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Monday, October 19, 2009

Truly, I'm Honored

Most bloggers use their 100th post as a reason to celebrate. However, seeing as how I somehow managed to completely lose track of when that happened, I'll celebrate the fact that I now have 50 Followers!

If you have a blog or read other blogs, you know that before Blogger introduced the Followers widget, there were 2 kinds of blog readers: Lurkers or Commenters.

Lurkers are folks who read your blog, but never commented. As a result, you never had any idea they were around.

On the other hand, Commenters made you aware of their presence by at least occasionally leaving a comment. Some did this more than others; however, any comments let one know that at least someone was still "with" them.

When there were only Lurkers and Commenters a blogger really didn't have a chance to know who was reading faithfully or who was even interested in reading occasionally. Oh, but then came the Followers feature!

"Do you have a favorite blog and want to let the author and readers know that you are a fan? Well now you can do that and more with the Blogger Following feature," explains the blogger help center.

The Followers feature allows readers, regardless of how often they read, a chance to say; "Hey! I've seen your blog and I like it!"

Some people just don't like to comment. As a result, the Followers application allows those would-be Lurkers a chance to say; "Hey! I may not be saying anything, but I'm with you!"

Thank you Blogger for the Followers Social Application. It means so much to be able to know that others are "with" me.

And, thank you Followers for "following" Virtuous Living. It brings me warm feelings of writing-inspiration to be able to look over and see you in my sidebar! (all 50 of you;)


  1. Amen! I love reading your blog:)

  2. I love visiting your blog, you are such an inspiration to woman, keep up the great work..,.I am like you I was so excited when I reached my 50 followers and now I have a 112, I feel so special.

  3. I'm still here!

    Haven't commented lately because my brain is mush right now, but I'm still reading:)

  4. Hi LH!
    Blessings to you.
    Today, I have mentioned your blog on my blog about your archive message of Gianna's. This is such a powerful message.
    I will have to work harder at being on top of all this new techie stuff.
    God Bless you!

  5. 51 now! Yea! :-)

  6. Hi Lasandra. It's Roz (from highschool). I'm guilty of being a Lurker :) I have been following your blog for a while now. You are such a virtuous woman, an awesome mother and a true inspiration to a woman like me who has yet to start a family. I'm really happy to see you an Ken blessed and highly favored. I think my co-worker is also a lurker. She and I was discussing the possibilities of her quitting her job and becoming a stay at home mom and I introduced her to you :)

  7. Roz! - I'm glad you've been lurking around:)

    Thanks for your kind words and for reading and for introducing the blog to others. I hope you're well!

  8. My name is Vernee' and I am a follower!

    Hey - what's funny is that I saw Kenneth a few weeks ago and he started to show me pictures of the baby, and I was like, "Ken, I follow LaSandra on her blog - I've seen all of those pictures!"

    So even though I haven't commented, I've been here all along. By the way, tell Tiffany congrats for me!

  9. Vernee!

    lol...I'm happy to know you're still "following"

    Its so ironic...I woke up and was thinking about you this morning! Perhaps we gotta get together?

  10. Yes we do! I was looking for your number the other day to call you, but I must have misplaced it. I'll get in from Ken and call sometime this week.


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