Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dear Readers...

My Dear Readers,

I recently put a live traffic feeder (is that what it’s called?) quite by accident (ha!) on my blog and was able to see HOW MANY readers I have! (At least for the last post I wrote!) I saw that readers visited from Russia, Africa, Australia, Mexico (…readers from Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, Jalisco, Sonora and Chiapas), and many, many parts of the United States. (The live feeder shows someone read from that part of the world, but doesn’t show who visited.)

I had no clue that all you readers came to visit me! (You know how sad it feels when someone comes to visit you and you MISSED their visit?!) Well, I DON’T want to miss your next visit. I know some of you are shy about leaving a comment where everyone might read it. But would you please write me an email ( and let me know that you read my blog post (and which one you read)? That would really be an encouragement to me to continue writing!

If my blog post was an encouragement to you in any way, or the Lord used it to touch your heart in some way, it would THRILL me to know. Two ladies who read my last post commented and showed great interest in the little orphans that we visited on our vacation. That blessed my heart to know that the Lord used my writing to touch someone’s heart!
I’m fairly new at blogging, and sometimes wonder if it does some good. (I encourage myself thinking that one day my children will enjoy reading my writings.) And when “Little Ol’ Blogging Me” gets a comment from you, it surely is encouraging to me!

Forgive me if I sound vain. Just remember that your comments help me not to feel so lonely out here in blogging land.

Thank you for taking time to visit me and read what I write. My deepest desire is that the Lord would receive glory for His working in our lives, and that He would use us to encourage others!


Jungle Mom said...

Just found you!

~Ruth said...

I read your blog! :) Every post you make is an encouragement! And, I know how you feel about wondering if anyone actually reads, and then "discovering" that there are people all over the world reading it! That's exciting! I love you, Anna. Thank you for being a wonderful sister and a GREAT friend!

Cinnamon said...

I added you to my blog so I come by every time you update :-)

I have a feature like that on my blog too and some people visit from France, Italy, Austria and I don't ever hear from them. It's easy to be a lurker, even I do it sometimes, but I agree, I'd rather know who my visitors are and get to know them.


Chris, Carole, and Clan said...

I'm a new follower!

Pamela said...

Silly girl! Who would NOT read your delightful posts???

~Aunt Pam

Dodi Ward said...

You know how much I adore reading your blogs! However, I would much rather be sitting with you in San Cristobal de las Casas...sharing a cup of fresh ground coffee from the mountains of Chiapas...listening to the children sing a song about the Lord!! :) Keep up the good bloggin'. We love you!! :) Dodi and Danny

Tom and Mona Sloan said...

Sweet sister-in-law, I love reading your blog! I know how wonderful it is to get a comment on a post though. Sometimes you are the only one who leaves me a comment, too. But keep on posting, I always look forward to the next one!

Garry Wesner said...

Hey Mrs. Anna - I have the best time reading your blogs (and Ruth's, and Jolene's, and Mona's and your Momma's)!!

I am in awe of all the amazing things God has done through you guys and I can't wait to see every blog entry as they show up on Facebook and in my email.

Thanks so much for sharing your life with us. We continue to pray for all of you as you serve the Lord.

chandrahorton said...

Hi Anna! I have read ALL your blogs! I have google reader so every time you post it comes up. This is a good reminder to me that I need to comment more. On the reader I can just scroll thru and read what I want. I have to actually go to your site to leave a comment! I will do that more now!! :)
Chandra Horton

Anna said...

Thank you ALL for your loving comments! How encouraging each one is.

I hope you will come visit often, and be sure and leave a little note of blesses my heart every time!

With love from Mexico,

Joe, Laura, Gilbert, Danny, and Bonnie said...

Hey, Anna! I just want to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog also. I read every post that comes along. So, if you had a viewer in West Africa, that was me! Love ya, Laura

David and Dee Dee Sterling said...

Hello Anna! I am your reader from Russia! Love keeping in touch with you guys and seeing how the Lord is using you! God bless you! Keep up the good work!

Dana said...

Great blog and very encouraging! I'm not sure how to do a blog yet. It's nice to meet you. You have a beautiful family! God bless you!

Dana in Brazil

Jolene said...

I read EVERY. SINGLE. POST and EVERY. SINGLE. WORD of every post and love, love, love it!!! :)

Keep up the great work!