1500 (depending how you count)

I am not at all diligent about my blog stats, but WordPress continues to throw some info into my notifications, so I know that I’ve just reached 1500 WordPress followers!

My blog page itself says I have 1,682 followers, which includes followers by email, twitter, and through my Top of JC’s Mind Facebook page.

Either way, yay!

I know that only a few dozen people read my blog on any kind of regular basis and fewer than that comment online, although it still takes me by surprise when I get comments in person from friends, as though I think only cyberfolks read my blog.

Whoever you are, whether you read regularly, occasionally, or just this one post, I’m grateful for your visit and invite you to return whenever you can. This is my 1,561st post, so, whether your interest is poetry, politics, the environment, spirituality, family life, health, or generalized musings, you can probably find something of interest in my archives.

This year, I’m hoping to pay more attention to my “JC’s Confessions” and “How does JC’s Mind Work?” series.

Admittedly, that involves my mind actually working. These last few years have been such a struggle as our family has dealt with the loss of the last three members of the elder generation, B’s mom, known here as Grandma, and my parents, known here – and in real life – as Nana and Paco. Grief still has me feeling scattered, but I’m trying to regain some focus. Maybe, eventually, I’ll even return to having some kind of a predictable rhythm to my days, including writing time. It’s been ages since I’ve had that.

We’ll see.

Whatever happens, I’m sure I will eventually put it into words here at Top of JC’s Mind.
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Author: Joanne Corey

Please come visit my eclectic blog, Top of JC's Mind. You can never be sure what you'll find!

19 thoughts on “1500 (depending how you count)”

  1. Wow, you’ve written so many posts! I wrote my 900th post on New Year’s Eve and wrote two more posts yesterday. Then again, I’ve not been able to keep up with one blog consistently over the years, having had at least three (and that’s only counting the ones that survived for longer than a few months) since starting on WordPress nearly 15 years ago. Congrats on your 1500 followers! I totally get you about the vast majority not reading, let alone commenting on your posts. Then again, the reverse may also be true, in that I for one don’t follow anyone on WP because I follow all my blogs in a feed reader.

    I’m so sorry about your losses. I hope your blog will be an outlet for your grief.

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    1. Thank you, Astrid. It’s neat that you started on WordPress fifteen years ago! I started in 2013 and am sometimes amazed that I’ve managed to keep going this long. I do find that writing is a good processing tools for me for thoughts and emotions. It’s likely one of the things that keeps me blogging for as long as I have.

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    1. Thank you so much. Things have been so challenging for so many of us with the pandemic and all its repercussions that I hope everyone finds greater peace in the coming year, too.


  2. I always enjoy your posts. I am terribly inconsistent with most things these days including reading blogs. I hope to be better this year. I understand grief’s difficult journey. Be kind to yourself as you navigate through it.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Maggie. I admit that I devote nearly all my blogging time to posting and answering comments, although I used to read several dozen blogs on a regular basis. I’m not sure I’ll ever get back to reading like I ought, but I realize that part of being kind to myself is not putting pressure on myself to do everything I think I should. I would never have time to sleep if I did!

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      1. I understand completely. I love this community and I love contributing to it. It is where I spend most of the time I am online. But we must find time for our own mental wellbeing, too.

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        1. ❤ It's great that you are such a faithful member of the blogging community. It's nice to be able to have a safe space online, especially these days. Certainly, we also need our in-person family, friends, and community, too. It's a blessing to be able to have both.

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