Milestone: 500 followers

Time for an Oscars style speech!

Thank you everyone for following my blog, I can’t believe I now have 500 followers on WordPress, almost 600 on Twitter, we won’t mention my Facebook page (53) and there’s also a handful of email followers too (hi Mum!) πŸ™‚

Let’s talk about serendipity, it’s a great word which means gaining a fortuitous outcome from a chance occurrence – that’s my definition.Β  An official one reads:Β the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Serendipity perfectly describes how chance events have led to me becoming a published poet (as per today’s earlier post).Β  I think a timeline would be the best way to describeΒ pops off to create fancy timeline image

Blog timeline

If I hadn’t had cancer I may not have had such a severe long lasting depression and may not have been referred for psychological therapy.

If I hadn’t had EMDR then I wouldn’t have developed such a great insight, understanding and, crucially, acceptance of my own mental illness.

Without this understanding I may not have signed up for a fundraising/awareness raising challenge for Mind (mental health charity).

If I hadn’t joined RED Jan and hadn’t accepted that it was ok to have depression/PTSD then I wouldn’t have started my blog.

And if I hadn’t started my blog I wouldn’t have written poetry inspired by our canal walk back on a frosty winter’s day in January.

If I hadn’t had cancer…

I wouldn’t have connected with this awesome community, all 500 of you!

I wouldn’t be a poet and I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

So, thank you all for your contribution to me becoming me ❀

Karen xx



12 comments on “Milestone: 500 followers”
  1. Invisibly Me says:

    You’re right, sometimes you need to look at how each event can be learned from or forms part of the journey, especially if it’s something seemingly awful or challenging, to see good from it. Huge congratulations!! Here’s to the next 500! πŸ˜€
    Caz xx

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    1. Karen says:

      It’s great that something positive has come out of everything! Probably will take me ages to gain another 500!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Just_Me :) says:

    Congratulations! Be ready for more! πŸ˜‰


  3. πŸ™‚ Nicely done and congratulations, Karen!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. lorrs33 says:

    Well done! This is my kind of blog πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Aw thank you, that’s lovely ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie Writer says:

    Congratulations on hitting 500 followers!!!πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ§‘β€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:



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