As a blogger with WordPress for more than four years now, I always look forward to the end of the year stats for each of my three blogs.  Each blog I manage does have a distinctly different voice and attitude, but I actually think of them as interconnected and supporting each other.

My blogs never win any awards at the end of the year so this is really not quite the equivalent of an Oscar acceptance speech, but I do want to recognize and thank some of my most faithful followers.  I know some of you read every blog but never write a comment but I don’t know who you are unless I run into you at the grocery store or football game or concert or the Mast General Store and you say Hey I read all your blogs.

According to my WordPress annual report, I need to say a special Thank You to the following folks who follow The Red Man’s Rants and Raves and make comments:

Animal Couriers, Terry1954, Wayside Artist, Current Descendent, Church Organist, Skye & Sonny (Twitter).

For the I’ll Call It Like I See It blog the most comments come from:

Wayside Artist, Current Descendent, Bob Lamb, Anne Boring, peacelovegreatcountrymusic

And for The Old Woman Slow’s Photos I have two followers who comment often:

Wayside Artist, Skye & Sonny (Twitter)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  You are special cyberspace friends and I wish I could give each of you a hug and say I appreciate your hanging with us through the years.  So consider yourself receiving a big VIRTUAL HUG today!!

Last year the three blogs got 15,600 hits from 130 posts and our international presence grew beyond my comprehension: 112 countries with the USA leading of course, but great responses from France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Brazil.  This is awesome, and a special word of Thanks to everyone inside the USA for taking us into your cyberspace – and Thank You to all those outside the USA who beam us up with other satellites on a regular basis.

The Red Man is sending Paw Snaps and Twirls to his Amigos and Sports Fans along with the old woman Slow’s hugs and thank yous.

2015 is an odd-numbered year, and you know I usually don’t expect much from an odd-numbered year, but I’m making an exception to my rule and hoping for good health and happiness for each and every one of you…Happy New Year!