People All Over the World

37 – my blog has been read in 37 different countries.

Isn’t that just amazing?? Mostly it’s read by people in English-speaking countries – the UK of course, followed by the US, Australia, Canada and South Africa. But also Spain, Germany, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Brazil, India. And lots more.

I’m seriously chuffed to bits by this.

And the best bit is that the people who visit the blog read more than one post – on average you read 4.7 posts every time you visit the blog. That means you’re not just reading and running, you’re spending a bit of time here. Which I hope means that you like what you’re reading. And that makes me very very happy indeed.

I’m in Feedspot’s ‘Top 20 blogs for Women Over 50 to watch in 2019’. A bit niche, perhaps – but to quote Chris Ramsey from Strictly – I’ll take that.

Welcome to my new followers. I started this blog four months after my husband told me he was leaving. It was intended to answer the question ‘What the hell happens next?’

I still don’t know the answer to that – but dammit I’m proud of what I’ve done so far. I’ve made huge cuts to my spending, I’ve got a lodger, I’ve got a job and I’ve got another job.

I’m managing.

Hell, I’m more than managing.

And you lovely people in this corner of the internet have been so supportive in helping me to manage. I have readers who regularly comment on my posts – and I think of them as friends now, even though we’ve never met. Some people have been with me from the beginning (and I have in fact met a couple of them!!).

My next post will be celebrating eight months since he left. I never expected I would use the word ‘celebrate’ in a sentence like that – but it was the first word that came to mind just now when I thought about it.

I think the emphasis of the blog as a whole has shifted – from ‘will I cope?’ to ‘actually, it’s OK out here’.

I really do appreciate every single person who has liked, followed and shared the heck out of this blog – and I really do reply to all comments from nice people.

If you’ve not followed liked or shared yet, please please do!! I really do appreciate it!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. LittleDreams says:

    Wow, that is pretty impressive- so many countries!
    I have found that online communities have been incredibly supportive of a couple of specific problems I have had in my life which I found difficult to speak to anybody about in real life. Others have provided inspiration about certain choices and decisions without even knowing it- like I find your blog does. For me that’s what it’s about. A quiet (if anonymous!)friendship and support system that we can all benefit from.
    As for celebration, I recently came across some “happy divorce” type cards in a shop- I didn’t even know they were a thing!
    How are you adjusting with a lodger? Would love a blogpost about that,xxx

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  2. ‘Quiet friendship’ is a lovely phrase!! I’m planning to do a ‘Lodger – the story so far’ post on/around 25th October, as that will be 2 months since he moved in. But the short answer is, it’s going fine!!
    And the thought that my blog is providing even a teeny bit of inspiration to someone somewhere gives me so much joy, thank you.
    xxx

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  3. janeyjump says:

    Poor me…I did a long reply and it disappeared. I can’t face doing it again. It was full of praise

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    1. Bless you – it’s the thought that counts. And also – don’t you just love tech?? One day it will all just work, and we won’t know what to do with ourselves!!

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