Monday, April 4, 2011

From 5 to 500

I recently noticed that I am getting dangerously close to having 500 friends of my blog on Google Friend Connect!  That's quite a milestone for my little blog.  Just over a year ago, I only had about 20 friends, and they were all friends and family who I BEGGED to follow me!

So, in preparation to welcome friends 496,497,498,499, and 500...
I thought I'd look back at friends 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Lin, the author, teacher, poet

Friend #1:  My first true blue follower and blog friend was my Aunt Lin, a wonderful writer, faithful commenter, and free blog-advice giver!
Thank you, Lin!

My Cherry - goofing with her girls!

Friend #2:  Cherry was an early participant in my blog.  She entered my General Conference challenge when almost no one else did!  That meant a lot to me.  And since then she's become my snail mail pen pal!  Cherry is a mother of two beautiful teenagers living in NYC.  She could use your love and comments, so go see her at her blog!

My Photo
Sister Dawn
Dad & Mom
Friends #3 & 4:  My Mom & Sister Dawn who were my only family members who read and participated in my Sewing Smackdown, encouraged me to do my first giveaway, and served with me in my first Service Boot Camp (and others that followed).

Paloma, Natalia & Me
Millie with her grand-girls

Friend #5:  Close family friend Millie, who has cut my hair for years and years, who took such great care of my grandpa before he died, who makes every place more beautiful and special.
Thank you, Millie! :)

And there are Margot from The Old School, and my SILs Renae & Somer, and my good friend Kristin....all of my fellow Boot Campers, and Family Proclamation Celebrators, but I'll stop there for now.

When GFC reaches 500, I would like to spotlight readers 496, 497, 498, 499, and 500....

So if that's YOU....send me an email!!!  jocelyn (dot) christensen (at) gmail (dot) com.


  1. What a sweet post about your first 5 followers... it's been fun to read your blog. I am so new to blogging, just a year this May. How do you get on Google Friend Connect?

  2. Ah, you bloggy goddess you. Congrats on the big 500!!

  3. Lucky people. Starting from 1 to 500. Best to each of them!

  4. Woohoo! A well-earned 500 :)

  5. Love it!! Congratulations for your accomplishment. It is well deserved.

  6. What a great accomplishment! So fun to reach those milestones. You ARE DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD!

  7. This is one beautiful post! What a wonderful thing to do, not only to reach that milestone, but to recognise the people that were there all the way through!

    Sad to say it is not me on the last 5...but I am proud to say I have been here since you had less...and it has almost been a year...and I can really call you a friend. :)

  8. That great that you gave some blog love to your first followers.

    And what a milestone! Amazing!!


  9. I loved your testimony. I pray that you will be able to keep the baby. You are amazing and I am sure that is why you have so many followers. I am one of them.
    Check my blog sometime -- Living Waters