It’s time to take a brief pause from poetry in order to acknowledge this amazing WordPress community. I am quite blessed to have found so many followers and friends here, and I am sincerely and deeply appreciative for meeting each and every one of you.
The statistics associated with my two-and-a-half years as a poetry blogger frankly overwhelm me. I’ve made more than 3,000 blog posts, which have attracted 182,000 of your reader visits from 130 countries. More than 7,000 of you have chosen to follow this blog, leaving 37,000 comments, and you have honored me with 93 reader awards. Against the stunning background of this
enormously gratifying activity, your enthusiastic support has also given me the courage and wherewithal to publish eleven books.
It is impossible to adequately express just how much this all means to me. I promise to continue writing poetry, as best I can, and hope you will continue to enjoy what you read here.
Meantime, I take this moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have already given to me.