Community Peeps, first things first. It is only fitting that Travel Itineraries (TI) pause in her normal posting routine to say “Thank You” to all who do any of the following: click follow, like, comment and share on other social media sites. By clicking follow, you became a part of my fan base. That gave me the privilege to speak to you on topics that are near and dear to my heart – vacations old and new, tips, lifestyle, adventure, travel strategy, and the like.
This week, WordPress informed me that my blog/website has grown to 500 followers. The actual number is 517 (includes fans from twitter and email). In January I received the first achievement notice that I had reached 100, then in February 200, and now, 500. I believe the next notification will come when TI reaches 1000. Hopefully that will not take another year to accomplish 😊. After all, it is not an impossible goal, but rather a desirable carrot to look forward to. However, for now, I am happy with all of you and humbly offer my thanks for your interest. Two thoughts that help to keep the growth expectations real are: “the snails were on board Noah’s Ark along with the cheetahs,” and the other is “never compare your life to others, you have no idea what their journey is all about.” These two thoughts help to keep the perspective and goal for TI in view. Therefore, whether there are 100, 200, 500 or 1000 followers, know that you are individually valuable to Travel Itineraries growth and success.
So, this blog is dedicated to you. Your time and attention, as well as, your comments and likes (even on LinkedIn) re every posting have not gone unnoticed. I appreciate that you hang in there with me from the time you became a follower until now. I encourage your continued participation and insight as I am always seeking ways to make TI more interesting and thought provoking for you. Should I say it again? Thank God for every one of you. You are important to me. You are the reason why I post weekly to talk specifically of itinerary planning and travel matters. Thank you for lending me your ear.