One Hundred Thousand

100,000

Sometime this past week we surpassed 100,000 page views here on Fearsome’s funny little blog thingy. We are humbled.

Blogging has proven to be quite enjoyable.

Many motivators, advisors, counselors and teachers during the experience that is my life have advised that journaling is a wonderful way for one to get themselves to the next level and then the next. I’d buy a journal, write a couple entries and then forget it. I actually found one of those old journals when cleaning my desk a few days ago. It was from 2005 and had exactly three entries in it.

Blogging has proven to be something I do daily. Sometimes it’s just a post of a beard pic, but I posted. I took the time to choose a beard that fit my mood and posted it. Many days I post a beard and a written post, or quote, or video, or even music to fit my mood, feelings, thoughts or motivation. I’ve gotten to know myself better. I’ve shared, opened, grown, learned, expressed, laughed, cried and loved. I’ve made friends.

More than 100,000 page views, just over 1,550 posts and some 32,000 visitors in just 2 1/2 years of self growth. I think I’ll keep on with this here blog thingy and Fearsome thinks he’s going to stick around too. We love having all y’all along on our journey. We are honored to be with you on yours as well.

Thank you! Yes…Thanks for clicking on Fearsome Beard, may your week be a wonderful one full of happiness, love, laughter and gratitude!

 

Why do I blog?

This is a question I’m contemplating today.

I started to blog as a way to make me stop, think, reflect and to write. I had never kept a journal. I have not ever recorded my thoughts. I’m at a state in my life where I want to grow. Grow myself from the inside. I found I had nothing but sketchy memories to look back on where I had been, what I had done and how I perceived the experiences.

I’ve been regularly reading several blogs for years. I love reading the thoughts, emotions, feelings and perceptions of the blogs I had frequented. I suddenly realized that I could go back sometimes years on those blogs and reflect to a time or place, then return to the present to see the changes and growth of my blog friends. I decided I wanted that.

So I e-mailed a certain Spo and asked about it. He enthusiastically gave me some direction. Since that little beginning I have grown. I’ve learned a lot about myself. I still don’t Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any of the others, but I blog. I’ve gotten to know others better. I’ve learned about respect and how to better react. I’ve expanded my blog reading. I gain insight sometimes daily, other times slowly. I laugh. I cry. Others now know a bit about me. I hope it has helped them as much as it has helped me.

I see this as a platform for me to reach deeper into me and pull out more. I hope it to be a place where, through sharing, I can impact others for the better. Whether that impact is as simple as a smile, to as meaningful as a life changing shift in attitude or understanding. I also want it to be entertaining, fun and thoughtful.

I’m glad I started this journey. I’m grateful you are sharing it with me. That’s why I blog.

2014 in review … My first year here on WordPress

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Fearsome Beard entered the blogosphere June 1, 2014.

https://fearsomebeard.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/fearsome/

He is a happy Beard as he gets to post his thoughts and things he likes on this here blog thingy. He credits Joe Jervis for that term, blog thingy. He started reading blogs when he found Joe’s blog about 10 years ago when searching for Drag names on Google. He credits Dr. Spo for inspiration and help in starting his blog. He loves his Fearsome Buds and all his commenters, followers and readers. He’s looking forward to 2015 and his first full year of thought sharing, learning and growing. He is but a student, a student who believes that if you are not learning you are not growing and if you are not growing you are dying. He chooses life, thus he chooses growth. Thank you for reading and choosing growth as well.

Cheers to 2015!

Love & Peace,

Fearsome Beard