1 in 140 Million

With approximately 140 million bloggers and 175 million tweeps out there, what are the odds that it’s possible to make connections? To build friendships?
When I started blogging four months ago my goal was simple: to “build a writer’s platform.” Beyond that, I expected nothing. Beyond that I knew nothing. In short, I had no idea what I was getting into….

But the truth is, I found out the real power and strength behind blogging and Twitter is in the relationships and friendships you build, like the one I have with Natalia Sylvester who writes beautifully at one of my favorite blogs: finding truth through fiction.

So today I’m happy to say that I’m guest blogging at Natalia’s blog about this very thing. How against the odds, the massive number of bloggers and tweeters out there, it’s possible to build real friendships and connections like I have with Natalia and my other Twitter and blogging friends.

Please be my guest and read my guest blog What are the Odds? at Natalia’s blog!


  1. Ann says:

    WONDERFUL blog….Thanks for being a such a great friend!

  2. I’m going to take credit for introducing you and Natalia. She had written a post about cooking and family tradition, and you had done the same during the same week, so I suggested you guys “meet”! Hee hee. I’m a Twitter-friend-matchmaker! Glad you two hit it off.

  3. Ann, Thank YOU! 🙂

    Melissa, You definitely get full credit for introducing me to Natalia as well as about 93% of my followers and friends (including Melissa Senate, my close-by neighbor!). You could start a business: Tweet-Match.com I’ll write your first glowing testimonial! THANK YOU! 🙂

  4. Leah says:

    Heading over to Natalia’s blog now. I love guest posts since it’s another way to meet awesome bloggers!

  5. Coming East says:

    I can’t believe that you’ve only been blogging for four months. You’re a pro at it! I, too, had no idea what I was getting into when I started blogging. The best part is the connection to other writers, like you!

  6. Leah, Thanks for checking out Natalia’s blog — it is one of my absolute favorites! I agree that guest blogging is a wonderful way to meet new bloggers!

    Susan, I was thinking about that 4 months… in the interest of full disclosure, it’s now been almost 5 🙂 I could not agree more about the connections to writers (like you!) being the best part — exactly what my guest blog is about!!

  7. Gorgeous blog! I love your photographs. Looking forward to reading more.

  8. Kelly, Thanks so much for the comment and the visit to my blog! So glad you enjoyed the photos. Glad to meet you!

  9. Lisa Ahn says:

    I’m heading over to read your guest post, but I also wanted to let you know how much I love this post too. I also started blogging recently to “build an author platform” but have found a so much value and fun in the blogging conversations.

  10. Lisa, I’m so glad you enjoyed this post, too — I can’t say enough about the surprise (shock!) I have experienced in making connections with other writers/bloggers. Quite wonderful! 🙂

  11. Oh this is so true! I had no idea what I was getting into when I starting building my “writer’s platform.” Now, if I get anywhere as a writer, I know it’ll be through the help of my good FRIENDS. Thanks for another awesome post. =)

  12. Ellie, Thanks for your kind comment here (as well as at Natalia’s!)… I know exactly what you mean that Twitter/blogger friends actually help us achieve our goals! The support (your support) is amazing. I’m enjoying your new blog — and I appreciate your suppport of mine! 🙂

  13. Ado says:

    Why yes it IS possible to make blogger friend connections! (-:
    Your blogger friend A.

  14. Dear Blogger Friend A., What a lovely, sweet comment! Your blogger friend, wordsxo

  15. KathyB says:

    Blogging for only four months? I am stunned by your progress. Your output and outreach are an inspiration to me.

  16. KathyB, Thanks for your kind comment…. I’ve really enjoyed blogging so I write a lot of posts — sometimes to the detriment of my other writing. Glad I can inspire you! Thanks for the visit to my blog and the comment! Julia

  17. Julia, I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for four months! You’ve impacted me so much with the writing on your blog, with friendship and collaboration, and with other blog pals and new friends I’ve met through wordsxo that four months just doesn’t seem possible!

    Thanks for all you create and the stimulating environment you provide here.

    Off to read your guest post.

    ~ Milli

  18. Milli, Awww…your so sweet! That’s just what I needed to hear today! 🙂

  19. Glad I could come by on just the day you needed to hear it. :~)

    I was hoping you wouldn’t think I’d deserted wordsxo. Just been super-dooper bizzy and I’m so way behind on my blog reading. It’s been a pleasure catching up a little here today.