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We’ve just passed 1,000 comments!

This blog received it’s 1000th comment this week – how awesome is that!  Thank you! During the short life of this blog, you’ve helped me to learn more about the subject I love, so I’m giving thanks to all of you who have participated along the way.

At the time of writing, the comment count is 1,019, across 241 blog posts. A small milestone in the greater scheme of things, but a milestone all the same. My first comment was received on the 22nd October, 2010.

Congratulations and a big than you to Jessica Mokrzycki, of Ascending The Hills who posted this blog’s 1,000th comment! Jessica’s introduces her blog like this:

So join me if you will, in learning from those in the past who have walked in the light of faith and had a deep sense of the presence and knowledge of God. I will be sharing quotes I find encouraging, links, excerpts from books as well as book reviews of works I’ve found helpful and inspirational in understanding God more. I will also be sharing my own reflections and experiences as well as some poems. I welcome any contributions from readers, in the form of their own thoughts, comments, etc. Our combined experiences form a tapestry that serves as a tribute to the diverse nature of our loving God.

You can take a look at her wonderful blog here http://www.ascendingthehills.blogspot.com.

I am by no means a religious man. But I certainly do believe in god. So going back to my roots, having Jessica and her blog being my 1000 comment, to me is a Mitzvah.

The term mitzvah has also come to express any act of human kindness, such as the burial of the body of an unknown person. According to the teachings of Judaism, all moral laws are, or are derived from, divine commandments.

It’s been my great pleasure reading everyone’s thoughts and opinions, and I do hope you’ll stick around for as long as I continue publishing my articles.

I’d also like to say a big thank you to Askimet. This has protected my site from 48,644 spam comments. I don’t know about you but before I installed this on to my blog, I would often get extremely frustrated having to check each comment and determine which one’s to keep.

Activating the Akismet plugin was like opening a can of kick-ass on spammers and, once activated, I have never had to deal with these fake comments again. What a relief.

I’ve had quite a journey over the last 12 months with blogging. It’s been  a bumpy one, full of surprises and like all the best journeys you never quite know where it will lead you, but what wonderful possibilities blogging brings you.

Just knowing there are people out there who read my blog and cared, who were willing to comment back to me, motivated me to carry on writing and do everything else you have to do with blogging. It is a great motivator for any blogger.

My blogging topic has evolved to how to follow your dreams and how to get the life you want which is my passion and what drives me to keep writing. My traffic for now has surpassed 300 unique visitors a day, and is growing all the time. My enthusiasm for blogging is as high as it has ever been. I even admit to being hooked on blogging.

Of course some days you love blogging, other times you despair and can’t see the point of it. Some days it feels as if people can’t get enough of your blog and other times it seems as if no one is reading what you have to say.

As a final note I do want to thank every commenter I’ve had. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I really appreciate all of your contributions. I can’t wait to read your next comments, and all newbies will be most welcome!

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
14 Comments
  1. Bec Owen July 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Congratulations Larry! Like you, I have a passion for writing, and blogging has opened up a whole new world for me…I have met so many wonderful people through blogging…yourself included!

    I always enjoy visiting your blog and reading your posts…and I especially enjoy exchanging ideas through comments.

    Keep blogging and spreading the positive vibes! 🙂

    • LarryLewis July 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Bec – thank you. I’m totally in agreement with you about blogging, and how it is a wonderful outlet for our passions, as well as now being one of passions in itself. I feel the same way aboyt your blog. We share the same niche, and your blog is phenomenal and your writing the same. We better staret each others fan club

  2. Mary Hudak-Collins July 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Larry, your blog has been of interest to me since day one…and since I LOVE to comment, you give me plenty of food for thought! Once you hit that 1,000 mark things begin to go much faster on your blog, sort of like growing older ha,ha 🙂 Congratulations to you Larry for doing such a fine job with your blog! (pat on back)

    • LarryLewis July 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      Mary – i’m feeling old. I’m no longer a newbie blogger. And i’ve enjoyed the whole journey, especially getting to know you and dare i mention the crowd in blogplicity, and of course the groups i’ve been lucky enough to join since. I have to take exception to your choice of words – “food for thought”. There is only one of us that frequently puts the most unbelievable tempting recipes through our blog, and that isn’t me

  3. Anna Sides July 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Larry, Larry, Larry…Congratulations to you!!! What a milestone to overcome and here is to the next 1,000 comments! (bottoms up…of juice, of course 🙂 )

    • LarryLewis July 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Anna – you’ve been spending way to much time in your garden. You must be suffering from sun strokle. Yes i am a healthy lifestyle blogger but i’m also a human being. Thank you for your congratulations, and on saturday i’ll raise my pint of guiness to you. That reminds me time for my protein shake. Yummy.

  4. Bongo July 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    CONRATULATIONS..it’s nit to be recognized and that people are reading your words and getting something from them …As always…XOXOXO

    • LarryLewis July 28, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Bongo – thank you. As long as they keep visiting, i’ll be here offering my thoughts, my words, hoping that i can bring to them somnething that will inspire them to make changes, take charge of their lives. Also those who i now regard as friends, who have been on my blogging journey from virtually the start, well some of them are the hardest to get throuigh to, not that it will stop me, but i’m just glad to be able to have the connection with them in my life.

  5. Bhavna July 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

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    We couldn’t find a better way let you know and congratulate you that we liked your blog we have selected your blog to show up in this weeks featured section, we would be also placing you in our directory very soon. We would like to request you to put up one of our badges and do us a big favor. Thanks and Happy Blogging

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    • LarryLewis July 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      Bhavna – thank you for your visit and your lovely gesture. Good luck with your project.

  6. rimly July 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Congratulation Larry! anybody who hasnt visited your blog loses out in a lot of inspiration and motivation

    • LarryLewis July 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you Rimly, as ever for your lovely words and kind thoughts. You just make sure you keep coming back, and i’ll keep trying to offer inspiration.

  7. baldychaz July 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Well done sir 😉 well deserved number for all your hard work 😉

    • LarryLewis August 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you Charles wouldn’t be the same if i didn’t have you in that number

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