I’ve found that anytime I begin anew that I am more productive, creative, fulfilled and successful if I begin from a place of gratitude.

The year two thousand twenty one is fresh, so there is no better time for me to put a new foot forward toward bettering myself. I hope to be a better husband, better friend, better real estate agent, better painter, better blogger and better person in the coming year.

So I choose to start with gratitude. Being that you are reading this on this here blog thingy called Fearsome Beard, why not begin with it.

You don’t need me to tell you that twenty twenty has been a dumpster fire of a year. However as all years go, there are milestones that happen. Yes bad shit happens but so does good.

Fearsome Beard passed the milestone of ninety thousand views for the first time in our 6 year history, 94,267 views from 28,724 visitors. Both of these numbers were all time highs. All time highs thanks to you my dear readers and also thanks to blogger buddy referrals.

Our number 1 referring blog was  I Should Be Laughing with 2,855 referrals, coming in at number two is Bosguy who sent us 2,319 referrals and to round out the top three we received 1,165 referrals from Riding On . Thank you to the three of you and all of the many other wonderful Blogger buddies I have who send readers my way by including Fearsome in their blogroll and linking back to this blog. Without the support of other bloggers over the years Fearsome Beard wouldn’t have become the important part of my life that it has. Appreciate all of you I do.

While we are on the blogger buddy gratitude train I simply must thank UrSpo over at  Spo Reflections as he introduced me to blogging and walked me through the process of registering with WordPress and right into my very first post. I cannot be grateful to blogger buddies without mentioning three special ones I met many years ago in the comments section of UrSpo’s blog who are  Anne Marie ,   Sassybear  &   Erik all who have been readers and supporters of Fearsome since our first week.

Most of all I want to thank you, each and every one of you who clicks, reads, follows, likes and comments right here on our blog. Fearsome and I are humbled. We hope that we at least bring a smile to at least one face per day. Each and every smile in the world makes this world a better place.

Fearsome and I love our journey that is our life and we are happy and most grateful that you are a part of it.


7 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Thanks for the shout out! Your blog is, besides being inspiring, is the most reliable source of attractive men with beards in the known universe.

  2. It has been a joy reading your blog and a high point of my life meeting you in person. You helped make my dream of going to ComiCon come true, and have shared so many wonderful videos, songs, and words of inspiration. Your blog brings me more warm fuzzies than any other. You are, as one passerby on the walk to the Con tagged you, truly an Epic Beard Man!

  3. Thank you for being a part of the blogger family, you are on my daily reading list. I love it when you write longer posts, you have such meaningful things to say. Let me know the next time you are in DC, someday I will make it back to SD.

  4. SMOOCHES to my dear fearsome beard! I love having you in my life. and every day we wake up on this side of the grass is a fresh sheet of paper on which to create fantastic things and make a difference.

  5. You bring smiles, comforts, the occasional tingling excitements, as well as intermittent ‘challenges’. Do continue as you are – please..

  6. What a lovely shout out to stumble upon and a great post in general. Congrats on the milestone metrics from 2020. I enjoy your blog and consider it one of “my regulars” which I thoroughly enjoy.

    Props to Spo for his encouragement which you mentioned as key to getting you started.

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