Sunday, April 7, 2013

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND-SIX MONTHS OLD !!!!

Today marks New York State of Mind at six months old.  I still remember the morning I found out I had a blog.  Richard and I had discussed my having a blog, but I didn't know how to start and to tell the truth, I was afraid.  On October 7th, Richard gave me the e-mail to go to a certain place and there was New York State of Mind.  Richard had set is all up for me.  He told me to use it and try different things on it.  I was afraid I would wipe the whole thing out-I didn't know anything.  Thanks to Richard helping me through this, I made it. 

Right now we have 39 members, 27,533 pageviewers ,and  100 posts ( I think this one is post 101).  I never thought we would make so much especially in such a short time. 

What is the funniest is that the top posts-that get the most pageviewers- are the wringer washing machine post from last January and Pierre's "The Bark" from December.  Jean laughs and says she is being beaten out by a wringer washer and Pierre. 

I know I made mistakes, did some dumb things and did things I shouldn't have, but I learned.  What this post is for is to thank everyone for sticking with me the last six months and I hope will stick with me for a long time coming. 

I thank Richard, for creating New York State of Mind for me and sticking with me through all my problems and correcting my mistakes.  I thank Jean, Martha, Olive, Doreen, Theresa and all who have contributed to the posts making New York State of Mind.  I also, thank you, who come to read New York State of Mind, some making comments, and those that just come to pageview-you are the ones that really make New York State of Mind and keep it going. 

Now we head toward our second six months.  I am sure I will make more mistakes and do some more dumb things that Richard will have to fix, but I now have more confidence that I can do it, with a little help along the way.  Sure hope you will all continue stopping here, contributing and making comments. 

Marilyn





40 comments:

New York State Of Mind said...

This is my way to thank everyone for going through the first six months with me.

Marilyn

ga447 said...

I always enjoy this blog. Thanks for doing it.

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you ga447 for coming all the time. I really appreciate it.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary. Your blog is great, and I'm happy to be a part of it. It's nice that Richard is always there to help you with a problem. Have a wonderful day. ~Doreen

Veronica said...

Happy 6 months Marilyn!!! There is no better way for me to start or end the day then reading the blog. I love the blog and hope it blesses you as much as it does me. Thanks to Richard for helping you and to all those who contribute to the blog. I am so thankful for everyones hard work!! Have a blessed day and a wonderful week ahead!! Veronica

Amish Stories said...

Congratulations on sticking with "New York State Of Mind" Marilyn for these 6 months, and I wish you another happy 6 mo's that takes you to the 1 year mark.

I thought you would get into blogging and enjoy interacting with all of the different folks from here and abroad, and sharing a little of yourself with everyone. Best wishes as always. Richard

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you for the compliments. Without you folks, there would be no blog. Well, maybe a blog, but no one there reading it, contributing and encouraging me.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Richard, You are the one that gave me the courage to do it after you made the blog. You are the one that's done the work. You also listen to all my problems and always come with a soluntion. I always consider New York State of Mind yours as well as mine.

Marilyn

Gerritje H. said...

Thank you for this blog and happy anniversary!Tell Jean that I made the Easter bread and it was delicious! I really enjoy all the blog posts here and thank you all for your efforts.
Gerritje

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Gerritje H,
Thank you for the compliments but it's you folks that make this blog. Glad you told me about the Easter Bread. Jean asked me how you made out. I will give her your message.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you on your 6 month blogging anniversary! I certainly enjoy visiting each day and look forward to your posts. Can you tell me about the blonde horse on the right? - That horse is SO very handsome and so resembles a horse that was close to my heart. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing with us all......Chris

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you, Chris, for the compliments, This is going to show my age, but that horse reminds me of Triger-Roy Rogers horse. Richard did the header and all the side pictures. I will see if he is on and might tell you more than me. Thank you for coming and reading the posts.

Marilyn

Fionalina said...

Congratulations Marilyn-time has certainly flown
I think you know how much I enjoy your blog
I hope to be able to come on again more often soon

Fionalina

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you Fionalina for the compliments. Time sure has flown, I agree. Also, I thank you for coming and leaving your comments.

Marilyn

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New York State Of Mind said...

I just deleted a SPAM.

Marilyn

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Congratulations on your 6 month milestone!

It is always exciting to check your stats and see where all your visitors have come from. I am always amazed to see so many from so far away somehow end up on my doorstep. It is amazing how this www brings us all together in one tiny, cozy spot!

It is always a treat to read all your posts and we appreciate all the work you all do to get them to us! Here's to another 6 months of loveliness! :)

Dimple said...

Hi Marilyn,
I read Amish Stories from time to time, and now I read New York State of Mind in the same way. Congratulations on six months, and may the coming months be blessed!
Dimple

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Love your blog. Don't always comment, and if I miss a few days, I always catch up. :)
Diane

My problem is trying to figure out how to send this! lol

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you all so very much. You are the ones that make New York State of Mind by reading, some giving me posts and leaving comments. Diane, you figured it out right.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Chris,
Richard said he doesn't know anything about the horse-he got that picture out of a group of free pictures that he has.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

I will probably put this on Jean's post tomorrow, too, but something has to be done about these SPAM's. I took almost 100 of them off all the posts today. Some were on the old posts and I just found out, but our latest posts had lots of them, too. So once I figure out how to do it, I will be moderating all the comments. Only once in the last six months did I remove someone's personal comment because of language, but SPAM is driving me up a wall. I hope you understand. Your posts will get posted, I just have to keep this SPAM out. I hope you understand.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

I think that it is on, but I am not sure. If someone is on and could try to put on a comment, I would appreciate it. Sorry, we have to start our second six months with this. I am going to try it out it and see how it goes, if it doesn't work out, I will go back to the old ways and just watch out for SPAM some other way.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

Hi Marilyn,
Just checking your spam removal.

Doreen

Fionalina said...

Just popped in for a catch up-did not have time earlier -It is a shame you have had to do this Marilyn-but what else can you do- at least this will help-until you are able to perhaps find another way
I am sure everyone will understand

Fionalina

Fionalina said...

It is on Marilyn-I can't see my comment

Fionalina

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy your blog and Jeans stories and recipes. Marilyn, you do a great job.
I think, I hope that spring has finally come to MO.
jodie

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Fionalina,
You were the first to send their comment through since I put the SPAM delete system in. Yes, you are on, but I have to okay it first. I didn't really want to put this in, but after all I deleted and they kept coming, I had to do something. IF this doesn't work, we can always go back the old way.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Jodi,
I thank you for coming, reading and commenting. You compliments are so kind. Spring seems to be in New York, I hope it comes MO.
Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

The system works. The problem will be if I am not home or am busy doing something, there will be a delay in getting the comments on. I don't like that idea, but we'll try this out and see how it goes.

Marilyn

Wendy said...

Hello Marilyn

It is hard to believe you have been Blog for 6 months

I enjoy reading it and yes the horse reminds me of Trigger
as well !!

Have a good weekend

Blessings

Gisa said...

Thank you very much for the first six months and good wishes for the future from Europe!

Gisa said...

Thank you very much for the first six months and good wishes for the future from Europe

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Wendy and Gisa,
Thank you so much for the compliments. It is you people that keep New York State of Mind going. I thank you for reading the posts and leaving your comments.
God Bless You,
Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

The moderate comments is off. That system is for the birds. I think I deleted two peoples comments by accident. I will just have to be more carefull from now on and check more often.

Marilyn

dynnamae said...

Hello Marilyn. Congratulations on your reaching 6 mo. of blogging. I love it and am so happy you are doing this. Thank you Richard for setting this up and encouraging you also. I enjoy Pierre, Jean, Olive, Martha and the others too that have contributed here. I hope we all get to enjoy this for years to come. Blessings to you all.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae,
Thank you so much for the compliments. I will pass them on even to Pierre. Without you New York State of Mind wouldn't be so successfull, so I thank you so much.
Blessings to you, too,
Marilyn

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