May was a hell of a month for blog comments.
I mean that in a good way.
Early in the month, my blog received many new visitors via the post that was Freshly Pressed in April. Still riding high on that success, I was astounded to get the notification that my post “Please don’t cheer for my son” was selected as a BlogHer Voice of the Year. When that piece was also Freshly Pressed, my stats boomed. Thank you to everyone for your congratulatory words and kind remarks. A special note of thanks to those of you who decided to follow this little blog. Welcome!
I’ve said it before, but I love the yeah write community. After the Freshly Pressed hype dies down, many of my visitors will be sent to my blog via the yeah write challenges. On the weekends, the editors open up a laid-back, no rules, no voting spot called the Moonshine Grid. I like to link up posts from my archives there. I encourage my fellow bloggers to submit a post to the Moonshine Grid that you are espcecially proud of but that might have been overlooked by your readers. It opens up on Fridays at 6 pm Eastern.
Two weeks ago I shared a post from February called “Sunday Slideshow: Left to his own devices – with markers.” Parents commiserated. Readers without children were amused. Many people offered advice on how to remove Philip’s handiwork. Others admired his talent. Among the words of support and celebration, this comment left by Kathy Berney stood out: