as how we just met ;)

    Anyway, glad to be along for the ride!

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  2. I love your blog, and I've been pulling a lot of inspiration from you since I found you. I think you're such a strong and beautiful woman, and I'm so glad that you're sharing your story.

    I also wish I lived closer to you so I could meet you and King and hire you to take some of your incredible photos of me and my little family!

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  3. Oh my heart :) I can't believe I see my name in print at the FABULOUS and AMAZING Artemis Clover blog. This is a good day indeed : ) Wow. Thank you.

    I love your blog and have loved it from my very first click! I hope we are blog friends forever!

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  4. aww this is a sweet post. i hope you're having fun on your vacation! can't wait to see pics!

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  5. I didn't really get the follower thing at first either. I still try not to put too much stock in it (like the people who quit following ;)) but it is nice to know there are people out there who want to be a part of your life- at least through your blog!

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  6. I'll always remember the day that I stumbled on your blog because I was instantly spellbound. You really have an awesome thing going here, with your beautiful photography and your lovely, heartfelt, captivating writing. So keep doing what you do because you are definitely very talented and I see you going very far! By the way, thanks for the shout out!

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  7. And I can't to see where you've been! That baby boy is just adorable. And I love that his name is King!

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  8. I don't recall how I'd stumbled across your blog, but I'm so glad I did! :) You write in a way that is so enjoyable to read and you have awesome pictures to go with your posts, too!

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  9. I LOVE your blog - you have some amazing talent for both writing and taking pictures, and it definitely doesn't hurt that you have an adorable little guy to post photos of as well ;)! Thanks for the shout-out ;)!! xoxo

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  10. Oh man you left us a shout out! Hahahha I just saw this. Why thank you sweetie, and you know what you have a great way of sharing what is in your head and in your life! Hence your readership is exponentially growing. You are welcome anytime. Keep on snapping your pictures and spilling your mind here. It's absolutely refreshing :)

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  11. your baby is so so cute....you seem very happy...which makes me happy

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