“Ponies for Everybody!” 500th Post!


500th blog post

I’m  not quite sure how this happened, but today is the day I write my 500th blog post for ritaLOVEStoWRITE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Yeah, that’s 500 exclamation points– I’m THAT excited!)

My Awesome followers (339 through WordPress, twitter, and tumbler + all the uncounted folks who read the posts via FaceBook) are probably a little tired of seeing me pop up in their inbox or feed every day. But thanks for sticking with me. And for spreading the word. Because of you ritaLOVEStoWRITE has gotten 42,930 hits.

While the majority of the visitors are from places that speak English like the U.S., Canada and the U.K. the blog has been read from folks in 157 countries around the world. The latest to join us is Tunisia (HI! Tunisia!) They stopped by 14 hours ago.

Latest global map showing where ritaLOVEStoWRITE has been read. Looks like I've got South America and Europe in good shape. Maybe a virtual good will tour is due for Greenland, Africa, the Middle East and Papua New guinea. North Korea and Svalbard Island may be too tough to crack. (You just looked up Svalbard Island, didn't you?)

Latest global map showing where ritaLOVEStoWRITE has been read. Looks like I’ve got South America and Europe in good shape. But, maybe a virtual good will tour is due for Greenland, Africa, the Middle East and Papua New Guinea. North Korea and Svalbard Island may be too tough to crack. So much for world domination. (You just looked up Svalbard Island, didn’t you?)

Yeah, so the next time you are at a Starbucks in Madagascar can you log on and check out the blog? Thanks!

Thank God for Lauren Bacall. Seriously. I don’t know who out there keeps checking Ms. Bacall’s 9.16.12 bioBLOG but not a day goes by without a couple of clicks to that post.

(Photo courtesy: Tweedland)

(Photo courtesy: Tweedland)

Ron Weasley too. He’s the number two most popular post on here. He was one of my Secondary Character Saturday picks.

But it seems the thing that interest you all the most is food. Muffin Mondays and the more recent Farm Fresh Challenge segments on Wednesdays make those the highest viewed days of the week.  On those days I wish there was a Scent-o-Vision app available for download so you too could breath in the wonderful aroma coming in from my kitchen.

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Beet and Fennel Muffins a Muffin Monday recipe from a few weeks ago.

I’ve really enjoyed sharing things I love (like Jane Austen and Shakespeare and music and even the occasional spot of fiction) with you. And I’ve enjoyed learning about the people I’ve profiled in the birthday bioBLOGS.

It has been a real labor of love, creativity, and discipline to write this beast every day, and I have to give a special nod to my family for being so understanding. They have been generous and patient with me. They’ve helped me come up with ideas and helped me edit rough copy. I am deeply grateful for their love and support.

Party Pony

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About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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