“The Reader III” by Tamara de Lempicka
Time for a pause from my poetry to acknowledge a remarkable milestone for this blog. Today it surpassed 350,000 reader visits. To say I am dumbfounded would be an understatement.
Bless you one and all for taking interest in my poetry. I never would have imagined receiving as much enthusiasm and encouragement as you have given to me.
It’s becoming more difficult for me to write every day, so I have taken to re-posting many of my earlier works. I hope I can continue to sustain your interest and the many friendships born of our interactions.
With utmost gratitude and affection,
“Friendship” by Kenneth Baldwin-Smith
Once again, I take brief pause from poetry in order to acknowledge you – the amazing members of my WordPress community. On this spectacular autumn day in New Hampshire, I find that more than 10,000 of you are now loyal followers of this blog. On more than a quarter million occasions, you have gone out of your way to visit and read my work.
Few traditional paperback writers enjoy such affirmation. We contemporary poets and authors are blessed with this modern technology that allows our words to instantly reach so many appreciative eyes. The personal connections and friendships made possible by the internet are, for me, a continuing source of encouragement and inspiration.
It is impossible to adequately express just how much you all mean to me. All I can do is promise to keep writing poetry, as best I can, and hope you will continue to enjoy what you read here.
Meantime, I take this moment to humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have already given to me.
Painting by Oliver Ray
Thank you dear readers for pushing your number of visits to this blog over the 200,000 mark. I sincerely hope that you continue to enjoy reading what you find here.
It’s been a great joy to immerse myself in this WordPress world, with its lively population of so many talented and friendly poets and authors.
Developing the discipline of reading and writing every day has been positively therapeutic for me. Your receptivity and interaction has been uplifting.
See you all on the reader.